WE are having a fantastic 1st day back! It’s all smiles at everyone’s favorite subjects- lunch & recess! ☀️😊🎒🍎📚✏️ #WEare50263
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Amazing things are about to happen! Our teachers have been hard at work to get everything ready for this school year! They can’t wait to meet you all tonight at Open House from 4-6pm! #WEare50263 #greathappenshere
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Have you seen our signs around town?! WE can’t wait to see everyone this week! #WEare50263 Open House- Wednesday, 8/21 - 4-6pm First Day of School- Friday, 8/23
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We are so excited to have these new teachers join our WE family this year! #greathappenshere #weare50263
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5th Grade Track & Field Day 2019 #tbt #weare50263
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Not many schools can say they had their very own donut @hurts_donut_westdesmoines ! Mrs. McClure’s 3rd graders’ descriptive and persuasive writing was so convincing that Hurt’s chose one of the donut ideas for their Saturday Special. 🍩⚡️
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1st graders at W.E. are studying animals. Each student chose a specific animal to research and create. Today, they welcomed guests to come visit their exhibits at the Super Star Zoo. #weare50263 🐊🐠🐞🐸
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We have lots of amazing things being created in our art room! #weare50263
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Our 3rd-5th grade Animal Club has partnered with the Animal Rescue League through a program called Critter Camp. They are fostering a rabbit named Peter while educating students in our building about the ARL’s mission and promoting Peter for adoption. Peter has been a wonderful addition to Ms. Ford’s classroom. #weare50263
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Buddy time is the best time! Our older buddies got to tag along with their younger buddies to their passion clubs. #weare50263 #leaderinme
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School Information


Waukee Elementary
850 6th Street
Waukee, IA 50263


Phone: 515.987.5193
Attendance: 515.987.2762
Fax: 515.987.5194

School Time

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

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Waukee Elementary Stories

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Principal Johnson

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Welcome to Waukee Elementary! Living and working in the district gives me a great sense of pride.

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Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Transition Day
Kindergarten Transition Days
No School- Labor Day
No School – Labor Day
First Day of Preschool
Early Dismissal/PD
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We are proud to be a Leader in Me Lighthouse School and believe that everyone is a leader with special strengths and talents. It is our mission to see the greatness in our students and staff and provide a culture where students are empowered and the possibilities are endless. As a Leader in Me school, we acknowledge and recognize timeless leadership skills that foster success in the 21st-century. Relationships are at the core of all we do and we’re proud of our “Waukee Elementary Family” – comprised of students, staff, and families.