School News

River Woods Students Earn 2nd Place at the Battle of the Books Finals after Winning Both Regional Titles!


Who read 40 books and blew the competition away with his knowledge? Hunter Christenson, that’s who! He won the 40 Book Challenge contest held in March. Then our team of 4th and 5th grade students coached by Mr. Poole won the Southside Regionals on April 23rd to advance to the final round of four schools. … Read more »

Crazy Hair Day


On Friday, April 13th is crazy hair day.  Come to school with your craziest hair do of the year!

PTA Spring Dance


Please join us at our PTA Spring Dance.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Picture Day


Monday, April 9th is Spring Picture Day.  Please send students with their picture form if you want a specific pose or background.

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New School Hours Beginning in August


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.

Jump Rope for Heart


Our school is getting ready to kick-off Jump Rope for Heart for the American Heart Association! We are so excited to teach your student how to care for their heart while raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer! With the help of our friends from the SCARE SQUAD our school is going to … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 27
Coffee with the Principal
Apr 30
Fundraiser Pick Up
May 01
School Board Meeting
May 03
Kindergarten Music Concert
May 03
1st 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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