School News

Fun Night_6th Grade Fundraiser

Fantabulous Fun Night


The Sixth graders are putting together a night of family fun for Friday, October 31st from 6:00-7:30.  They are organizing a “Fantabulous Fun Night” that will take place in conjunction with Cowles Trunk-or-Treat night.  Be prepared for a night of games, pizza, and candy that helps raise money for the 6th graders annual overnight trip … Read more »


Upper Level Classroom News


The Upper Elementary team just held their Interest Fair on Friday, October 3rd!  The students pick a topic they are interested in and do research on it.  They also make a poster and share their research to their fellow students, teachers, and parents.  Some students even came in costume!  Their topics covered many different topics.  … Read more »

Jump Rope

Jump Rope For Heart


Cowles wins highest JRFH/HFH Combo Increase 2013-2014

Snow Plow

Cowles Snow Plow


Mrs. Dare’s 7th & 8th grade collaborative art class worked as a group to design and paint one of the Des Moines snow plows for the season.  This past Saturday the plow was on display at the Downtown Farmer’s Market.


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


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.

Middle School Classroom News

Middle School Classroom News


Middle School students are immersed in their AR or DM class. AR is starting basic programming with RobotC. They will be assembling a fully automated railroad crossing and programming the bars to move up and down. DM is learning sketching techniques and will be using the Autodesk Inventor program soon. Autodesk Inventor is a computer … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 22
90 Minute Early Dismissal
Oct 24
No Class for Students, Professional Development Day for Teachers
Oct 29
90 Minute Early Dismissal
Oct 31
Fantabulous Fun Night
Nov 3
CMPG Meeting

Cowles is Iowa's only public Montessori school. Click here to learn more about our philosophy.

Bulletin Board

Cowles Montessori Pawction

Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus

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