School News


Artful Additions to Findley


Next time you visit Findley Elementary, be sure to look up! Fourth graders at Findley Elementary have spent the year focusing on collaboration and communication and prove their understanding of it with the creation of three Chihuly-inspired sculptures made from water bottles, acrylic paint and wire. You can find one in the library, the Kindergarten … Read more »

North Players visit Findley

PBIS Celebration is a Slam Dunk!


Findley students celebrated with slam dunks and one-on-one with the North High basketball players April 3rd, 2014, set up by Assistant Coach Taylor Phipps, our very own PE teacher. To start the show, the Findley Dance and Cheer Club performed cheers they had mastered. Students were addressed by basketball players about being responsible, respectful, trustworthy, … Read more »


Northside: Big Concert Reflects Focus on Arts


More than 400 voices from Cattell, Findley, Harding, Madison, North and Oak Park schools took part in last night’s 2nd annual Northside Night Vocal Music Concert. The big concert was matched by big news that all schools feeding into North will now take part in the federal Turnaround Arts program. Click the photo to read more about Northside night.


DMPS Considers New Attendance Areas


It’s been more than 25 years since DMPS made comprehensive changes to elementary school attendance areas. A lot changes in a quarter of a century, and to better serve students and meet the needs of schools the district is considering new attendance areas for many elementary schools. Click the headline to learn about the plan and share your opinion.

Emmalee Champlin, of 5th grade, will have her Monet/Impressionist-inspired Water Lily displayed as well.

Students Represent Findley at the District Art Show


Eight Findley students represented Findley Elementary at the District’s Annual Art Exhibit by having their work they’ve made in Miss Jorgensen’s art class on display.   We are very proud of all the artwork every student creates at Findley and pleased to have these eight students represent us!  

4th gradeScienceCenter

Findley Loves Science!


Findley 4th grade students went to the Science Center of Iowa. Students explored all the areas of SCI and even got to do chemistry experiments. The experience was sponsored by John Deere Financial. Second grade students have a new way of learning their vocabulary words: acting! Students were studying weather and they used tableau to … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 22
K-1 Fine Arts Night
Apr 29
4th Grade to Pappajohn Park and Art Center
May 01
PTO Meeting
May 13
3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade to Civic Center
May 15
Northside Band Concert (5th Grade Band)

About Findley Elementary School


3000 Cambridge St., 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…

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