School News

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Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015

9/2/2014

The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing the 4th trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS 8th graders. These students will have an opportunity to spend a week exploring Washington DC during spring break (March 15-19).

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Daily Schedule of Classes

8/21/2014

Confused by the new school schedule?  Have no fear…Weeks is here!  Click on the article title or picture to access the school schedule for each week day.

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WEB Turns Nerves into Smiles at Weeks

8/21/2014

High-fives and butt balloon popping were among the tension-busting activities at Weeks Middle School this morning. WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) is a program that supports a positive learning environment and school climate by harnessing the power of spectacular 8th grade students to guide and mentor entering 6th grade students. Click the image to see more.

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Weeks Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

8/15/2014

The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Weeks and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.

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Open House

7/22/2014

Come and visit teachers and staff at our 2014 Open House August 18th from 6-7:30pm!  Tour the school, meet the teachers, pick up your student’s schedule and enjoy a light meal provided by the school.  We hope to see you there!

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No Cost Meals Available this Fall at Weeks

7/22/2014

Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.

Upcoming Events

Sep 04
Volleyball Game @ Weeks
Sep 08
Fundraiser Due
Sep 08
PTO Meeting
Sep 11
Volleyball Game @ Weeks
Sep 22
Volleyball Game @ Weeks
Weeks takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Success Time Schedule

Every Monday and Thursday Weeks has a period in the daily schedule called Success Time.  This time is set aside for students to work on building essential skills, enrichment and test retakes or assignment make-ups.  Students may be invited by their teachers to attend a specific Success Time session, or students may choose they help or session they need.  Click here to see the online Success Time Schedule.


Adult English Classes

Weeks is offering English Classes for Adults on Saturdays from 9-11:30 am.  Adults: English classes offered for the Beginning and Early Intermediate levels in addition of community field trips and points of interest.  Students in grades 5th-10thwill participate in Enrichment Activities with field trips to community points of interest.  For more information see our parents page or  contact ELL office at (515) 242-7691.


Standards Referenced Grading

There is a new grading policy taking place at many Des Moines Schools.  Weeks is one of the schools piloting the new Standards Referenced Grading.  Weeks hosted a parent meeting about the new grading system on September 10th. To learn more about this new grading system, please visit http://grading.dmschools.org/


PTO Information

Parents!  Get involved with the PTO and be a part of your student’s school life!  Under the Parent tab on the menu bar above, you will find the PTO folder with recent monthly newsletters, contact information for PTO officers, volunteer opportunities and  other information just for our Weeks families!  The perfect way to stay in touch with school activities! Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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About Weeks Middle School

Nathan Weeks Middle School

901 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8449 | E: weeks@dmschools.org  

 

The Vision of Weeks Middle School: The staff at WMS will guide and instruct all students to help facilitate their successful journey to higher education.

 

We will meet your child’s needs; accelerating them as needed and supporting them as needed.

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