We are All WDMCS
May 6, 2022
Dr. Matt Adams Named Superintendent of West Des Moines Community Schools
The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education is pleased to announce that a contract for superintendent has been offered to Dr. Matt Adams pending Board approval at the May 9, 2022, regular meeting. Adams will succeed Dr. Lisa Remy, who announced last December she was selected as the new executive director of School Administrators of Iowa (SAI), effective July 1.
Dr. Adams is currently the superintendent for the Woodward Granger Community School District, a position he has held since 2019. As superintendent, his “student-first” philosophy anchors the decisions he and his staff make each day, a viewpoint which aligns with WDMCS.
Staff Recognition 2022: Celebrating WDMCS Staff
West Des Moines Community Schools staff and community members honored employees with milestone years of service and those retiring from the district at the Staff Recognition Reception on Thursday, May 4. This year’s retirees were also recognized at the district’s annual retiree luncheon.
Special thanks go out to the community-based Staff Recognition Committee for planning the event, the first in-person Staff Recognition Reception since 2019, and all of the event sponsors.
New Rules for Students at WDM Library
The West Des Moines Public Library shared an update on their policies, in effect as of April 18. In order to maintain a safe working environment for all library users, minors who wish to access the library must either:
Be accompanied and supervised by an adult OR
Present their school ID and sign in with library staff upon entering the building.
Preschool Palooza is May 14!
You’re invited to Preschool Palooza 2022! We’re excited to offer this free event for children ages 2-6 and their grown-ups in person this year.
Join us at this free event to enjoy kid-friendly activities, eat a free hot dog lunch from Hy-Vee, and connect with district and community resources.
Learn more at discover.wdmcs.org/preschool-palooza
Mountain Bike Club for Students
Calling all elementary through high school mountain bikers! Join the Des Moines Area Mountain Bike Club/Team for their first team season. They will have a few practices and five optional races throughout the state for those interested.
Note: This is not a WDMCS club. This information is provided only to inform you of other available community activities and opportunities.
Summer of Learning Registration is Open!
Wondering how you’re going to keep your kids busy this summer? WDMCS Community Education has many fun, enriching, and affordable learning opportunities available! Whether your child needs a little extra help in reading, writing, or math, or simply wants a fun way to keep learning, we have a wide variety of activities to choose from. Scholarships are based on financial need and are available to assist WDMCS students with tuition for most programs.