DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.
Join Merrill students and Spanish teachers on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the Central Campus Commons for the DMPS World Languages Festival. The second annual festival is a celebration of culture, music, art and languages. Be sure to stop by the Merrill booth for an interactive game of introductory Spanish!
Students in Mrs. Grier and Mrs. Ferring’s classes are turning into barista entrepreneurs with the launch of The Merrill Mug. The “coffee shop” is open to staff and visitors on Friday mornings. The “business model” concept of learning, which teachers adapted from McCombs Middle School, supports students in strengthening math skills — like counting coins … Read more »
Eighth grade students in Ms. Taylor’s Family and Consumer Science classes have been busy in the kitchen learning fundamentals of nutrient-rich food preparation. This includes researching creative ways to approach traditionally “sweet treats” that are donated to Central Iowa Shelter and Services in Des Moines. Students choose recipes and prepare cookies that contain nutritionally dense … Read more »
In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.
Thursday afternoon the cafeteria at Merrill Middle School was a strange mix of vibes from the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange to the midway at the Iowa State Fair. They’re calling it the Merrill Market, and the sales made there by students will help a variety of community groups profit. Click on the image for photos and video.