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Effective Grading Practices Task Force Meets Feb. 22

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Grading Practices Task Force will meet at […]

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WDMCS Personal Care Collection

WDMCS is making a difference the week of Feb. 20-23.

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Start Your Kindergarten Adventure Today

Register for 2017-18 kindergarten in the WDMCS!

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Welcome to the West Des Moines Community Schools

The West Des Moines Community Schools 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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Effective Grading Practices Task Force Meets Feb. 22

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Grading Practices Task Force will meet at […]

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WDMCS Becomes 1:1 District

Next year, the WDMCS will provide a Chromebook for every student in grades 3-12. […]

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Personal care drive feature

WDMCS Personal Care Collection

WDMCS is making a difference the week of Feb. 20-23.

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Information for Parents

What's New

Grading papers

Effective Grading Practices Task Force Meets Feb. 22

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Grading Practices Task Force will meet at […]

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Working with Chromebooks.jpg

WDMCS Becomes 1:1 District

Next year, the WDMCS will provide a Chromebook for every student in grades 3-12. […]

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Meet Our Valley Southwood Project-Based Learning Teachers

As project-based learning expands to Valley Southwoods Freshman High School next year, a new team of teachers […]

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Information for Staff

What's New

Grading papers

Effective Grading Practices Task Force Meets Feb. 22

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Grading Practices Task Force will meet at […]

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Board Approves Teacher, Staff Agreements

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education has approved agreements with the […]

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Welcoming Schools, Resources for Teachers

We, in the West Des Moines Community Schools, have made a promise to our […]

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WDMCS Newcomers

About Our Schools

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

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Ready, Set, Go! Five Tips to Help You Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Our kindergarten teachers welcome young learners to school each fall and share with parents […]

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Kindergarten boy playing with blocks.

Start Your Kindergarten Adventure Today

Register for 2017-18 kindergarten in the WDMCS!

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