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Archive for May, 2012

A Voice Raised

The voice of Valley High School student Samantha Greer rang out during the West Des Moines Community School District Board of Education meeting on May 14, 2012.

She wasn’t speaking on a specific board issue; she was singing.

The Watchman’s Daughter” by Samantha Greer


Topics: Education, School Board News

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Outstanding Accomplishments in the WDMCS – May 2012

The Board of Education of the West Des Moines Community School District is pleased to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of district students and staff.



With 16 sets of twins, Valley Southwoods set a Guinness Record in the category of Most Sets of Twins in the Same Academic Year at One School. The twins are Hanna and Julia Anderson, Quintin and Mason Barr, Megan and Hannah Baysinger, Hannah and Noah Clark, Jade and Logan Davis, Roman and Giavanna Dean, Hunter and Carson Feldman, Anna and Samuel Freihage, Jacob and Jeffrey Goetz, Emma and Sara Goff, Cole and Logan Harvey, Emily and Allison Kacer, Joseph and Joshua McVey, Cole and Cory Mullins, Kaylee and Kyle Olson and Kayla and Lauren Phalen. 


Stilwell seventh grader John Mahoney won the 2012 Iowa National Geographic Bee and will represent the state at the National Geographic Bee at Washington, D.C., May 22-24. Indian Hills seventh grader Abbie Kigin was also a semifinalist and competed at the state competition.

Valley senior Luchang Wang and Walnut Creek senior Melissa Richards were named to the Des Moines Register Academic All-State. (more…)

Topics: Education