News
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 »


April 4th, 2018

“Boys-to-Men,” is the 5th grade boys leadership boys club at both Edmunds Elementary and Monroe Elementary, headed up by Boys to Men founder, John Hawkins. In March boys from both schools teamed up for up for a volunteer project at Meals for the Heartland. Located in West Des Moines, Meals for the Heartland is a … Read more »


March 28th, 2018

The 2018 Des Moines Public Schools Art Exhibit was a huge success, and Edmunds art students played a part in the great display of talent from all the Des Moines Schools. Edmunds kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade had work displayed the annual exhibition, seven in all. Selecting seven works from hundreds and hundreds of … Read more »


March 22nd, 2018

The Edmunds Elementary art room received a special visitor in March, an artist by the name of Leonard Da Vinci. The famous Renaissance genius was in the Edmunds art room for two days of classes, visiting with students and sharing his experiences in art, science, anatomy and many other disciplines that he excelled in. Students asked many questions about Leonardo’s achievements, his many successes, and … Read more »


March 7th, 2018

  Edmunds students like to show their class and school spirit, and they take many opportunities to do so. In February the entire school participated in “Color Wars;” each grade level taking part by sporting a certain color for the day. The 4th grade color was blue, and Ms. Hiveley’s 4th grade class took first place, with all 23 … Read more »


February 27th, 2018

Students in Miss Oelmann’s 2nd grade class at Edmunds have been discussing the importance of team work and embracing their differences as a personal strength, as well as strengthening the team.  On Friday, February 16th  the class celebrated together with an activity from Edmunds’ Yoga program, called Yoga4Classroom. The 2nd graders talked about what each student holds closest to their heart. Some examples that were … Read more »


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 »