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Scooping the loop part of metro history

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May 13, 2016

Scooping the loop has been a part of the Des Moines culture for years, extending back into the 1960s. Some students do not know what "the loop" is. The loop is in downtown Des Moines following Grand Ave....

Students collaborate 4 change

A large group of students gather in memory of sophomore TJ Sandstoe, who passed away in Sept.
May 2, 2016

Students 4 change was recently put together by a group of students and teachers to inform other students about mental health. The group is hosting events during fourth, fifth and the sixth period starting...

Sophomore collects pop tabs, donates money

Sophomore Jack Marren holds pop tabs that will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House at the end of the year. Darren started collecting the pop tabs when he was in sixth  grade.
Find the collection bucket by the lunchroom
April 4, 2016

Just as a pop can is recycled, pop can tabs can be recycled too, and schools in the district are participating in the pop tab drive. That has not always been the case though. Four years ago Jack Marren,...

Once upon an After Prom

Once upon an After Prom
January 29, 2016

The after prom committee announced the details for the Once Upon a Time themed event, which will be held at the high school Apr. 16 from 11:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Students will have to be there by 1:00...

Choir and band members progress to All-State

Choir and band members progress to All-State
November 18, 2015

A record 29 students made it to All-State, with 15 students making it in choir and 14 in band. From the students that made it to All-State, they described the auditions as long, stressful and a lot of...

Winter Warmth Drive by the numbers

Junior Anne Krone folds clothes that were donated to the drive. The students that helped fold the clothes tallied up the amount of clothes each room donated to select the winner.
November 11, 2015

The Winter Warmth Drive is a challenge across the metro area to collect winter clothing. The drive had 28 schools participate this year and raised approximately 10,200 items. Despite the large number of...

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