School News

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Parents “Do Lunch” at Greenwood School


It’s National School Lunch Week, and to mark the occasion Greenwood hosted more than 150 parents for lunch. The menu included chili with “homegrown” black beans; cupcakes made with aronia berries; corn muffins and cherry tomatoes; and zucchini from the Wallace Center. Iowa icon Henry A. Wallace, who once lived down the street from Greenwood, started the school lunch program when he was Secretary of Agriculture. Click the headline to read and see more.

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Iowa Healthiest State Walk


Students, staff, and parents take over the sidewalks on 37th Street for the Iowa Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, October 5th. The walkers enjoyed the beautiful scenery and cool weather.  


1st PBIS Celebration of 2016-2017


Greenwood students celebrated their positive behavior in September with relay races organized by the 3rd grade teachers.  We have a monthly assembly as part of our positive behavior program.  Assembly activities vary from month to month.


School Supply list


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Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.


High Tech Meets Visitor Sign-In at Greenwood


At DMPS, we work to ensure that students are receiving a great education in schools that are not only first-rate learning environments, but are also safe and secure. Over the years DMPS has taken many steps to better ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, parents and visitors. This spring and summer, DMPS will begin implementing an Electronic Visitor Check-In system for parents and visitors. Click on the headline to read more.

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Book Fair
Nov 22
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About Greenwood Elementary School


316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

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Greenwood School serves nearly 380 elementary students, from first generation Americans to descendants of Des Moines’ founding families. Read More…

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