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.
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.
They might not hold law degrees or wear suits, but Downtown School students were holding their own at the State Capitol as they were lobbying legislators on education funding and school start dates. Click on the photo to read and see more about this real life lesson for students about democracy.
The first day of Kindergarten 2015-2016 will be here before you know it! It’s an exciting time for staff and students, but it all starts with registration. Sign-up begins on March 11. Register soon to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school. To find out where to register and what to bring, click on the image.