School News

Edmunds Third Graders Learn About the Cycle of Life!


In third grade,  Edmunds students have been exploring life cycles of different animals and identifying similarities and differences between them.  As part of that, students got to experience a real-life life cycle happen in their classroom with the uses of an incubator to hatch out chicks! Students were able to label the different steps of the cycle … Read more »

Edmunds Kids Rule the Field in the 2018 YMCA Flag Football Season


Many Edmunds Elementary students from 2nd through 5th grades participated in the YMCA Flag Football program this fall. Games  were played Saturdays at the Grubb Y,  from September to the end of October. The young Edmunds boys and girls made up three of the 15 teams in the league. They learn the fundamentals of the game, the value of teamwork and the importance of … Read more »

First Time Trick or Treaters!


Some Edmunds students got a special treat for Halloween last week, as three Edmunds teachers, Ms. Brousard, Ms. Oelmann, and Mrs. Seibert, provided them with the opportunity to go trick-or-treating. For some, this was their first time ever making the rounds on “Beggars Night.” The students dressed up and learned about the long time Des Moines tradition of trick … Read more »

Edmunds Kids Celebrate Halloween Week!


Edmunds students got into the Halloween  spirit this last week at the Annual Oakridge Fall Festival, sponsored by the Oakridge Neighborhood. With balloon animals, face painting, walking tacos, hay rack rides and a REALLY scary Haunted House, everyone had a great night with many a superhero and witch making their way around all the fun.  The night also featured a special theatrical bonus put … Read more »

Edmunds 5th Graders Tackle Their Own Environment with Planning and Design


After a week of gathering information on the positive and negative effects of plastic on the earth’s environment, fifth graders at Edmunds were tasked with a challenge. The teachers helped define this challenge by sharing that pencils were being found on the classroom floors, and scattered around the room. It seemed that some of the students weren’t being careful … Read more »

Edmunds Art Students Sound the Alarm!


On Thursday October 11th, several Des Moines Public School students were honored for their art work in a Poster contest sponsored by the Des Moines Fire Department. The contest was designed to help highlight Fire Prevention Week (October 7th-13th) and all schools in Des Moines were invited to enter works. At the  winner’s reception, held at the Des Moines … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Nov 21
No School
Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break – No School
Dec 11
School Board Meeting
Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed
Edmunds takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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950 15th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

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