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Holiday Dinner in FACS Class


Students in Ms. Besco’s Family and Consumer Science (FACS) class had a Holiday sit down formal dinner on Thursday, November 20th. This dinner was a way to come together as a class to support, inspire, and express their new found kitchen/culinary skills. ” I created the best brownie recipe for our holiday meal”, said student Ashanta … Read more »


ACE Mentoring Program


Hoover students are participating in the ACE Mentoring Program.  During the last meeting they toured the Lithia Audi Dealership to see how a building is constructed.  In this program the students work with Architects, Engineers and Construction professionals to design a structure.  This year’s project will be designing a new welcoming center at the Des Moines … Read more »

Student Council Volunteers


Hoover student council volunteered on Tuesday, November 11th at Meals from the Heartland. Picture from left to right are, Oddessey Whitaker, Keenan Jackson, Kendra McGhee, DaSha Brown, Alicia Lovan, Matt Schwarz, Ava Torres, Shandra Gillson, and Ha Ho.

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Hoover Jazz Combo Performance


The Hoover Jazz Combo performed for the DMPS Instrumental Music Fundraiser at Barnes and Noble in West Des Moines on Saturday, November 15.  Pictured L-R: Marissa Van Elsen, Nickolas Bainter, Ben Tallman, Matthew Bourland, Max Tense and Katie Mitchell.​

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DMPS Test Message


The safety, security and well-being of our students and staff is always a top priority at Des Moines Public Schools. As winter draws near, and weather-related closings, delays or dismissals become a possibility, we want to make sure people receive announcements as soon as they are made and delivered. That’s why DMPS will be testing … Read more »


Students Honored


Two Hoover students, Mamoon Koko and May Joy, were recognized by the Des Moines Metro Area Optimists Annual Youth Appreciation Week Celebration on Monday, November 17th.

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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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