School News


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.

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Community Input Meeting: Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00 PM


On Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00 pm in the Greenwood gymnasium, Mr. Bill Good from the District Facilities Department will show some possible options for future traffic flow and parking plans for the building.  If you have an interest in seeing the plans and give input that helps meet the vision and mission of the … Read more »


Kindergarten Sign-Up Begins March 11


The first day of Kindergarten 2015-2016 will be here before you know it! It’s an exciting time for staff and students, but it all starts with registration. Sign-up begins on March 11. Register soon to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school. To find out where to register and what to bring, click on the image.


Upcoming Concerts


Spring will be here soon along with the music concerts.  Kindergarten and first grade concerts are tonight, March 2.  Kindergarten will perform at 5:30 and first grade at 6:30.  The concerts will be held at Greenwood. Second through fifth grade concerts will be held at Callanan.  Fourth and fifth grade will perform on March 9th.  Second and … Read more »

Spelling challenge

Spelling Challenge Envelopes Due Next Friday


Our annual Spelling Challenge fundraiser is in the final step of completion.  Please return all envelopes along with the collected donations by March 12.


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.

Upcoming Events

Apr 09
2nd and 3rd grade music concert
Apr 23
Scholastic Book Fair
Apr 24
Spring Breakfast Buddies
May 12
K-2 Field Day
May 15
3-5 Field Day

316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8410 | F: 515-277-5673

About Greenwood Elementary School


316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8410 | E:


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

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