Announcements

Friday, June 23, 2017

Board of Education Meets June 26

The 2015-16 West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education.

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education members (from right to left) Melinda Dunnwald, Tali Greenspon, Liz Cox, Vicky Poole, Ed.D., David Brown, Liz Brennan, and Jill Caton Johnson, Ph.D.

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education will hold a workshop session and regular business meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines.

The workshop session begins at 5:15 p.m. in the Fairmeadows Conference Room, followed by the regular business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.

These meetings are open to the public.

School Board Meeting Materials

School Board Information

School Board Meeting Calendar

Friday, June 9, 2017

Board of Education Meets June 12

The 2015-16 West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education.

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education members (from right to left) Melinda Dunnwald, Tali Greenspon, Liz Cox, Vicky Poole, Ed.D., David Brown, Liz Brennan, and Jill Caton Johnson, Ph.D.

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education will hold a workshop and regular business meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines.

The workshop begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m.

These meetings are open to the public.

School Board Meeting Materials

School Board Information

School Board Meeting Calendar

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

No School Memorial Day, May 29

There will be no school for students on Monday, May 29, 2017, as it is Memorial Day.

Remember: That Friday, June 2, is the last day of school for students and will be an “early out” day.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Seniors’ Last Day: Thursday, May 25

Thursday, May 25, will be the last day of school for seniors at Valley High School and Walnut Creek Campus. Learn more about this year’s graduates at www.wdmcs.org/news/congratulations-2017-graduates.

Friday, May 19, 2017

School Board Holds Special Meeting May 22

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education will hold a special business meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017, in the Community Room at the Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines.

This meeting is open to the public.

School Board Meeting Materials

School Board Information

School Board Meeting Calendar

Friday, May 12, 2017

Iowa Assessments Results to Be Available in Fall 2017

West Des Moines Community Schools students in grades 3-11 recently completed the Iowa Assessments. These assessments include tests in mathematics, reading/Language Arts, and science. Most Iowa districts administer the Iowa Assessments in the spring. Next year, it will be required for all districts to administer the state assessment in the spring. Because there are more districts who administer this assessment in the spring, evaluation of the assessment may take longer, and it is anticipated that we will not receive the assessment results prior to the end of this school year. You will receive your child’s results early in the 2017-18 school year. If you have specific questions about the Iowa Assessments, please contact your child’s building principal.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Early Dismissal on Last Day of School

This is a reminder that the last day of school for students—Friday, June 2—will be an early dismissal day. This will give teachers additional time to get their rooms ready for the summer and make other preparations for the summer months and next school year. Each school will start at its regular time and follow a Friday schedule but have an “early out” at its Wednesday “early out” time on the last day of school:

Elementary (except Crestview) 9:05 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Crestview School of Inquiry 8:20 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Junior High 7:35 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Valley Southwoods Freshman High School 8:20 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Valley High School 8:20 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Walnut Creek Campus 9 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

 

Please note: Teachers will follow a different schedule.
See the last day of school schedule for teachers.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Reminder: No School April 28

There will be no school for WDMCS students on Friday, April 28. It is a professional development day for staff. District offices will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For other important dates throughout the school year, please see our Calendar at a Glance: bit.ly/CalAAG-1617.

Friday, April 21, 2017

School Board Meets at Western Hills Elementary

Western Hills ElementaryThe West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education will hold a workshop and regular business meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017, in the Media Center at Western Hills Elementary, 600 39th Street, in West Des Moines.

The workshop begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m.

These meetings are open to the public.

School Board Meeting Materials

School Board Information

School Board Meeting Calendar

Monday, April 10, 2017

What Do You Think? District Website Survey

We are in the process of updating the website to reflect our new brand. Please take a few moments to answer these questions about the district’s website, www.wdmcs.org.

Take the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/district-website.