Support the Downtown School library on Saturday, Dec. 3, when you shop at Barnes & Noble on University in West Des Moines, or when you shop online! Click on the headline to see the full-size flyer for more details, including when Mrs. Flickinger will read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and when the DTS orchestra and band will perform!
Winter break is approaching quickly. Don’t forget to bring in items for the food bank this week. Also, our last All School Sing of the year is on Friday, Dec. 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the Central Campus auditorium. Our last day of school before break is Dec. 16, and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday, Jan. 3! We wish you the happiest of holidays!
We hope everyone is enjoying Thanksgiving break! Before we departed on Friday, some of our students talked to the district about some of the things for which they are thankful. Click on the headline to enjoy the video.
Students in Stephanie Hubka and Abby Boruff’s class at Downtown School made cards to thank SRO Vinnie Quang for his service. After Quang spoke to the students briefly, the students handed him their cards and joined in for a group hug. After the tragic deaths of two officers, schools throughout Des Moines are paying tribute to our police officers. To see pictures from DTS, and other DMPS schools, click on the headline.
Hundreds of parents and students enjoyed an evening at Union Park in Des Moines at the annual Downtown School picnic. Carousel rides were free, courtesy of the DTS PTA. Thank you to our PTA volunteers and everyone’s participation in PTA fundraisers — you help make events like this possible!
Downtown School raised $9,944 during the Hoops for Heart campaign, earning our school recognition from the American Heart Association for the highest donation in the North Central Region, and highest online donations! Mr. Kerns and Ms. Clark are holding the plaques our school received. Great job, everyone!
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