WDMCS Year-End Newsletter

West Des Moines Community Schools

May 27, 2022

Last Day of School for Students & Staff: Thursday, June 2

WDMCS Year-End Video: Last Day of School is June 2
"Nobody Likes The Crust" — Yet feature banner. Shows four musicians performing rock music on stage.

How Dr. Seuss, brotherhood, and economics class helped four WDMCS students chase their rock-and-roll dreams

While certainly excited about graduation, two West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) seniors are also thinking about another upcoming milestone: their album release party. Valley High School senior Marshall White and Walnut Creek Campus senior Jacob “Jub” Martinez are two members of The Crust, a local band gaining recognition across the state, including a win at the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame's 2021 Iowa Rocks Talent Competition. The release party for their debut EP will take place June 3, one day after the WDMCS school year ends.

Learn more about The Crust >

Pre-Summer Checklist for the 2022-23 school year

Pre-Summer Checklist for 2022-23 School Year

Before school gets out, you can enroll your students for next year and check that off your list of things to do this summer! You can also sign up for busing at the same time.

What else can you check off your list?

By checking these "to do" items off your list, you can enjoy your summer even more! Get started now!

IMPORTANT NOTE: School Fee Waivers

Families who qualify for free and reduced lunch are also eligible for reduced fees. Qualifying families must complete a student fees waiver annually to have student fees waived.

If you believe you may qualify for fee waivers, please DO NOT pay fees until you fill out 2022-23 fee waiver and free/reduced meal applications.

These applications do not open until July.

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Registration for Fall Sports

Registration for participation in fall sports and activities begins July 1, 2022.

The Valley High School Athletics and Activities Office has changed the process of submitting your athletic paperwork for incoming students in grades 9-12 at Valley High School and Valley Southwoods Freshman High School and grade 8 at Indian Hills and Stilwell junior highs.

This is through an online program called FamilyID.

Click here for more information, plus a step-by-step guide for registering your student.

School/Community Relations

Laine Mendenhall-Buck

Alexandra Wade


Nicole Wiegand


FREE Summer Breakfast, Lunch for Students