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Stilwell Announcements, April 21, 2014 Day 1



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.



YES Club

The next date for the YES Club will be Tuesday, April 22nd in Mrs. Urban’s room (#1309) from 2:45 to 3:15 pm.


Talent Show

Attention all jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists, singers, gymnasts, comedians, musicians, acrobats, break dancers, beat-boxers, and any other crazy-talented Stilwellians!  Are you interested in showcasing your unique talent?  Then you should be a part of the last day talent show!  If you want to know more, attend an informational meeting on May 8th, 7 am in the auditorium.  Can’t make the meeting?  See Mrs. Davis!   Want to help but don’t want to perform?  We may still need you!  Still attend the Talent Show Informational Meeting on May 8 @ 7 am.  See you there!



There will be no intramurals today, Monday, April 21st.  There will be intramurals on Tuesday and Thursday.  There will be no SWEAT this Friday, April 25th.  See you all other days.  If you have any questions or concerns, please see Mrs. Zenti in room 2313.



HyperStream will be meeting this Wednesday, April 23.  We will be having a guest speaker on aviation careers and technology.  We will also be handing out the field trip permission form.  It is very important that you either come to this meeting or talk to Mrs. Henderson.

Please remember to turn in your longitudinal study form to be eligible for the drawing for an iTunes gift card.  If you need another copy of this form, please see Mrs. Henderson.




 Stretching Minds

Stretching Minds Application

Special Education Transition Fair - April 23
Join us for this FREE non-registration Special Education Transition Fair on Wed., April 23 from 4-8 p.m. Build your understanding of support agencies, Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and the Valley educational community. Breakout sessions will be offered. Regardless of educational level or readiness, you will find helpful informaiton on

  • advocacy and support
  • IEP development
  • vocational opportunities
  • post high school preparedness

Tours will also be available. For questions or more informaiton, please contact Randy Dohmen, behavior intervenionist at Valley High School, at 633-4031. You may also contact Meribeth Haynes, Heartland AEA school social worker, at 270-9030 or Mary Watkins, Heartland AEA parent educator, at 270-9030.


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

Grease Interceptor Action Steps
The following steps have been taken to alleviate the odor caused by the grease interceptor installed according to local code at Stilwell. While all these steps have been taken, they have had limited success to date.

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


Apr. 28 Men's/Show Choir Elementary Tour
Apr. 29 8th grade class photo

May 1

7:00 p.m.

PAC Meeting

Media Center

May 2

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

8th grade band and concert festival
May 3 8th grade band - Adventureland

May 5

6:30 p.m.

7th grade vocal concert

May 8

7:00 p.m.

8th grade vocal concert
May 15 Junior High All-State band concert

May 20

7:00 p.m.

Orchestra Concert

May 22

6:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

7th and 8th grade band concerts
June 4 Last Day of School

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Tim Miller, Principal

Eric Boyle, Asst. Principal

Kathryn Zaun, A-R

Brady Johnson , S-Z

Karen vanOostenrijk

Ann Stover

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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