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Living The Dream


It was a great first day At Perkins Elementary. Students came marching into Perkins with heavy filled backpacks and large smiles. They were greeted with welcoming arms of teachers. There was plenty of hugging amongst teachers, administrators, and students spilling their sentiments of joy to be back at school. Perkins also had a lot of “new” … Read more »

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School Begins On Wednesday


Hello Perkins Penguins! On Tuesday, August 25, your Perkins’ Educators will be looking forward to meeting you and your children. Kindergarten Orientation is between 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday. After the meeting, our very own PTA will be sponsoring a yummy Kindergarten picnic.  School begins on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. This is also an early-out day. School will … Read more »

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Perkins School Calendar


I have attached next year’s Perkins Community School Calendar. It is located under the parent tab. A schedule for school conferences has not yet been decided. When I learn when conferences will be scheduled, I will post the dates and times on the webpage as well as send a note home.




Online Registration :    Returning families can begin registration July 1, 2015.    New families will continue to register at the Welcome Center.    Families without computer access and/or haven’t registered online can register this summer on July 30, 2015 from 1:00-7:00pm at their neighborhood school.  However, if you want to avoid the long lines, I have … Read more »

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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.

Upcoming Events

Sep 07
No School-Labor Day
Sep 14
First PTA Meeting
Sep 18
Picture Day

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About Perkins Elementary School


4301 College, Des Moines, IA 50311

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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…

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

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