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Hiatt Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

8/15/2014

The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Hiatt and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.

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Back to School Night

8/8/2014

On August 18 from 5-7 PM Amos Hiatt Middle School will host Back to School Night.  Students and parents will take part in a scavenger hung, locate classes, meet teachers, and identify services that are available at the school.  In addition, families will be able to enjoy a free meal that will be provided by … Read more »

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Incoming 6th Graders start middle school prepared!

7/9/2014

On July 31st 2014, all incoming 6th Graders will have the opportunity to visit Hiatt. Hosted by the Success Program, the day will include activities to build leadership skills, discovering everything you need to know about Hiatt and learning the secret to opening your locker in record time. This program is a great opportunity for new 6th graders to get to know other students, teachers, the building and have LOTS OF FUN!!!! Click above for more information.

2014-2015 School Registration

2014-2015 Registration

7/9/2014

The start of a new and exciting school year is quickly approaching. Amos Hiatt Middle School will host registration August 6th from 8:30 AM-6:30 PM and August 7th from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM. At Hiatt we understand that this time of year can be busy for families and because of this we have opened up two weeks in the month of July for early registration.

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2014 East Scarlet Youth Football Camp

7/9/2014

Football season is around the corner. East High Football staff will be hosting a 3 day football camp for students entering 3rd-8th Grade.

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DMPS Middle School Students ‘Stellar’

5/20/2014

More than 150 middle school students were honored on-stage at North High School for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories. Each DMPS Middle School was represented at the 1st Annual Stellar Awards and each student took home a standing plaque and a book, highlighting the quality recognized that evening. To see more of this amazing night, click on the picture.

Upcoming Events

Sep 1
Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Sep 4
MS VB vs. Goodrell
Sep 8
MS VB vs. Weeks
Sep 9
MS Cross Country at Hoover Invitational
Sep 11
MS VB vs. Hoyt

1430 East University Avenue
P: 515-242-7774 | F: 515-266-6390
E: hiatt@dmschools.org

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Registration for the 2014-2015 school year

The start of a new and exciting school year is quickly approaching. Amos Hiatt Middle School will host registration August 6th from 8:30 AM-6:30 PM and August 7th from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM. At Hiatt we understand that this time of year can be busy for families and because of this we have opened up two weeks in the month of July for early registration. Early registration will be held the week of July 14-18 for incoming 6th Graders and new students by appointment only. For existing families early registration will be the week of July 21-25 by appointment as well. Please contact the main office at 515-242-7774 to schedule a time to come in.

All students( New and Returning) and parents must attend one of these sessions to register for the 2014-2015 school year at Hiatt Middle School. In order to register you must provide a current photo ID (example: Drivers License, State issued ID, Passport, Residence Card, etc.) and one of the following for proof of address:

-Utility Bill

- Bank Statement

- Cell Phone Bill

-Credit Card Statement

-Lease agreement or notarized letter from your landlord

 

Registration will be held in Hiatt’s gymnasium. Forms will be handed out at registration, however if you would like to fill them out prior to coming please see the attachment below. Please allow time to update student information, complete registration paperwork, order uniform shirts, pay fees and signing up for Infinite Campus. All students will be issued two used uniform polo shirts for the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to order additional shirts we will have order forms at the Fee table. For your convenience, Hiatt Middle School has acquired a debit/credit card machine, so parents now have the option to use it instead of cash/checks. Hiatt will still accept cash or checks as a form of payment as well.

The Amos Hiatt Middle School team looks forward to seeing you and wishes you a happy and safe rest of the summer!

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Just another reminder about a great opportunity that will start this coming Monday, October 28th

Attached, please find a flyer for a culturally specific parenting program designed for parents/caregivers of youth ages 10 – 14.  This program is a seven (7) week session where parents/caregivers along with their child/children ages 10 – 14 meet once a week for two (2) hours over a seven week period.  There are lots of inter-active activities designed for youth who will meet with facilitators for the first hour separate from their parents/caregivers, as the parents will also take part in a variety of discussions and activities with another set of facilitators. The second hour brings the youth and their parents/caregivers together for discussion and lots of fun, topic specific, inter-active activities that will help foster communication between parents and youth. The overall goals of this SAAF (Strong African American Families) program are to:

•             Help parents/caregivers build nurturing skills that support their youth

•             Strengthen parents’caregivers’ skills for disciplining and guiding their youth effectively

•             Promote youth’s self-pride and a healthy future orientation

•             Teach youth skills for dealing with temptation and peer pressure

•             Enhance racial pride in parents/caregivers and youth

This class is being taught by five certified trainers who are also certified in the Effective Black Parenting curriculum.

This program is free.  Meals and attendance incentives will be provided. Childcare will be available.  Space is limited, so please help get the word out to families you know who may benefit from this program.  These sessions will be held at New Life Center beginning Monday, October 28th.  You can have families contact Cynthia Hunafa at  Cynthia.hunafa@creativevisionsia.org or at (515)244-4003, ext. 117, to sign up.


Free Tutoring
Education Brain Trust African American Leadership Forum is hosting a tutoring program at the DMACC Urban Campus. There will teachers tutoring in math, science, writing and reading. There is NO CHARGE!! To register, call Paulette Wiley at 515-867-6189. Don’t wait- space is limited!


Watch Dogs
The WATCH D.O.G.S. program was inspired by a school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1998 but it does not pretend to be a deterrent to an act so monstrous that it defies comprehension. The WATCH D.O.G.S. program stands as a testimony to the millions of moms and dads and educators that form partnerships within their communities, and across this great country of ours, in order to provide the very best educational environment possible for all of our nation’s children. For more information or to volunteer call the office at Hiatt: 515.242.7774


New Vaccine for the 2013-2014 School Year
Effective January 16, 2013, Iowa law requires that all students entering 7th grade receive a one-time booster of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine. This change is being implemented at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. If your child already received the vaccine, parents will simply need to provide documentation to the school nurse. For more information about the Tdap vaccine, click here. Please feel free to contact Hiatt’s nurse, Kristin Bakke at 242-7774 if you have any questions or concerns.

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About Hiatt Middle School

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1430 East University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50316

P: 515-242-7774 | E: hiatt@dmschools.org

 

Amos Hiatt Middle School has a rich tradition as a community school. We strive to provide a quality education with high expectations for teaching and learning, dedicated to the safety, social and emotional well being of all. Read More…

Welcome to Amos Hiatt Middle School where the students, staff, and families work together to create a positive environment.

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