News
November 8th, 2017

At Des Moines Public Schools, we are always looking at how we can do more to support our students, and help everyone succeed. An idea currently being considered is a change in the bell times – or school hours – that we have. The plan would flip the current hours, so elementary students begin the day earlier while middle and high school students would start a little later.


October 25th, 2017

Getting a good education and doing good deeds converged yesterday in the Career Opportunities in Health program at Central Campus. Students in the programs worked with LifeServe to coordinate a blood drive at the school. A steady stream of donors took part in the drive. Nice job by the health students at Central! Click on the headline to read more.


October 10th, 2017

Menu for October 26th is out! Fall dates are here!!! Emails will be sent out a week in advance containing that weeks menu and how to reserve your spot. We are coming up with new and creative menus for you this semester!
To receive menus sign up at : centralcampuscafe@gmail.com


October 2nd, 2017

As quoted from Mike Rowe, “Here in Des Moines and a few surrounding counties, there are nearly 3,000 openings that require the mastery of a skill that’s in demand. However, they’re doing something here that’s actually starting to work. Local businesses have helped fund The Skilled Trades Program within Central Campus – a high school … Read more »


August 1st, 2017

Central Campus’ Skills Trade Academy is undergoing a $6 million upgrade that includes 25 welding stations and a new collision repair center. Just a small part of building up the Skilled Trades Academy! Sign up now for classes!


May 2nd, 2017

We’ve posted nearly 300 photos from last night’s always fashionable Central Campus Fashion Show. Check out the great designs and works created by our students that are worthy of any runway in Paris or Milan or New York. Click on the headline to see more on the DMPS Flickr page.


April 10th, 2017

It’s the perfect time to stop by the Des Moines FFA Annual Spring Plant Sale starting Friday, April 14. Come see us at the largest student-run greenhouse in the nation: Central Campus Greenhouse & Nursery 201 SW County Line Road Des Moines, IA 50315 (next to McCombs Middle School) We have hanging baskets, bedding plants, … Read more »


March 7th, 2017

Culinary Arts students at Central Campus are preparing for another run, providing a dining experience open to DMPS staff, students and the public. Reservations are recommended for this popular experience. Click Above to see the café dates, and find out how to connect.Click here to see the café dates, and find out how to connect.


February 3rd, 2017

Central Campus and the Skilled Trades Alliance will be hosting a FREE week long Skilled Trades Summer Camp June 12-16 for students currently in grades 8-9. The Learning Academy will be a hands-on camp for students to be introduced to building skills and create a project with industry leaders. Learn more!


January 24th, 2017

Des Moines Public Schools and Central Campus will expand its skilled trades programs beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, creating more opportunities for students seeking employment after high school. The partnership with construction industry leaders and labor organizations creates a Skilled Trades Alliance, with the goal of creating a model program of work-based learning with hands-on applications for students. Click the photo to read more.