School News

Kindergarten Jump Start


Kindergarten Jump Start is a time for your child to meet/greet the Kindergarten Teachers.  They will be split up into the classrooms after a brief welcoming.  Parents will be dismissed and return at 11:00 to pick up their children either from the playground or the classroom, depending on the weather. We hope to see all … Read more »

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Last Day of School


  What: Last Day of School for Summer Break When: May 31st Time: 12:00 Sack lunch will be served-Please have your children picked up by 12:15. Please remind your children to collect all their belongings from their classrooms and lockers. Mrs. Massa will  be sending home their art work that they have made during the school year as … Read more »

Metro Kids Open Houses


Metro Kids Care will be hosting Open House times for families to register for  care for the 2018-2019 school year and summer of 2018! Metro Kids will be available in the WSS lobby on May 1st (5:30 PM-6:30 PM), May 2nd (7:00AM-8:00 AM) and May 3rd (5:30 PM-6:30 PM) to help you get your child registered. Sue from WSS Metro … Read more »

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Conferences Cancelled For Tonight


Hi all: Due to tonight’s weather forecast, all school conferences and public events (i.e. concerts) are postponed and will be rescheduled. Community education classes are cancelled. This afternoon’s middle school activities and after school programs will continue as normal. Thanks, Phil Roeder Director of Communications & Public Affairs Des Moines Public Schools 2100 Fleur Drive … Read more »

WSS Student Art Earns Acclaim in Russia


Stavropol is a sister city of Des Moines. Last year it held an art competition in connection with its 240th anniversary celebration. Students from across the globe were invited to submit pieces around the theme of We Are Children of One Planet. Eight students of art teacher Kristen Massa had their work shown and we recently learned that two students – Faith Fox and Emily Merfeld – earned awards. Click the headline to read and see more about their opportunity for our students.

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New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Upcoming Events

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Independence Day
Jul 10
School Board Meeting
Aug 14
School Board Meeting
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
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