What a great first day back at the Woods! Great things are going to happen this year with these amazing kids & staff. #LEADatWD
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Our Woodland Hills Staff kicked off the school year this morning with all the other district employees at the annual Back to School Event at Hope Church. We were able to celebrate & honor some of our special staff members for milestone years of service in Waukee! Join us in congratulating our following WD leaders: 5 Years: Katie Arndorfer (Kindergarten), Madison Reindl (2nd Grade), Meeta Kothari (ESL) 10 Years: Lauren Voss (Music), Teresa Groves (ESL), Casey Henning (Special Ed) 15 Years: Scott Shumaker (Principal) Thanks for all you do! You matter & make a difference. #LeadAtWD #GiveLove
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And just like that, our hallways are full again with the most amazing educators ever to be seen! We are busy building connections and diving into new learning with our staff to set up for a GREAT 2019-2020 school year! Thanks to Stacy Hansen for snapping this photo! What is your child most excited about this school year? #GiveLove #LeadAtWD
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What a great start to the 2019-2020 school year at the “Warrior Walk” with these stellar new faces you’ll be seeing teaching at Woodland Hills this school year! #WarriorWalk #GiveLove #GreatHappensHere #LeadAtWD
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Hard work. Dedication. #girlsontherun
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It was a perfect day. #wdleaders #sharpenthesaw
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Such a great day today full of families, pancakes, and superheroes! Thanks PTO!!
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Awesome way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading together in our buddy teams!
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Thank you to South Middle School’s Show Choir SPARK for sharing their talents with the students at Woodland Hills today!
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Ms. Sayles shared her awesome talent of Irish Dance with the students at our assembly today!
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School Information


Woodland Hills Elementary
1120 S 95th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Phone: 515.987.5196
Fax: 515.987.7560

School Time

Regular: 8:50 - 3:40
Early Dismissal: 1:40

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Principal Shumaker

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I feel privileged to serve as an education leader in a district with high expectations for all stakeholders and dedicated professionals and families committed to partnering together to meet the needs of all learners.

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The leader in meAt Woodland Hills, we strongly believe that all students have leadership skills. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are integrated into our current school traditions, systems, curriculum and culture, and work in close connection with our school-wide PBIS, guidance, and classroom curriculum. It is our goal for students to internalize the timeless leadership principles that nurture skills students need for success in the 21st century.