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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New School Hours Beginning in August

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.

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Brother 2 Brother Volunteers

Our B2B group volunteered at Meals for the Heartland event on Aug. 30th 2017. Our students helped package over 150 meal bags. Great job guys!

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Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers

Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

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Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students

Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. As of Aug. 1, 11% of Hiatt students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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