This handbook is intended to bring you on board with some general information about Des Moines Elementary, to familiarize you with many of our policies and procedures, and to give you a framework of daily operations.
READ ALL ABOUT IT! See what's happening at Des Moines Elementary in this announcement!
Primary Concert is March 22nd and the Intermediate Concert is March 27th. Open this announcement for more information
Des Moines Elementary "Back to the 80's" Spring Auction will be on April 22nd at the Des Moines Field House - 1000 220th Street in Des Moines at 5:30!
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
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.
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
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.