School News


Field Day 2015


King students participated in Field Day on Friday, May 22.  Click here to see all of the pictures!


Boone Y Camp


King Elementary 5th graders visited the Boone Y Camp on April 23rd.  Students spent the day hiking, exploring the stream and learning about different types of environments.  


Exercise Your Character


Fourth and Fifth Grade students participated in Exercise Your Character at Hy Vee Hall on April 29th.  Students were lucky enough to pose with Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson. See more pictures on our Flickr page!  


King Elementary School: Half-Pint Poets. Full-Size Hearts.


It was an extra special Family Night as King Elementary School. Iowa State University was on hand to talk about ISU4U, their tuition defrayal program for King and Moulton students. And the Half-Pint Poets made their debut, the next generation of Des Moines’ spoken word artists. Click here to read and see more about a special night.


Half Pint Poets First Performance


King Elementary’s Half Pint Poets performed for the first time in front of an audience during Family Fun Night on April 23rd.  See more pictures from the performance on the Run DSM blog.  


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

Upcoming Events

May 25
No School - Memorial Day
May 28
3-5 Music Concert at 10:45
May 28
K-2 Music Concert at 12:00
Jun 01
Fifth Grade Promotion
Jun 01
Last Day of School - Early Out

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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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