President Obama announced the latest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching this morning, and among the honorees is Central Academy math teacher Brian Reece. He is the 11th DMPS educator to earn this prestigious award since it was created in 1983. Click here to read more about the latest in a string of national honors and recognitions received this year at Des Moines Public Schools.
It is summer time and Central Academy is preparing for the next academic year! A new roof is being installed this summer, as well as other mechanical updates, a fresh coat of wax on the floors and all kinds of teacher training and workshops! It’s been an exciting time as we ramp up for 2015-16!
Elite teams of tower building enthusiasts competed in the last weeks of school to build the tallest free standing tower using uncooked spaghetti and gumdrops as the only materials. Congrats to our winners: Prateek Oberoi and Harry Crane. Click headline for more pictures.
Last summer and this winter Central Academy hosted students from Japan. This summer some of our students studying Japanese traveled to Japan! See pictures from the trip by clicking the headline above.
Click the headline to get the links to download the summer reading lists.
If you missed Thursday night’s meeting for 2015-16 Prep Academy students and parents, click on the headline to view the presentation. Turn in your forms to your home school counselor, GT consultant, scan/email them to Sandra.email@example.com or mail it to 1912 Grand Ave. DM, IA 50309. Click on this hot link to download a PDF … Read more »