News
December 19th, 2014

Area business spreads holiday cheer! Employees at Athene worked together to ensure many families were taken care of with gifts this holiday season. Athene coordinated with Brubaker Elementary and provided clothing items and toys for 122 students in Des Moines. Many thanks to Athene!


November 14th, 2014

´╗┐Just in time for Thanksgiving, our elementary students are learning about cranberries! Brubaker Elementary students tried cranberries tart, fresh and dried. Pick a Better Snack educators say all forms count when it comes to fruits and vegetables!


November 12th, 2014

Brubaker’s annual Canned Food Drive will be from November 17 – 21. Students may bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Bank of Iowa. Please help Brubaker in the pursuit to fight against hunger in Iowa.


November 12th, 2014

Brubaker will be hosting a literacy and math event for families. Families are welcome to come to school and be a part of activities in the classroom on November 25th. Kindergarten, First, and Second grades will be hosting from 1:00-2:00 pm. Grades 3, 4, and 5 will host from 2:15-3:15 pm. Please RSVP by November 21st. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th!


October 28th, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin visited Brubaker on Wednesday to have a snack with students and talk to 3rd graders about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Sen. Harkin is an author of the federal Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program, a catalyst for change in the fight against childhood obesity. Click on the image to read more.


October 6th, 2014

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the image to learn more and register to play.


September 26th, 2014

You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.


August 19th, 2014

The first day of school will be an early dismissal. On early dismissal days, students will be dismissed at 2:00, include the first day of school.


August 15th, 2014

The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Brubaker and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.


July 22nd, 2014

Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.