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Kindergarten Jumpstart


Kindergarten Jumpstart is Thursday, August 16 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. This event if for all incoming kindergarten students. Parents will drop off their son/daughter to meet their teacher, spend time in the classroom, and receive a tour of the building. This helps ease nerves for children before the first day of school. Parents are welcome to … Read more »

School Hours for 18-19


The school day for elementary students is 7:30 a.m. – 2:25 p.m, every day except for Wednesday. Students are dismissed at 1:10 p.m. every Wednesday for early dismissal. The cafeteria doors will open at 7:15 a.m. for breakfast. Students may pick up breakfast in the cafeteria to enjoy in their classroom. All students will be … Read more »

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Wright 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.

Kindergarten Jumpstart


All incoming kindergarten students are invited to attend our Kindergarten Jumpstart on August 16 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. The students will meet the teachers, tour the building and get an introduction to kindergarten. Please call the office to let us know if you can make it. We hope to see you here! Wright … Read more »

Online Registration for 18-19


Online Registration for the 18-19 school year opens July 16, 2018. The office will be open on July 26 from 1:00 to 7:00 to assist families and provide access to a computer.

Back To School Physicals


Des Moines University is offering school physicals during two days of walk-in physicals on July 26 from 12-5 and July 27 from 12-4.  

Upcoming Events

Aug 14
School Board Meeting
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School
Sep 04
School Board Meeting
Sep 18
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…

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