October 4th, 2018

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd from 3:15 to 7:00pm and Wednesday, October 24th from 2:00 to 7:00pm.  Your student should have brought home a note with your conference date and time.  If this time does not work for you, please call the office at 242-8439 to reschedule.

October 4th, 2018

Come and check out the wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  Books starting at $1.00. Books make great gifts! If you cannot make it to the Book Fair, you can order online at and search for Willard.  Online dates are Oct 18-31.

September 28th, 2018

Pictures will be taken the morning of Tuesday October 2nd.  Please have your student bring their best smile!

September 14th, 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.  The code for DMPS is 87641.  If you need your student’s id number, please call the office.

July 10th, 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).

July 10th, 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.

June 15th, 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.

May 7th, 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.

February 5th, 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.

November 21st, 2017

Mrs. Bogh is on a leave of absence until her twins are born. Therefore, our music concerts scheduled for Tuesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 14 will be postponed until later next spring. More details will be provided as soon as Mrs. Bogh returns to school in the spring.