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Congratulations Elyse!!

6/26/2017

Congratulations Elyse! You did it! Elyse, a Perkins 2nd grader, was “honored at the Des Moines Art Festival as a visionary artist.” Her mother wrote, “We are so proud!” The arts are vital for our students. It allows students like Elyse opportunities to express themselves in new ways and learn how to think through ideas … Read more »

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Mural Dream Becomes Reality at Perkins

5/7/2017

On a Saturday morning that was perfect for outdoor work, 5th graders at Perkins Elementary School set out to paint a new mural that will be installed near the school’s front entrance. The city’s latest public art project was designed by the students, and depicts scenes from the community as well as words such as “Respect” and “Caring,” reflective of being a model school for the district’s Schools for Rigor initiative. Click the headline to read and see more.

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Perkins Takes 2nd Place At Battle of the Books

3/30/2017

This year Perkins had 12 students in grades 3 – 5 participate in  Battle of the Books. Our kids, the Perkins Page Turners, set out at the beginning of the school year to read at least 10 books on the BOB book list and know the titles and authors for all 40 books. Unfortunately, not all … Read more »

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Learn About Gifted Program

1/28/2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:  This fall, 2nd grade students at Perkins Academy participated in taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The CogAT provides information about your child’s abilities in problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and spatial reasoning (nonverbal). Data gathered from these assessments is included as one aspect of the multiple measures that help the school staff … Read more »

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Public School Lunches By Dakota South

1/8/2017

Cafeteria food all around the world is different. Some food is healthy and some food is unhealthy. Most parents disagree with the food that their kids eat at schools almost every day for hot lunch.  “We want our school lunches to be better!” said a student that goes to a public school. But students aren’t … Read more »

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Bowling at Perkins By Kathryn Daggers

1/8/2017

The bowling team is a big thing. Students are chosen by the P.E  teacher. He will give you a slip of paper that indicates you are on the bowling team. The bowling team goes to a bowling plaza and they go against other teams from other schools. This team can help you with important skills … Read more »

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