Curriculum

The WDMCS curriculum is embedded in sound, successful, and researched-based perspectives of the past, yet continues to be a fluid, dynamic instrument of the present. The teachers of WDMCS endeavor to implement ideas and skills that reflect the ever-changing technology and cultural changes of our society and needs of our learners. The goals of the district’s educational curriculum are to assist each student to:

  1. Develop basic learning-communicating-thinking skills
  2. Acquire an understanding of and regard for his/her physical and emotional development
  3. Understand living things, the physical world, and technology
  4. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts
  5. Learn to live as a contributing member within our democratic society
  6. Acquire an awareness of career opportunities and the work environment

To learn more about what your student will learn at each grade level, please see the links to the left.

Contact Us

Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Click Here for a detailed list of the Teaching and Learning department's curricular and program assignments.

Dr. Laurene Lanich
Associate Superintendent
(515) 633-5057

Brian Abeling
Director of Technology
(515) 633-5058

Sheri Ankeney
Executive Assistant
(515) 633-5064

Kristy Dietzenbach
Title I Coordinator
(515) 633-6732

Sandy Donielson 
Secretary
(515) 633-5065

Cindy Hinkle
Secretary
(515) 633-5067

Kerry Ketcham
Director of Special Education
(515) 633-5072

Jackie Neuberger
Instructional Technology and Professional Development Specialist
(515) 633-5071

Shane Scott
Director of Curriculum
(515) 633-5056

Marcia Sims
Secretary
(515) 633-5062

Susan Tiemens
Technology Specialist
(515) 633-5063

Steph Wilson
Director of Curriculum
(515) 633-5055

Joy Zuber
Registrar
(515) 633-5101