Washington Post: Iowa Rules!

The Washington Post shined some positive light on the state of Iowa today, listing 12 reasons why Iowa rules.  Great to see our home state getting national attention beyond politics.  World class education is key to Iowa’s bright present and future.  Read the full article HERE

Iowa: Field of Dreams for Young Professionals

More economic accolades for our home state. Fortune Magazine named Iowa the #5 best state for young job hunters. The article cites low unemployment, tech investment, and the low cost of living as positive indicators for young professionals. Check out the full article HERE!

DSM Register “Iowa Innovation” Page

Bookmark this “Iowa Innovation” page from the Register. Some awesome stuff in here about Iowa’s evolving tech scene. Enjoy!

Des Moines Tops List Of The Best Places For Business And Careers

Forbes recently ranked Des Moines as the best city in the US for business and careers, citing low business costs, a highly educated workforce, and the influx of high tech investment. Check out the full article HERE

Weighty Words

Remember Weighty Words from English class? Let’s see if we can remember all of them. Post one at a time on our Facebook group (Central Academy Alumni Network), and if you’re feeling creative, use the word in a sentence to describe Central. I’ll start us off and fill in blanks as needed. Go go go!!!

Winter 2013 Newsletter Posted

Exciting things are happening in 2013 at Central Academy! The Winter 2013 CA Newsletter has just been finalized and posted.

Highlights include:
• Academy students meeting the challenges of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme by raising money for the Food Bank of Central Iowa
• 7th graders in the Academy Prep Program learning about teamwork through the 11th annual CA Boat Races
• Math students kicking butt at the Wisconsin High School Mathematics Contest, placing 2nd of 37 schools and garnering 4 perfect student exam scores

Check out the Content tab to read the full newsletter and share these success stories by forwarding the link and inviting other CA Alumni to join the Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Also, we encourage you to consider donating to the Academy through the alumni network website to support the continuing success of all Academy programs. Give back to this great school and help your tax bill next year!

Academy Update

This fall a new and exciting endeavor for the Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Academy has been established.  For the first time, alumni have a designated location where they can peruse the latest happenings at Central, connect with other Academy Alumni, and support the exciting educational opportunities that exist at their former school.  “The Central Academy Alumni network is a valuable resource that will enable us to continue, and expand, programming offered here,” explained Crista Carlile, Central Academy Supervisor.  “We pride ourselves on establishing meaningful and lasting relationships with our students, while providing them with an unparalleled academic challenge.  The Central Academy Alumni network will enable us to follow their successes after they graduate and step out into the world.”

Highlights of the Alumni Network include a website developed by Academy alums.  The website features an Academy Update which gives alums a first-hand look into their old school and a mechanism to get involved with the Network – through both fundraising activities and volunteer events.

“Not only is this a great way for Central Academy alum to stay abreast of current happenings,  it is a chance for former students to give back and network,” explained Carlile.