News
June 25th, 2018

Incoming kindergartners – welcome to Findley! Plan to attend our Kindergarten Jumpstart program August 7 and 8 from 8:30 – 11:30. The first day you will eat breakfast in the cafeteria, meet your classmates and teachers, learn about reading, play at recess, and get familiar with the school. Your parents can attend a meeting with … Read more »


June 15th, 2018

The school bell times at Findley will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.


February 2nd, 2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.


November 17th, 2017

Fifth grade is one of the early jumping off points in life, where kids trampoline from elementary to middle school. But at Findley Elementary’s Dreamer Academy, 5th graders have long since learned to think multiple moves ahead. Click on the headline to read more.


November 6th, 2017

The work of world famous artists line the walls of the Des Moines Art Center. Now add Findley Elementary School to the list. Specifically, nearly 130 3rd and 5th graders who helped Brooklyn-based artist Dave Eppley create a new installation. Click on the headline to read more!


October 23rd, 2017

There’s an exciting art collaboration happening between the Des Moines Art Center, Brooklyn-based artist Dave Eppley and students and staff at Findley Elementary School. The district dropped in on an after-school professional development session and found all of the Findley teachers getting involved with the project that’s slated for unveiling on November 5th. Click on the headline for a progress report on, and sneak peek of, the artwork and details on the unveiling next month at the Art Center.


October 2nd, 2017

The University of Iowa’s Dr. Tom Rice brought his map mini-course to 4th grade classes on Friday, September 29th. Dr. Rice, a map enthusiast himself, added to the 4th grade cartography unit with an hour devoted to studying types of maps, map making and map folding. “This has to be the best fourth-grade class I’ve … Read more »


September 27th, 2017

Want to help our our Findley PTO with fundraising?  Click the pic!  Findley PTO helps fund so much of what we do at Findley including extracurricular activities, field trips, teacher appreciate and more.  Help us help our scholars!


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.