West Des Moines Community Schools | Aug. 27, 2021

WDMCS COVID-19 Safety Plans

COVID-19 Updates

This page is intended to be a source of information about COVID-19 and provide links to the most updated information on how it is impacting our WDMCS community.

First Day of 2021-22 School Year at WDMCS!

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Valley Tigers Football: WDMCS Employee Appreciation Night Aug. 27!

Cheer on Valley at First Home Football Game

Come to Valley Stadium to cheer on your Valley High School varsity football team on Friday, Aug. 27, when your Tigers open the 2021 season against Waukee Northwest! Friday's game is also WDMCS Employee Appreciation Night, where all employees are admitted free of charge by showing their badge.

Ticket prices for football games:

  • Adults: $6
  • Elementary-age children (K-6): $6
  • Children PK and under: Free

Families can purchase a Student Activity Ticket (SAT) for their student(s) online at WDMCS Online Payments. These passes can be used for admission at all CIML athletic events on the conference schedule, both home and away, except tournaments.

  • Valley and Valley Southwoods Students: $60
  • Indian Hills and Stilwell Students: $40

The Valley Tiger Booster Club also offers individual and family passes based on membership level.

View more details about Friday's game >
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WDMCS Student Launches Sexual Assault Comfort Care Drive for Adults, Children

Hunter Essmann is a Valley High School senior. He’s a member of the Tigers’ varsity football and baseball teams, and participates in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), National Council on Youth Leadership (NCYL), and Silver Cord.

Essmann is also part of Boy Scout Troop 242, and starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, he’s asking for your assistance.

To showcase the development of leadership skills and impact the community through his Eagle Scout Service Project, Essmann has teamed up with UnityPoint Health - Des Moines to provide comfort care kits for sexual assault victims. These kits, created for both adults and children when they arrive to emergency departments at local hospitals, include personal care products like shampoos and soaps, toothbrushes and toothpastes, and deodorants and lotions, among other essentials.

Learn more about how you can help >

Community Events

Community events listed in this newsletter are often free, family-friendly events. These are not school events and are not sponsored by WDMCS.

School/Community Relations

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