Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at each of our buildings.
Crestview School of Inquiry fifth-graders observe a City of West Des Moines sewer robot during their robotics unit.
Crestview students Daisy Dim, Stacey Sanchez, Nathan Anspach, Tluang Par, and Ruby Bonia and guidance counselor Terri Fritz support the Profriend campaign in the library.
Volunteer and substitute teacher Betsy LeBlond introduces Crestview School of Inquiry learners to her golden lab, Rosie, with Crestview teacher librarian Ann Reynolds.
Chase Storbeck, kindergarten learner at Crestview School of Inquiry, reads to Rosie, a visiting golden lab.
Indian Hills Junior High eighth-grader Nina Dorr demonstrates ballet techniques for Crestview School of Inquiry fourth-graders as they prepare to attend “The Nutcracker” ballet.
Indian Hills Junior High eighth-grader Nina Dorr teaches Crestview School of Inquiry fourth-grade students a few ballet steps from “The Nutcracker.”
Third-grade Hillside Elementary student Rhiannon Barscht reads to her sixth-grade buddy, Admira Katzman, during Hillside’s Girls Club Reading Buddies program.
Sixth-grade volunteer Deja Weber-Rogers listens to her reading buddy, Hillside Elementary first-grade student Ryder Griz.
Hillside Elementary sixth-grader Kamiyah Kazeze reads with her buddy, first-grader Kalina Wentland.
Hillside Elementary kindergartner Chloe Iliff listens to her sixth-grade reading buddy, Nina George.
Students and volunteers from Valley High School and Valley Southwoods Freshman High School package more than 15,000 cookies to give to teachers and staff at their schools.
The Valley High School mascot poses with students during the Valley High School/Valley Southwoods Freshman High School Parent-Teacher Organization cookie event.
Valley High School orchestra students Kendra Thompson, Maya Shah, Chelsea Sapp, Emily Ash, and Matt Christensen perform holiday music at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown. The students talked with the veterans about their experiences after their performance.