Teacher welcomes students back to school with a big smile.

Welcoming Schools, Resources for Teachers

Back to School SmileWe, in the West Des Moines Community Schools, have made a promise to our students that they will find where they belong. Our students represent more than 30 countries and have a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. Each and every child who comes through our doors must feel safe in our classrooms, hallways, playgrounds, and buses. To achieve this, we must continually gain understanding, awareness, and sensitivity to others’ experiences.

WDMCS Community Education Intercultural Outreach Coordinator Jeanna Bauer has provided resources to assist us in these efforts. The resources are available here.