School News


RVM Registration


Ruby Van Meter will have registration on the following days. When:  August 2 , 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 Time:  8:00 to 2:00 Where:  Callanan Middle School: Room 115  

SO-Women Swim team

Earning the Medals in Ames!


Pictured:  Women’s Swim Winners:  Denisse Montano, Melissa Gerard, Po Meh and Dani  Craven.   Ruby Van Meter students scored big at the Iowa Special Olympics bringing home many medals! Our Field Event athletes earned 7 Gold, 9 Silver and 6 Bronze medals. They also brought home 12 ribbons for 4th—7th place. Swimmers rocked a total … Read more »

Keller Williams Red Day

Keller Williams Red Day 2016


A huge “Thank You” to the Keller Williams volunteers.

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Deb Vogel-Rotary Club Educator of the Year


Our very own RVM Deb Vogel was named Educator of the Year by the Rotary  Club of Des Moines.  Deb was nominated by our principal and was honored at a luncheon at the Wakonda Club this week along with 6 other district teachers.  She has been teaching for 18 years, 10 in Omaha and 8 … Read more »

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Record Breaking Swim Championship


  Ribbons were presented to the RVM student swimmers at the Awards ceremony this week. A total of 77 blue, 60 red, 21 white and 7 yellow ribbons were presented. Trophies were also awarded to the students scoring the most number of total points in the events tin which hey participated. Jaden Neeson-Young and Tierra … Read more »

2016 Swim Competition

42nd Annual Ruby Van Meter Swimming Championships


42nd Annual Ruby Van Meter Swimming Championships   Our 42nd Annual RVM Swimming Championships will be held on Thursday March 24, 2016. Participants have been selected from Middle School, High School, and Transitional swimming classes and will be competing for individual awards as well as points for their homeroom teams. A plaque will be awarded … Read more »

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About Ruby Van Meter School


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Ruby Van Meter was established in 1973 as special school that serves secondary students that have significant intellectual disabilities.  Read More…

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