News
April 4th, 2018

No shot, No school! Iowa law requires that all students entering 7th grade be vaccinated for meningitis and receive a Tdap (whooping cough) booster. We are asking that all students complete this requirement by the end of March to assure that there is no delay in the start of your child’s 7th grade year. Contact your doctor as soon as possible to make an appointment.


March 19th, 2018

State Law requires 9th Grade students to have a Dental Exam to register for school.  So a DMPS partner, the Smile Squad, comes to the rescue.  All 8th Grade students will receive a free non-invasive dental exam during school hours. Click on the article to learn more.


March 7th, 2018

Students and staff at Weeks Middle School took the pledge to never use the “R” word again. Our Structured Learning Class lead the way with sponsoring and hosting this event. Students of all abilities wore T-shirts and signed a banner to make a promise to think before they speak.


March 5th, 2018

Five Weeks students earned high marks at the Emerging Excellent Art Showcase. The artwork entered by our amazing and talented artists received Advanced or Level 1 ratings (the highest scores you can get)! We are so proud of our artists!


March 2nd, 2018

KCCI Meteorologist, Jason Sydejko spoke to our 6th grade students about how meteorologists predict future storms and his job as a meteorologist.  Science classrooms have just finished a unit on Natural Disasters and the technologies scientists use to predict them.  The 6th graders also had a chance to look at data to predict natural hazards that were occurring.


February 9th, 2018

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.


January 24th, 2018

Friday, Janaury 26th from 5-7PM, Des Moines Public Schools invites our South Side families to join members of the health care community in a night of fun and information. We invite you to join this specially designed event for all of the ELL Hispanic families from the South Side of Des Moines.


December 20th, 2017

Our students have been planning, preparing and experimenting for months. Now all of their hard work is put to the test as scientists, engineers, teachers and college students ask students to defend their findings.


November 20th, 2017

7th Grade students worked together in friendly competition for a student designed Service Learning Project. Advisory classes brought in their change for the Penny War! Together we raised nearly $200 to donate to the Animal Rescue League.


November 11th, 2017

Students and staff at Weeks honored our brave veterans and soldiers. Our school chorus performed patriotic songs and students wrote thank you cards to veterans. As a final honor students wore red, white and blue colors to form our American Flag. We thank our brave men and women veterans for their sacrifice and service.