New entrances were installed at all eight West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) elementary buildings this summer. Modifications to the entrances include a double-door locked entry and require all visitors to access the school through the main office.
Three West Des Moines Community Schools elementary buildings are providing their students with a chance to grow a passion for soccer. Working with Opportunity on Deck, a nonprofit organization founded by Valley High School graduate Dylan DeClerck, Hillside Elementary School, Clive Learning Academy, and Crestview School of Inquiry offer popular soccer clubs that teach students the game and give them a chance to play.
On April 28, the Clive and Crestview soccer clubs joined Hillside Soccer Club for the last day of the season. More than 150 students and families from all three schools joined together to enjoy soccer and a meal.
Interested in joining Soccer Club? Get in touch with the soccer club at your school for next year.
Soccer Club members pass a ball back and forth.
A student throws the ball in during a Soccer Club match-up.
Soccer Club members race to get to the ball first.
Students work on passing techniques during Soccer Club.
A group of students takes a break during a meeting of all three soccer clubs.
Team members share high-fives at a soccer club session.
One player fends off members of another Soccer Club during a match.
Families watch a match during a Soccer Club session.
Visitors to Hillside Elementary may find themselves part of a sing-along to Christina Aguilera’s 2002 song “Beautiful” if they walk the halls after school on a Tuesday. The hit record is the theme song for Hillside Girls Club, and the club members sing the song at the end of every meeting, swaying in a wide circle with club leaders and guests.
The Dick Bittner Sixth-Grade Memorial Track Meet will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at the Valley High School track, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines.
The 100-, 200-, and 800-meter races and the 4×200 relay will be held in the morning, along with the field events. The track meet will continue with three relays, the sprint medley, the 4×70 shuttle, and the 4×100 in the early afternoon.
Nutrition Services will provide breakfast and lunch to the students. Breakfast will be served as soon as the students arrive, and lunch will be served starting at 10:30 a.m. All students, visitors, and family members may use a school lunch account or cash to pay for lunches. Students will be able to get breakfast and lunch with a negative account balance.
A la carte items will be available all day long. Students must have enough money in their account to pay for any a la carte items or they may use cash to pay for a la carte items.
The West Des Moines Police Department would also like to remind attendees not to park in front of the mailboxes on 39th Street.
The track meet is the culmination of a physical education unit. Students have the opportunity to enter as many as four events. The West Des Moines Community Schools elementary physical education staff is proud to sponsor the event and invites families and staff to attend the annual Dick Bittner Sixth-Grade Memorial Track Meet.
Research indicates that kids pick up foreign languages more easily at a younger age. For her Scholars project, Valley High School senior Anna Correa has developed a fun website with engaging storybooks for elementary students interested in gaining exposure to English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. This free website provides several levels of vocabulary, grammar, and audio across different themes to get kids excited about learning new languages. Visit learnlinguo.com to start your language learning experience today!
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