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Putting math to work in 4th grade


   During Math, 4th Graders at Edmunds Elementary traveled to Mars! While on their imaginary visit they used their creativity along with their map and geometry skills to create a map of an imaginary Martian city. Students were able to complete this task by using their learning scales of Line Symmetry and Angles to show … Read more »

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Pajama Day at Edmunds Raises Awareness and Needed Resources


Edmunds students and staff participated in PJ Day Iowa on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the effort to to help put the issue of homelessness to bed. The teachers and students wearing pajamas to school for the day served as a visible reminder that everyone deserves a safe place to sleep at night. Students and staff also collected … Read more »

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Edmunds Earns National Honors for P.E.


Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s health and fitness initiative dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools, honored Edmunds Elementary School with the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for its outstanding efforts in creating an Active School environment. Edmunds is one of only three schools in Iowa to earn this recognition. Click the headline for more about PE at Edmunds.

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“Shop With A Cop” a great success!


In December, sixteen Edmunds Elementary students were chosen based on their leadership in the classroom to participate in the local “Shop with the Cop” Program, facilitated by the Des Moines Police Department. Students were paired with officers and first enjoyed a meal together at Noodles and Company. There the Edmunds students and officers were able … Read more »

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The Iowa Wild and “Crash” visits the I.E.L.C. Unit at Edmunds!


The Iowa Wild professional hockey team made a special holiday delivery to Edmunds Elementary Kindergarten through 5th grade students who are in the Intensive English Language Center (I.E.L.C.). On Thursday, December 15th, the Iowa Wild, with the help of their mascot “Crash,” brought every student in the I.E.L.C. program a stuffed animal toy. The I.E.L.C. program teaches students … Read more »

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Miss Iowa Visits Edmunds


Students from Edmunds 4th and 5th grades had a special treat in November when Miss Iowa 2016, Kelly Koch, came to visit.  The reigning Miss Iowa visited with students about how to be a keeper of the “Pinky Swear Promise” and be a helpful member of their community by giving back.  She shared her message … Read more »

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Mar 23
3rd Grade Field Trip: The Man Who Planted Trees
Mar 27
5th Grade Field Trip: The Man Who Planted Trees
Edmunds takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

About Edmunds Elementary School


950 15th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

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The Edmunds community provides a relevant, engaging and challenging learning environment. Each child attending Edmunds will be equipped to use their experiences in meaningful ways throughout their lives. Read More…

The Edmunds community provides a relevant, engaging and challenging learning environment.

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