School News

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Edmunds will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

Edmunds Field Day memories will last the summer!


Edmunds students and staff took their Annual Wildcat Field Day seriously! The day long event, held Thursday May 24th,  saw some serious competition in exciting events, like the Monster Slip ‘n’ Slide, the perennial Water Bucket Relay and the Giant Bouncy Ball. Eleven events in all, the competition is something that all the students and teachers look forward to. It was a great way to further … Read more »

Culture Fair Rocks Edmunds


On Thursday May 18th, Edmunds Elementary students and families gathered at the school to celebrate world culture. The theme for the Annual Culture Fair at Edmunds was “We Are the World: Each one Unique, Together a Masterpiece.” During the month of May, Edmunds students researched continents and countries, each grade level taking a continent as … Read more »

Edmunds Readers Theater


Reading groups at Edmunds have been working on fluency to improve reading comprehension. In order to increase fluency and understanding the students focus on reading with expression and accuracy, as well as reading at a good rate. After working on each of these skills, they tie it all together with “Readers’ Theater.” Each student is given a role and the opportunity to not only monitor their … Read more »

Boys to Men Club Tour State Government


On May 9th, twenty 5th grade boys from the “Boys to Men” Club at Edmunds and Monroe toured the State Capitol and the Iowa Supreme Court building. The boys were impressed with the grandeur of the buildings as they learned about Iowa history history and the three branches of government. Together they read the story behind the sculpture “Shattering Silence” at the Supreme Court complex, commemorating the 1839 court ruling that … Read more »

Edmunds 5th Graders bowl for glory!


On May 2nd fifth grade students from Edmunds competed in the annual Des Moines Public School Elementary Bowling Tournament, earning their spots with practice and skill. The students had a great time while learning how challenging it can be to bowl on the “big lanes.” They were also treated with a “behind the scenes” tour tin back of the lanes, seeing how a … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School
Sep 04
School Board Meeting
Sep 18
School Board Meeting
Sep 19
Picture Day
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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