News
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 »


August 18th, 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!


August 10th, 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.


July 19th, 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 »


July 18th, 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 »


June 14th, 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.


March 14th, 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.


January 27th, 2016

DMPS is well-known for being one of the nation’s leading school districts when it comes to energy efficiency. That legacy continues as a solar-powered hot water system has recently been installed at Wright Elementary School. The school’s system is the first of what will be a growing number across the district, another step forward in being cost efficient and environmentally friendly. Click on the headline to read and see more.