Stilwell Monday Message

Student and Family Communication

December - 12/6/21

Today is a BLACK Day!


We would like to thank all of the students for coming to last Friday night's dance. We will be able to donate many items to locate food banks to help serve our community.


This week our PBIS focus will be on appropriate hallway behaviors and timeliness to class. Please make sure we are heading straight to our next class and are keeping our hands to ourselves. You may be recognized with PBIS points to use at the store later this week.


Students we have twelve days of school left before winter break. Please make sure you are turning in all pieces of learning and are partnering with your teachers if you are in need of support.



Important Upcoming Dates

  • 12/6: Orchestra Concert at 6:00 pm PAC
  • 12/7: Virtual PTO Meeting (information below)
  • 12/10: Choir Concert at PAC


Erica Whittle - Principal

PBIS Focus - Hallway Behavior & Timeliness to Class

Stilwell Virtual PTO Meeting - Dec. 7th

Please join us for the next Stilwell PTO meeting. The meeting will be held virtual on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 12:30 pm.


12/7 - PTO Agenda


Zoom Meeting Link

Wrestling in the Valley

Last week, the junior high wrestlers from both Stilwell and Indian Hills grappled at Valley Stadium. Please check out the story created by WHO.


Wrestling in the Valley

Model United Nations Club

Attention all 7th and 8th graders- You are invited to join the Model United Nations club. It meets every Tuesday from 2:45-3:30 in Ms.Bogue's room (room 2107). Please join us for snacks, collaboration, and a simulation of a real meeting of the United Nations.

Thank you - Student Council

Student Council, we would like to thank you for all the organization for the first dance we have had at Stilwell since the fall of 2019. You all did a wonderful job and it was very well attended.

Stiwell Winter Warmth Donations - a message from Student Council

We are accepting winter warmth items including winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, blankets, hand warmers, and anything else that might keep someone warm this winter.


All donations will go to local homeless shelters and non-profits.


Please feel free to add these items to our donation bin located in the Stilwell front parking lot.

WDMCS - Family Support Groups

To best support underserved/underrepresented students, West Des Moines Community Schools has partnered with district families to create support groups for adult family members and caring adults of students of color and LGBTQIA+ students. Both groups will launch in the 2021-22 school year and will provide parents, guardians, and other caring adults with support networks and opportunities to learn, grow, and share resources.
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Drop Off & Pick-Up Protocol

We understand our parking lot drop-off and pick-up process can be time-consuming. However, we need all families to follow the procedures to ensure our students are safe. Please remember these guidelines:

  • Do not use the back parking lot and blacktop in the back of the building.
  • Do not use the local business as a place to pick up your child.
  • Do not drop off your student or stop for any reason along Vine Street or Grand Avenue.
  • Do not pull into the bus lanes along Vine Street.
  • Do not allow your student to exit the vehicle until you have pulled up to the curb in the parking lot.
  • Please drive slowly through the parking lot.

Stilwell Student Handbook 20-21

Throughout this year you may have questions, need clarifications, or might need to see who you can turn to for help. Please start with the Junior High Schools Handbook.

Stiwell PBIS Focus of the Week

This week we will be paying special attention to appropriate hallway behavior. We ask that students are in their classroom seats and ready to go!

Stilwell Winter Dance

The winter dance/special gathering will take place at Stilwell on Friday, December 3, 2021. The dance will run from 5-7 pm. Admission into the dance will be two canned food items or a piece of clothing to donate. Donated clothing cannot include any type of underwear, socks, shoes, or accessories. These donations will add to this month's donations for our school donation bin.