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Open Enrollment for 2019-2020


OPEN ENROLLMENT   Spanish Patron Notification Patron Notification (002) For those of you who are not aware the application period for Open Enrollment begins on July 2 this year since the 1st is on a Sunday.  The district website will have the new application for OE and WIDT available beginning at 9:00 AM on July … Read more »

Open House! PK-5th


Please come to school with your child on Tuesday, August 21st from 4:00pm-6:00pm.   Teachers will be ready to meet their students.  Bring your supplies!  If you ordered supplies, they will be ready Tuesday, August 21st for pickup.  Open house is for all pre-school through 5th grade students. First day of school is Thursday, August 23rd.

2018-2019 Classroom Supplies


WSS School Supply Lists 18_19    

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 »

Upcoming Events

Aug 14
School Board Meeting
Aug 21
Open House
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School
Sep 04
School Board Meeting

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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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