News
December 11th, 2017

What a positive inspiration of poetry Perkins students shared with their audience yesterday. Students like Charlie, Chloe, Ava, Reggie, Kellen, Helen, Olivia and Luke had such deep feeling and emotions that came out in their written word in the form of poetry. Reggie had an entire page he wanted to share. He wants to share it with the class … Read more »


December 3rd, 2017

The Perkins Singers will be taking a field trip to Drake University to perform at the Drake basketball game on Tuesday, December 5th.  The students will be attending the basketball game from 9:45am to 1:30pm. We know they will represent Perkins with Pride!


December 3rd, 2017

The Second-Grade Music Program is this Thursday, December 7th.  The students will perform for the school at 10:00am, in the gym, and seating for parents will be limited during this time.  The performance for parents will be in the evening of December 7th at 5:30pm at MERRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL.


November 21st, 2017


November 12th, 2017

The Third-Grade recently went on a field trip to the Iowa Wild. The students watched the Iowa Wild play hockey. This was a great field trip which rewarded the students for their hard work at school for the last few months and they were able to see teamwork in action!


November 12th, 2017

The Kindergarten and First-Grade Music Program is this Thursday, November 16th.  The students will perform for the school at 10:00am and seating for parents will be limited during this time.  The performance for parents will be in the evening of November 16th at 5:30pm.  Both performances will be in the Perkins gym.  Kindergarten and First-Grade … Read more »


October 29th, 2017

The students recently participated in a walk-a-thon at Perkins. All students went out to the track during their specials time on Friday, October 13th and walk or ran laps to raise money for the Perkins PTA. Students had a terrific time and got some great exercise for a good cause!


October 29th, 2017

The fifth-graders who are part of Perkins Singers recently performed at a Des Moines Public Schools Leadership meeting for administrators from all over the district.  The singers performed a song near and dear to their hearts titled, “Together We Can Change The World”. This song has been our motto at Perkins for the last several … Read more »


September 28th, 2017

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 »


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!