Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

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Kids West Summer Camp at Adventureland

Kids West field trip to Adventureland – June 2016. Kids and adults had a […]

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Goetschel is New Stilwell Assistant Principal, Southwoods Seeks Two Counselors

The West Des Moines Community Schools is pleased to announce that Barb Goetschel is the […]

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Get a Jump on the New School Year!

West Des Moines Community Schools families can get a head start on the upcoming […]

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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

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West Des Moines Police and Local Coalition Collaborate to Keep Your Students Safe

The West Des Moines Police Department and the Substance Abuse Prevention Community Coalition (SAPCC) […]

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Life in the WDMCS 5/6/2016

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

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Committee Plans Expansion of New Tech at WDMCS

An advisory team has been meeting since January to plan the district’s expansion of […]

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Information for Parents

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Kids West Summer Camp at Adventureland

Kids West field trip to Adventureland – June 2016. Kids and adults had a […]

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Helping Students Finish Strong

Spring can be a stressful time for students as they prepare for end-of-year exams, […]

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Committee Plans Expansion of New Tech at WDMCS

An advisory team has been meeting since January to plan the district’s expansion of […]

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Information for Staff

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Iowa Teacher of the Year Nominations Due April 25

Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is […]

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West Des Moines Police and Local Coalition Collaborate to Keep Your Students Safe

The West Des Moines Police Department and the Substance Abuse Prevention Community Coalition (SAPCC) […]

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Helping Students Finish Strong

Spring can be a stressful time for students as they prepare for end-of-year exams, […]

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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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Kindergarten Registration and Roundup 2016-17

Is your child ready for life’s big adventures? Let us help them explore and […]

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Summer of Learning Opportunities Offered by Community Education

Are you wondering how you’re going to keep your kids busy this summer? We […]

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