News
November 13th, 2018

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.


November 11th, 2018

On Friday, November 9th, the Weeks 7th & 8th Grade Choirs, under the direction of Mrs. Gloria Steger, honored our veterans and their families with a performance of patriotic and armed forces songs.


November 11th, 2018

Congratulations to Alexander Pond and Aayailah Huff who were honored as 2018 Youth Appreciation Award Recipients by the Des Moines Metro Area Optimists. Students from 21 schools in the Des Moines metro area were awarded. Alexander and Aayailah are pictured here with Weeks Principal Dr. Cheryl Modlin.


October 18th, 2018

Eighth grade students will begin to request high school courses soon. Counselors from Lincoln and East will be coming to help students register for courses through Infinite Campus’ My Academic Planner (MyAP). Students in Mr. Regan’s Civics classes will be registering October 22th and 23th. Students in Ms. Lothi’s Civics classes will be registering October 29th … Read more »


September 10th, 2018

Des Moines Public Schools is excited to offer our 8th annual Washington D.C. 8th grade trip. This trip will take place over Spring Break 2019.  Linked (https://vimeo.com/132887335 ) is a video to provide a brief overview of the Close UP program that Des Moines partners with to facilitate this trip. If you have questions or … Read more »


September 10th, 2018

For information on the school food pantry at Weeks, please contact Stacy Cornwell, Kelli Luft, Whitney Maclin, or Maribel De Jesus at 242-8449.


August 27th, 2018

Leading Weeks Middle School in 2018-19 are administrators Mike Pecina in 7th Grade, Chris Reeves in 8th Grade, Principal Cheryl Modlin, and Jason Snow in 6th Grade.


August 27th, 2018

Coming back to school means building relationships with each other to create a community of learners. Team building activities in classes take many forms, like moving cups with strings, building marshmallow towers, or creating classroom expectations together, just to name a few.


August 18th, 2018

School Leadership Team members met for a retreat on August 10th to prepare for the school year. They celebrated successes of Weeks students, got to know each other better, and set priority areas for the 2018-19 school year.


August 3rd, 2018

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.