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Seniors who attended an elementary school in the district as sixth graders are invited to return to their home elementary school to celebrate their graduation on Wednesday, May 22.

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The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) eagerly announces the completion of a $28 million renovation and expansion project at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School. Join us as we mark this milestone with a ribbon-cutting event, co-hosted by WDMCS and the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m.

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Cadets in Valley’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC) took to the air for experiential learning as part of a Flight Orientation Program sponsored by the Air Force through the local Civil Air Patrol. Each student cadet got to sit side-by-side with expert Civil Air Patrol pilots and had the opportunity to help pilot the aircraft.

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West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Preschool Programs invites children ages 2-6 and their grown-ups to Preschool Palooza, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

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West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) students and families will connect through student artwork at the district's Impact of Art event on Thursday, March 28 from 5-7 p.m. Students in grades K-12 will exhibit their art at the Learning Resource Center and celebrate the importance of arts education with their families and other guests.

Recognition and Honors
  • Recognition and Honors

Valley High School is the first ever recipient of the Capitol Award presented by the Iowa Secretary of State. We were selected as a result of Valley’s successful voter registration efforts that led to over 300 students registering to vote. Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Lead and a Social Studies Teacher Kelsey Hudson helped drive the initiative and shared the significance of this recognition. 

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Join us for Well-Being Matters! Learn and get connected to school and community resources. The breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics related to behavioral health and mental well-being. Childcare and interpretation are available upon request with registration.

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The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education will hold a workshop meeting at 5:15 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 22, in the Fairmeadows Room at the Learning Resource Center, followed by a regular business meeting at 7 p.m. in the Community Room

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  • Recognition and Honors

Three West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) administrators earned the Patriot Award from Iowa’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, at a WDMCS Board meeting on Dec. 11, 2023.

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