School News

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Ruby Van Meter Back to School Start Date


Renovations to our building are almost compete.  Students attending Ruby Van Meter this fall will not start the year until September 2, 2015. Information packets have been mailed.

Open House

Open House


  Open House and Service Fair  Open House will be, Tuesday,  September 8 from 5:30-7:30. There will be pizza/water/lemonade for sale ($5.00 for one slice and a drink). This is a PTO fundraiser. Guided tours of the building every half hour (5:30, 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 pm) Service Fair with various companies available with information for students with … Read more »

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Change in School Day Hours


Beginning Thursday, May 14 Ruby Van Meter will begin the school day at 8:00am and will go until 3:00pm for the remainder of the school year.  Our last day of  school will be Friday, May 29 at 3:00pm.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.


RVM Students Ready for Special Olympics


Chilly morning temperatures didn’t keep the competition from heating up at the 3rd annual Ruby Van Meter Track & Field Day. Students used the event as an opportunity to practice for events they will be competing in next Tuesday at the Special Olympics in Indianola. Click the photo at left to see more from this morning’s events.


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!

Upcoming Events

Sep 02
RVM First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 07
Labor Day – No school
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

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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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