School News


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!

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District Art Show Participants


Congratulations to Jackson Nyugen (1st), Kentray Foster (2nd), Natalee Steward (2nd), Matthew Hohl (3rd), Taylor Weese (3rd), Diego Correa (4th), Sarai Dominguez (5th) and Piercin Blocker (5th) for having their work chosen and on display at the the DMPS Annual Art Show at Capitol Square Mall downtown.  The show runs from February 19th through February … Read more »


Synergy JAZZES it up!


This past Friday (2/20), Synergy Jazz put on a great show for the entire student body.  Students learned about rhythm and improvisation throughout the show and participated by acting out the instruments and using call and response!  It was a wonderful way to kick off the weekend and we thank Synergy for visiting!


IPR features Turnaround Arts Success at Findley


Catch Iowa Public Radio’s report on the success of Turnaround Arts at Findley Elementary School. Findley was one of the first schools in the nation to take part in the program which integrates the arts as a way to improve academics. Turnaround Arts has since expanded to four more schools on DMPS’s North Side. Click here to read or … Read more »


Junior Lobbyists for the Arts


Fourth graders became Junior Lobbyists today at the State Capitol when they performed for Arts Advocacy Day. The arts have made a tremendous difference at Findley from academics, attendance and everything in between. We are so proud of our students and their accomplishments. At Findley, we know it’s true…THE ARTS MATTER!

Upcoming Events

Mar 05
Northside Night (North High, 6:30pm)
Mar 05
Scrap Arts Music (K & 1st)
Mar 06
Scrap Arts Music (4th)
Mar 09
4th Grade Capitol Field Trip
Mar 11
Winter Conferences Make Up


February PBIS Celebration will be February 27th.  North High’s Basketball Coach, Taylor Phipps will be bringing the team and cheerleaders to help pump our students up and encourage them to continue making positive choices.

Winter is here!  The below zero temps are here! Please remember to dress your child(ren) in warm winter clothing.  Hats, mittens, scarves, boots and winter coats are a necessity to your child(ren)’s safety this winter.

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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