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Marching Huskies Return to the Football Field


For five or six years at least, nobody’s exactly sure, Hoover High School has gone without a marching band. Then a few short weeks ago Hoover suddenly found itself without a band director. DMPS Fine Arts Curriculum Coordinator Ryan Rowley saw an opportunity and seized it, taking up the baton at Hoover and resurrecting the school’s marching band. We stopped by today’s practice as they prepare for Friday’s debut.

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Husky Puppuccino


The students in Mrs. Kinch’s Adult Living Transitions classes are working on 21st Century Living Skills including money management, starting and completing tasks, teamwork, and other employability skills.  We decided a fun way to complete this would be to start a coffee shop.  The students named it the “Husky Puppuccino.”  We offer hot drinks such as cappuccino, coffee, hot tea … Read more »


National Council on Youth Leadership


Max Tensen (Hoover High School) and Nawadir Ali (Roosevelt High School) earned awards at the 24th Annual National Council on Youth Leadership Youth Salute on September 19 at  Drake University. They will attend a four day national leadership conference in St. Louis where they will interact with civic and business leaders and participate in workshops and … Read more »

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Gear Up Iowa Week


This week we are celebrating and encouraging participation in GEAR UP Iowa schools. Des Moines Public Schools is a part of the GEAR UP Iowa grant.  To kick off the week, students from Hoover High School were invited to participate in Governor Branstad’s weekly press conference and a private proclamation ceremony, where Governor Branstad declared … Read more »


School Picture Day


School Picture day is this Friday, September 23rd. Order packets will be distributed to students Tuesday in Husky Time. Students that attend Central can pick up an order form from the main office. Parents can also order before picture day by going to and entering the Picture Day ID: BN806574Q0. All students should plan … Read more »

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Hoover Alum on Jeopardy


Hoover Alum, Annie Busiek (Class of 2001) competed on Jeopardy yesterday and won $21,000! She returns today, September 13th, to defend her one day championship. Ms. Busiek is currently employed as a copywriter in Chicago, IL.

Upcoming Events

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Golf: Boys Varsity
Sep 29
Cross Country: Boys Varsity
Sep 29
Cross Country: Girls Varsity
Sep 29
Football: 9th
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Football: 10th

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4800 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Hoover High School’s instructional program is designed to meet the needs of every level of learner with course offerings creating overlapping layers of support for struggling and advanced learners.  Hoover offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to all students in grades 9-10.



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