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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 INFORMATION

Stilwell Announcements, October 31, 2014 Day 1

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.

 Winter Warmth Drive

Stilwell Students – Are you feeling a chill in the air when you go to school in the morning?   You know how cold the winters in Iowa can be!  This year, help kids like yourself all over Des Moines stay warm.  From Monday, October 27 to Friday, November 7 we will be collecting hats, scarves, gloves, coats, jackets, blankets, snow boots, and snow pants in our Winter Warmth Drive.  We are also having a friendly competition, so listen for your team’s drop off location:


T Team –  Mr. Bacehowski

I Team –   Ms. Tucker

G Team – Mrs. Henderson

E Team –  Mrs. Lombardi

R team –   Mrs. Matthias

S Team –  Mr. Novak


Go through your closets and bring in clean, gently used items to help keep Des Moines warm!  Thank you!


 Annie Tickets

Tickets are Available for the Saturday performance of Annie on November 8th. Students and families may purchase these tickets in the main office for $5. Please come and support your friends in the cast and crew and watch and amazing Stilwell productions!!!!!!!


Valley Archery Club

Valley Archery Club:  All registration slips are DUE no later than November 18th.  Make sure you have your membership check attached. The online store for merchandise goes live on November 3rd.




Always be thankful for what you have and who you are. There are people that are wishing for the way you have it.


Forms 2014/15


School Supply Lists
Please see the below links for the school supply lists for your team.


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


Nov. 6
Stilwell PAC Meeting
Nov. 7 and 8 7:00p.m.

Stilwell School Play

Nov. 9

1:00 p.m.

Stilwell School Play

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