School News

Edmunds Girls on the Run


“’Girls on the Run’ is so much fun!” is the motto we live by and chant constantly during Edmunds’ Girls on the Run practices. The girls work and run hard in work outs several times a week, and recently had their most special and fun day yet: all the participants received new running shoes! Thanks to community donors, as well … Read more »

Family Fun Night!


Edmunds first Annual Family Fun Night was a great success! The school was decorated with balloons and pennants welcoming students and families for a fun night of games, food and prizes.  Every grade level had a station set up for the fun and gave out prizes as students made their way around Edmunds. There was also a Bake Walk, … Read more »

Becoming a School of Rigor


Edmunds Elementary is making it’s way as a “School of Rigor.”  Teachers are having kids work together  more and use critical thinking to solve problems on their own.  As one example, 3rd grade students in Mrs. Olson’s classroom worked together to create the tallest free standing tower that they could,  using only marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti.  One student in each … Read more »

United Way of Central Iowa Day of Action


The United Way of Central Iowa teamed up with Edmunds Elementary on September 12th as part of the 2017 United Way Day of Action. For one hour that morning community volunteers worked one-on-one with Edmunds 3rd graders, utilizing a literacy kit based on the book What Makes You Cough, Sneeze, Burp, Hiccup, Blink, Yawn, Sweat, and Shiver? by Jean Stangl. Each kit contained … Read more »

Different Grade Levels Team Up for Learning at Edmunds


At Edmunds Elementary, Mrs. Webb’s 1st grade class and Mrs. Keyser’s 4th grade class have had an amazing start to the year! The two classes teamed up to work on their team building skills; the students’ were given the challenge to create the longest chain possible using only 1 piece of paper, scissors and a … Read more »

Welcome Back! 1st Day of School


The first day of school can be exciting and scary at the same time. Edmunds kids started the year off with a great week, including the opportunity to practice school expectations, encapsulated by the school code of behavior: Respectful, Responsible and Caring. The first few days of school included students rotating through different responsibilities of … Read more »

Upcoming Events

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No School – Professional Development Day
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School Board Meeting
Nov 21
School Board Meeting
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Edmunds takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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