A Downtown School Winter Reminder: Coats, Hats, Gloves!

Downtown School operates with guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health when deciding whether students will be inside or outside for recess. If the wind chill is above 15 degrees Fahrenheit, we will go outside. Please remember to send …

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Downtown School Students Celebrate Winter Break

Snow may be elusive in the metro, but at DTS, snowballs flew with abandon in the culminating event room. Downtown School students sang, drew reindeer, played games, ate goodies and some wore pajamas all day on the last …

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Downtown School Raises Spirits, Money for the Library

Mr. Burnett read “How to Catch a Snowman” at Barnes and Noble for the annual Downtown School Book Fair. Proceeds from purchases made that day and the days that followed will be used to purchase new materials for the school’s library. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and shopped to make our school a better place!

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Mr. Burnett Leads Discussion on Student Growth at DTS

Mr. Burnett lead a discussion in the library this Fall about child development at The Downtown School. Thanks to everyone who attended and watched the meeting live on Facebook. If you were unable to attend, the Facebook Live video is still available by clicking on the headline.

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Project Based Learning Takes a Woodland Hike

On Monday, Downtown School students in Mrs. Badger’s class took at DMPS bus to Walnut Woods State Park to more closely examine a woodland habitat. “This is a down and dirty exploration,” Badger told parents, reminding them to …

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Outing Finds Resources Within Walking Distance

Kate Badger’s class grabbed their jackets and were very shortly on the walking trail to Gray’s Lake. The students were posed with the following driving question: “How can we create a creature that could not only survive, but …

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