School News

Annual Healthiest State Walk


This event serves as a kick-off to the Healthiest State Month each year which occurs in October.  One hundred and eighteen students, school staff, and Orchard Place Agency staff participated in the Healthiest State Walk.  The walk was organized and coordinated by Amy Payne-Johnson from Orchard Place Agency and Aaron McMurphy, Orchard Place School PE … Read more »

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Fall Conferences at Orchard Place October 11th and 24th


Conferences will be: October 11 3:45 PM-7:45 PM October 24  3:45 PM -7:30 PM Parents are encourage to attend conferences for their student to discuss their growth so far this semester. Parents who are unable to travel to Des Moines for conferences may choose to participate by phone or make arrangements to meet at family … Read more »

Paper Chain of Kindness


This past week employees at Principal participated in Connected Community Ally Week.  During this week, their staff created Paper Chains of Kindness for various groups throughout the Des Moines community.  We are excited to be a part of this wonderful project.  Connye Stull, Vice Chair/LGBT and Employee Recourse Group at Principal delivered a Paper Chain … Read more »

Meet Orchard Place School Improvement Leader/Interventionist


Welcome to Orchard Place School!  This is a great place to work and learn!  I feel fortunate for the opportunity to be starting my 24th year at OP School; first as a teacher, then an interventionist and now School Improvement Leader. Our staff are a highly trained, dedicated group of educators, providing rigorous academic instruction while infusing social … Read more »

Welcome from the Principal 2018-19


I am very excited to welcome our students and staff back to another great school year in the Des Moines Public Schools.    We are three schools in one here at Orchard Place School as we serve students in grades four through twelve grade.  We have highly qualified teachers at all grade levels who are … Read more »

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MAP Testing at Orchard Place School


The Des Moines Public Schools participates in MAP testing three times a year. MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress which is a testing program developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association and is aligned with the common core.  We will also be using this assessment to measure student growth.  When students enter Orchard Place School … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 16
School Board Meeting
Oct 24
Fall Conferences Orchard Place School
Oct 25
Staff Development – No School
Nov 06
School Board Meeting
Nov 20
School Board Meeting

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About Orchard Place Campus School

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Orchard Place Campus School provides the curriculum and instruction for students who are residents of Orchard Place, a PMIC (Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children) non-profit facility. Read More…

Orchard Place School provides instruction for students who are residents at the Orchard Place Campus, a PMIC facility.

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