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Construction Updates

Construction Updates at DCG

This page will showcase all of the construction projects happening in our district.

Cookie Challenge

Oak View’s Cookie Challenge

  FCS students at Oak View are getting ready for their Kitchen Chemistry unit. As a preview of their work, they are participating in a “Cookie Challenge.” 8th graders were given the original Nestle cookie recipe and tasked with adding their own “flavor” to it. We were on hand to watch the 6th period class […]

DCG State Dance

Great Weekend for DCG Dance at State Competition

The DCG Dance team had a great weekend at the Iowa High School State Dance Championships. DCG Jazz – 5th Place in team competition DCG Hip Hop – 4th place in team competition DCG Pom – 8th place in team competition Click here to view the team results from the entire state. Great job dancers! […]

Sign Language Interpreter

Learning the English Language – One Shape at a Time

Zach Krueger knows the value of sign language interpreters in a public school setting. “Language learning and language access is incredibly important for cognition and quality of life,” says the Dallas Center-Grimes Middle School Sign Language Interpreter.  Mr. Krueger is working one on one with Ashlyn this year, with some big goals in mind. “Improving […]

STEM Activities at SPE

Engaging STEM Activities at South Prairie Elementary

Harvesting pumpkins. Protecting pilgrims. Helping the Mayflower float. These were all projects for 4th graders at South Prairie Elementary! STEM activities provide some of the most engaging experiences for our students. Watch the video associated with this story to see their creativity on display.

Thankful story

Celebrating Thanksgiving at DCG

Happy Thanksgiving DCG! Our district has a lot to be thankful for this year and we want to celebrate with you! Watch the video below as Dallas Center Elementary 3rd grader Graclyn Benne asks her teachers and classmates what they are thankful for this year.

Macy's Parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Presented by South Prairie Elementary

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a holiday tradition! Third graders at South Prairie Elementary aren’t going to wait until Thursday to see the floats, they made their own! After reading Balloons Over Broadway, students designed their own float and marched through their building!

All-State Instrumental Music

Showcase Weekend for DCG Instrumental Music

Eight Dallas Center-Grimes instrumental music students were selected to participate in the Iowa All-State Music Festival in Ames on November 17-19, 2022. Through a highly competitive audition process, these musicians were able to rehearse and perform with the top 2% of all musicians from around the state of Iowa. Membership in one of the All-State […]

Thanksgiving Foods

Recess Conversations – Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

We asked students at Heritage Elementary to share their favorite Thanksgiving foods with us in our latest episode of Recess Conversations. Watch the video below to see their answers!

DCG Angel Account

Supporting the DCG Angel Account

Looking for a way to help a neighbor in need? Consider giving to the DCG Angel Account. This fund helps students who do not qualify for free or reduced meals, but still have a need for our support. Angel Funds are provided to accounts in an equal distribution to children with negative meal balances. The […]