Archive for May, 2016
May 25th, 2016

RunDSM has reached agreement with the city to re-paint the graffiti mural. “The word graffiti carries a negative connotation, but it’s simply a style of art. We view this as a way for students to have a safe and legal space to practice their craft,” notes Emily Lang, co-founder of RunDSM. During this Talk of Iowa interview, host Charity Nebbe talks with Lang and her co-founder Kristopher Rollins.


May 24th, 2016

Des Moines Schools’ Central Campus Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Academy was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Action award, which recognizes innovative and impactful Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study across the nation. Central Campus was one of eleven programs selected as an “Excellence in Action” award winner, based on its uniquely innovative and … Read more »


May 24th, 2016

This is the third year students enrolled in Central Campus Early Childhood Careers program earned national credentials, Child Development Associate. The CDA Credential, an industry standard in the early childhood education field, was opened up as an option for high school students in 2011. It takes a strong commitment to the rigorous nature of the … Read more »


May 23rd, 2016

“The Des Moines Central Campus, with its strong connection to academics, alignment with industry standards, and meaningful, work-based experiences, is the model one thinks of when describing high-quality career and technical education,” Pradeep Kotamraju, career and technical education (CTE) bureau chief, said. Read further


May 20th, 2016

Senior students presented original new products to students, staff and community leaders as part of their end of the year project. For the First Annual Engineering Design & Development Project Symposium, students were tasked with working through an entire prototype development phase from issue identification;  to possible resolution ideas; to the design of a solution; … Read more »


May 18th, 2016

Honoring our Retirees: Larry Johnson Dr. Gary McClanahan Please join us in the Central Campus Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm. Thank you, Central Campus Staff


May 17th, 2016

Urban Teacher Academy, led by instructor Carole Henning, held its end-of-year recognition night on May 10 and presented future educators with honors and grants to assist in their own education. Read More …


May 16th, 2016

Last week, Central Campus Broadcast and Film students continued to show they are the ‪#‎BestofTheBest‬ – earning awards for their creative works at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival: Best Student Documentary – Starfish Academy Best Student Short – Four Special Recognition – Shattered Hopes Congratulations to Abdul Mokhtar (Hoover-10), Rachel Chow (Johnston-12), Alex Colby … Read more »


May 16th, 2016

World Oceans Day is June 8th. Since school will be out for the summer by then the renowned Central Campus Marine Biology program decided to observe the occasion early by setting up an array of student exhibits in the cafeteria/commons area, and providing a look at the school’s world-class aquariums. Click here to read and see more.


May 16th, 2016

This spring, second year Commercial Photography students volunteered to shoot and edit senior photos for the students graduating from Des Moines Alternative High School, located on the fifth floor of Central Campus. The DMA students were each then given a CD of the pictures to take and have prints of their choice made. Each student will … Read more »