School News

Reunion photo

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.  

Wellness Walk 2

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.

Homepage Feature

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.  

DMPS app

Greenwood Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Greenwood and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.


Greenwood Enjoys Muggy Field Day


The warm, muggy weather couldn’t dampen spirits at Greenwood’s Field Day. Students were all smiles as they enjoyed outdoor games. Of course, teachers kept plenty of cold water nearby! Click on the picture to see more of our fun afternoon.


Class of ’14 Returns to Greenwood Elementary


For many years, Greenwood Elementary School has had a tradition: host a return visit of its alums who are about to graduate high school. We stopped by yesterday when several members of the Class of 2014 visited their old school and former elementary teachers. Click the headline to read and see more about this special event.

Upcoming Events

Oct 02
Fall Picture Day
Oct 07
POUND Rockout Workout
Oct 08
Wellness Walk

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About Greenwood Elementary School


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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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