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New School Hours Beginning in August


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.

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Fine Arts Night at LHS


Wright Families are invited to Lincoln High School next Thursday, February 8th, for the 2nd Annual Fine Arts Gala. The event begins at 6 pm with an art display, student showcase, and free refreshments. There will be a special program for elementary students at 7:00 to make crafts, try instruments, and practice their improv skills … Read more »

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Flu Season Note from the Nurse


Wright Elementary Parents/Guardians: Flu season is in full swing in Iowa and many of the schools.  The flu shot is a great way to protect yourself and your kids from getting the flu – or if you do contract the flu and have had the flu shot your symptoms are greatly reduced. The best defense … Read more »

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Welcome Back!


Greetings, Wright Families! Welcome back to school. We are having a wonderful morning as we kick off 2018 together with your children. Classrooms are revisiting learning conditions and setting goals for the new year. Here are a couple dates for you to mark on your calendars. January 15 – No School January 19 – Family Movie … Read more »

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Gallery of Arts Night!


Please join us for the 5th Annual Gallery of Arts on November 16 from 5:00-7:00! Your child’s art work will be on display, Mrs. Meyer will share book tips, and complimentary pizza will be served. Stop by anytime between 5 and 7 for this open house to celebrate the arts and literacy at Wright!

Upcoming Events

May 28
Memorial Day
Jun 05
School Board Meeting
Jul 04
Independence Day
Jul 10
School Board Meeting
Aug 14
School Board Meeting

Wright Elementary school is the only Artful Learning school in Des Moines. To learn more, click here.

About Wright Elementary School

5001 SW 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50315

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The Artful Learning model consists of four main elements—experience, inquire, create and reflect—which encourage and support best teaching practices and improve the manner in which both students and teachers learn. Read More…

I welcome you to Wright Elementary School, a true treasure on the south side!

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