WDMCS Highlights from Let’s Move

West Des Moines Community Schools had quite the representation at the Let’s Move event at Wells Fargo Arena featuring First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Featured speaker Shawn Johnson is a former Valley High School student.
  • Performer Katelyn Epperly is a Valley High School graduate. She was assisted by drummer, and fellow Valley alum, Nick Frampton.
  • Valley’s five time state champion Competition Cheer Squad performed.
  • Valley’s A Cappella Reign choral group also performed.
  • Journalism students from Valley received press passes and were able to cover the event.
  • Jordan Creek fourth grader Elyse Hall is a member of the Isiserettes who also performed at the event.
  • Westridge Elementary’s “Westridge Walks” program was mentioned by the First Lady in her speech and the entire Westridge Elementary sixth grade was in attendance.
  • Phenix Elementary got a very special invitation to the event as the only students younger than sixth grade because they were recently named Iowa’s Healthiest K-12 School.
  • More than 200 students from Indian Hills and Stilwell junior high schools were in attendance.
  • Stilwell students were on stage with the First Lady performing the Interlude Dance for the finale.
VHS Cheerleaders

VHS cheerleaders got to meet Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser and Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwon when they performed at the Let’s Move event.