School News

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School

6/15/2018

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 90 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

6/11/2018

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

6/11/2018

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

6/11/2018

Des Moines University is offering physicals to families!  

Boy exits bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August

2/5/2018

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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Gallery of Arts Night!

11/6/2017

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

Jul 04
Independence Day
Jul 10
School Board Meeting
Aug 14
School Board Meeting
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School

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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