School News


Memorial to Officers Stands Tall at Stowe


When DMPD police officers Carlos Puente-Morales and Susan Farrell were killed in the line of duty earlier this year, our elementary school was personally touched. Officer Puente-Morales’ children attend Stower and Officer Farrell’s cousin is a teacher here. Today, students and police officers planted two trees on our school’s front lawn, a memorial that will stand tall in honor of two fallen officers. Click the photo to read and see more of this touching tribute.


Office Closed July 29th


The office will be closed Friday, July 29th. We will reopen Monday August 1st at 8:30.  Office hours from August 1st-18th are 8:00-3:30.  Call 242-8435 during lunch times to ensure the office is open. Beginning August 19th office hours will be 7:30-4:30 M-F.


Meet the Teacher Night


Meet your teacher and visit your classroom before school starts! Monday, August 22nd 4:30-6:30 PM.


2016-2017 Online Registration


Families may register online from home, stop in the office from 9:00-3:00 (call first) or by attending the online help session from 1-7 PM on July 28th.


Kindergarten Camp


Register now for our free Kindergarten Camp! Dates/Times: August 2-5 9:00-11:00 a,m.      


School Supplies


Each student should have a back pack they bring to school each day. A school supply fee of $20 covers all student supplies for the year. Families can pay online here  or cash payment to Stowe PTO. A school supply scholarship may be requested at school.

Upcoming Events

May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School – Elementary & Middle Schools
Sep 04
Labor Day

Stowe Elementary School is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

About Stowe Elementary School


1411 East 33rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8435 | E:


As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Stowe focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the world.

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At Stowe Elementary, we are focused on learners and committed to excellence in all that we do!

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