Downtown School students Corinne Hyman and Callahan Stone use insect nets at Gray’s Lake Park to catch butterflies, examine them and identify characteristics that make them similar and different. The 7/8 year old age group is also studying the reason behind the decreased population of Monarch butterflies and the life cycle of the insects.
Des Moines Public Schools social worker Steve Gonzalez is being honored at the Iowa School Social Worker award luncheon at the West Des Moines Marriot on Nov. 7. Gonzalez has worked with young children at the Downtown School and young adults at North High School. To read more about his achievements, click on the image.
Downtown School students took a field trip but they didn’t go to the zoo or the park. They spent their away time making Meals From The Heartland. Each meal package will feed up to six people. To feed a family of six, it costs just $1.20. The meal package contains rice, soy protein, vitamins, minerals and dried vegetables (carrot, onion, tomato, celery, cabbage and bell pepper).
The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with The Downtown School and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.
The Downtown School and Edmunds Elementary welcomed students for the 2014-2015 school year today. Enthusiasm, joy and a lot of smiling faces filled hallways and classrooms. We wish all of you the very best this year — staff and students! Have fun and study hard. Click the image for photos of the day.
The last day of the 2013-2014 school year was celebrated with laughter and tears in the Central Campus gym. Sing-alongs and a special video created just for outgoing 5th graders evoked a lot of emotion. To see photos, watch the video and read more about the last day assembly, click on the image.
Downtown School students were treated to a field day before school ends this week. They rode the bus to Brody Middle School, played outdoor games and enjoyed grilled hotdogs for lunch. It was a muggy, warm morning peppered with …
Downtown School may have some of the best class photos in the district. Students and teachers dressed up as a favorite book character for a rally and group photos in the library. Dozens of characters were represented and students were all smiles. Click the image for more photos.
If you hear, “Peep, peep, peep,” coming from Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Wheeler’s classroom, you can believe your ears. A brooder with half-dozen chicks now sits in the middle of the room. Students have been learning about the life cycle of a chicken. To read more about it and see photos, click on the image.
The Downtown School Pep Rally was one of several events this week to honor teachers. The rally was sports themed. Teachers wore matching jerseys and entered the auditorium through a tunnel of graduating 5th graders to the cheers of hundreds of pompom waving students. The teachers were also treated to lunch, ice cream, flowers and a whole lot of thanks. Click the pic to see more.