School News


Perkins Receives Garden Grant


Garden club will begin on Thursday April 9 after school, and will run 3:45-4:45 every Thursday until May 21 or May 28. The list of everyone who is in Garden Club and who is on the waiting list will be posted on Tuesday April 7.  April 9 we will begin in the Art room, likely … Read more »

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Online registration is coming soon. If you do not have a parent portal setup, please contact Gail Kromrie at 515-242-8430. Also watch for a training video, How to do Online Registrations,  that will be coming out at the end of the month.

Perkins Heroes

This Months Perkins Heroes


It was a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. Perkins students were excited to get home and get outside to play.  The bell rings! Students make a mad dash for the buses. “Let’s go, I want to play catch with my dad,” said one child! Everyone scurries on the bus including one new kindergarten child. This was his first … Read more »


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.


Cultural Relevance


Tuesday night marked the second annual Culture Night at Perkins. The cafeteria, gym, music room, library, and one kindergarten classroom were transformed into the countries of Bosnia, Mexico, Kenya, Egypt, and Tai Dam for the night. Students were given a “passport” that was printed in a certain color, and then had the schedule of events … Read more »

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Children’s Choice Challenge


UPDATE: out of 30 contestants, Perkins placed 4th! Way to go Penguins! Keep reading those books and stay diligent! A handful of our 4th and 5th grade students got to participate in an awesome book challenge this winter. Last November, the students were given a 17 book list compiled by Iowan students around the state. … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 28
Skate Night

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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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