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DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program

4/21/2015

DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

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Make Plans for Summer at DMPS

3/30/2015

In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.

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Spring Book Fair!

3/6/2015

Amos Hiatt Middle School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair March 6th through March 24th  before and after school in the library. The book fair will also be available during Conferences on March 10th and 12th from 4 to 7 PM in the gym. We had a very successful book fair in the fall and were able to add lots of fun new … Read more »

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21st Century Community Learning Centers this Summer

2/18/2015

Summer is just around the corner! Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce we will once again offer summer programming available at Amos Hiatt Middle School through our 21st Century Community Learning Centers – June 8 through July 17. Hiatt students must register online for 21CCLC and also complete the Boys and Girls Club … Read more »

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Chess Club Tournament Final

2/17/2015

The chess club tournament final will be on Tuesday, February 17th, between Nick Brumbaugh and Dylan Wood. This picture was taken during the first round of Amos Hiatt Middle School’s chess club tournament.

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Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback

2/10/2015

Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.

Upcoming Events

Apr 29
8th Grade Introduction to East HS
May 4
5th Grade Welcome Night
Jun 1
Last Day of School
Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 7
Labor Day – No school

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

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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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