Want the latest on happenings at Academy? The latest Parent Newsletter is available by clicking the headline and opening the link to the PDF. NOTE: No Academy After Hours on Tuesday, November 22.
Congratulations to all the students competing at the 42nd Annual High School Mathematics Contest held at the University of Wisconson-Platteville, on Wednesday, November 2! Central Academy Mathletes won 23 All Academic Awards and had the 1st Place Division …
Students were challenged to Guess the Theme in the annual event. Click the headline to see pictures of the teacher’s clues!
8th Grade Gov’t students conducted a mock election with TV ads, flyers, political platforms, campaign managers and a full out debate of the issues modeled on the national presidential election. Students presented their arguments before a panel of 11th and 12th grade students who judged the debate and asked hard hitting questions. See pictures by clicking the headline.
Tombstone Project – On November 1 Germany remembers the lives of deceased relatives and visit their graves. German students bring Tombstones of famous Germans to class. Through this project, the students introduce us to many famous Germans who …
Feng Zhang (former Roosevelt and Central Academy student) was awarded the prestigious Gairdner’s award in Toronto, Canada. Feng invited his former science fair sponsor and gifted/talented consultant Ed Pilkington to the event. Feng Zhang is a Core Member …
October 31 from 3-4 PM in room 1007, Mr. Shaw, Roosevelt AP Psychology instructor will present to interested students. Students Promoting Emotional Awareness & Kidpowerment (SPEAK) is an Academy pilot program aiming to support students emotionally through education, direct support and by fighting the stigma of mental illness. Click headline for the SPEAK website.
Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the USA visited Des Moines at the invitation of the Des Moines Foreign Relations Committee. Social Studies Dept. chair, Canada Snyder, working with Tamara Elwell, created an opportunity for 300 students to ask questions and listen to this global leader. Junior, Robert Nishimwe, introduced the Ambassador. Click headline for pictures of the event.
Parent Conferences are Thursday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 18 from 3:30 – 7:30. We look forward to seeing you then! Click the headline to get a copy of the October Parent Newsletter.
Fez Zafar is not only a freshman at Roosevelt and Academy, he’s a budding filmmaker. And one of his short films, “Road to Unity,” was honored last weekend at the White House Film Festival. WHO-TV spoke with Fez about what attracts him to filmmaking and what it’s like to be recognized by the White House. Click the headline for the WHO TV news story.