News
June 15th, 2018

The school bell times at Edmunds will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.


June 1st, 2018

Edmunds students and staff took their Annual Wildcat Field Day seriously! The day long event, held Thursday May 24th,  saw some serious competition in exciting events, like the Monster Slip ‘n’ Slide, the perennial Water Bucket Relay and the Giant Bouncy Ball. Eleven events in all, the competition is something that all the students and teachers look forward to. It was a great way to further … Read more »


May 29th, 2018

On Thursday May 18th, Edmunds Elementary students and families gathered at the school to celebrate world culture. The theme for the Annual Culture Fair at Edmunds was “We Are the World: Each one Unique, Together a Masterpiece.” During the month of May, Edmunds students researched continents and countries, each grade level taking a continent as … Read more »


May 21st, 2018

Reading groups at Edmunds have been working on fluency to improve reading comprehension. In order to increase fluency and understanding the students focus on reading with expression and accuracy, as well as reading at a good rate. After working on each of these skills, they tie it all together with “Readers’ Theater.” Each student is given a role and the opportunity to not only monitor their … Read more »


May 14th, 2018

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 »


May 7th, 2018

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 »


May 1st, 2018

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 »


April 24th, 2018

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 »


April 18th, 2018

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 »


April 9th, 2018

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 choose.org., as well … Read more »