School News

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Junior ROTC at Edmunds!


Mrs. Webb’s 1st grade class at Edmunds Elementary enjoyed an afternoon of reading and writing with special guests from Des Moines Public Schools Central Campus’ Junior ROTC (JROTC) program. The “Red Bull Battalion” is comprised of students from Des Moines high Schools, as well as surrounding area high schools including Urbandale, Ankeny and Van Meter. … Read more »


Health and Fun at Edmunds Elementary


On October 5th all the students and many teachers at Edmunds Elementary participated in the Iowa Healthiest State Annual Walk, joining thousands across Iowa who were encouraged to walk or run for at least 30 minutes during the day. The Healthiest State Initiative is driven by the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the … Read more »

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Edmunds Kindergartners Study Nature!


Students in Ms. Brousard’s Kindergarten class at at Edmunds Elementary spent time in early October studying  the natural world around them. After learning about earthworms in class, the students headed outside to put their knowledge to good use. They knew that the worms would not survive on the blacktop since lunch and recess was coming … Read more »

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Edmunds Teachers Volunteer


A group of teachers and friends from Edmunds Elementary got together in an effort to raise funds for the school on September 23rd, volunteering at Oktoberfest Des Moines. The teachers, along with some spouses and friends, took tickets and served at the event held in downtown Des Moines, raising well over $500 for the school. The … Read more »

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The Intensive English Language Center at Edmunds Elementary


Kindergarten and 1st grade students in the Intensive English Language Center (IELC) at Edmunds are learning all about school in the United States. The students are from Mexico, El Salvador, Congo, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Nepal, Syria and Somalia. Children are learning to sit in “Body Basics” on the carpet, walk quietly in the halls, how … Read more »

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United Way Day Of Action at Edmunds


The United Way Day of Action at Edmunds Elementary was held on September 13th, part of the massive effort of over 4,000 United Way volunteers across Central Iowa. Kris Dee, temporarily associated with the United Way through IMT Insurance, said that 550 of those volunteers were spread out among 15 schools in Central Iowa for the day, … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Oct 28
No School - Teacher EQ Day
Nov 10
4/5 Grade Parent Activity Night
Nov 23
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Nov 23
No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
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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