About Us
-School Action Plan
-End-of-Year Report
-Promotional Requirements

School Activities
-Activity Code of Conduct
-After the Bell
-Athletics (8th Only)





Parent Group


Staff Directory

Contact Us

District Home






Stilwell Announcements, January 29, 2015 Day 2


Building Safety- Check-In Procedures

Parents entering the building need to always check in the office first.


Parents Visiting a Classroom or Teacher

Please talk to an administrator to set a time up to meet with a teacher. Those kind of appointments need to be scheduled.


Parking Lot Safety

For the safety of our staff and students please slow down when you enter and exit the Stilwell parking lot.


Dismissal Info: Weather Related

With Iowa’s ever changing weather conditions, please discuss with your child a contingency plan if activities are cancelled or there is early dismissal – please let your child know if they should get on the bus or wait for a parent.


Parents-Important to Note  

If your student is going to be leaving early from school, please send a note with your student and they can come into the office at 7:25 a.m. to get a pass to leave when needed. This helps so we do not have to call into a classroom and disrupt learning time. If your student is coming in LATE, we do not answer phones during that time. Please send a note with them.



After School Expectations

As we move into the winter months, it is important to understand that all students MUST be under adult supervision while on Stilwell Campus. So, students have three options after school:

1) After the Bell with work to do until a parent picks them up or the 4 o’clock bus.
2) The Teen Center, student must sign in and out on the days they attend.
3) Head home either by obtaining a ride or walking home.

We can’t have students hanging out in front of the school or in the door ways unsupervised. Students who are congregating nears exits will be escorted to our “After the Bell” program where they will be asked to complete homework or free read. “After the Bell” is a structured study hall supported by two of our staff members and behavior expectations of students are similar to that of study halls during the school day. Thank you in advance for your assistance in providing a safe environment for all students.


After the Bell

The After the Bell programs runs Monday through Thursday in the cafeteria until 4:00 p.m.


Student Council

Student Council officers and representatives – please wear your Student Council t-shirts on Friday for the yearbook picture.  If you did not get your t-shirt at the last meeting, stop by Mrs. Bootsma’s room.


I Care

I CARE today !


Band Class

Students in the 3rd Period Beginner Band class should report to study hall today in the cafeteria. Bring study materials.



February 13th is the last day to order yearbooks!!!!!


Group Pictures in the GYM

  • 7th grade Band   day 1 group  and  day 2 group together
  • 8th grade Band
  • Jazz Cats (Band)
  • Jazz Tiger Cubs (Band)
  • Orchestra day 1
  • Orchestra day 2




District Boundary Study

boundaryThis year, the West Des Moines Community Schools will study trends in student enrollment and review the location of school boundaries. The last boundary/enrollment study was completed by the district in 2007.

The boundary committee - made up of parents, staff, administrators and community partners - has been charged with sending a recommendation to the school board for its Dec. 8 meeting. Throughout the process you can stay informed through public forums (dates to be announced), emails, the Informaline, social media and on the district website. CLICK HERE FOR MORE



Understanding and Preventing Suicide
Please find included a link to a website that gives valuable information about understanding and preventing suicide: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/suicide_prevention.htm#tip2


Valley Southwoods Curriculum Catalog - Coming Soon!

Valley High School Curriculum Catalog



Magazine Renewal Program 2013

Visit www.gaschoolstore.com & Login
Register using our school online ID# :  818286

Questions on magazines ordered?  Call 877-289-6247

or email greatamerican@gafundraising.com


Jan. 30th Stilwell 8th Grade Band Elementary Tour
Feb. 6th Stilwell Dance, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 9th Stilwell Band Solo Festival, 3 p.m.
Feb. 17th Stilwell Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:15-7 p.m.
Feb. 20th Stilwell Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:15-7 p.m.
Feb. 27th Stilwell Mime Show, 7 p.m.
Feb. 28th

Stilwell Mime Show,

7 p.m.

Mar. 2nd Stilwell Vocal Solo/Ensemble, 4 p.m.
Mar. 5th Stilwell Parent Advisory Council Meeting, Noon
Mar. 6th Stilwell Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Festival, 3 p.m.
Mar. 13-20 Spring Break
April. 7th Stilwell 8th Grade Career Day
April. 15th Stilwell Concert Band Festival

View the Stilwell
Daily Announcements Here

Eric Boyle, Principal

Brady Weber, Assistant Principal


Kathryn Zaun, A-R

Brady Johnson , S-Z

Karen vanOostenrijk

Ann Stover

To email the teams:
T - STJHT@wdmcs.org
I - STJHI@wdmcs.org
G - STJHG@wdmcs.org
E - STJHE@wdmcs.org
R - STJHR@wdmcs.org
S - STJHS@wdmcs.org


Stilwell Junior High School
1601 Vine Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-4322
515.633.6000/515.633.6099 fax