News
July 2nd, 2018

The first day of the 2018-19 school year is just around the corner and we know plenty of you are planners! Click on the headline to view suggested school supply lists for all classrooms. We hope you’re enjoying the summer!


July 2nd, 2018

Downtown School students entering kindergarten in the Fall are welcome to attend Kindergarten JumpStart on July 30-31. Parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on July 30. Students will meet their new teacher, visit the playground and see how breakfast and lunch are served. There will also be many activities in the classrooms. Click on the headline to learn more about this exciting start to the school year.


June 27th, 2018

Thank you to all of our staff, students and families for another great year! We enjoyed an All School Sing and many special activities today. Students even volunteered to help teachers clean and organize classrooms. Way to go, Falcons! Have a terrific summer break. We will see you back here on August 8 at 7:30 a.m. for the first day of school!


June 18th, 2018

We’ve updated the 2018-19 school calendar to include the Wednesday adjusted dismissal time of 1:10 p.m. All school days will begin at 7:30 a.m. Dismissal time, except for Wednesdays, is at 2:25 p.m. Click on the headline to see the full calendar for 2018-19.


May 3rd, 2018

Downtown School students, teachers and staff continued a long tradition of bringing books to life each year. Book Character Day 2018 included a parade, singing and reader’s theater presented by the grownups. Books including, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’, the Harry Potter series, and more than 100 more were represented in this celebration of children’s literature. Click on the headline to see more photos.


February 14th, 2018

Thank you for your help with fundraising! Please click on the headline for a photo of our students making a heart shape, and video of the process — what fun we had celebrating!


February 2nd, 2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.


January 22nd, 2018

While students enjoyed a three-day weekend, teachers and staff at The Downtown School gathered for district wide professional development on Monday, learning how to better serve the students in their classrooms. Professional development is offered throughout the year, giving teachers and staff time to collaborate.


December 8th, 2017

Thank you to the Merrill Middle School Show Choir for a festive performance for students and staff right before the holidays. Click on the headline to see video!


December 6th, 2017

Downtown School teachers and staff were recently featured in the districtwide employee health newsletter. The article commended their creative effort to keep everyone engaged in personal health and well-being. Mrs. V (Deb Van Waardhuizen), the Downtown School’s Wellness Champion, focused the activities on learning about sugar, and included a Price is Right style game of ranking sugar content in various foods! Nice work!