School News


Edmunds Adopts Yoga for the Classroom


The Edmunds Elementary staff met for a busy day of training in June to prepare for a new program, “Yoga 4 Classrooms,” an innovative program for improving student’s physical, emotional and comprehension skills. Click on the image to learn more about it.


A Note from the Principal


Edmunds opened with great fanfare in 2013 and Principal Rittman and the Edmunds Elementary staff set high expectations for all of their students as they started school in their new building. As academic year 2013-2014 draws to a close, click on the image to read Principal Rittman’s thoughts about the first year.


Singing, Dancing Part of Last Day at Edmunds


Edmunds Elementary 5th graders sang a new pop song and danced an old folk dance for the 4th grade class and their parents before being applauded by the entire student body as they left the building for a picnic. Today brought the school year at Edmunds to a close. Click the image to see more photos of their celebration.


Edmunds Girls are on the Run


Edmunds Elementary girls from grades 3rd through 5th grade participated in the “Girls on the Run” 5K at Raccoon River Park. The Girls on the Run club had met twice a week for 10 weeks at Edmunds to prepare for this event. Each week they would run, play games and do activities promoting a healthy … Read more »


Ms. Fort’s Second Grade Classroom


This is an exciting time in Miss Fort’s second grade classroom. It’s a great time to see the students so motivated and enthusiastic about the progress that they have made. In the Spring, the class continued to work on and review all their reading comprehension skills, and the class made tremendous growth in other disciplines … Read more »


Boys to Men Club at the Iowa Barnstormers


The Edmunds Elementary Boys Club, “Boys-to-Men” combined with the Monroe Elementary Boys Club of the same name for a special field trip. The 5th Boys groups at both schools are headed by facilitator John Hawkins, meeting weekly to discuss issues important for young men and the development of leadership skills. The Boys to Men program … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 05
Kindergarten Jump Start
Aug 06
Kindergarten Jump Start
Aug 07
Kindergarten Jump Start
Aug 12
Edmunds Open House
Aug 13
First 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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