School News


Principal Le Blanc Appears on KCWI


Principal Le Blanc appeared on KCWI Great Day this week to talk about the Shoes That Fit program. The program provides children with shoes and winter coats each year at no cost to their family. To watch the video, click on the image.


Drake Pharmacy Students Visit Kindergarten Classes


Pharmacy students from Drake University came to visit kindergarten classes on Friday, November 13th.  The Drake students talked about medicine safety.  Katy the Kangaroo also stopped by.   See more pictures on Flickr!  


Kindergarten Makes Stone Soup


Kindergarten students have been reading different versions of Stone Soup. They illustrated poems about Stone Soup. We have also written about Stone Soup. We have incorporated it into our math as well. Last week, Kindergarten made their own Stone Soup to eat. See more pictures on Flickr!


King Crusaders Clean Sweep Neighborhood


A stretch of Forest Avenue looks a little better today thanks to the good work of its young neighbors. The King Crusaders, a newly formed group of student leaders at King Elementary School, will be taking on special projects throughout the year. Modeled after the Wolfpack program at Harding Middle School, King is the first elementary school to launch such a peer accountability leadership group. Click the photo to read and see more of our efforts.


Kindergarten Visits Center Grove


Kindergarten had an amazing field trip to Center Grove Orchard. We learned how pumpkins, corn and apples grow. We were able to see farm animals, play in a corn pool, slide down a giant slide and ride on a hay rack to pick our very own pumpkins. We want to say a huge thank you … Read more »


Fall Conferences


Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Sing Along
Dec 23
No School - Winter Break
Jan 18
No School - MLK Day
Mar 11
No School - Spring Break
Apr 28
Family Fun Night 3:30-5:30

1849 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
P: 515-242-8417 | F: 515-288-1382

About King Elementary School


1849 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314

P: 515-242-8417 |F: 515-288-1382 | E:

School Hours:  Breakfast: 7:50 | Tardy Bell: 8:15| Dismissal: 3:00
Wednesday Dismissal: 1:30

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