School News


Happy Holidays


Mom is in the kitchen, And when I take a look, I’m glad I’m not a turkey That’s she’s about to cook! (Perkins Student) I want to take this time to say “Thank you” and Happy Holidays. Each and everyday I start my ride to Perkins, I reflect how thankful I am to be your principal. Together we have … Read more »


Combat Hunger


Together We Can Change The World is posted on our Perkins display outside. You will also see it posted in our school cafeteria.  Led by Mrs. Amy Cain, Perkins staff, students, and family members came together on this holiday season to gather food and other resources for Combat Hunger. There are many families who are with … Read more »


Happy Veterans Day!


Yesterday the community came together at Perkins and celebrated Veterans Day.  There were songs honoring our fallen, retired, and active duty personnel. Please take time today to thank a Veteran. On Veterans Day we remember again Our men and women who served; We honor them now for what they did then: The liberties they preserved. … Read more »


Student Council Election. THE RESULTS ARE IN!!!


Perkins Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders voted for their student council President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer today.  After listening to all candidates speeches in the gym, student went back to their classrooms and voted.  The speeches were very well worded and also gave the students a taste of what could happen if they … Read more »


Student Saves Life


On Friday, October 30, 2015, The Perkins Principal was handed an envelope from his PE teacher. He said, “It was given to him by a bus driver.” Within the envelope was a letter. After reading it, the words appeared to render the loquacious principal speechless. Click on the photo to learn more.


Professional Development


Des Moines District Teachers improve their methods and practices of teaching by attending training at Perkins Elementary school on Friday, October 23, 2015. This is an annual event provided for our educators who are committed to making our schools a more engaging experience for our students. We envision our schools as high functioning  campuses of engagement and learning. … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Nov 25
Thanksgiving Vacation
Dec 07
PTA Meeting
Dec 21
Holiday Store
Dec 23
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