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IELC: Intensive English Language Center


Edmunds Elementary is also the home to the Intensive English Language Center (IELC) for Des Moines Public Schools. The IELC is a program for children who are new to Des Moines and who have limited to no English language skills. IELC classes are a place where English Language Learners can learn early literacy and math … Read more »


4th & 5th Grade Music


The music section at Edmunds Elementary is looking forward to many important events this spring! The 4th and 5th grade classes have been learning the basics of the recorder from music teacher Nella Thomas, as they prepare songs for their upcoming performance for the Edmunds Annual Parent Activity Night. The classes will be singing, playing, … Read more »


Edmunds 5th Graders Run JA Biztown


Edmunds Elementary teamed up with Howe Elementary to experience Jr. Achievement’s “JA BIZ Town” in a day that was buzzing with pride! At JA BIZ Town students are encouraged to use critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies in an adult world of business. After weeks of training and practicing in class, the students became … Read more »


Iowa Wild Hockey


On February 16th a group of Edmunds students attended an Iowa Wild hockey game at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The tickets to the game – as well as new floor hockey equipment and jerseys for the school – were donated to Edmunds by the Iowa Wild organization. For the big game against … Read more »[8]

Edmunds Library


Edmunds Library is a favorite and busy spot for the classes. Edmunds Librarian Darcy Swesey likes to make the library a sharing experience for the students, encouraging them to improve their reading skills in a fun and creative environment. One way the classes get involved is to have them take turns each week reading to … Read more »


Winter Wonderland: 2nd & 3rd Grade Family Night


Edmunds second and third grade students hosted a Parent’s Night in January. The theme was Winter Wonderland and was held on January 16 – the evening that Des Moines had a winter storm “white-out.” Several families still found their way to the event, however! First teachers read the book Snow Globe Family to kick off … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 17
Parent Acvity Night (4th & 5th Grades)
May 21
May Intersession: No School
May 26
Memorial Day: No School
Jun 12
Last Day of School for Students
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…

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