June 9, 2017 1st - 6th Grade will walk to Des Moines Beach Park to study sea life in their natural habitat while Our Kinders stay back and "Rule the School"! Please pack a sack lunch and dress for the weather!
Please take the Annual Student Housing Survey if you haven't already taken it this year. Open this announcement for more information.
Curious about the new elementary school we building? Come and see the early plans. The architects are ready to share the firt stage of design with our community. More information inside this announcement!
Our campus provides us with challenges at arrival and dismissal time. Please help ensure the safety of all of our children and minimize traffic congestion by adhering to the procedures inside this item..
Many photo-worthy celebrations and events will be happening at our school as the year comes to a close. When taking and sharing photos, please respect the privacy of other students and families. Some families do not want their child’s photo shared on social media. In some cases, this is a critical safety issue. Here are some important reminders…
Open this announcement to see the school supplies needed for 2016-17.
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.
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!
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.
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.
News and information about our school is now as close as your smartphone.