The Girls Who Code club soaked in what the national founder of the organization, Reshma Saujani had to say about women in technology and engineering. The GWC club at Central Academy is Iowa’s first and aims to inspire female students to pursue high paying jobs in technology. To see and read more about the challenges they face, click on the image.
Enrollment in college-level Advanced Placement courses has skyrocketed at Des Moines Public Schools as more and more AP classes are being offered at all DMPS high schools than ever before. An important component of AP courses is the AP exam, which can lead to credit at many colleges and universities. The deadline to register for the 2016 AP exams is March 28. Click the photo for more information on the exams and how to register.
This event is organized by K-12 Mandarin Chinese teachers in the Greater Des Moines Area, to celebrate students learning as well as the coming of 2016, year of the Monkey. Agenda: 02/06/2016 …
IB Diploma students organized a student talent show with singers, poets, actors, joyful comedy, and even a prom date proposal, to benefit the Iowa Food Bank. The show, (Sounds Of Sympathy) held at Des Moines On Stage, spotlighted …
If you missed the meeting Tuesday night, you can click on the headline to get the materials, presentation and handouts.
As we begin scheduling for 2016-2017, there are often a lot of questions about the differences between AP and IB classes. Click the headline to read a balanced article about the choice.
There are no classes on Monday, January 18, 2016 so that students and staff may observe Martin Luther King Jr. day. Second Semester begins on Tuesday, January 19.
7th and 8th grade students take final exams during their regularly scheduled classes the week of January 11 – 15, specific dates determined by the classroom teacher.
High school students take finals on a special schedule: Tuesday, January 12 blocks 3 & 4; Wed. Jan 13 blocks 5 & 6; Thurs. Jan 14 blocks 1 & 2; Friday Jan 15 blocks 7 & 8. Click headline for details on exam times.
The next Parent Academy is Tuesday, January 12 from 6 to 7 PM at Central Academy. Choose from two of the following Topics: Every Student Succeeds Act and Gifted Education; GT Sophomores should consider the IB Diploma Programme; AP Exam ordering; 8th grade High School Credit Options; 8th grade student project displays from Government class. Click headline for more details.
To kick off 2016 and relieve pre-final exam stress, staff and students went for a walk after school on Tuesday, January 5 at 3:00. It was a beautiful day– one of the warmest we will have for a …