School News

Breakfast Club: Free Breakfast in the Classroom


Walnut Street School will now be offering free breakfast to all students. They will begin eating in their classroom starting at 8:00 AM (click on picture to see more information.)


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

Iowa State Fair Parade


Walnut Street School has signed up to participate in the Iowa State Fair Parade this year!  Please join us in this time of fun and camaraderie. Its a great opportunity to  show our love for Walnut Street School and our downtown community!  Join us on Wednesday, August 9th, at 5:45pm.  We will meet in lot 38 … Read more »

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17-18 Classroom Supply List


17-18 WSS supply list

Amy Laug

Walnut Street School Welcomes New Principal


Join us in welcoming Amy Laug to the helm of Walnut Street School! Principal Laug is a longtime Walnut Street School lion, having served as a teacher, IB coordinator and Dean of Students. She’s looking forward to welcoming us back to school on Aug. 23. To read more about Principal Laug, click on the headline.

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Walnut Street School to perform at CelebrAsian May 26, 3:30pm. We will do Lion Dance, Fan dance, and group singing. All WSS students are invited to join the singing on the stage!

Upcoming Events

Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 26
Graduation Walk
Sep 04
Labor Day
Sep 04
Labor Day

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

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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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