School News

Kindergartners explore the many faces of “100”


Edmunds students celebrated the 100th day of school on January 31st in a variety of ways.  Ms. Haidar’s Kindergartners started their day decorating 100 days crowns; wrote about what they would do with $100, and later made their own necklaces out of 100 fruit loops.  The highlight however, was watching their 5 and 6 year old faces … Read more »

Students learn in a variety of ways


Edmunds students who are English Language Learners focus on phonics instruction as well as building fluency. Teacher Mr. K uses direct, systematic and sequential instruction to teach the foundations of the English language.  Students are presented material using a multi-sensory approach that incorporates the three learning pathways:  auditory, kinesthetic, and visual.  Using a variety of materials and learning strategies helps keep students … Read more »

Edmunds Students artwork exhibited for Black History Month.


In January, Edmunds students took part in an art and essay contest sponsored by the Des Moines Public Library, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students from 3rd through 5th grades entered the competition, learning in art class about the legacy of Dr. King. The work was thoughtful and informed. We are excited for Edmunds third … Read more »

Boy steps off bus

New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Mathematical Pizza in 3rd Grade!


When Edmunds students in Ms. Forts 3rd grade class got back to school after winter break, Ms. Fort decided they should celebrate. The students decided that to jump-start the new year, and a new math Unit on fractions, by using pizzas.  (A shout-out to Kum and Go on Keo Way for providing pizzas with really well cut equal parts!) First the class had to decide the number … Read more »

Kindergarten learns the art of letter writing


Edmunds students in Miss B’s classroom practiced informative writing by writing letters to friends in their class. Students began the week by reading stories involving letters so they could hear some good examples. Next, the class wrote some letters together and used some of the letter writing tips from the stories. Finally, the students were … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 09
Spring Recess – No School
Mar 20
School Board Meeting
Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
Apr 03
School Board Meeting
Apr 11
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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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950 15th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

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