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 »

April 18th, 2017

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 »

April 10th, 2017

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 »

April 4th, 2017

On Tuesday, March 28, Edmunds 4th grade students attended a play at Des Moines’ Temple Theater for the Performing Arts, “The Man Who Planted Trees,” based on a book by Jean Giono. The fable takes place in the early 1900s and shares the story of one shepherd’s pursuit to plant thousands of trees to improve … Read more »

March 23rd, 2017

Edmunds Elementary students and teachers have been practicing Yoga in the classrooms for three years now. The program,  called “Y4C” is an innovative platform for improving student’s physical, emotional and comprehension skills. Y4C is designed to help the student increase adaptive and coping skills. Edmunds teachers lead the students in the classrooms with meditation and … Read more »

March 3rd, 2017

Congratulation to the young Edmunds artists who have work displayed in the DMPS Art Show, a singular honor for only a handful of students each year. For 2017,  Edmunds’ participation included students from most grade levels and included work done in pastels to paper cuts and from clay work to mixed media! The opening reception … Read more »

February 10th, 2017

   During Math, 4th Graders at Edmunds Elementary traveled to Mars! While on their imaginary visit they used their creativity along with their map and geometry skills to create a map of an imaginary Martian city. Students were able to complete this task by using their learning scales of Line Symmetry and Angles to show … Read more »

January 31st, 2017

Edmunds students and staff participated in PJ Day Iowa on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the effort to to help put the issue of homelessness to bed. The teachers and students wearing pajamas to school for the day served as a visible reminder that everyone deserves a safe place to sleep at night. Students and staff also collected … Read more »