Archive for September, 2016
September 30th, 2016

On Thursday, September 29th, eight Hoover Drama students competed in the first ever DMPS Battle Acts improv competition hosted by Roosevelt Drama.  On the gold team: Brody Wheeler, Celeste Ruggle, Olivia Houchins-McCallum, and Luke Leonard.  On the Green a team, Abdul Mokhtar, John Martin Jr., Elizabeth Mora Huber, and Sofia Lopez.  The green team made finals and … Read more »

September 28th, 2016

Hoover STEM welcomed Japanese professors and doctoral students from Saitama University, Tokyo City University, Chiba University, Shizuoka University and Toho University as part of a grant to support scientific research and implementation of STEM teaching and learning practices in Japan. The group toured STEM classrooms, talked with students, interacted with a panel of STEM teachers … Read more »

September 23rd, 2016

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.

September 21st, 2016

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 »

September 20th, 2016

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 »

September 19th, 2016

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 »

September 19th, 2016

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 »

September 13th, 2016

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.

September 9th, 2016

Hoover Homecoming week starts Monday, September 12th. The football game will be Friday, September 16th at 7:30 PM vs. Lincoln. The Dance will be Saturday, September 17th from 7 PM – 10 PM in the Hoover gym. The theme is Carnival! Dress up next week to show your spirit! Monday: America Monday Tuesday: Tourist Tuesday … Read more »

September 2nd, 2016

It is a fresh start to a new school year and Hoover band students are welcoming a new band director, Ryan Rowley.  Students are getting their first look at marching band uniforms and preparing for their debut performance. You can catch this performance during half-time at the Hoover Homecoming football game on Friday, September 16th.