Findley Elementary School isn’t steeped in tradition (yet). It’s anything but stodgy and far from New England. The walls aren’t covered with ivy and most of the students are the first generation of their families to attend there. But make no mistake: Findley’s a prep school. Drake, Iowa, Central, Grandview and DMACC have each “adopted” a grade to support and encourage students’ aspirations. Click on the image to read more about these special, new relationships.
Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines like Findley may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible, students must attend one of the 28 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.
Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year! The Findley Family is so excited for what this school year has in store. Home Visits will be August 17th and 18th and the first day of school will be August 26th with a 2:00pm dismissal. Our Back to School Night will be September 3rd from 4-5:30pm.
Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, this school will be offering school choice for the 2015-16 school year. This is required by NCLB of schools “in need of improvement.” Click the headline for more information and to download a School Choice request form. All forms are due no later than July 1. Late forms will not be accepted.
Mr. Petterson was hard at work these last few weeks in preparation for today’s Field Day! And what a success it was. The weather was beautiful, the games kept students on their toes and reward for their hard work was earned in the form of ice pops. It’s safe to say a few voices may … Read more »
Wednesday was a first for Findley. Anyone that has a connection to Findley knows the arts are important but driving by outside, you’d never know. Introducing the Findley Pole Garden, created by over 400 students, staff and friends of Findley. Everyone collaborated on the ideas illustrated on the poles and every student spent time in … Read more »