School News


Jumpstart-A Hit at Perkins!!


“…Thank you for the Kindergarten Jumpstart! [My daughter] loved Kindergarten Jumpstart & she is even more excited for the school year to start” Perkins has implemented a new Jumpstart program for the 2nd year in a row. The idea is to just douse the kids with experiences and background knowledge before they get to grade … Read more »

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Perkins Attendance/Boundary Letters


Perkins boundary letters have been posted, for you to peruse, on the web page in five languages. It is posted under the parent tab called School Boundaries. Then click on the word letters.


Back-to-School Health Fair at East on July 26


East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.


Perkins Supply List!


School/Grade Level Supply lists have been posted under the resource Tab. You need to only click on the link and the supply list will present itself using Microsoft Word.


Bell Times Change at Perkins this Fall


Students at 19 elementary schools, including Perkins Elementary, will adjust their schedule by 10 minutes this fall. It’s a move that will give bus drivers much needed time to get from school to school. Click on the image to read more about how the small time change will improve student safety and save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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School’s in for the Summer


Monday, June 9, marks the beginning of Perkins’ summer school program. Students will come to one of two time slots, from 9-11am and 1-3pm. The two sessions run from June 9-July 3 and July 17- Aug 8. Students will arrive with a plethora of materials and resources to have a successful learning environment. Each day … Read more »

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