February 19th, 2018

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 »

February 13th, 2018

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 »

February 6th, 2018

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 »

February 2nd, 2018

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.

January 30th, 2018

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 »

January 23rd, 2018

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 »

January 16th, 2018

  Dozens of Edmunds students are playing in the 2017-18 YMCA Basketball season, having fun while learning the about the value of teamwork. The YMCA of Greater Des Moines provides sponsorship for many teams that include Edmunds students, helping to teach game fundamentals, the importance of of personal effort, and the rewards of team play. The games are played on Saturday’s at the Grubb … Read more »

January 10th, 2018

Students in Katherine Hiveley’s fourth grades class spent a week in December conducting experiments to test the conditions under which mold grows. The students worked in teams, first, to create a mold terrarium. Then each team had to make a plan of what foods their terrarium would consist of, and decide which conditions they wanted to test. Would their team’s conditions cause mold … Read more »

December 6th, 2017

Edmunds 5th grade boys in the Boys to Men group got an early Holiday treat in November, with winter coats and gloves. John Hawkins, mentor for the 5th grade boys leadership group also mentors a chapter at Monroe Elementary. All the club members picked out and new warm coats and gloves that were donated from … Read more »

December 1st, 2017

On November 11th, girls from Edmunds participated in big final even 5 K for the Girls on the Run program, sponsored in part through the YMCA. The girls practiced their every week since the beginning of the semester to prepare fot this final 5K event; the girls had a blast racing at Water Works Park. … Read more »