Construction Update

Construction in Waukee is the rule rather than the exception.  Currently we have three projects underway; Woodland Hills Elementary, the Vince Meyer Learning Center and Timberline.

Woodland Hills Elementary is located at 1120 South 95th Street in West Des Moines; this will be the District’s seventh elementary building.  For... Read More


Eighth Graders Work on Belief Statements

The eighth grade English students have been working on belief statements, similar to the NPR project “This I Believe” essays.  The student’s mindset unit started with belief statements and concluded with a synthesis essay combining their experiences of overcoming a seven day challenge with what research states about mindsets and... Read More


Eason Students Go Hawaiian!

As a PBIS celebration, Eason students enjoyed a Learning Luau on Thursday, February 21.  On a day that a huge snowstorm was anticipated, the students learned of the warm, tropical weather in the Hawaiian Islands.  They also investigated what industries are found in Hawaii and some of the islands’ history. ... Read More

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Opera Iowa visits Waukee Elementary!

Students from Waukee Elementary enjoyed the opportunity to see one of Iowa’s premier arts organizations when Des Moines Metro Opera’s educational touring troupe visited on Monday, February 25. OPERA Iowa presented Davies’ The Three Little Pigs in English.

OPERA Iowa’s exciting workshops entertain while they educate and make opera more... Read More


Kindergarten Parent Night

Kindergarten Parent Night, which will be held at each elementary attendance center, is Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Woodland Hills Kindergarten Parent Night will be held at South Middle School, 2350 LA Grant Parkway, Waukee, Iowa 50263, at the same time. A boundary map to determine which attendance... Read More

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Waukee Elementary Related Arts Conference Schedules

Conference week at Waukee Elementary is fast approaching and we would like to make you aware of the schedules of the related arts teachers.  Below you will find a list of the dates/times related arts staff will be available for conferencing with parents and students.


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Third Graders start Geometry

Geometry is the new focus for third grade students in Mrs. Amanda Pals’ classroom! Students are learning about lines, line segments, rays, parallel lines, and intersecting lines. This week they have been using straws and twist ties to explore making different types of triangles and quadrilaterals (quadrangles). Students will be... Read More


Dr. Seuss Week at MGE!

What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday than being silly and celebrating our love of reading?  To celebrate we will have some fun and wacky special days the week of Feb. 25 – Mar 1. 

  • Marvelous Monday: Everyone reads in the hall from 10:00 – 10:30 am
  • Topsy Turvy
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Totem Tales-Updated

2-15-2013 Updated Totem Tales

Please review the updated PTO section regarding Conferences.


Conferences rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, some evenings of spring conferences have been rescheduled.

Conferences originally scheduled for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, will now be held at the same times on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Conferences originally scheduled for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, will now be held at the... Read More

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Waukee, Iowa 50263
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