School News


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.


Teacher Feature!


Each and every teacher at Perkins Academy gets an A+ in my book! This month though, I would like to spotlight Ms. Mindi McCoy! Ms. McCoy is our Art teacher here at Perkins, and gets our Penguins to open up their imaginations through drawing, painting, cutting, pasting, and so many more fun activities. Her smile … Read more »

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Safety Patrol


The school day begins with Captain Colin Murphy raising the American Flag while cones are being placed along the bus pick-up and drop-off zone. Patrol personnel proceed on to their stations: 43rd and College and 44th and College. As the busses make their approach, drivers honk to signal they are close to the drop off zone. Safety patrol persons fall into action immediately … Read more »

Roller Skating

Skate Night


Come and have some fun! Skate Night on Tuesday, September 23rd from 6 to 8 PM at Skate North (5621 Meredith Drive, Des Moines).  As has been the case in the past, admission is $3 (parents who just want to watch do not have to pay admission) and the PTA will cover the cost of skate … Read more »


One Down, One Hundred and Seventy-Nine to Go


Mark your calendar, only one hundred and seventy-nine days of school left! Today we finished our first day of a new school year at Perkins Academy. While the weather may have disagreed, it was a great day to start what will be a fantastic school year. Our students came excited, and our teachers came prepared. Click the photo to read more.

Perkins Penguins

Open House


Perkins parents, teachers, and students finally filled the halls of Perkins Academy again on Tuesday for an open house that turned out to be a huge success. Everyone returned to our beloved school after a fun-filled summer that seemed to last a lifetime. Students and parents got to meet their new teacher while teachers tried … Read more »

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About Perkins Elementary School


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Perkins Academy is a culturally diverse community of high achieving students. Academic Data Teams and student data are the catalyst of Professional development and instruction throughout the year. Read More…

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