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West Des Moines Community Schools | Nov. 23, 2021

Thanksgiving Video Message from Dr. Lisa Remy

Dr. Lisa Remy's 2021 Thanksgiving Message

Reminder: No School Nov. 24-28 (Thanksgiving Break)

2022-23 Calendar Approved

The WDMCS Board of Education approved a calendar for the 2022-23 school year at its Nov. 22 meeting, setting Wednesday, Aug. 24, as the first day of school. A more detailed calendar will be published in December online.


Here are the highlights:

  • First Student Day: Aug. 24
  • Kindergarten Early Dismissal: Aug. 24, 25, 26
  • First Day for Tiger Cubs Preschool: Sept. 6
  • No School for PK-12 Students — Elementary PD/Junior High Conferences: Oct. 10
  • No School for PK-12 Students — Secondary PD/Elementary Conferences: Nov. 7
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 22-25
  • Winter Break: Dec. 22-Jan. 2
  • No School for PK-12 Students: Jan. 3
  • Classes Resume: Jan. 4
  • MLK Jr. Day/No School for Students or School Staff: Jan. 16
  • First Day of Second Semester: Jan. 17
  • No School for PK-12 Students — Elementary PD/Junior High Conferences: Feb. 17
  • No School for PK-12 Students — Secondary PD/Elementary Conferences: Feb. 20
  • No School for Students and School Staff: March 10
  • Spring Break: March 13-17
  • Classes Resume: March 20
  • No School for PK-12 Students: April 28
  • Last Day for Seniors: May 25
  • Last Student Day: June 1
  • Last Teacher Day: June 2

COVID-19 Updates, Reminders

Order Tigers Apparel Now!

Place your Tigers Letterman Locker orders by December 5th for the best chance to receive them in time for holiday gift giving. Due to supply chain disruptions, delays may be possible.

WDM Library Opportunities and Expectations

The West Des Moines Public Library shared the following information to remind students of both the opportunities available and expectations when visiting.


The library is committed to offering engaging activities, opportunities for personal and professional growth, promoting the love of reading and learning while remaining responsive to the changing needs of the community. We have a lot of really exciting things happening these days around the library!

Download Updated 2021-22 Calendar at a Glance

The calendar at a glance was updated Nov. 11, 2021, to reflect all elementary conference information, including information for Tiger Cubs Preschool and Crestview School of Inquiry.

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West Des Moines Community Schools

We understand a students’ education is an important part of their life journey, and we are committed to their success. At WDMCS, students will gain knowledge and develop skills to prepare them for life. The excellent opportunities we offer enable students to explore their interests and achieve their potential because we believe every student can find their place in the WDMCS.