Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

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Winter Weather and Bus Safety

Winter weather means extra caution is needed on the road, especially when it comes […]

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Coming Soon! See and Pay Fees Through One Online System

The WDMCS will soon offer one online system where families can see account balances […]

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Seven Ways to Achieve Effective, Impactful Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to partner with your child’s teacher or teachers […]

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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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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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Life in the WDMCS 2/8/2016

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

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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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A Jordan Creek students waits her turn to paint Principal Wenger's hair black and orange.

Life in the WDMCS 2/8/2016

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

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Coming Soon! See and Pay Fees Through One Online System

The WDMCS will soon offer one online system where families can see account balances […]

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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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