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Perkins School Calendar


I have attached next year’s Perkins Community School Calendar. It is located under the parent tab. A schedule for school conferences has not yet been decided. When I learn when conferences will be scheduled, I will post the dates and times on the webpage as well as send a note home.




Online Registration :    Returning families can begin registration July 1, 2015.    New families will continue to register at the Welcome Center.    Families without computer access and/or haven’t registered online can register this summer on July 30, 2015 from 1:00-7:00pm at their neighborhood school.  However, if you want to avoid the long lines, I have … Read more »

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Rider Club Softball Tryouts Soon!


The Rider Club Softball program is designed to give young athletes a chance o play competitive softball while developing the fundamental skills that allow for continued improvement every year. The Rider Club Softball organization is young, but vial in the development of a successful Roosevelt program in the future. Click on the headline for more.


Perkins Carnival Raises Funds for School


With activities ranging from face painting to Plinko to duct taping, the annual Perkins Carnival was held last Friday at Perkins Elementary School. The event is organized by the school’s PTA, and funds raised this year will be used for improvements to the school grounds. Click on the image to see photos from the festivities on the DMPS Flickr page.


District Show Choir


The Elementary Honor Choir performed on Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 P.M.  Children from most of the Des Moines elementary schools participated.  The children from Perkins who performed were Charles Walker, Ben Baruthio, Laurelei Saunders, Kayla Brenes-Torres, Keagan Davis, Nyabhan Teny, and Mi So.

Upcoming Events

Aug 25
Kindergarten Orientation
Aug 25
Open House
Aug 26
Back to School/Early Dismissal

4301 College, Des Moines, IA 50311
P: 515-242-8430 | F: 515-274-1367

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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