School News

night to shine

Night to Shine


REGISTER NOW! On February 12, 2016 the Tim Tebow foundation is hosting a prom for people with special needs 16 and older.  Locations will be Valley Church in West Des Moines and The Ridge in Ankeny Guests must register to attend! If you are interested in registering, donating, volunteering please visit the following websites. Valley … Read more »


Vikings vs. Dowling


The RVM Vikings Junior Varsity and Varsity teams played some tough games against Dowling Catholic this Tuesday.  After regular play was over, the teams practiced their sportsmanship by playing unified games.  A huge thank you to the Dowling Catholic Maroons for donating their time and talents this morning!


Ruby Van Meter Celebrates Fall Fitness Day


Students at Ruby Van Meter walked during their Related Arts classes today to participate in Fall Fitness Day.  By having every student participate in 30 more minutes of fitness activities, Ruby is eligible to be entered for prizes.  Staff that walked with us also earned Healthy U credit! It was a beautiful day for a … Read more »


Fall Conferences


Fall Conferences: Wednesday, October 14 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm Thursday, October 22 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Homecoming Parade 2015

Homecoming Parade


Homecoming Week 2015 has been full of fun activities! On Friday, we ended with our big parade and the Coronation of our Prince, Princess, Kings, and Queens! Check out these great photos on Flickr of the parade!


Dowling Volunteers at Ruby


Dowling students volunteered with Ruby Van Meter’s Pass and Kick contest Tuesday.  We had a very successful day as students practiced throwing the football as far as they could.  We had a friendly competition with many winners in different categories. Thanks to all the student volunteers for your time and support!

Upcoming Events

Dec 01
Senior Banner Pictures
Dec 10
9-10 High School Music Program
Dec 11
Senior Luncheon
Dec 11
Winter Dance
Dec 18
Vikings vs. Staff Basketball Game

710 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
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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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