School News


Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback


Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.


Tutoring Sign Up at Hoyt Middle School


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.


Hoyt Girls Head to Basketball Shootout


The 1st Annual DMPS “Metro Girls Basketball Shootout” gets underway on Saturday, December 13th at 9:00 AM on the campus of East High School. All ten Des Moines middle schools will take to the court in this day-long event. Show your support for these young student-athletes. Click the image for more details about the event.


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


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.


Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing the 4th trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS 8th graders. These students will have an opportunity to spend a week exploring Washington DC during spring break (March 15-19).


Hoyt Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


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 Hoyt 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.

Upcoming Events

Mar 31
Iowa Assessment Testing
Apr 6
Iowa Assessment make-up test
Apr 20
Hoyt Spirit Week April 20-24
Apr 23
School dance for students with zero behavior referrals
Apr 24
No Tardies Celebration
Hoyt takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bulletin Board

Attention: Hoyt Middle School Registration for all new and returning students was on Thursday August 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you missed the registration date you may stop in to do so up until Tuesday August 19. If you are unable to make it by Tuesday you may come in between 1:30-5:00 on Wednesday or from 3:00-5:00 on Thursday. You may print off enrolment information from the website or stop in to take it with you, but we will not be enrolling students during the school day on Wednesday or Thursday. Please be sure to bring copies of current physicals for athletic activities throughout the year.

You may click here to download and print the forms for registration to bring in with you to speed up the process: Registration forms 1 registration forms 2. Each student attending Hoyt will be required to purchase a Physical Education uniform ($14) and a school planner ($6) at the time of registration.

Staff Resources Page (IC, email, Skydrive links):

Hoyt Mission:  To engage all students in a secure and supportive learning environment where they achieve their highest potential and accept responsibility for their learning.

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About Hoyt Middle School


2700 East 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

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