Stilwell Monday Message

Student and Family Communication

December - 12/13/21

Today is an ORANGE Day!


Our Choir Concert is tonight at the Valley Performing Arts Center at 5:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you.


We will be working to support students today on their return to school. Counselors and Administrators will be available to help students process.


Students we have SEVEN 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

  • 12/13: Choir Concert at PAC @ 5:30
  • 12/13: Wrestling at Stilwell
  • 12/17 & 12/18 - Archery at Madrid
  • 12/18 - Archery at Afton
  • 12/29 - Archery Team Shoot at Diagonal


Erica Whittle - Principal

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!

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.

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.