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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.


Dollar Doing Good Project By Gram Schmidt


Gram Schmidt A philanthropic former Perkins student dedicated his school project to raise money for his former elementary school. The project premeditated by his middle school teacher was called Dollar Doing Good Project. It was intended to inspire his students to do something special for others.  By utilizing one of Grams artistic multiple intelligences, he drew pictures … Read more »


Duck Stamps


Congratulations! Camilla Page won third place in the 2015 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Competition. The Duck Design Contest is an educational program sponsored by the Unites States Department of the Interior-Fish and Wild Life Service. This is the second year that Ms. Page has participated. Last year, Ms. Page was a runner -up. She said, … Read more »


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

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