Informaline – Sept. 29
|BOUNDARY STUDY UPDATE: SCHOOL BOARD SETS BOUNDARY CRITERIA
On September 22, the West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education set criteria for determining possible changes to school attendance boundaries in the district. The criteria will be used by a committee made up of parents, teachers, administrators and community members charged with studying enrollment projections and recommending boundary adjustments for the district’s eight elementary and two junior high schools.
>>View the criteria<<
|HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT PARENT PREVIEWS OCT. 6Human Growth and Development curriculum, per senate file 2094, is required in the K-12 curriculum of Iowa schools. WDMCS students in grades four, five and six are shown videos as part of this curriculum that address topics such as puberty, body changes, adolescence, hygiene and healthy living. Parents are invited to a video previewing October 6 at Valley Southwoods (times in above link). Any parent who cannot make the Oct. 6 previews are welcome to watch the videos at any time at the Learning Resource Center. Please call 633-5050 to set up an appointment.|
|BOARD HIGHLIGHTS FROM Sept. 22
Board Elects Brown as President, Lipman as Vice PresidentOn Monday, Sept. 22, the West Des Moines Board of Education elected David J. Brown as its president and Andi Lipman as its vice president.
|STUDENTS TEACH EDUCATORS ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYWDMCS students Quinn Kelly, Lauren Dettbarn and Abigail Bishop were supposed to have Monday, Sept. 15 off from school because it was a professional development day for teachers in the district. The three girls were in class instead. In fact, the Jordan Creek Elementary sixth graders were teaching a class to educators from across the district.|
|SAVE THE DATE! PRESCHOOL PALOOZA IS NOV. 8Mark 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.|
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