News
August 18th, 2017

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!


August 14th, 2017

Piano Lesson Instructions Piano Registration Form


August 10th, 2017

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.


July 18th, 2017

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.


May 7th, 2017

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.


March 30th, 2017

This year Perkins had 12 students in grades 3 – 5 participate in  Battle of the Books. Our kids, the Perkins Page Turners, set out at the beginning of the school year to read at least 10 books on the BOB book list and know the titles and authors for all 40 books. Unfortunately, not all … Read more »


January 28th, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:  This fall, 2nd grade students at Perkins Academy participated in taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The CogAT provides information about your child’s abilities in problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and spatial reasoning (nonverbal). Data gathered from these assessments is included as one aspect of the multiple measures that help the school staff … Read more »


January 8th, 2017

Cafeteria food all around the world is different. Some food is healthy and some food is unhealthy. Most parents disagree with the food that their kids eat at schools almost every day for hot lunch.  “We want our school lunches to be better!” said a student that goes to a public school. But students aren’t … Read more »


January 8th, 2017

The bowling team is a big thing. Students are chosen by the P.E  teacher. He will give you a slip of paper that indicates you are on the bowling team. The bowling team goes to a bowling plaza and they go against other teams from other schools. This team can help you with important skills … Read more »


December 21st, 2016

It was a normal morning at Perkins on December 5, 2016. The principal was out greeting students as they came marching down the hall towards their classrooms. Children were smiling, giving high fives, and chattering amongst friends, like birds on a spring day. One little girl walked up to the principal gave him a high five. With … Read more »