District News

Supply Lists Available!

news_schoolsupplies_stockphotoIt may be summer, but school is just around the corner. School supply lists are available today!

For the supply lists for each of our preschools, elementary schools, Indian Hills Junior High and information on supplies for Stilwell Junior High and the high school, please see the link below.

School Supply Lists


Perrigo to be Recommended as Associate Principal of Valley

staff_Perrigo_2014The West Des Moines Community Schools announces that David Perrigo will be recommended for appointment as associate principal of Valley High School. Perrigo will begin his duties on July 15.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Perrigo join us at Valley High School,” said Valley Principal Tim Miller. “His educational experiences and knowledge will serve him well as he assists us in striving for the continuous improvement we all are working towards within our school community.”

Perrigo is currently the middle school and high school principal at Collins-Maxwell Community Schools where he served for a year. Prior to his position at Collins-Maxwell, he had worked at Edmunds Elementary in the Des Moines Public Schools since 2007 as dean of students for four years and principal for two years.

He has experience in the WDMCS as a teacher in the Four Oaks Alternative School for the 2006-07 school year. He was also an at-risk coordinator at South O’Brien Community Schools and an elementary physical education teacher at Sergeant Bluff-Luton.   Perrigo brings a breadth of coaching experience, coaching boys and girls basketball, football and golf throughout his career.

He received his master’s degree in educational leadership from Viterbo University in 2010 and his bachelor’s degree in K-12 physical education/health education from Northwestern College in 2002.

Current Valley High School Associate Principal Robert Boley announced his resignation in June to become principal at Woodward-Granger High School.

WDMCS Superintendent Dr. Lisa Remy will present the recommendation to the WDMCS Board of Education at its July 14 meeting.
Information on school board meetings.

West Des Moines Top 10 Best Small Cities for Education

news_wrparentchildWest Des Moines has been named as one of the Top Ten Best Small Cities for Education in America by the real estate blog Movoto.org.

“This city was at the very top in the way of high school graduation rate…. and they did so with test scores that ranked eight out of 10. Not bad for our only Iowa representative in the top 10,” according to writer Laura Allan.

According to the site, overall the city had “very positive scores that indicate a great educational environment.”

To see the full list and to learn more about Movotog.org criteria, visit www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/best-small-cities-for-education/