School News

We got spirit! Yes we do!


We want to recognize our students for being respectful, responsible, safe, and caring!  Our student advisory team sponsored our October school spirit day, Pajama Day.  Students were encouraged to show school by wearing pajamas.  We have spirit.  Yes we do.  We have spirit.  How about you?  Open the story and click here to see more photos … Read more »

Wednesday’s Woody’s Wellness Walk Went Well


The weather was a little brisk but the walk was invigorating as Greenwood students and staff took a stroll through the neighborhood, part of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative. Click the photo to see more of Greenwood taking to the streets.

Student Advisory


Greenwood has started a student advisory team.  We have a representative from each homeroom on the team.  Our student advisory is responsible for planning monthly school spirt days and monthly celebrations.  The group also helps us problem solve issues that are happening at Greenwood.  They serve as liaisons between their homerooms and staff.  We are … Read more »

Mismatch Day


We want to recognize our students for being RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE, and CARING! Our student advisory team sponsored our first school spirit event this year, Mismatch Day. Students were encouraged to wear mismatched clothing. They could wear stripes and spots or animal print with floral print. They could even just wear two different socks. We had some students mismatched from head to toe. Check out more pictures by clicking on the title.

Roosevelt Readers


It was game day and members of the Roosevelt football team, cheerleaders, and Coach Link stopped by Greenwood. The student athletes answered questions, read with students, and participated in classroom activities. The Greenwood students were excited to see the players and cheerleaders in uniform! Thanks for giving back and showing our students you care! Click on the headline for a link to more photos.

girl eats school breakfast

Breakfast Free For All Students This Year


We’re pleased to tell you every Des Moines Public Schools elementary student will now have access to breakfast at no cost to the students or their families. This expansion means almost every school in the district offers at least one no-cost meal option during the day. Click on the headline to find out more about why DMPS now offers free breakfast to K-5 students!

Upcoming Events

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School Board Meeting
Dec 22
Winter Recess – No School
Dec 25
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 29
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 01
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About Greenwood Elementary School

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Greenwood School serves nearly 380 elementary students, from first generation Americans to descendants of Des Moines’ founding families. Read More…

It is a sincere honor to be a part of Des Moines Public Schools and serve the children and families of Greenwood Elementary!

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