Findley Elementary students and parents spent their Tuesday evening learning about how and where to find money for college. The event, cosponsored by the I Have a Dream Foundation and Iowa Student Loan, also helped families focus on why it’s important to start saving for college now. Click on the headline to read more about how Findley students are already ahead of the curve.
4th and 5th graders celebrated PBIS the morning of Friday, September 2nd by giving back. Students helped package hundreds meals for Meals from the Heartland, an annual meal drive that Findley has attended for years.
If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.
Findley Elementary students are already planning for college thanks to the Dreamers Academy, and this year even helped lobby for legislation to make saving for college easier. So it was very appropriate that Governor Terry Branstad dropped by school to sign the bill into law. Click on the headline to read and see more about the event.
By day, Jaclyn Dehner (pictured at left) is a counselor at Findley Elementary School. By night, she helps adult learners prepare for the High School Equivalency Test. We sat in on a recent HiSET class at Findley to see how Des Moines Public Schools, working with our partners at DMACC and the I Have a Dream Foundation, is helping to educate entire families. Click the image to read more.
DMPS is a national leader among school districts for energy efficiency. That’s why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency picked DMPS along with four other Energy Star partners (JCPenney, Beacon Capital, Nissan and Staple) to highlight the five reasons to get Energy Star certification for buildings. Superintendent Ahart and Findley Elementary School students point out “It’s the right thing to do.” Click on the image to see the video.
At DMPS, we work to ensure that students are receiving a great education in schools that are not only first-rate learning environments, but are also safe and secure. Over the years DMPS has taken many steps to better ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, parents and visitors. This spring and summer, DMPS will begin implementing an Electronic Visitor Check-In system for parents and visitors. Click on the headline to read more.
If someone were to ask you what you did on Tuesday, February 9th, we can promise you that the Findley community was enjoying a culturally dynamic evening full of music, dancing, food and fun. Family Cultural Night, hosted …
The Friday before Martin Luther King Jr Day, students enjoyed a new twist on celebrating. 4th and 5th grade students prepared reader’s theater, tableaus, poetry (original and recited), musical compositions and more. Kindergarten through 3rd grade were able …