School News


River Woods Basketball Team to Iowa Energy Game


The River Woods Basketball team ended their season in big way. The evening after their last practice, they celebrated at an Iowa Energy game. They were invited to line the tunnel and give “hi-fives” to the players as they came out. They were then called onto the court to help introduce the individual players. The Energy … Read more »


Sign Up for Spring Conferences


Sign Up for Spring Conferences On-line (Make sure to click on your teacher tab across the top) It’s time to start thinking about Spring Conferences  Please take a few minutes to sign up for a conference time.  This link is on our school website and will be sent by messenger and email if we have your … Read more »

jump rope for heart

Jump Rope for Heart February 7th- 24th


Jump Rope for Heart will run from February 7th-24th.  Jump Rope for Heart helps educate students on how to keep their own heart healthy while raising donations that help fund lifesaving research and education. Did you know that every $50 will help to train a person in CPR? You’ll be helping to save lives every … Read more »


Spring Dance Sponsored by PTA


This years PTA Spring Dance will be on Thursday, February 16th from 4:30-6:30.  Come out with your family and friends and enjoy the dance!


Hat Day- Friday January 27th


Show your River Woods spirit in wearing your favorite or craziest hat!  Please no masks or hats that obstruct the student’s vision.  We can’t wait to see what hats students come to school with!


Perfect Attendance Celebration


We are very excited to celebrate around 24 students school wide who have earned perfect attendance throughout first semester. This means that they have been at school every day on time (8:45 AM) and have not left early any day. We can all agree this is a huge accomplishment. These students and their families have worked … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 30
1st Grade Music Concert
Mar 30
3rd Grade Music Concert
Apr 13
PTA Meeting
Apr 20
Kindergarten Music Concert
Apr 20
2nd Grade Music Concert

2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8433 | F: 515-323-8641

About River Woods Elementary School


2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

P: 515-242-8433 | E:


At River Woods, our mission includes providing learners with meaningful, differentiated learning experiences, collaboration and a common vision for achievement, and maintaining a safe, responsible and respectful school climate. Read More…

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