The 7/8 year old students in Mrs. Jessica Watson’s, Mr. Bruce Miller’s and Mrs. Rachelle Gerstel’s learning groups are studying libraries. Mrs. Jessica Watson’s and Mrs. Rachelle Gerstel’s learning groups were able to visit the Central Campus Library to learn about their new space and to learn about how high school students use their school … Read more »
The students at the Downtown School are learning to be philanthropic! We recently participated in two wonderful programs: Combat Hunger and Toiletries for the Troops. For Combat Hunger, a few students “took charge” and organized a school wide canned and boxed food drive. Our school collected 1,351 food items to donate to the needy people … Read more »
The students in Anne Booth’s and Chris Mathews’ learning groups are studying about our school lunch and where it comes from. They visited our lunch line and spoke with our lunch teachers, Ms. Ellen and Ms. Wanda about how our school lunch is made. They hope for additional field work in the upcoming weeks. The … Read more »
Nothing beats having a buddy! Buddies are younger and older students who work together every once in a while. The 9, 10, and 11 year olds of the Downtown School have 5, 6, and 7 year old buddies. The older students act as role-models and teach the younger students how to follow important expectations. Some … Read more »
Destination Graduation Des Moines Public Schools administrators, educators, school board members, and community partners continue to work together to keep students in school and on track to graduate. In October 2010, the district was awarded $6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education to reform high schools and improve the educational outcomes of … Read more »
On Thursday, September 26th, friends, family and staff of the Downtown School will gather for our annual picnic and play date at Union Park. Please bring your own picnic dinner and join us between 5:30 and 7:30 for an opportunity to meet new friends and connect with old friends.
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