School News


An Afternoon of Art


Sixty five Edmunds students took part in the Annual Des Moines Art Center Tour for 4th graders in April, touring both the Art Center on Grand Avenue and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park located at the Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. Students saw impressive art from some of the most important artists of the … Read more »


4th & 5th Graders Learn “Zentangle” in Art


Art classes at Edmunds are learning about “Zentangle,” a style of art that uses images over and over again in executing a drawing with dramatic patterns. These patterns are used in broad or detailed designs throughout the student’s works. The students have learned to compare this style of art to quilting and to the work … Read more »


Morning Meetings at Edmunds


Every school day at Edmunds Elementary the busses unload, parents drop off their kids and neighborhood students walk to school, greeted by Dean of Students Jody Kerchal and Edmunds staff members. The students file into the gym for Morning Meeting and sit by their classroom designation. Morning Meeting is an integral part of the day’s … Read more »

IELC 4and5

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 »

Upcoming Events

Apr 25
Popcorn Sales
May 09
Girls on the Run 5K Run
May 21
May Intersession: No School
May 26
Memorial Day: No School
May 30
May Popcorn Sales
Edmunds takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

About Edmunds Elementary School


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