Spring Break Trip to Washington D.C.

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 …

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Welcome Back Means Team Building

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 …

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School Leadership Team Retreat

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.

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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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Stellar Students Honored

8th grade students were honored with Stellar Awards for their excellence in academics, athletics, community service and school leadership.  Award winners were escorted to the award ceremony in style with a limousine ride and snacks.  These student leaders …

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Looking towards the future at Career Day

Community businesses, colleges, armed forces personal and Weeks’ alumni spent the day helping our students explore career paths. Students asked questions, explored on-the-job activities and learned what education or training they may need in the future. We thank our community partners for the amazing experience for our students.

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We honor our students

Students were proudly inducted into National Junior Honor Society.  Students must maintain excellent grades and serve their community.

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Vaccinations Required for All 7th Graders

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.

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Students Take the Pledge to End the “R” Word

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 …

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