News
September 13th, 2017

The Dreamer Academy welcomed 45 visitors from the Iowa Credit Union League today. They came from across Iowa and took a break from their 3-day conference in Des Moines to tour Findley, learn about the Dreamer Academy community partnerships and meet our Dreamers! 9 Findley scholars shared lunch in the library and taught our visitors … Read more »


September 13th, 2017

Brooklyn-based artist Dave Eppley has 120 assistants for a new installation he’s preparing for the Des Moines Art Center. Click the photo to read how students here at Findley Elementary School are contributing their talents to a new work that will be unveiled at the art museum later this Fall.


September 7th, 2017

Yesterday, our playground was taken over by a herd of Jamarisaurus Rex! Their pack leader, Jamari aspires to be a Paleontologist when he grows up so that he can share his love of learning about dinosaurs and their history with the world. As always, #dreambig!


August 29th, 2017

Cy, from Iowa State, visited morning meeting today (8/29)! He learned the Findley cheer, helped with the college cheer, picked up some breakfast, and gave out many high fives and hugs!


August 27th, 2017

Our scholars wasted no time getting back into the swing of learning! In fact, one might think that summer never happened with how quickly students got to work! Students spent the first three days of school collaboratively deepening their understanding of school expectations and academic content.


August 27th, 2017

“Be the Difference” is this year’s theme, chosen by 5th Grade Gabriana Ramirez. Why did Gabi choose this theme? In her words, ” It means you stand out in a good way. It means we make good choices and help each other learn. There are people who don’t think that they stand out or that … Read more »


August 10th, 2017

No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.


July 17th, 2017

Each year, volunteers at John Deere Financial deliver all the school supplies needed for each Findley student. This gift is just one example of the many ways students benefit from our friends at JDF. The only item students need to bring to school is a backpack. We are grateful for our partnership with John Deere … Read more »


January 25th, 2017

The American School Counselor Association announced that Findley Elementary School is a Recognized ASCA Model Program school for delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Findley is the fourth school at DMPS, and only the sixth school in all of Iowa, to earn this national honor for its counseling program. Click the photo to read more about our efforts led by counselor Jackie Dehner.


January 25th, 2017

Today was Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, as students, teachers and parents gathered to urge legislators to support arts education. Students from Findley Elementary School kicked off the day as they sang in both chambers of the state legislature this morning. Click the photo to enjoy more picture of our students’ performance at the State Capitol.