We are ALL WDMCS
Jan. 13, 2023
Message from Superintendent Adams
Upcoming Community Opportunities
Our digital backpack lists a wide variety of events, classes, or other opportunities.
- Winter Junior Menace starts Jan. 9 through the Des Moines Menace
- Anime Drawing for Kids! Jan. 15 through Hoyt Sherman Place
- The Stepfamily Group Jan. 22 through The Stepfamily Group
- YMCA Overnight Camps Jan. 31 through the YMCA of Greater Des Moines
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Health and Behavioral Needs through the Iowa State University Outreach
- Outrageous Overnight Feb. 3 through Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
- Family Hike Feb. 5 through Muddy Boots Forest Camp
- Parent Night Out Feb. 14 through Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
- Drawing Robots Feb. 19 through Hoyt Sherman Place
View more Digital Backpack Listings >
Reminders: Upcoming No School Days
To help you plan, please review the following NO SCHOOL dates.
Monday, Jan. 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday — No School
Friday, Feb. 17
No School for PK-12 Students — Elementary Professional Development/Junior High Conferences
Tuesday, Feb. 20
No School for PK-12 Students — Secondary Professional Development/Elementary Conferences (Crestview has school.)
Register Today for Winter/Spring Community Education Classes!
Registration is now open for all winter and spring Community Education classes! Check out opportunities from Adventures (for grades K-8), ParentQuest, and our adult classes.
WDMCS Community Education is an outreach department of the West Des Moines Community Schools. We provide opportunities for learning, service, and fun to people of all ages. We strive to serve the needs of our community by connecting people, ideas, and resources.
Earning Your Stripes Podcast: Episode 4
Attend WDMCS Vocal Jazz Summit Concerts Jan. 26-27!
The Valley High School and Valley Southwoods Freshman High School Vocal Music Departments invite the community to this year's Vocal Jazz Summit Concerts on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at the Staplin Performing Arts Center. WDMCS groups will perform both evenings with our guest clinicians: Grammy Award Winner Kim Nazarian, Gabriel Espinosa, and Misha Tsiganov.
Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for students. Thank you for your continued support of the fine arts, which allows us to bring in world-renowned musicians to work with our students!
Learn more about the Jazz Summit online >
Purchase tickets for Thursday, Jan. 26 >
Valley Boys' Soccer Team Seeking Equipment Donations
The Valley High School boys' soccer team is collecting new or gently used soccer equipment. These items will be redistributed to help children in underserved communities have the necessary equipment to play. Gently used refers to any equipment that is not ruined, torn, or excessively dirty.
Acceptable Equipment (Please be sure all donations are clean.)
Jerseys: goalie jerseys and jerseys with names/numbers are accepted
Shorts, goalie pants/shorts, and bags
Soccer Balls: inflated or deflated
Cleats, socks, shin guards, and goalie gloves: must be donated in pairs
Place donations in plastic bags and drop them off at Valley's Athletic Office. For more information, please contact Valley Varsity Soccer Coach Aziz Haffar at email@example.com.