Families and friends,
Please join Smart Intermediate at Moe’s Southwest Grill on Tuesday, April 26 from 5-8 pm for food and fundraising! Smart Intermediate will receive 10% of all proceeds that evening. Come out and support Moe’s and Smart Intermediate!! Read more
News, Events, and Announcements
For the last two school years, DCSD has opted to count student contact time in hours versus days as is allowed by the Iowa Department of Education. The District has purposefully built extra time into the schedule to ensure that we meet the minimum threshold of 1080 hours for each school year. Because we do not have to make up any snow/inclement weather days at the end of this school year, the last student day has been adjusted as follows:
Adjusted Student Last Day: Wednesday May 25, 2016 – 2 hour early dismissal Read more
Iowa Assessments will be given on April 12th and April 14th. We are looking to do our very best that week! Please get plenty of rest and remember to eat breakfast in the morning. Teachers and students have worked very hard this year and it’s important we give our best effort! Read more
We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. However, only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week. More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
We are proud to teach these foundational 21st century skills during our Hour of Code event on Friday, December 11. We believe so strongly in the importance of computer science education that we are not just spending an hour learning to code; we’ll be coding all day. Through a blend of unplugged and plugged in activities we hope to not only teach the basics, but spark an interest in computer science that might help our students become the next generation of tech leaders.