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Track and Field Day


K-2nd grade enjoyed Field Day at Greenwood and 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade traveled to Lincoln High stadium.


Online Registration | Des Moines Public Schools


On July 17, 2017, online registration will open for families currently in the district for the 2017-18 school year. Families new to DMPS should contact the Welcome Center (see below) as soon as possible. To help ensure that schools and students are well prepared for the first day of school, parents are encouraged to register their child … Read more »


Greenwood Alums Return, Bearing Books


In late March five 8th graders at Callanan Middle School – Zoe Zmolek, Claire Bissmeyer, Natalie Bennett and Grace & Ella Sundstrom – launched a project to provide free books for summer reading to all students at their elementary alma mater: Greenwood. United Way and Half Price Books came aboard as sponsors, and today the girls delivered nearly 900 book for every student at their old school. Click the headline to read and see more.


Lt. Gov. Checks Out Greenwood Coders


Greenwood Elementary School’s coding club demonstrated the value of computer science during a press conference today with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise, who spoke about legislation recently signed to encourage computer science education. The star of the press conference, however, was Greenwood’s coding club, a group of more than 75 students who meet after school to work on technology projects. Click the photo to see more of the event.

Breakfast Buddies

Breakfast Buddies and Book Fair Highlight


Our annual Fall Breakfast Buddies and Book Fair event is rapidly approaching.  Please join us for breakfast on November 22 for pancakes provided by Chriss Cakes.  The cost is $5 per person and the money is due on November 18th.  The Book Fair will run November 18th-22nd.

Father eats lunch with his son.

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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About Greenwood Elementary School


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