News
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.


February 1st, 2018

Wright Families are invited to Lincoln High School next Thursday, February 8th, for the 2nd Annual Fine Arts Gala. The event begins at 6 pm with an art display, student showcase, and free refreshments. There will be a special program for elementary students at 7:00 to make crafts, try instruments, and practice their improv skills … Read more »


January 29th, 2018

Wright Elementary Parents/Guardians: Flu season is in full swing in Iowa and many of the schools.  The flu shot is a great way to protect yourself and your kids from getting the flu – or if you do contract the flu and have had the flu shot your symptoms are greatly reduced. The best defense … Read more »


January 16th, 2018


January 3rd, 2018

Greetings, Wright Families! Welcome back to school. We are having a wonderful morning as we kick off 2018 together with your children. Classrooms are revisiting learning conditions and setting goals for the new year. Here are a couple dates for you to mark on your calendars. January 15 – No School January 19 – Family Movie … Read more »


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.