School News


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.


Pasta for Pennies


Mrs. Smith’s fourth grade class was all smiles on March 26th! Why? Because Olive Garden delivered a hot meal including spaghetti, bread sticks and salad.  Students at Findley have been collecting change for the past couple of months to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The class that raised the most money … Read more »


Smith named 2015 Elementary Educator of the Year


Findley’s 4th grade teacher, Schelsy Smith has been named the Des Moines Rotary Club’s 2015 Elementary Educator of the Year.  The staff, students and families of Findley are very proud of Ms. Smith and this grand accomplishment.  We are thankful to have such outstanding educators at Findley.


Pi Beta Phi Gives Books to Findley


Thanks to members of Pi Beta Phi sorority for holding a service event last week to provide two brand new books to Findley students. Pi Beta Phi donated nearly 1,000 books to Findley Elementary School as part of their work to promote reading.


Kindergarten Sign-Up Begins March 11


The first day of Kindergarten 2015-2016 will be here before you know it! It’s an exciting time for staff and students, but it all starts with registration. Sign-up begins on March 11. Register soon to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school. To find out where to register and what to bring, click on the image.


Dance and Cheer at North High


The entire Dance & Cheer club made their way to North High School this past Friday to show off their skills at North’s basketball game.  Club members “shook it off” and wowed the crowd with their talent.  Students will perform for their own school this coming Friday during February’s PBIS celebration!

Upcoming Events

Apr 07
2nd and 3rd Grade Fine Arts Night (6:00pm)
Apr 15
Des Moines Symphony Concert
Apr 16
Scratch Cupcakery Visit (4th)
Apr 27
Susical Dress Rehearsal (Drama Club)
Apr 29
Susical Day Performance (North High, All School)


Welcome back! Spring Break was a great chance to recharge for the remainder of the school year…which promises to be very busy! We can’t wait for all the Spring celebrations!

Assessment Week!  Iowa Assessments begin March 30th. Be sure your student(s) come to school with a good night’s rest to help them focus during these tests.

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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