Community Education

Summer Strings

Date
Jun. 11
Location
Indian Hills Junior High School, 9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive
Event For
Grades 5-9
Cost
$95
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5007
Information
Students will participate in orchestra rehearsals, musicianship classes (including ear training and theory), and sectional rehearsals. This will be an intensive study of orchestra music and listening skills, culminating with a concert on June 21 and then a trip to Adventureland on June 22.

Summer Band Bash

Date
Jun. 11
Location
Indian Hills Junior High School, 9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive, IA
Event For
Grades 6-12
Cost
$95
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5007
Information
This two-week program meets for one hour each day and gives instrumental music students the opportunity to develop their rhythmic skills, strengthen their tone and playing technique, and polish their music reading skills in preparation for the school year.

Trumpet Adventures

Date
Jun. 11
Location
Stilwell Junior High School, 1061 Vine Street, West Des Moines
Event For
Grades 6-8
Cost
$59
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5007
Information
Join fellow trumpet players in this exciting workshop geared specifically for you! Led by Tony Garmoe, you’ll explore a fun mix of traditional and non-traditional methods to improve breathing, air flow, relaxation, tone, flexibility, strength, range, endurance, and much more.

Jump Start

Date
Jul. 2
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
For students entering grades 1-5
Cost
$150
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Jump Start is a fun week filled with activities designed to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Each morning will be spent refreshing students’ math, reading, and writing skills, while the afternoons will be filled with art, computers, P.E., and science!

Youth Tech Inc.

Date
Jul. 2
Location
Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, 625 S. 35th St., West Des Moines
Event For
ages 10-17
Cost
$160-175
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Youth Tech Inc. is an interactive computer camp that focuses on providing enrichment opportunities to students in the world of computers. www.youthtechinc.com

Safety Town

Date
Jul. 13
Location
Fairmeadows Elementary School, 807 23rd Street, West Des Moines
Event For
children entering kindergarten
Cost
$50
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Safety Town is a comprehensive educational program introducing safety awareness and preventative practices to young children. Topics include safety around strangers, fire, water, buses, traffic, and poison. Safety Town is offered by WDMCS Community Education and the West Des Moines Police Department.

Art Adventures

Date
Jul. 16
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
students entering grades 4-7
Cost
$80-160
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Interested in getting creative? Come adventure into art and get inspired by famous artists and their artwork! We’ll start by studying famous artists and their work, then we’ll use what we learn to create artwork of our own. Taught by Tamara Brase. *Projects will vary from the ones done last year.

Preschool Creations

Date
Jul. 16
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
ages 4-5
Cost
$68
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Keep your preschooler busy this summer while cultivating their creativity! With two exciting classes to choose from, your child is sure to find something to inspire their imagination.

Science Exploration

Date
Jul. 23
Location
Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
Event For
students entering grades 1-7
Cost
$80-160
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
Explore a variety of stimulating science subjects! You have the option of signing your child up for one of the morning sessions, one of the afternoon sessions, or both!

Camp Kindergarten

Date
Jul. 27
Location
varies by session
Event For
children entering kindergarten
Cost
$70
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Holly Burns
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
This week-long program gives our youngest students an opportunity to experience what it will be like to be in kindergarten. Students will get to explore a school bus and have an opportunity to eat lunch and learn other basic routines of their day. Each student will receive a book.

Summer of Learning

Date
Aug. 3
Location
varies by activity
Event For
Grades K-12
Cost
varies by activity
Organization
WDMCS Community Education
Contact
Sue Otte
Phone
515-633-5001
Information
We have many fun, enriching, and affordable learning opportunities available! Whether your children need a little extra help in reading, writing, or math, or simply a fun way to expand their knowledge in several subjects, we provide a wide variety of activities to choose from.