September 21st, 2017

Edmunds first Annual Family Fun Night was a great success! The school was decorated with balloons and pennants welcoming students and families for a fun night of games, food and prizes.  Every grade level had a station set up for the fun and gave out prizes as students made their way around Edmunds. There was also a Bake Walk, … Read more »

September 21st, 2017

Edmunds Elementary is making it’s way as a “School of Rigor.”  Teachers are having kids work together  more and use critical thinking to solve problems on their own.  As one example, 3rd grade students in Mrs. Olson’s classroom worked together to create the tallest free standing tower that they could,  using only marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti.  One student in each … Read more »

September 13th, 2017

The United Way of Central Iowa teamed up with Edmunds Elementary on September 12th as part of the 2017 United Way Day of Action. For one hour that morning community volunteers worked one-on-one with Edmunds 3rd graders, utilizing a literacy kit based on the book What Makes You Cough, Sneeze, Burp, Hiccup, Blink, Yawn, Sweat, and Shiver? by Jean Stangl. Each kit contained … Read more »

September 11th, 2017

At Edmunds Elementary, Mrs. Webb’s 1st grade class and Mrs. Keyser’s 4th grade class have had an amazing start to the year! The two classes teamed up to work on their team building skills; the students’ were given the challenge to create the longest chain possible using only 1 piece of paper, scissors and a … Read more »

August 23rd, 2017

The first day of school can be exciting and scary at the same time. Edmunds kids started the year off with a great week, including the opportunity to practice school expectations, encapsulated by the school code of behavior: Respectful, Responsible and Caring. The first few days of school included students rotating through different responsibilities of … Read more »

August 21st, 2017

Open House at Edmunds is a true community event as a majority of the students attending Edmunds Elementary live within a two block radius of the school. The 2016-17 open house was held Monday, August 21st. The enthusiasm of the students was clear as hundreds of students, parents and community friends visited the school to … Read more »

August 10th, 2017

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.

May 15th, 2017

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 »

May 2nd, 2017

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 »

April 25th, 2017

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 »