Walnut Hills Elementary

  • 4240 NW 156th St

    Urbandale, IA 50323

  • Contact: 515.987.3585

    Attendance: 515.987.2742

  • School Time: 8:50 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

    Early Dismissal: 1:40 p.m.

Walnut Hills

Announcements

2024 Back-to-School Family Resource Fair

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Douglas Barry
Principal at Walnut Hills
Administration, Principals
Arlicia Shaw
Assistant Principal at Shuler/Walnut Hills
Administration
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Julie Hubbard
Secretary
Office Team
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Kathryn Wittmer
Nurse
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Get to know Principal Barry

Welcome to Walnut Hills! My name is Doug Barry, and I feel so privileged to serve as the interim principal for the 2023-24 school year.

I earned my teaching degree at the University of Northern Iowa and spent a year at the University of Oregon during this time. While teaching in North Kansas City, I earned my master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Over the past 13 years, I served as the principal at both Maple Grove and South Middle School and the assistant principal between Maple Grove and Eason. 

When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three sons. We love to be outside, travel, play disc golf, golf, or pickleball, and cheer on our favorite teams: Oregon Ducks, Northern Iowa Panthers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. 

I feel so fortunate to be able to serve the Walnut Hills community this year and be able to work alongside an amazing group of students, teachers, and parents throughout the entire Waukee School District!

Lunch & Recess Schedule

Lunch

  • 10:50 - 11:10 a.m. – First Grade

  • 11:15 - 11:35 a.m. – Second Grade

  • 11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Fifth Grade

  • 12:05 - 12:25 p.m. – Fourth Grade

  • 12:30 - 12:50 p.m. – Third Grade

  • 12:55 - 1:15 p.m. – Kindergarten

A.M. Recess

  • 10:10 - 10:30 a.m. – Kindergarten

Lunch Recess

  • 11:10 - 11:30 a.m. – First Grade

  • 11:35 a.m. - 11:55 p.m. – Second Grade

  • 12:00 - 12:20 p.m. – Fifth Grade

  • 12:25 - 12:45 p.m. – Fourth Grade

  • 12:50 - 1:10 p.m. – Third Grade

  • 1:15 - 1:35 p.m. – Kindergarten

P.M. Recess

  • 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. – Fifth Grade

  • 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. – Fourth Grade

  • 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. – Third Grade

  • 2:45 - 3:05 p.m. – First Grade

  • 3:05 - 3:20 p.m. – Second Grade

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