School News

Here Comes the Buss App

9/14/2018

Des Moines Public Schools is happy to announce the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus®. Please click here to get more info. https://www.dmschools.org/departments/operations/transportation/comes-bus-app/

First Day of School

7/10/2018

The first day of school is Thursday August 23rd.  We will dismiss at 2:25 on this day.  We look forward to seeing you! Reminder:  our new school hours are 7:30 am to 2:25 pm (1:10 Wed).

Meet the Teacher Night

7/10/2018

You are invited to come meet your teacher on Tuesday August 21st from 3-5:30pm.  You may also bring your school supplies this night.

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School

6/15/2018

The school bell times at Willard 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 75 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.

Willard students shows his paint-covered hands.

Willard Murals Continue to Add Beauty

5/7/2018

For the third year in a row, students from Willard designed a large-scale mural for display along East 30th Street. The first year it was on the side of the (now closed) Fairgrounds Hardware Store. Last year a painting of the Iowa State Capitol in all four seasons was painted on a wall of the S&H Electric Company. This year the mural is on the grounds of the Iowa State Fairgrounds, directly across the street from last year’s artwork. Click on the headline to read more.

Boy exits bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August

2/5/2018

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.

Upcoming Events

Oct 02
Picture Day
Oct 02
School Board Meeting
Oct 05
Hat/Pajama Day
Oct 16
School Board Meeting
Oct 19
Hat/Pajama Day

2941 Dean Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
P: 515-242-8439 | F: 515-323-8647
E: willard@dmschools.org

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About Willard Elementary School

2941 Dean Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8439 | E: willard@dmschools.org 

School Hours: 7:30am-2:25pm, early dismissal every Wed. at 1:10pm

 

Willard Elementary School is located on the east side of Des Moines near the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Our school serves approximately 400 students in grades K-5. We are fortunate to have a wonderfully diverse student population and a very dedicated staff at Willard!

 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Willard Elementary School’s website!

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