Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

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Franklin Brandt, Eli Basler, Ella Troen, and Zozan Malaka pick out materials from the VEX kit.

Life in the WDMCS 2/1/2016

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Weather Notification Reminder: Feb. 1, 2016

Student safety is always the West Des Moines Community School district’s top priority. With […]

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Valley High School Named to NFL Super Bowl Honor Roll

Valley High School alum and former National Football League (NFL) player Justin Hartwig will […]

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Welcome to West Des Moines Community School District

The West Des Moines Community School District serves more than 55,000 residents in the western portion of Polk County – West Des Moines and Clive, parts of Urbandale and Windsor Heights, and nearby rural areas. For more than 100 years, the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) has been preparing learners for life. We are the ninth largest district in the state with more than 9,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students, approximately 1,200 employees and 14 schools.

Information for Students

What's New

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Valley High School Named to NFL Super Bowl Honor Roll

Valley High School alum and former National Football League (NFL) player Justin Hartwig will […]

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Junior High Film Festival Showcases Creativity, Collaboration

The start of the new year brings the beginning of awards season in show […]

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Western Hills Principal George Panosh gets his head shaved to recognize the school’s support of the two students, who have cancer, and their families.

Life in the WDMCS 1/25/2016

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at […]

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Information for Parents

What's New

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Valley High School Named to NFL Super Bowl Honor Roll

Valley High School alum and former National Football League (NFL) player Justin Hartwig will […]

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Petersen Named Teacher of the Year Finalist

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School teacher Wade Petersen showed up to his 2016 Iowa […]

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Elementary Pupils Collecting Healthy Lunch In Cafeteria

District Offering Free Evening Meals for Children

The West Des Moines Community Schools Nutrition Services department is offering a free evening […]

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Information for Staff

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Teacher Contract Negotiations to Begin

Teachers for the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) will begin negotiating their 2016-2017 […]

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Petersen Named Teacher of the Year Finalist

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School teacher Wade Petersen showed up to his 2016 Iowa […]

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Franklin Brandt, Eli Basler, Ella Troen, and Zozan Malaka pick out materials from the VEX kit.

Life in the WDMCS 2/1/2016

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at […]

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WDMCS Newcomers

About Our Schools

The West Des Moines Community School District serves more than 55,000 residents in the western portion of Polk County.

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Registration for Brighter Beginnings Session 2 is Now Open

Brighter Beginnings is a program of WDMCS Community Education designed for parents or primary […]

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Family Fun with “The Hour of Code”

Join the WDMCS for “The Hour of Code,” a free, fun, family-friendly learning activity […]

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