School News

Student led Yoga


Edmunds Elementary students and teachers have been practicing Yoga in the classrooms for three years now. The program,  called “Y4C” is an innovative platform for improving student’s physical, emotional and comprehension skills. Y4C is designed to help the student increase adaptive and coping skills. Edmunds teachers lead the students in the classrooms with meditation and … Read more »

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Edmunds Artist Show Versatility at the 2017 DMPS Art Exhibit!


Congratulation to the young Edmunds artists who have work displayed in the DMPS Art Show, a singular honor for only a handful of students each year. For 2017,  Edmunds’ participation included students from most grade levels and included work done in pastels to paper cuts and from clay work to mixed media! The opening reception … Read more »

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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 »

Upcoming Events

May 18
Culture Fair
May 26
Wildcat Days (Field Day)
May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 29
No School - Memorial Day
May 30
5th Grade Concert & Clap Out; Last Day of School
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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