UPDATE (10 A.M.): Because of deteriorating weather conditions, schools will dismiss two hours early today, Tuesday, Jan. 22. View more information.
ORIGINAL POST: West Des Moines Community Schools will start school on time today, Tuesday, Jan. 22. There will not be a delay or cancellation due to weather conditions. At this time, all schools and activities are operating according to their regular schedules.
There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 14, due to a districtwide Professional Development Day for WDMCS staff. Classes will resume on its usual operating schedule Tuesday, Jan. 15. If your student attends Valley Southwoods Freshman High School or Valley High School, please remember that the second semester begins Tuesday.
There will also be no school on Monday, Jan. 21, due to another districtwide Professional Development Day for WDMCS staff. Classes will continue Tuesday, Jan. 22.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact your school building principal or main office.
Do you want to know if Project-Based Learning Network (PBLN) courses are right for your learner? Public open house tours of PBLN classrooms at Indian Hills and Stilwell junior highs as well as at Valley High School and Valley Southwoods Freshman High School are available for West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) families.
Please arrive at any time during each school’s scheduled tour and check in at the main office. Staff will walk you through classrooms and answer any questions about the PBLN pathway. Following each tour, attendees will be returned to the main office.
If you have any questions about the tours or the PBLN pathway, please contact Justin Miller, thought partner/business liaison at WDMCS, at email@example.com or 515-633-5117 as well as Melissa Gress, development coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-633-5059.
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If you do not have access to a computer, a paper copy can be obtained from a Tiger Cubs Preschool location or Kristin Rourk, preschool programs administrator, at the Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines.
LOCATION: Valley Fieldhouse, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines, IA 50266
TICKETS: WDMCS K-6 students who wear school or Valley Tiger T-shirts get in FREE. K-6 students who don’t wear school pride or Valley apparel get in for a $2 discounted price. Parents must accompany their student(s) and pay regular $5 ticket price.
K-6 students will have the opportunity to do a “sideline tunnel” when Valley’s starting lineup is announced for both games. Additionally, at halftime of both games, there will be quick knockout games at each end of the court following Valley’s dance and cheer performances. There will also be giveaways for Valley Tiger-branded shirts and miniature foam basketballs.
In addition to the “Elementary Night” promotion, the Valley girls’ basketball team is hosting an autograph night at Friday’s game vs. Southeast Polk. All kids who wear their jerseys will get in free. Following the girls’ game, the Tigers will be available in the North gym for autographs.
The Valley dance team will also be selling boys’ and girls’ basketball schedule T-shirts as part of a team fundraiser. There will be stations set up by ticket tables into the fieldhouse, where adult sizes S-XL cost $10 and XXL are $12.
For more information about this promotion, please contact either Valley Athletics and Activities Director Brad Rose at email@example.com or 515-633-4259 or Valley Athletics and Activites Coordinator Nate Lingren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-633-4249.
If you are unable to attend either of Friday’s games, you can catch the action via livestream video. View more information.
Looking for some after-school or weekend fun? Sign up for an Adventures class!
Adventures give students at West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) a chance to explore subjects or skills beyond the school day. This session, we’ll be making slime, getting crazy with math, exploring art, and more!