The renowned dance troupe Pilobolus is in town for a performance at the Civic Center. But dancers took to a smaller stage at Wright Elementary School, helping to incorporate the art of movement with school lessons. Wright is an Artful Learning school, an education model that instills the arts throughout a variety of subjects. Click on the picture to read and see more about a unique lesson for Wright students.
Kid Striders Club meets every Thursday 3:30 – 3:50 p.m. until Thanksgiving.
DMPS is offering no-cost meals to every student at Wright Elementary, and 36 other schools, during the 2015-16 school year. The U.S.D.A.’s Community Eligibility Provision helps schools that predominantly serve low-income children to offer free, nutritious school meals to all students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. To read more, click on the image.
Beginning July 1, 2015, DMPS will offer online registration for new families and families currently within the district. To help ensure that schools and students are well prepared for the first day of school, parents are encouraged to …
DMPS is pleased to announce Moulton and Wright elementary schools will have new principals on July 1. Eric Van Dorin will take over at Moulton and Michelle Hurlburt will be principal at Wright. Both have roots in Des Moines schools. Long before she earned her masters, Hurlburt graduated from Lincoln High School. To read more about both of them, click on the headline.
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.
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.
The first day of Kindergarten 2015-2016 will be here before you know it! It’s an exciting time for staff and students, but it all starts with registration. Sign-up begins on March 11. Register soon to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school. To find out where to register and what to bring, click on the image.
In their second year performing at Wright’s Big Arts Week, Valley High School mimes entertained our K-5 audience.
Iowa Asian Alliance hosted Wright families in a culture fair. Students sampled eggrolls, chicken fried rice and lo mein, while learning about the diversity within Asian cultures. A highlight were the Dragon Dancers.