School News


Hot Shot Contest Draws Cheers


A Hot Shot Basketball Tournament in the gym was the highlight today as students competed shooting hoops set at all ability levels. There were signs, cheers, plaques and t-shirts for everyone, courtesy of the booster club. Go Vikings!


Information and Forms Page


Check out our Information and Forms section under the Parent tab. You will be able to locate forms and community activities on this page.


Understanding Autism: 2015 Workshop Series


Understanding Autism Workshop 2-4-15


A Big ‘Thank You’ to Plymouth Church


Students and staff from Ruby Van Meter School would like to recognize and thank the staff at Plymouth Church, 4120 Ingersoll, for welcoming and supporting the students in so many ways for the past 15 years. Click the image to read more.

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Winter Break Closings


The last day for classes will be Friday, December 19.  Dismissal time will be on the regular schedule.  The offices of Ruby Van Meter will be closed from Monday, December 22, 2014 thru Friday, January 2, 2015.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 5.  Enjoy the break!


RVM Teachers, Staff Complimented in Paper


DMPS Lead Security Officer Dave Murillo had some nice things to say about Ruby Van Meter School teachers and staff. Click on the rose to read what Murillo told the Des Moines Register about the great things happening at Ruby Van Meter.

Upcoming Events

Apr 01
1:25pm Adjusted Dismissal
Apr 02
Music Program - Middle School only
Apr 03
High School Pep Assembly
Apr 03
RVM Track and Field Day
Apr 07
Special Olympics Track, Field & Swimming-Indianola

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About Ruby Van Meter School


710 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

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Ruby Van Meter is a special secondary school serving 180 students who have moderate and severe disabilities. There are a variety of age appropriate opportunities for students found in very few schools around the country. Read More…

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