School News


5th Grade Promotion


5th Grade promotion will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 p.m., in the River Woods Gym. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria immediately following the promotion.

field day

Field Day- Moved to Monday May 22nd


For field day students need to wear comfortable shoes.  They can wear a hat and athletic type clothing.  There are two stations that involve water.  They should not get soaked, but they will be dipping out of a kiddie pool.  Students will have the opportunity to have a water/strawberry break as part of the event. … Read more »

science center

Family Fun Night at the Science Center


Family Fun Night is here!  Come out to the Des Moines Science Center on May 16th from 5:00-8:00pm.  Your admission is free and there are fun exhibits for the whole family to enjoy.  There will be a shuttle bus provided from River Woods Elementary.  You are welcome to drive yourself, but parking in the city … Read more »


Fun Friday- Mismatch Day


Show your River Woods spirit by mismatching your favorite clothing on Friday, May 5th.  We look forward to seeing fun, mismatched students throughout the school!


River Woods Students Celebrate Earth Day


Students enjoyed the beautiful weather decorating our front walks in anticipation of Earth Day 2017.  Our girls club did their part my cleaning our school grounds.  Thank you students for making River Woods and our planet a clean and welcoming place.

Homepage Feature

Wells Fargo and Harlem Globetrotters Visit River Woods


Wells Fargo and the Harlem Globetrotters teamed up to share two important messages saving and spending money wisely and how to stop bully behaviors in our schools.  Students in grades 3rd -5th attended an assembly on April 7th in our school gym.  The message delivered by Wells Fargo staff coupled with a performance of tricks by one … Read more »

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About River Woods Elementary School


2929 SE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50320

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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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