School News

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Greenwood will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 90 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

Boy exits bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

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.

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About Greenwood Elementary School

316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

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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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