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.
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!
Des Moines Public Schools social worker Steve Gonzalez is being honored at the Iowa School Social Worker award luncheon at the West Des Moines Marriot on Nov. 7. Gonzalez has worked with young children at the Downtown School and young adults at North High School. To read more about his achievements, click on the image.
Downtown School students took a field trip but they didn’t go to the zoo or the park. They spent their away time making Meals From The Heartland. Each meal package will feed up to six people. To feed a family of six, it costs just $1.20. The meal package contains rice, soy protein, vitamins, minerals and dried vegetables (carrot, onion, tomato, celery, cabbage and bell pepper).
The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with The Downtown School and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.
The Downtown School and Edmunds Elementary welcomed students for the 2014-2015 school year today. Enthusiasm, joy and a lot of smiling faces filled hallways and classrooms. We wish all of you the very best this year — staff and students! Have fun and study hard. Click the image for photos of the day.
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