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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 »


Edmunds Students go WILD


On November 10th, Edmunds 3rd and 4th grade students attended a special Iowa Wild Hockey game at Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines.  The Iowa Wild hockey team put on a “Wild About Education School Day” game, an exciting exhibition and an educational visit for thousands of students from Des Moines Public Schools and … Read more »

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Girls on the Run take on the 5-K


Seventeen girls in 3rd-5th grades reached their goal of running a 5K on November 12, 2016 with the Girls on the Run program! The girls spent the last 10 weeks participating in team-building and empowerment activities while building up their endurance to complete a 5K run. The team was coached by Mrs. Moore, the counselor … Read more »

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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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