School News


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

2017 Culture Fair Activities take over Edmunds!


Edmunds 2017 Culture Fair kicked off on Wednesday, May 10th with the help of several distinguished visitors to the school, volunteering to help educate the students about far off locals across the world. From exploring the art and culture of Japan, to demonstrations of the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, to feeling the textures and fabrics … Read more »

Edmunds 5th Graders participate in “Readers Theater” to share what they’ve learned


Fifth graders at Edmunds have been studying the history of Westward Expansion and the impact that it had on Native Americans. Students learned about multiple points of view and how the speaker’s perspective  influences how events are portrayed in a text book. One activity that students thoroughly enjoyed was presenting a historical “Reader’s Theater” to their … Read more »

“Friday Fun Celebrations” Promote Positive Behavior!


Every Friday, students at Edmunds who have displayed positive behavior over the week get to participate in a Friday Fun Celebration in their classrooms. Students that participate in the celebrations consistently demonstrate Edmunds expectations of being Respectful, Responsible, and Caring. Together students and their teacher decide what the celebration is going to be (extra recess … Read more »

Edmunds Kids and the Game of Kings!


Edmunds students have been learning chess, the “game of kings,” after school as a part of the OASIS program. OASIS, standing for Oakridge Achievers Successful in School, is an educationally based after-school  program for students in grades K-5. Funded through a 21st Century grant, OASIS is a five day a week program that includes instruction … Read more »

Harlem Globetrotter “Zeus” storms the court at Edmunds!


The Harlem Globetrotters were in Des Moines for a game at the Wells Fargo Arena the first week of April, which provided a great opportunity for the students and staff at Edmunds Elementary to receive a special visitor. On Friday April 7th Edmunds held an all school assembly to welcome one of the most dynamic Globetrotters, Zeus McClurkin, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 21
Open House 5-6:30pm
Aug 23
First Day of School!
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 26
Graduation Walk
Sep 04
Labor 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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