Hiatt will RISE up to new levels! We, at Hiatt, have recently started a new building-wide initiative around four foundations. The acronym for this initiative is RISE. Each letter in the acronym stands for one of our foundations: …
The Girls Basketball team has completed another great season. Thank you to all that supported and participated in this season.
Wednesdays are an important part of teacher growth. Teachers use that time in many ways which include professional development for personal and district growth. During those times teachers learn new techniques in instruction and how to support them …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.