News
April 20th, 2018

We’re so sad to see her go, but happy for her and the next chapter in her life. The Perkin’s staff would like to honor her devotion to our children with a little open house on Monday, May 21st at 4:00-5:30, in the library. Please join us as we say thank you and goodbye.


April 16th, 2018

Hopefully the students have mentioned the mural project to you by now.  This years 5th grade students are currently designing a mural that will be 8×10 and will be displayed on a stairwell landing inside the building. They have chosen to make the theme of their mural “Life long learning in Des Moines”  They have … Read more »


April 8th, 2018

Kindergarten signup will be on APRIL 11, 2018 FROM 1:00PM TO 6:00PM. Be first to register your kindergartener for the 2018-2019 School year.


April 4th, 2018

Please join us in the Perkins Elementary library on Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm to honor the retirement of Mr. Koss. All former and current families and students are welcome!


April 2nd, 2018

Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team for coming in 3rd place at the Regional Competition on March 23rd. The Battle of the Books team included, Ian Copeland, Eli Boerner, Aubrey Smith, Lauren Hutchings, Henry Godar, Aiden Dow, Alicia Rus, and Sam Bronsink. Also, a special congrats goes to Henry Godar for getting 2nd place … Read more »


March 20th, 2018

Perkins Multicultural Night will be held this Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Presentations start at 5:30pm.  Families will learn about Kwanza, salsa dancing, the Vietnam New Year, Kenya beading, and sand art from Bengali. There will also be a taco bar to enjoy!  We hope to see you there!


February 12th, 2018

Penguins stick together in the wild. They tend to cluster together in large colonies like the local one at Perkins Elementary School that’s been rallying around one of its own throughout the 2017-18 school year. Read a 3rd grade penguin’s story of hope about illness, friendship, and super heroes. Click on the headline.


February 9th, 2018

Congratulations to Michael Derrick of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching on being named as the next principal of Perkins Elementary School. He will replace Dan Koss when he retires this summer. Click the headline to read more about Mr. Derrick and other new principals named at DMPS.


February 5th, 2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.


January 28th, 2018

The third, fourth, and fifth grades will be performing their music concert on February 1st at 6:00pm at the Roosevelt High School Auditorium.  Roosevelt is located at 4419 Center Street in Des Moines.  Please have your child at Roosevelt by 5:30pm so that they are ready to go for show time.  Students are encouraged to … Read more »