Informaline – Oct. 20
|BOUNDARY COMMITTEE BEGINS MAP DEVELOPMENT
The district’s boundary study committee held its second meeting on Oct. 6, creating map sketches as an initial step toward developing boundary options. The committee of 50 was divided into eight small groups with each group submitting a cursory suggestion. The committee will hold its next meeting Oct. 21. These meetings are open to observers.
PUBLIC FORUM DATES SET
• Saturday, November 8 at 1 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center
• Tuesday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Southwoods
• Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center
|DISTRICT TO TEST PHONE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM OCT. 24
Winter weather is approaching! The district will be conducting a test of its emergency notification system Fri., Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. This is ONLY A TEST.
|10 TIPS FOR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent-teacher conferences are in full swing! Each school does things a little differently, so we asked faculty and staff to share their best parent-teacher conference tips.
|BOARD HIGHLIGHTS FROM OCT. 13
School Board Visits Westridge
On Monday, Oct. 13, the West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education visited Westridge Elementary. Each year the Board visits two elementary schools and one secondary school in the district on a rotating basis. The Board will visit Indian Hills Junior High on January 12 and Hillside Elementary on May 11.
|GET YOUR FLU SHOT – CLINIC AT HILLSIDE NOV. 3
The Polk County Health Department is sponsoring a community flu clinic at Hillside Elementary on Monday, Nov. 3 from 4-7 p.m. This clinic is open to students, staff, and families of West Des Moines Community Schools. It is also open to the community, so please invite family, friends and neighbors!Most insurances are accepted, so please bring your insurance card with you. Flu shots will be $20 without proof of insurance. Some students may qualify for a free vaccine. Please call the Polk County Health Department at 515-286-3798 with any questions regarding insurance and/or free vaccine eligibility.
|SAVE THE DATE! PRESCHOOL PALOOZA IS NOV. 8
Mark your calendar for the second Preschool Palooza on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Hillside Elementary. Children ages two to six will enjoy fun and educational activities while their grown-ups gather information about early childhood opportunities. All activities and snacks are free.
Valley wrestling club and basketball clinic, WDMCS Transition Night, Trunk or Treat Nights, Learn to Skate, nature programs and MORE!