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Breakfast Free For All Students This Year

8/18/2017

We’re pleased to tell you every Des Moines Public Schools elementary student will now have access to breakfast at no cost to the students or their families. This expansion means almost every school in the district offers at least one no-cost meal option during the day. Click on the headline to find out more about why DMPS now offers free breakfast to K-5 students!

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Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers

8/10/2017

No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

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Online Registration

7/19/2017

Online registration is open! Please log into your Parent Portal account in Infinite Campus to complete the registration process for your child. Your username should be your first name.last name. If you forgot your password, you can use the reset option if you have an email in the system. Once you are in the system, double … Read more »

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Open House

7/18/2017

Join us for Open House at Wright on Monday, August 21! All new kindergarten families will be welcomed between 4:00 and 5:00 to meet the teachers, see the building and drop off supplies. All 1st grade – 5th grade families are welcome to visit between the hours of 5:00 and 6:30 to meet the teachers … Read more »

Summer Assistance for Families in Need

6/14/2016

If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

High Tech Meets Visitor Sign-In at Wright

3/14/2016

At DMPS, we work to ensure that students are receiving a great education in schools that are not only first-rate learning environments, but are also safe and secure. Over the years DMPS has taken many steps to better ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, parents and visitors. This spring and summer, DMPS will begin implementing an Electronic Visitor Check-In system for parents and visitors. Click on the headline to read more.

Upcoming Events

Oct 03
School Board Meeting
Oct 17
School Board Meeting
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day

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

P: 515-242-8442 | F:  515-323-8649 | E: wright@dmschools.org 

 

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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