School News

Fall Conferences


Fall Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 4, 2pm – 6pm and Thursday, October 5, 4pm – 7pm. Your students teacher will contact you to set up a time to meet.

Picture Retake Day! Tuesday, October 17th


School picture retakes will be done Tuesday, October 17th. This picture will be used for the yearbook, school ID and will be available for purchase. Pictures are taken at the beginning of the school day so make sure to be on time to school  and wear your best smile!

student at locker

Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

New dismissal time for the 2017-18 school year


Regular school hours will be 7:45 am to 2:40 pm.
Every Wednesday will be a 90 min. early dismissal at 1:10 pm.

2017-18 Supply List


Click link above for a complete supply list for the 2017-18 school year.

girl getting off bus

Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students


Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. As of Aug. 1, 43% of Hoyt students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

Upcoming Events

Nov 21
School Board Meeting
Nov 22
No School
Nov 23
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 12
School Board Meeting
Dec 22
Winter Recess – No School
Hoyt takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bulletin Board

2017-18 School Supply ListClick here

Hoyt Middle School is now registering students for Fall Athletics:

Please register @

Participants must have a current physical and registration before they may begin practicing.

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

Virtual Backpack — Flyers for community events and opportunities.


Hoyt Mission:

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

Calendar of Events


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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