News from the Woods

Woodland Hills Apparel

Order your Woodland Hills Elementary apparel by Friday, September 15. Orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom the week of October 2. You may place your order online now!

Woodland Hills Apparel


Waukee Community School District (WCSD) uses SchoolMessenger for emergency notifications.  Notifications include inclement weather, late starts or other emergency situations that may arise during or after school hours. SchoolMessenger works with PowerSchool — in order for parents to receive a text message, parents must subscribe to “opt-in” for the updates.

Subscribe by texting: “Y”, “Yes,” or  “Subscribe” to 67587. The cell phone numbers subscribing must be in PowerSchool to receive a notification. Unsubscribe at any time by texting the key words: “Quit”, “Remove” or “Unsubscribe” to 67587.

Raptor Visitor System

The Waukee Community School District uses a visitor management system called Raptor. This system will allow each school building to screen all visitors entering the building against sexual offender registries in all 50 states and establish a consistent sign-in process across the district.

All visitors must report to the main office upon arrival to the school. We will scan a driver’s license (or other government issued ID) and print a visitor badge. The visitor must also sign out of the office when they leave the building. The ONLY information kept in the screener is: first name, last name, and date of birth. Thank you for your help!

Attention: We have a new version of the Raptor visitor system and NO previously scanned ID’s were saved. As a result, we’d like to start building up our database of visitors again. Please feel free to stop by the office with your Photo ID and get scanned into our Raptor visitor system. This can significantly expedite the process of signing in on days when many parents are visiting school at the same time.

Volunteering/Visiting Woodland Hills

We welcome visitors and volunteers at Woodland Hills! Please feel free to join your child for lunch or volunteer any time except for the first two weeks of the school year.

To make every reasonable effort to provide a safe learning environment for our students, all prospective volunteers must complete an online volunteer form.  The form is found here  online volunteer form.  It takes about 5 minutes to complete and must be completed before you can volunteer in any of Waukee CSD’s buildings.

A call/note to the teacher is appreciated so that schedules may be coordinated. Please do not expect a conference with your child’s teacher when class is in session. We discourage student’s siblings from visiting school with parents, as their presence becomes a distraction to learning.

Woodland Hills Party Dates

Fall:             October 26         2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Winter:        December 21      2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Valentine:    February 14        2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Fine Arts Dates

3rd Grade:         January 22 @ High School           6:00 pm (NEW Date)

4th Grade:         January 30 @ High School           6:00 pm

2nd Grade         February 22 @ Woodland Hills     TBA

1st Grade          April 5 @ Woodland Hills              TBA

Kindergarten     May 3 @ Woodland Hills               TBA

5th Grade         May 14 @ High School                  6:00 pm

Waukee Foundation

The Waukee Schools Foundation is hosting a “SlamTastic” event coming to the Field House this October! Get your tickets now to watch Woodland Hills’ very own Mr. Beenken, Mrs. Grotewold, Mr. Shumaker and the rest of the Team Warriors (Coached by Mike Householder) take on the WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards!

The Harlem Wizards are a trick shooting, high jumping team of ultra talented basketball players that come with an inspiring message for the kids.  For more information on the Harlem Wizards, please visit their website at:

October 16, 2017

Waukee HS Field House

Doors Open at 5:30, show starts at 6:30

To purchase tickets:

Student General Admission is just $12 when purchased in advanced. We are also offering court side seating with a meet and greet with the Harlem Wizards! Visit the ticketing site for more details on seating options. This is an evening of fun and excitement for everyone! If you would like to nominate a parent, teacher, or principal for Team Warriors, please email

News from the Nurse

When to keep students home:

Fever – Student must be fever free for 24 hours (less than 100 degrees).

Vomiting – Student must have not vomited for 24 hours before returning to school.

Diarrhea – Student must be free from diarrhea for 24 hours.

Pink Eye – Student can return to school after 1st dose of medication or as directed by your physician.

Lice – Student is not sent home the day of discovery.  Allowed to return after initial treatment.

Health Blog – To subscribe to the WCSD Health Information Blog, please use the following link .  The blog contains school and grade level specific health information.


PTO Meetings

The PTO is looking forward to a great 2017 – 2018 school year.  Our first meeting will be held on Monday, September 11 at 6:30 pm in the Library.  At this meeting you will learn what our PTO does and how you can get involved in the various committees if you choose to.  You are welcome to come to one or all PTO meetings. It’s a great chance to get to know your school principal better, meet other parents, and get involved with your school. We hope you can join us!

Run for the Hills

The PTO is getting ready for our fourth annual Run for the Hills Fun Run. It will take place on Friday, October 6.  This again, will be our biggest fundraiser for the year. Packets and more information will be sent home with students on Friday, September 15.  We are currently looking for Fun Run sponsors. For a $300 contribution, the PTO will promote your company on the back of approximately 700 T-Shirts for students and staff, and on our Run for the Hills website. Deadline to be included is September 15. If interested, please e-mail Teresa Baumann at, Allison Davis at or Gigi Nelson at

Classroom Coordinators

Teachers are currently looking for classroom coordinators to help plan the 3 seasonal parties we have each year.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in this position.

If you have questions, please email the PTO at

Please “like” us on Facebook for lots of great Woodland Hills information:  Woodland Hills Elementary PTO – Waukee

Waukee Invitational 3rd – 7th Grade Mile Run

All third through seventh grade students in the Waukee School District are invited to participate in the Annual Waukee Invitational Mile run on October 2 at Eason Elementary School – 605 SE Boone Drive – Waukee.

All runners will receive a finisher ribbon and medals will be awarded to top place-winners of each grade level. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the elementary school with the highest 5 finishers!

Parents are responsible for getting runners to and from the event and are encouraged to park at the Robert Brownell Sports Complex across from Eason Elementary. Runners should bring a water bottle. Questions may be directed to the mile run coordinator, Missy Brush, at 987-5161 ext. 4505.

Runners must be registered for the event. The entry fee is $3.00 per runner and registration is open through September 29.  Races by grades and times along with direct online registration links are listed below. Rain date is October 3.

Race grades/times:

Girls (3-4 grade) @ 4:30 p.m.

Boys (3_4 grade) @ 4:45 p.m.

Girls (5-6 grade) @ 5:00 p.m.

Boys (5-6 grade) @ 5:15 p.m.

Girls & Boys (grade 7 only) @ 5:30 p.m.

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701