South Middle School

  • 2350 SE LA Grant Pkwy

    Waukee, IA 50263

  • Contact: 515.987.3222

    Attendance: 515.987.2785

  • Regular: 8:05 a.m. – 2:58 p.m.

    Early Dismissal: 12:58 p.m.

South Middle

Announcements

Northwest High School and Waukee High School Recognize Athletes on National Signing Day 2024

Northwest Student Athletes: Aliyah Al-Hameed | Basketball | Northwest Missouri State University Sandro Bilic | Basketball | Mount Mercy University Maitlynn Bucklin-Pagano | Rowing | University of Iowa Koufax Christensen | Wrestling | University of Oklahoma Cooper Collins...

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Waukee Leader Receives 2024 Iowa Fine Arts Administrator of the Year

Judi Roland, the associate principal at Waukee High School, was selected to be the 2024 Iowa Fine Arts Administrator of the Year. The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) and...

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Dr. Joseph Spiess
Principal at South Middle School
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Clayton Young
Assistant Principal at South Middle School
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Abigail Frakes

Get to know Principal Spiess

I grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Totino-Grace High School in 2001. I came to Iowa by attending Drake University for my bachelor’s degree. I have continued my formal education by earning my master’s degree from ISU, my specialist degree from Drake, and my Ph.D. from Drake.

I began my education career by teaching high school math at Des Moines Lincoln High School. After working in the DMPS curriculum department for a year, I moved into building administration at three different buildings. I came to Waukee School for the 2022-23 school year, and I am honored and humbled to serve as the South Middle School principal!

My wife, Rebecca, and I married in 2011, and we have three school-age children. When not working, I enjoy being with my family, playing/watching sports, performing arts, and traveling. My side hustle is refereeing soccer, and I can also be found coaching just about anything my kids are playing. My family lives in Waukee, and I am beyond excited to serve the SMS community!

Class & Lunch Schedule

Regular

  • 8:05 - 8:24 a.m. – Advisory

  • 8:28 - 9:08 a.m. – Period 1

  • 9:12 - 9:52 a.m. – Period 2

  • 9:56 - 10:36 a.m. – Period 3

  • 10:40 - 11:20 a.m. – Gold & Silver Period 4

  • 11:16 - 11:56 a.m. – Purple Period 4

  • 11:24 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. – Silver Period 5

  • 12:00 - 12:41 p.m. – Gold & Purple Period 5

  • 12:45 - 1:26 p.m. – Period 6

  • 1:30 - 2:11 p.m. – Period 7

  • 2:15 - 2:58 p.m. – Period 8

Regular Lunches

  • 10:36 - 11:12 a.m. – Purple Lunch

  • 11:20 - 11:56 a.m. – Gold Lunch

  • 12:05 - 12:41 p.m. – Silver Lunch

Early Out

  • 8:05 - 8:33 a.m. – Period 1

  • 8:37 - 9:05 a.m. – Period 2

  • 9:09 - 9:36 a.m. – Period 3

  • 9:40 - 9:53 a.m. – Advisory

  • 9:57 - 10:24 a.m. – Period 6

  • 10:28 - 10:56 a.m. – Gold & Silver Period 4

  • 10:58 - 11:26 a.m. – Purple Period 4

  • 11:00 - 11:28 a.m. – Silver Period 5

  • 11:30 - 11:58 a.m. – Purple & Gold Period 5

  • 12:02 - 12:28 p.m. – Period 7

  • 12:32 - 12:58 p.m. – Period 8

Early Out Lunches

  • 10:24 - 10:54 a.m. – Purple Lunch

  • 10:56 - 11:26 a.m. – Gold Lunch

  • 11:28 - 11:58 a.m. – Silver Lunch

The Family Info Hub

Whether you’ve been a family in the district for several years or this is your first year enrolling a student, this is a great place for you to find information that will be helpful for:

  • Checking student schedules
  • Paying fees
  • Receiving communication from the teacher, building, and district
  • Adding money to lunch accounts
  • Monitoring your student’s one-to-one device

Check it out