School News


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

Meet the Teacher Night


Meet your teacher and visit your classroom before school starts! Monday, August 21st @ 4:30-6:30 PM.

2017-2018 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 27th.

Kindergarten Camp


Register now for our free Kindergarten Camp! Dates/Times: August 15-17 @ 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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Oct 17
School Board Meeting
Oct 18
DMPS Job Fair
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development 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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