Wright Elementary School 3rd graders are using a school bus as their sleigh, delivering handmade gifts to sick children and the elderly, and packing meals for the hungry. This day of service is part of their Artful Learning unit on courage. To see the Beads of Bravery they delivered to Blank Children’s Hospital, click on the image.
Wright Elementary School welcomed parents and families yesterday for our second annual Gallery of Arts. Each classroom became an “individual gallery” of themed art projects based on units of study including dependence, consequence, courage, interdependence and relationships. Click the photo to see more of this special event.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the image to learn more and register to play.
You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.
You can now turn to Twitter for instant updates from the classroom! Principal Lindsey Cornwell started the @wrightdmps account and now every teacher has a classroom account. Follow your child’s classroom Twitter feed for pictures, news and fun instantly. Click the image to learn more.
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The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Wright and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.
Students at 19 elementary schools, including Wright Elementary, will adjust their schedule by 10 minutes this fall. It’s a move that will give bus drivers much needed time to get from school to school. Click on the image to read more about how the small time change will improve student safety and save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.
There has been a change to our school hours for the 2014-2015 school year. Our start and end times will be: 8:45-3:30. (2:00 dismissal on Wednesdays.) Breakfast will begin at 8:15. Students will not be allowed in the building prior …
It’s been more than 25 years since DMPS made comprehensive changes to elementary school attendance areas. A lot changes in a quarter of a century, and to better serve students and meet the needs of schools the district has adopted new attendance areas for many elementary schools. Click the headline to learn about the plan and share your opinion.