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An Evening of Giving at Hiatt Middle School

12/17/2014

Hiatt Middle School students and staff will do more than sing carols to their families Thursday night. They will host the entire community for an evening of giving. Warm coats, hot food, holiday crafts and many warm wishes will go home with families in need. Click the image to learn more about this special evening.

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Hiatt 8th Grade Girl’s Basketball Compete in Showcase

12/15/2014

The 8th grade girls basketball team competed in the first ever Middle School Showcase Saturday, December 13th at East High School. The girls had an amazing season, worked extremely hard, and improved dramatically over the past 2 months. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the season!

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Hiatt Girls Head to Basketball Shootout

12/10/2014

The 1st Annual DMPS “Metro Girls Basketball Shootout” gets underway on Saturday, December 13th at 9:00 AM on the campus of East High School. All ten Des Moines middle schools will take to the court in this day-long event. Show your support for these young student-athletes. Click the image for more details about the event.

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Holiday Giving & Assistance

11/21/2014

With the latest cold snap in Iowa and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we realize times can be stressful. The information listed below gives details regarding several assistance services available throughout the holiday season provided by the Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa.   Catholic Charities (515) 262-7290 1815 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50316 Turkey/ham or food boxes. Dates/Time: … Read more »

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DMPS Tests Message Systems on November 20

11/21/2014

The safety, security and well-being of our students and staff is always a top priority at Des Moines Public Schools. As Winter draws near, and the possibility of weather-related closings, delays or dismissals become a possibility, we want to make sure people receive such announcements as soon as they are made and delivered. That’s why … Read more »

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#BOOKITPrincipalChallenge

11/11/2014

Dr. Chapman is posted near the front door outside the main office reading. She’s not just reading though, she’s participating in the nationwide Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Principal’s Reading Challenge as a way to support National Young Reader’s Week and represent Amos Hiatt Middle School. Dr. Chapman committed to reading one full day from bell … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Recess
Dec 22
Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

1430 East University Avenue
P: 515-242-7774 | F: 515-266-6390
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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…

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