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Making it a Great Day with High-Five Fridays

How do you start your day? At Indian Hills Junior High, teachers welcome students […]

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Order WDMCS Apparel

Show your school pride with official spirit wear from West Des Moines Community Schools.

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Find Your Kindergarten Roundup & Storytime!

Find your school’s kindergarten roundup and storytime dates and times.

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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

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Making it a Great Day with High-Five Fridays

How do you start your day? At Indian Hills Junior High, teachers welcome students […]

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WDMCS Offers Career and Technical Education Starting in Junior High

The West Des Moines Community Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is a […]

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Tiger Field Reconstruction Project Time-Lapse Video

A time-lapse of the Tiger Field construction at Valley High School, produced by Carl […]

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Information for Staff

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Benefits Enrollment Period Starts Monday, May 1

The annual enrollment period for medical/prescription drug, flexible spending accounts, and supplemental insurance will […]

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2017 Staff Recognition Reception

Join friends and colleagues at the 2017 Staff Recognition Reception, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The […]

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WDMCS Team Named Communication Department of the Year

WDMCS School/Community Relations Director Elaine Watkins-Miller, School/Community Relations Specialist Alexandra Wade, and Community Education […]

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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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Find Your Kindergarten Roundup & Storytime!

Find your school’s kindergarten roundup and storytime dates and times.

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