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Downtown Welcomes Scavo H.S. to Campus

1/27/2015

When the Scavo High School students arrived for their first day of school at Central Campus, Downtown School students were ready. Mrs. Arbogast and Mrs. Donovan’s students made signs to welcome their new friends to the newly renovated 4th floor of Central Campus. Welcome, Scavo students!

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Thank you, Parent Teacher Assocation!

1/20/2015

The staff and students would like to take this opportunity to thank the Downtown School PTA for their support this year. Click on the image to read about some of the amazing things our parent-teacher association has pulled together for Downtown students!

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5 & 6-year-olds Sing About Winter Fun

12/19/2014

The Downtown School 5 and 6-year-olds sang about “Mitten Weather”, the “Gingerbread Man”, “Jingle Bells” and the love that goes along with the holidays in the Central Campus Auditorium this week. Everyone agrees they did an excellent job.

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Students Focus on U.S. Constitution

12/19/2014

Ms. Clark’s and Mrs. Sweeney’s classroom focused on the U.S. Constitution for two intense weeks of study involving many members of the community, role play and presentation preparation. What resulted was a multi-media culminating event and a room full of students who appreciate our country today. Click the image to read more.

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Time to Refocus on Staying Healthy

12/9/2014

It’s that time of year again when we spend more time indoors and germs have a chance to spread in close quarters like classrooms and cafeterias. Absences due to illness are starting to creep up in number. To read more about the germs we’re fighting, and how to keep your family healthy, click on the headline.

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Downtown School Mock Election Results Are In

12/3/2014

In November, Downtown School students participated in a mock election. The older kids put a lot of work into preparing for the day. Click on the photo to learn about the experience from three budding student-journalists, and see who won the election!

Upcoming Events

Feb 04
Hoops for Heart Fundraiser ~ packets due
Feb 04
Conferences - 1:30 p.m. dismissal
Feb 05
Conferences - No school
Feb 06
No school
Feb 09
February Intersession

1800 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-242-8422 | F: 515-242-7391
E: downtownschool@dmschools.org

Bulletin Board

Kindergarten Sign-Up – March 11, 2015

(Child must be 5 years old on or by September 15, 2015 to enroll.)

Families of our pre-selected students are asked to sign-up between 3:00pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 11.  Parking is available in our circle drive or the parking lot at 1800 Grand Ave across from Central Campus.

* If your student or a family member has been enrolled in the Des Moines School district, such as preschool, you will sign-up at the Downtown School site, 1800 Grand Ave.

* If your student is totally new to the Des Moines School district, you will contact the Welcome Center at 242-7371 or 242-7233 to set up an appointment.

Please bring the following:

1) Two documents proving established residency. This may include a purchase contract with possession date or closing date, mortgage statement, rental agreement, or utility bill, credit card statement.  Post Office boxes and Driver’s License do not qualify.

If living in another person(s) home, provide a notarized statement from that person stating you and your child(ren) are living there with their name and address on it, as well as a utility bill in their name.

2) Birth Certificate

3) Child’s Immunization records

4) Photo ID, such as driver’s license, passport

5) Guardianship papers, if applicable

If you have questions regarding the Enrollment Process, please contact the Downtown School at 242-8422.

Enroll at the Downtown School

Applications 

New families interested in enrolling at the Downtown School for 2014-2015 will need to follow and complete the Des Moines Public Schools’ Within District Transfer paperwork. This information is located on the District website using the following link: http://www.dmschools.org/enrollment-registration/enrollment-center/ For any questions regarding this process please contact the district enrollment office at 242-7353.


Academic Calendar

We have two versions of our academic calendar – the 2014-15 Academic Calendar lists important dates for the 2014-15 school year.

Our horizontal calendar shows all months of the school year, using a Monday – Friday weekly layout.


Downtown School Dispatch

Read the latest edition of Mr. Johnson’s Downtown School Dispatch here.

 


Elementary Registration

Please bring the following:

1. Two documents stating established residency. This may include a purchase contract with possession date or closing date, mortgage statement, rental agreement, or utility bill, credit card statement. Post Office boxes do not qualify. If living in another person(s) home, provide a notarized statement from that person stating you and your child(ren) are living there with their name and address on it, as well as a utility bill in their name.
2. Birth Certificate
3. Immunization records
4. Your official photo identification, such as driver’s license, passport
5. Guardianship papers, if applicable

If you have questions regarding the Enrollment Process, please contact the Downtown School at 242-8422 or downtown@dmschools.org

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1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-8422 | E: downtown@dmschools.org 

 

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