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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 20, 2014 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.


Stilwell’s math competition team wants YOU! Please come to Miss Werger’s room on Tuesday, October 21st at 2:45 to find out what this club is all about!”


Today we begin kickball for intramurals at 2:45


I-CARE - Look for you name in the cafeteria, check in with your teacher, then meet Mrs Davis by the front doors

Cross Country

Some members of the Cross Country team ran at the State JH Cross Country meet in Ankeny on Saturday. Despite the cold and windy weather, we had many great performances. The boys finished 14th place and the girls finished 7th place overall. The Boys runners were; Evan Armitage (16th), Ryan Staub (61st), Nick Songer (82nd), Mike Maigaard (120th) and Carter Owen- 3rd in 7th grade race. Emily Ash finished 7th in the girls race.

Student Council

Reminder to Student Council members to meet in the gym tomorrow – that’s Tuesday – morning at 7:15. Thank you!


Microsoft, partnering with the Technology Association of Iowa , invites girls from 8th – 12th grade to attend a FREE DigiGirlz event, which will be held November 11th at the Prairie Meadows Events Center , in Altoona. This event is prior to the Iowa Women of Innovation awards dinner that elevates and celebrates today’s extraordinary women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

During the event, the girls will interact with women in technology executives, participate in technology sessions and demonstrations, network, and learn with hands-on experience.

8th grade girls interested in attending this event should see Mrs. Henderson in room 1106 as soon as possible as space is limited.

Valley Volleyball

The Valley volleyball varsity coaching staff will be running a clinic to help players (ages 10-18) prepare for upcoming club tryouts. This clinic will overview the club tryout process, focusing on drills, tips for making a team, and a time to answer any questions about the tryout process. The clinic will be held on Saturday, October 25th (9:00-10:30 for ages 10-14, 11:00-noon for ages 15-18) and the cost is $10. For more information and to register, please visit www.valleyvolleyball.com or email Coach Ross ( rossm@wdmcs.org ).


Archery Club

Valley Archery Club: If you want to be part of one of the coolest sports ever, please join Valley Archery Club. Please pick up registration packets from the office or Coach McConnell . Please turn all info into Coach McConnell.





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

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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

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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