School News

Perkins Behavior Celebration


Students were able to earn and participate in a school behavior celebration last Friday. Students had a blast participating in team building games, karaoke, board games, and video games.  Students were also treated to a bag of popcorn.  We would like to give a huge shout-out to Price Chopper in Beaverdale for donating candy and … Read more »

December PTA Meeting


The next PTA meeting will be held on Monday, December 3rd at 6:30pm.  The Perkins Singers will be performing at this PTA meeting.  This will be a wonderful performance that will warm your heart, so please join us!

Holiday Store


The annual Holiday Store will be held on Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th.  A note will be coming home in Monday Folders with more details, which will include the exact date and time your student will be attending and the suggested amount of money they should bring to shop for their families. Once … Read more »

Kindergarten, First-Grade, and Second-Grade Music Concert


The kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade music concert will be on Thursday, December 13th at 5:30pm.  This concert will be held at Franklin Jr. High School, which is located at 4801 Franklin Avenue in Des Moines. Watching the students perform the music they have learned is such a treat! We look forward to seeing you all … Read more »

Thankful For You!


The staff at Perkins wants to take the time to tell you how thankful we are for each and every student and their families this Thanksgiving. We truly enjoy teaching and forming relationships with each of your children. We hope you have a wonderful break and take time to enjoy your families. There will be … Read more »

Iowa Wolves Game


Perkins was given tickets for every student to attend an Iowa Wolves Game on Sunday, November 19th.  Many students and their families attended and had a blast.  This is a picture of some of our students experiencing cotton candy for the first time!  We are so grateful that our students were given this experience!

Upcoming Events

Dec 13
K, 1st, and 2nd grade Chorus Concert at Franklin Jr. High School at 5:30pm
Dec 17
Holiday Store December 17th and 18th
Dec 17
Perkins Band Concert at Roosevelt High School at 6:00pm
Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed

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