In Honor of one of our favorite authors, we are going to have a Dr. Seuss Week to celebraate reading! Each day will coordinate with a different Dr. Seuss book. Look inside this announcement!
COLLEGECON will be a FREE one day, hands-on learning experience for all 5th – 8th grade students and families to learn about preparing for high school, college, career, and life. More details in this announcement.
On Tuesday, February 21, the Port of Seattle is conducting noise testing at Des Moines Elementary as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on noise mitigation.
Des Moines Science Fair 2017 is on March 23, 2017 in the Gym from 3:45 - 5 p.m. Look for project registration forms in your child's back and inside this announcement. Participation confirmation is due March 9th 2017.
READ ALL ABOUT IT! See what's happening at Des Moines Elementary in this announcement!
Inside this announcment, find iformation about the following programs/events: • Nominations are open for the 2017 Gold Star Awards • CAUSEmopolitan at Cedarbrook Lodge • College Scholarships
F.L.A.S.H Unit preview is now available for 5th and 6th Grade Parents. Because this unit covers sensitivce topics, we want to provide parents with an opportunity to preview the instructional materials contained in this announcement.
The 2015-16 School Performance Report for Des Moines Elementary is now on our website. We invite you to read about the progress students are making, learn about plans we are implementing this year, and find out how to become more involved in our school and the education of your student.
Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? If so, now's the time to register for kindergarten. The first 500 families to register will receive two free tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo!
An outbreak of mumps has developed in King County, mainly in the Auburn area, but the outbreak can easily spread to other schools and areas in King County. Get informed about how to prevent mumps, what the symptoms are, and what state vaccine requirements and exemptions are for schools and students.
In the event of snow, windstroms, earthquake, or similar events, Highline Public Schools may change school start or dismissal times for student safety. See School Bus snow bulletin in this announcement.
Did you hear? Highline’s graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent represents a jump of more than 12 points in two years. The increase comes at a time when standards for graduation are higher than ever and increasing numbers of Highline students are taking challenging, advanced coursework.
Every school in the district will benefit from the bond. See a list of projects for Des Moines Elementary
First day of school for grades 1 - 6 will be September 1, 2016. Our Family Meet and Greet will be on August 31 at 3:45 p.m.
District leadership and the Highline Education Association (HEA) have agreed on a calendar for the 2016-17 school year. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes. Our website calendar now reflects our school calendar for next year. A year-at-a-glance calendar is also available online to view and download.
Incoming kindergarten students have an opportunity to get a jump start on their education. Kindergarten Jump Start is a week-long learning experience to help students and their parents be ready to start school. This free program runs August 15-19 and is open to all incoming students who are registered for kindergarten in Highline.
As you know, Seattle Public Schools is taking some heat for staffing changes related to lower-than-expected enrollment. We have been getting questions about our enrollment as a result of the recent media coverage on the Seattle Situation.