School News


Keeping Kids Warm in the Cold


Winter arrived earlier than anticipated this year but we still need to keep our students safe from the cold.  Remember to dress your student with gloves, hats, winter coats and scarves.  If they want to play in the snow during recess they will also need to have snow pants and winter boots on.


Drama Club Kicks Off!


Last Thursday, believe it or not, was Findley Drama Club’s first performance and it wasn’t your typical show.  The evening entitled “Behind the Scenes at Drama Club”, included highlights from all of the Drama exercises and games that students have been participating in to build up their theater skills!  Drama club meets every Thursday from … Read more »

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Fifth House Ensemble visits Findley


Third Graders were in for a great afternoon when their Art Teacher, Lisa Hesse and Music Teacher, Jane Olson surprised them with visiting artists, Fifth House Ensemble – an musical group based out of Chicago.  The group worked with all of third grade to explore how music can help bring stories and writing to life! … Read more »


Findley Scholars Recieve College Savings Accounts


Wednesday, October 15th was a very exciting thing for Findley Elementary Students – now widely known as dreamers and scholars.  Every student at Findley, all 342 of them received a free College Savings Account that parents will set up during conferences.  And that’s not all – they have the opportunity to earn as much as … Read more »


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the image to learn more and register to play.


Free HiSET (GED) Classes for Findley Parents


I Have a Dream Foundation is hosting (at Findley) a FREE class for any Findley parent or guardian (or significant adult) who would like to complete their high school diploma (called HiSET — the new GED). Click the header to learn about registering.  It is completely free! It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Nov 26
Thanksgiving Break (26th-28th)
Nov 27
Thanksgiving Day
Dec 09
4th/5th Fine Arts Night
Dec 11
John Deere Chorus Performance
Dec 12
3rd Grade Civic Center Field Trip


December 9th is 4th and 5th grade Fine Arts Night.  Please join us as we celebrate the artwork students have made, the music students are creating and their academic success within the classroom.  4th grade will put on a vocal concert at 6:00pm in the gym followed by an activity in their classroom at 6:30pm.  5th grade will start with the classroom activity at 6:15pm in their classrooms followed by their vocal concert at 7:00pm.  Artwork highlight students’ use of the Creative Process and problem-solving will be displayed in the gym.

Check out Findley on Social Media! We have a Facebook page, Twitter account, Flickr stream and a Youtube channel that is constantly sharing the successes and work of Findley Students!  Click the links to be redirected!



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About Findley Elementary School


3025 Oxford Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8407 | E:


Findley Elementary School is a neighborhood school serving preschool through fifth grade students. Findley’s mission is to accept nothing less than high academic and social achievement from every student. Read more…

Welcome to Findley Elementary School, where we are committed to our mission: Building Big Dreamers and High Achievers.

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