School News

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 »

Edmunds Artists Draw A Picture of Community Pride


Edmunds students took part in a poster-art contest in April that was designed to help build pride in their community. Sponsored by the The Links, Incorporated, an international not-for-profit corporation with 15,000 professional women of color. The Links core values are friendship, service, commitment and respect for  themselves and others throughout the community. The students chose their theme from three choices: Inclusion and Diversity; Ecology, and Bullying. They sketched … Read more »

Edmunds 1st Graders Welcome Spring!


Mrs. Irwin’s first grade class has been patiently waiting for spring, and it looks like it is finally here! To help welcome the warm weather the students made self-esteem flowers, that showed how each of us has special strengths that we contribute to our class. We all have different abilities, but we know that we are better together. When we … Read more »

Edmunds 4th Graders Soak in the Art in Des Moines


On April 13th, fourth graders at Edmunds Elementary took part in the annual fourth grade Art Center Tour. The students and chaperones toured the three buildings that comprise the Art Center on Grand Ave., and also got to explore the Pappajohn Sculpture Park on the second leg of the field trip.  The students were on their best behavior as they looked at the amazing art, much of … Read more »

Edmunds Art Room is Thankful for it’s Generous Supporters!


The Edmunds Art department depends on community support to help provide materials and additional resources for a well rounded art experience. Every year Edmunds students excel in art with the generosity of Edmunds’ friends and family. This year we received drawing pads for all upper level students with contributions made through Donors, as well … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 25
Wildcat Days (Field Day)
May 28
Memorial Day
May 30
5th Grade Concert/Clap Out - Last Day of School - half day
Jun 05
School Board Meeting
Jul 04
Independence Day
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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