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Volley Ball Tryouts


Form is located under the parents tab…keep clicking until it opens. Exciting News!!! Rider Club Volleyball Tryouts are Sunday October 8th. See attached flyer for all the details, including important dates, registration procedures and fees. Please forward to anyone else you think might like to participate.  I have attached a document from the Roosevelt Coach. … Read more »

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Breakfast Free For All Students This Year


We’re pleased to tell you every Des Moines Public Schools elementary student will now have access to breakfast at no cost to the students or their families. This expansion means almost every school in the district offers at least one no-cost meal option during the day. Click on the headline to find out more about why DMPS now offers free breakfast to K-5 students!

Piano Lesson Forms


Piano Lesson Instructions Piano Registration Form


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

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See Supply Lists for 2017-18


As the start of the 2017-18 school year fast approaches, be sure to check out school supply lists for your child’s classroom. Click the headline to see a list of grade-specific supply lists for Perkins Elementary School.

Mural Dream Becomes Reality at Perkins


On a Saturday morning that was perfect for outdoor work, 5th graders at Perkins Elementary School set out to paint a new mural that will be installed near the school’s front entrance. The city’s latest public art project was designed by the students, and depicts scenes from the community as well as words such as “Respect” and “Caring,” reflective of being a model school for the district’s Schools for Rigor initiative. Click the headline to read and see more.

Upcoming Events

Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Nov 07
School Board Meeting
Nov 21
School Board Meeting

Perkins Elementary School is a

Becoming the Model for Urban Education

About Perkins Elementary School

4301 College, Des Moines, IA 50311

P: 515-242-8430  | E: 


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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