News
July 10th, 2018

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 »


June 21st, 2018

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 »


June 15th, 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 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.


June 11th, 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 »


June 11th, 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.


June 11th, 2018

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.  


February 5th, 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.


November 6th, 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!


November 6th, 2017

The Des Moines Public Schools AmeriCorps Program is hiring 20 and 30 hour a week positions with a start date of December 1, 2017. An AmeriCorps Member will serve as a literacy tutor in an elementary building. The DMPS AmeriCorps tutoring member will collaborate with school staff to improve and maintain reading proficiency for elementary students in … Read more »


September 29th, 2017

Fall conferences are the week of October 9th. Please use the following link to sign up for a time that works for your family. Conference Sign Up – https://ptcfast.com/schools/Wright_Elementary_2 The Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the library during conferences on Wednesday, October 11 (2:00-5:30) and Thursday October 12 (4:00-8:00). Each conference is only … Read more »