School News

Vocal Music Concert


Come enjoy the talented Hoyt students in our Vocal Music concert

Thursday, November 30th in Hoyt’s auditorium.

The 6th grade performance will start at 6:00; students should be here by 5:45.

The 7th and 8th grade performance will start at 6:45 and students need to be here by 6:30.

Band and Orchestra Winter Concert


Join us for an evening of wonderful music at the Hoyt Band and Orchestra  winter concert on Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 pm in the Hoyt auditorium. Students who are perfoming need to arrive at 6:00 pm.  

8th Grade Science Fair


8th Grade Science Fair
Tuesday, December 5th

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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Dec 14
Band and Orchestra Concert
Dec 15
Dec 22
Winter Recess – No School
Dec 25
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 29
Holiday – Offices Closed
Hoyt takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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2017-18 School Supply ListClick here

Hoyt Middle School is now registering students for Winter 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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