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West Des Moines Community Schools | Sept. 7, 2019

Homecoming Parade Promo with photos
New WDMCS Athletics Website

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Coffee and Conversations

Coffee and Conversation Sept. 13-19

Welcoming Week is a national event to bring immigrant and receiving communities together in order to build connections and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone. This year, Welcoming Week is Sept. 13-22.


Through collaboration with our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program and Community Education, our bilingual family liaisons, learning supports, family engagement coordinators, and our intercultural outreach coordinator will be co-hosting a Coffee & Conversations Welcoming Event at each of our elementary schools. Events will take place during morning drop-off near the front entry.


  • Sept. 13—Fairmeadows, Westridge
  • Sept. 16—Western Hills
  • Sept. 17—Clive
  • Sept. 18—Crossroads Park, Hillside
  • Sept. 19—Crestview, Jordan Creek


Teams will greet parents, have informal conversations about school, share important dates, building contact information, and begin to build that strong family/school connection.


We hope to see you at Coffee and Conversations!

WDMCS "Thank You" Notes

We have so much to celebrate in WDMCS! Our people should be part of that celebration. Write a quick note of recognition when you witness someone doing great things in our district.

Virtual Backpack Community Opportunities

The following promotions are not endorsed or sponsored by WDMCS. The Virtual Backpack is being provided only to inform WDMCS students, families, and staff of other available community activities and opportunities.
Virtual Backpack

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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.