How can maps helps us learn about Iowa history? That’s the question students in 7, 8 and 9 year olds at the Downtown School were trying to answer. The question arose during Mrs. Allen’s and Mrs. Buckner’s Learning Group’s study of rocks. Click on the image to find the answer.
DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.
This beautiful Spring weather means some new friends outside The Downtown School’s front entrance. Thank you to Mrs. Angie Sadler for bringing duck, bunny and some beautiful flowers to give us all a lift as we head into our favorite time of year!
In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.
DMPS is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Flickinger as the new principal at The Downtown School, starting July 1. She is currently principal of Reede Gray Elementary School in the Redwood Area School District in Minnesota, and will replace John Johnson who is retiring at the end of the school year. Click the headline to read more about our new principal.
If it’s a numbers game, the 268 students at the Downtown School win, and so does the American Heart Association. Staff placed hearts on 322 seats in the Central Campus auditorium so students could see how many lives they will save with the $16,200 in donations they collected. To see more photos, click on the image.
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