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School Supply List 2016-2017


2016-2017 School Supply List 2016-2017 Hoyt Middle School Supply List 6th Grade • 9 2-pocket folders with prongs • 1 composition notebook • 4 1-subject spiral notebooks • 1 sketchbook for art • 2 packages of lined paper • 1 package of white computer paper • Clorox wipes • Kleenex • Hand sanitizer • Pencils … Read more »


Hoyt’s Bakker: Goodwill Achiever of the Year


Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa has honored Hoyt Middle School employee Randy Bakker as their Achiever of the Year. Randy was born with a condition called hydrocephalus which renders him functionally blind. After enrolling in a job skills training program at Goodwill he started working at Hoyt this year. The award is presented to someone who overcomes obstacles to employment. Click on the image for more.


Hoyt Competes at City-Wide Track Meet


Students from Hoyt and all of Des Moines Public Schools’ middle schools competed at the City-Wide Track & Field Meet on April 25. Beautiful weather and a big crowd of family and friends cheered on the student-athletes. Click the photo to see more images from the event.


Middle School: Faster, Higher, Stronger


Hundreds of middle school students gathered at Williams Stadium on Monday evening for the annual DMPS All-City Middle School Track & Field Meet. Great weather led to some great results, and a reminder of the district-wide effort to increase middle school sports and activities. Click the image to read and see more of the competition.


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).

Upcoming Events

Mar 10
No school
Mar 13
Spring Recess – no school
May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School – Elementary & Middle Schools
Sep 4
Labor Day
Hoyt takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bulletin Board

Dear Parents,

A school district committee with parent representatives from our school is proposing a modification of the current attendance areas for Hoyt, Goodrell, and Harding.  The proposal would impact incoming 6th graders for the 2016-2017 school year and would create sustainable attendance areas for all three schools.

Documents explaining this proposal can be found at the district web site HERE.


Additionally, information meetings will be held at East and North in the next two weeks and anyone may attend either meeting.  Spanish translation services will be provided.
North – Thursday, Jan. 14th at 6:30pm in the library.
East – Monday, Jan. 18th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.


For more information, contact Tim Schott at


Thank you,


Tim Schott
Secondary Schools Executive Director

Estimados Padres,


Un comité escolar con representantes de padres de nuestra escuela propone una modificación de las áreas de asistencia actual en Hoyt, Goodrell, y Harding. La propuesta afectaría a los estudiantes entrantes a 6to para el ciclo escolar 2016-2017 y crearía  áreas de asistencia sostenibles para las tres escuelas.


Documentos que explican la propuesta puede ser encontrada en el sitio web del distrito AQUÍ.


Además, juntas informativas se llevaran a cabo en la escuela East y North en las próximas dos semanas y cualquier persona  puede asistir  a cualquiera de las juntas. Se proporcionara servicios de traducción al español.
North-  jueves, 14 de enero a las 6:30pm en la biblioteca.
East –   lunes, 18 de enero a las 6:30pm en la cafetería.


Para mayor información, contactar a Tim Schott al




Tim Schott
Secondary Schools Executive Director

Journalism Club:
The Journalism Club publishes Hoyt’s Middle’s student-run newsletter, the “Hawk Times”. This newsletter is printed every other week. The purpose of the newsletter is to keep students informed on what’s going on at school, and in the local community. All articles are brainstormed, researched and written by students. Student-photographers provide pictures for our newsletter as well.
The Journalism Club is always open to new members. We have permanent staff positions, as well as freelance positions for students who want to contribute when they can.
Come get involved! The Journalism Club meets Mondays 2:45 – 3:15p.m., in room 1330.
Ms. Shepherd
Club Advisor

Hoyt Middle School is now registering students for Spring Athletics:
7th and 8th Grade Girls and Boys Track & Field.
Please register @
Participants must have a current physical and registration before they may begin practicing.

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

Hoyt Mission:

Our Mission is to ensure high levels of learning for all (staff, students, and community) in a positive environment.

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About Hoyt Middle School


2700 East 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8446 | E: 


Each day we work to engage our students in a secure and supportive learning environment where they can achieve their highest potential and accept responsibility for their learning. Read More…

One of our greatest strengths is the diversity of our student population as well as the programming we provide daily.

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