School News


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the image to learn more and register to play.

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Conference Scheduling at Greenwood


Greenwood Elementary School will be holding conferences on October 15 and October 22. Our conference schedules are now available online. Click the header to access our conference schedules.


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

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Former Greenwood Students return for a Visit


Some former Greenwood students in town for a reunion along with some of their Des Moines resident classmates returned for a tour of our building.  From left to right they are Claire Sommers (Schelble), Laurie Hornberger, Suzanne Helmick (Book), Nancy Voights, Lisa Jones, Rebecca Purnell, Caroline Van Liew Hess and Jay Radcliffe.  

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2nd Annual Wellness Walk


We will once again be participating in a school-wide Wellness Walk on October 8th.  We will walk approximately 1.1 miles in a circuit through the surrounding neighborhood.  The walk is part of the “Healthiest State” initiative.

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Woody’s Weekly Words


  We will now be emailing a newsletter out to parents via email and posting it on the website under the Parents tab on a weekly basis.  Please take a few minutes to read over the newsletter as it contains a lot of useful information.  

Upcoming Events

Mar 13
Spring Recess
Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 07
Labor Day – No school
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

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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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