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2016-2017 Supply Lists


For all of you early shoppers, please click the link to access our Supply Lists for this upcoming school year. See you all soon!

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Preschool Registration August 3


Families of Walnut Street School: Initially Preschool Registration was to take place in July.  Due to scheduling issues, we’ve had to push it into August.  Preschool registration will now take place August 3 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please remember to bring a Birth Certificate, Photo ID of parent, Immunization records (if you have them) … Read more »

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Online Registration Begins for 2016-17


Online school registration opened July 5.  You will find a link in your parent-portal message box of your Infinite Campus home page. If you don’t remember your username or password please contact the school office. 242.8438 Helpful information:  Be sure to use either a desktop computer and get connected to Firefox browser.  Or if you want to use an I-pad devise you will … Read more »


WSS Students Support Blank Park Zoo


Earlier this year, after hearing a story about the endangered black rhinoceros, four Walnut Street School students took it upon themselves to support the pair in captivity at Blank Park Zoo. The quartet of girls were the guests of the zoo today for a behind-the-scenes look at the rhinos as well as to help with feeding time for the giraffes. Click on the image for more about their work and visit to the zoo.

Upcoming Events

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Mindfulness - Parent Experience
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November PTO Meeting
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Picture Re-Takes
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Walnut Street School is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

About Walnut Street School


901 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-8438 | E:


Walnut Street School provides a strong social, emotional, and academic foundation for students to excel as lifelong learners in a global community through intercultural understanding and respect.

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