School News


Donations for Watkins Family


  The Watkins family includes several DMPS students and they have suffered a terrible tragedy. They lost their mother Sabrina and 6th grader Nataija in a car accident on Tuesday. Two other children, Natasha and BryNeisha, are hospitalized. Please consider donating to support the family. You can view the obituary at the link below.

Third Graders Study Crayfish

Third Graders Have Interesting Guests Visit


Third graders have had some interesting guests in their classrooms for the past few weeks. We have been studying crayfish! We have learned about their structures, behaviors, and habitat. Third graders know how to pick up a crayfish correctly, can name many of the structures, and can identify a suitable habitat.        


Thanksgiving Break- No School


There will be no school on Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th.  Classes will resume on Monday, November 30th.  Enjoy your break!

Iowa Wild

5th Graders to Sing at Iowa Wild Game


Mrs. Bagley will be taking 5th grade students to an Iowa Wild Game.  The students will have the opportunity to sing at the hockey game.  The students will perform at the game on Sunday, November 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Papa Murphy

PTA Fundraiser with Papa Murphys


Stop in for a pizza at Papa Murphy’s on October 27th.  Proceeds will go towards our school!

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair During Conferences


Make sure to stop by the Scholastic Book Fair in the multipurpose room during conferences.  The book fair will be open on Tuesday from 4-7, Wednesday 2:30-4:30, and Thursday 4-7:30.

Upcoming Events

Dec 23
Winter Break

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