School News




Edmunds students were treated to a traditional Holiday treat in December with special presentations of The Nutcracker ballet. Students attended two separate performances of The Nutcracker on Friday December 12th. One show was at Hoyt Sherman Place, performed by Ballet Des Moines, who donated all the tickets for the school. The second show was at … Read more »


IELC Students


In order to help students new to the country adjust to schools in Des Moines, Des Moines Public Schools provides a special program called the Intensive English Language Center, or IELC.  Students in Mrs. Davidson’s second and third grade IELC class have been learning about community helpers. Doctors, mail carriers, police officers, librarians, fire fighters, … Read more »


Creating a Class Quilt


This year Mrs. Mauren’s second grade class completed several community-building activities to celebrate the uniqueness of every member of the class, helping students to know each other better.  One of the community-building activities was creating a class quilt. Learning that quilts are made by stitching together many pieces of fabric, the students discussed how their … Read more »


Girls on the Run


The Girls on the Run program at Edmunds just completed its ten week program, the second year that Girls on the Run has been sponsored at Edmunds. This fall there were 18 girl’s from 3rd through 5th grades who ran and worked out in preparation for a 5k run held in November. The coaches and … Read more »


Leonardo Da Vinci is in the House!


Edmunds students had a surprise in art class when world renowned artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci paid a visit to all the art classes one day. Mr. Da Vinci was at Edmunds to support and encourage the art students in their big mural assignment – a yearlong  project that will involve all Edmunds … Read more »


K/1 Title Family Activity Night


Kindergarten and 1st Grade students enjoyed a Fall Activity Night with their families on Tuesday, October 28th.   The students preformed a concert for guests which ended with “On Top of Spaghetti.”  After the concert, students explored math activities with their families and made word puzzles for literacy.  The families also ate delicious pumpkin bars and … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Recess
Dec 22
Winter Break: No School
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 19
Martin Luther King Day: No School
Edmunds takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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950 15th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

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