School News


Back-to-School Health Fair at East on July 26


East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.

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Bell Times Change at Findley this Fall


Students at 19 elementary schools, including Findley Elementary, will adjust their schedule by 10 minutes this fall. It’s a move that will give bus drivers much needed time to get from school to school. Click on the image to read more about how the small time change will improve student safety and save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Kindergarten Jump Start


Kindergarten Jump Start will take place on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26 from 8:30-11:30 for all incoming kindergarten students for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please call the office to sign your child up at 242-8407.


School Boundary Changes


  Findley families, please review the approved boundary changes on the Des Moines website for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please let the office know if you have any questions.


Fifth Graders Leave a Legacy


On June 2nd, 2014 at 10:00am, the fifth grade class of the 2013-2014 dedicated the first ever Findley Legacy Project to the staff and students for years to come.  It was 100% brainstormed, developed, planned, created and designed by the students and spear-headed by the art teacher, Miss Jorgensen. Students developed a large scale reading … Read more »


Turnaround Arts: “5 Golden Tickets” at DMPS


The story of Willie Wonka, performed by our Findley Drama Club, centers on five golden tickets. Turnaround Arts is about five golden tickets, too, as five DMPS schools are now part of the national educational program. Click the photo to read more about the visit by Forest Whitaker and what the program is doing to support our students.

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About Findley Elementary School


3025 Oxford Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313

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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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