School News

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Spelling Challenge Winners


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Spelling Challenge.  We raised over $15,000 this year.  Mrs. Pilcher’s second grade class won the contest and covered Mr . Huinker in Silly String.  Thank you again to everyone that helped raise money.


Crazy Crayon Collection


Greenwood hosted their first crayon collection in support of “Love Where You Live” month by collecting unwanted, broken or damaged crayons.  They were recycled into new crayons!  

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Adopt a Graphic Promotion


Greenwood is kicking off our first ever Adopt a Graphic Promotion featuring Woody the Woodchuck to celebrate our newly painted walls.  We are asking for parents or other interested parties such as grandparents to sponsor a graphic of Woody for our walls.  The cost of the graphic varies depending on size.  You can either support … Read more »


Greenwood Recognized at Governor’s Address


Greenwood students are shown at the Iowa Capitol waiting for the start of Governor’s Branstad’s Condition of the State address. The Governor invited the students and introduced them during his speech after he visited Greenwood last month to unveil a new STEM initiative.


Governor Focuses on STEM at Greenwood


Governor Terry Branstad stopped by Greenwood Elementary School today to launch a new public awareness campaign by his STEM Advisory Council. While here, the Governor also got a first-hand demonstration of some of the many STEM education projects by our students. Click the photo to read and see more about the event.

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Fall Parties


Fall parties at Greenwood were a success judging by the looks on students faces.  

Upcoming Events

Apr 24
Scholastic Book Fair
Apr 25
Spring Breakfast Buddies
Jun 02
Last Day of School- noon dismissal
Jul 22
Kindergarten Jumpstart
Jul 23
Fall Registration

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About Greenwood Elementary School


316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

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Greenwood School serves nearly 450 elementary students, from first generation Americans to descendants of Des Moines’ founding families. Read More…

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