School News

Project Wisdom


Project Wisdom is a character education program we use every morning at Hiatt Middle School. Everyday students and staff hear lessons and morals that remind each person to make better choices. This program encourages positive behavior, good character and fosters a positive school climate.

Student of the Week to Attend Hockey game.


Great things happen for those that do great work. This week a group of students that were awarded for the student of the week during the start of the school year had the opportunity to go to an Iowa Wild hockey game.

Anyone for Pie?


Family Consumer Science has been making pies to learn to work in a team and the essential curriculum for their class. They have had great fun and have learned new skills.

Students stand in front of Japanese castle.

Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan


The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

LaShone Mosley scans ID on a DART bus.

Student IDs, DART Access to Change


The way students access DART buses is changing beginning in school year 2018-19. When students receive their school IDs this Fall, the badge will have a QR code embedded on it. The QR code will serve as the student’s “ticket” to ride DART. Students will be required to scan the QR code when boarding DART buses. Click on the headline to read more about the change, and the district’s partnership with DART.

Upcoming Events

Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 2
Staff Development – No School
Jan 8
School Board Meeting

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