School News

$6 Million Renovation at Central Campus Almost Complete

8/1/2017

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!

Student-model wears a student design at the 2017 fashion show

Paris? Milan? New York? Try Central Campus!

5/2/2017

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.

Spring Plant Sale April 14 – June 3!

4/10/2017

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 »

Central Campus Café Announces Spring Dates

3/7/2017

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.

Free Skilled Trades Summer Camp for current 8th and 9th graders

2/3/2017

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!

Central to Launch Skilled Trades Alliance

1/24/2017

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.

Upcoming Events

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School Board Meeting
Oct 12
Parent Conferences
Oct 17
Parent Conferences
Oct 17
School Board Meeting
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Central Students have the opportunity to earn college credit thanks to our unique partnerships with DMACC.

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Skilled Trades Academy Central Campus is committed to being adaptive to an ever-changing landscape of lifelong, successful careers. As part of that commitment, we are creating stronger partnerships with community and industry leaders in commercial and new home construction. National forecasts show many great opportunities over the next decade or two and beyond is in the field of skilled trades. Learn more about our vision for a Skilled Trades Academy in central Iowa. Students can sign up by clicking here for the 18/19 school year at Central Campus.

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Central Campus Café opens while classes are in session by the Central Campus Culinary Arts students under the direction of Chef John Andres. Enjoy great food and service while experiencing a beautiful view of downtown Des Moines. Lunch is served from 10:50 AM to 12:30 PM on specific dates throughout the year. Come to Central Campus and enjoy these up-and-coming culinary artists! To “sign up” to receive the menu, please email: centralcampuscafe@gmail.com.

Café Days Fall 2017:

 

CHECK BACK ONCE SCHOOL STARTS FOR FALL DATES!

We appreciate reservations because that lets us know how much food to prepare each week. If you are in a hurry, you can also pre-order your lunch so that we have it ready upon your arrival. This is especially useful for teachers in a hurry on lunch break. We will also deliver within the Central Campus/Academy buildings! Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CentralCampusCafe/

 

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About Central Campus

1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-7846 | E: centralcampus@dmschools.org 

 

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