School News

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Wonder Woman Battles Illness with Penguin Help

2/12/2018

Penguins stick together in the wild. They tend to cluster together in large colonies like the local one at Perkins Elementary School that’s been rallying around one of its own throughout the 2017-18 school year. Read a 3rd grade penguin’s story of hope about illness, friendship, and super heroes. Click on the headline.

Michael Derrick to be Perkins’ Next Principal

2/9/2018

Congratulations to Michael Derrick of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching on being named as the next principal of Perkins Elementary School. He will replace Dan Koss when he retires this summer. Click the headline to read more about Mr. Derrick and other new principals named at DMPS.

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New School Hours Beginning in August

2/5/2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Music Concert

1/28/2018

The third, fourth, and fifth grades will be performing their music concert on February 1st at 6:00pm at the Roosevelt High School Auditorium.  Roosevelt is located at 4419 Center Street in Des Moines.  Please have your child at Roosevelt by 5:30pm so that they are ready to go for show time.  Students are encouraged to … Read more »

Congratulations 5th Grade Students

12/11/2017

What a positive inspiration of poetry Perkins students shared with their audience yesterday. Students like Charlie, Chloe, Ava, Reggie, Kellen, Helen, Olivia and Luke had such deep feeling and emotions that came out in their written word in the form of poetry. Reggie had an entire page he wanted to share. He wants to share it with the class … Read more »

Perkins Singer Field Trip To Perform At Drake

12/3/2017

The Perkins Singers will be taking a field trip to Drake University to perform at the Drake basketball game on Tuesday, December 5th.  The students will be attending the basketball game from 9:45am to 1:30pm. We know they will represent Perkins with Pride!

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No School – Professional Development Day (Educator University)
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School Board Meeting
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School Board Meeting
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The third, fourth, and fifth grades will be performing their music concert on February 1st at 6:00pm at the Roosevelt High School Auditorium.  Roosevelt is located at 4419 Center Street in Des Moines.  Please have your child at Roosevelt by 5:30pm so that they are ready to go for show time.  Students are encouraged to dress up for the concert.  Please contact Mrs. Dietz if you have any questions.

What a positive inspiration of poetry Perkins students shared with their audience yesterday. Students like Charlie, Chloe, Ava, Reggie, Kellen, Helen, Olivia and Luke had such deep feeling and emotions that came out in their written word in the form of poetry. Reggie had an entire page he wanted to share. He wants to share it with the class but we didn’t have time.

The fifth grade teachers hit many Standards with their planned workshop, More importantly, they hit more than that…Mrs. Birchmier said, “Your students were passionate about writing and reading and thinking deeply. I saw respectful listening in their partner monitoring when working together. They are growing in their thinking and maturity.

The Perkins Singers will be taking a field trip to Drake University to perform at the Drake basketball game on Tuesday, December 5th.  The students will be attending the basketball game from 9:45am to 1:30pm. We know they will represent Perkins with Pride!

The Second-Grade Music Program is this Thursday, December 7th.  The students will perform for the school at 10:00am, in the gym, and seating for parents will be limited during this time.  The performance for parents will be in the evening of December 7th at 5:30pm at MERRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL.

The Third-Grade recently went on a field trip to the Iowa Wild. The students watched the Iowa Wild play hockey. This was a great field trip which rewarded the students for their hard work at school for the last few months and they were able to see teamwork in action!

The Kindergarten and First-Grade Music Program is this Thursday, November 16th.  The students will perform for the school at 10:00am and seating for parents will be limited during this time.  The performance for parents will be in the evening of November 16th at 5:30pm.  Both performances will be in the Perkins gym.  Kindergarten and First-Grade children will need to be back at school by 5:00pm for the evening performance. Lastly, if your student is performing and has a cowboy hate they should wear it for the performance.

Perkins is leading the way in the classroom and understands the power of education….

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