Downtown School’s PTO received a $5,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Des Moines today. The money will be used for new library furniture. RCDM members often read to Downtown School students and donate books weekly to the library in honor of their keynote speakers.
Mrs. Wheeler’s kindergarten students dress up to hoedown! The musical featured farmers, worms and everything you want to know about los pollitos. The students have been learning about animals and life on the farm. To see more fun photos, click on the picture!
Six Downtown School teachers found themselves in the Zebra Club on Tuesday. Principal John Johnson says it’s a record! Click the picture to see the fun we had with our dress-alike teachers.
Downtown students create a handmade traveling history exhibit for rural kids who don’t get to visit Des Moines very often. To read more about it, click the picture!
Students at the Downtown School dove into the pool for a lesson they say will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Click Ander Milner’s photo at left to see and read more about how this unconventional lesson plan will help them become better writers … and divers!
It’s been more than 25 years since DMPS made comprehensive changes to elementary school attendance areas. A lot changes in a quarter of a century, and to better serve students and meet the needs of schools the district is considering new attendance areas for many elementary schools. Click the headline to learn about the plan and share your opinion.
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