Mock Trial Team Advances to State Semi-Finals

Another big year for the Merrill Middle School Mock Trial Team! After winning the State title last year, they made it to the semi-final rounds this year, arguing their case in the Iowa Supreme Court. They also earned the Judge Anthony Critelli Award in recognition of their civility and courtroom decorum. Congratulations to these middle school barristers – and our volunteer coaches and parents – for developing one of the top programs in Iowa.

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Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan

The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

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