Downtown School students made ballots, registered voters and created a video showing younger students how to vote on Election Day. Mrs. Arbogast was instrumental in helping students learn about the process. Be sure to ask your child how they voted for Governor, U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative. Click the image for more photos from Merrill and Downtown.
For the third year in a row, two of Iowa’s finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are from DMPS. Molly Sweeney and Jessica Watson – both teachers here at the Downtown School – are among seven Iowa teachers nominated for the nation’s top science and math educator award. Click the headline to learn more about them.
You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.
Eight-year-old Truman rockets past his friends at Union Park during the annual Downtown School picnic. Students and their families gathered to play together, enjoy the beautiful fall temperatures and climb on board the carousel for free rides! Thank you to the Downtown School PTA for sponsoring this fun event.
Kindergarten and first-grade students are visiting the Center Grove Apple Orchard for hands-on experience during their apple unit. In the photo, Sayde Soyer learns how the orchard weighs down the branches of an apple tree so more of the leaves can receive the sun’s healthy rays!
Downtown School students Corinne Hyman and Callahan Stone use insect nets at Gray’s Lake Park to catch butterflies, examine them and identify characteristics that make them similar and different. The 7/8 year old age group is also studying the reason behind the decreased population of Monarch butterflies and the life cycle of the insects.
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