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.
Eighty-five St. Francis students rode across town from West Des Moines to meet 45 ELL students who’ve come to Meredith Middle School from all over the world. The cultural exchange included interviews, music, food and new friendships. Click on the headline to read more.
Wow, things are really getting physical at Meredith Middle School this year! First, PE teacher Tara Stemsrud was recognized as the Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. And now the school has been named one of only ten SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America Impact Schools grant recipients for 2018. Click on the headline to read more.
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.
Meredith students participated in the first ever DMPS Unified Sports Day which was put on in partnership with the Special Olympics.
Meredith students were able to take part in Google’s Computer Science Roadshow where they learned some coding basics alongside Congressman David Young.
Sean Houchins-McCollum had a strong finish at the State Math Counts competition. Of the 164 mathletes, Sean finished 41st. He made the top 25%! Way to go, Sean!