School News


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.


Dream Posters Brighten Our Hallway


The I Have A Dream Foundation has brightened up Findley once again with the addition of 8 large-scale posters of our students acting out their dreams. To see all the posters individually, click the header (or stop on by)!  The big message to our staff and students, with these posters, is dreaming big and achieving our … Read more »


Broadway Grant Helps Turnaround Arts Schools


The bright lights of Broadway are helping to brighten the education of our students. The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway theater industry, today awarded a grant Des Moines Performing Arts for their work with Cattell, Findley, Harding, Madison and Oak Park schools, the five Turnaround Arts schools at DMPS. To learn more, click the heading.


Tutoring Sign Up at Findley Elementary


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.


Findley Honors 200th Anniversary of Star Spangled Banner


To view the video of this event, please visit our Youtube page listed under our Announcements or linked in the full article of this event. Last week, all students at Findley Elementary celebrated the 200th Anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner during our daily Morning Meeting.  Principal Barb Adams introduced the event and Jane Olson, … Read more »


Findley a Big Winner Thanks to Golf Tourney


Superintendent Tom Ahart and Principal Barb Adams along with a dozen Findley Elementary students were special guests today at the Wakonda Club, where the were presented with a $100,000 donation from the Principal Charity Classic. The funds will support the school’s new Dreamer Academy. Click the photo to read and see more about this special event.

Upcoming Events

Oct 03
School Picture Day
Oct 15
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 22
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct 23
Kindergarten Field Trip
Oct 24
No School (Teachers Report)


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!

We welcome Jaclyn Dehner (Guidance), Allison Smith (2nd Grade), Vincent Lucas (ELL) and Eric Petterson (Physical Education), as new staff members to Findley!



Calendar of Events


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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