School News

Keller Williams Red Day

‘Red Day’ Targets Ruby Van Meter School

5/8/2014

Dozens of Keller Williams employees took the day off from selling homes to help clean up Ruby Van Meter School in advance of graduation. The friendly bunch cleared weeds, cut back bushes, raked and rehabbed some of the landscaping. Keller Williams calls the service project, “Red Day” and you can read and see more by clicking on the headline.

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Students Rally Before Special Olympics Meet

4/4/2014

Ruby Van Meter students rallied in the gymnasium, getting pumped up for the spring Special Olympics meet April 8 at Simpson College in Indianola. Click the picture to see and read more!

Plymouth Grounds Coffee Shop

Ruby Van Meter School Serves Up Success

3/27/2014

Ruby Van Meter students are serving up more than just coffee at Plymouth Grounds! Teacher Melinda Collins is making sure of it. Read all about their career adventure. Just click on the headline!

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Rick Lussie Music Appreciation Day

2/25/2014

This year’s theme for Rick Lussie Day is “Fiesta!” Students will be breaking piñatas, making their own instruments, and learning how to salsa with the help of Salsa Des Moines.  There is a great line up of performers this year—including Maria Doud, Alicia O’Neal, C.W. Hobbs, and orchestra students from Harding Middle School and North … Read more »

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Ruby Van Meter Students Operate Coffee Shop

12/9/2013

“Plymouth Grounds”, a coffee shop run by Ruby Van Meter School students and volunteers from Plymouth Church has been in operation since January 2012.  It is located on the 42nd Street side of Plymouth Church at 4120 Ingersoll. “Plymouth Grounds” is open to the public and offers a wide variety of coffee, drinks and pastries.  Customers … Read more »

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RVM Homecoming Royalty

10/7/2013

Ruby Van Meter crowned the 2013 Homecoming Royalty on September 27, 2013. Transition Level “A” Queen and Kings are – Jenny Wetzel, Bosong Chong and Austin Howard. Transition Level “B” Queen and King are – Taylor Barr and Rashid Holt. The High School Level Princess and Prince are – Olivia Ward and Aaron Brinda.

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710 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8220 | F: 515-242-8223
E: vanmeter@dmschools.org

About Ruby Van Meter School

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710 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8220 | E: vanmeter@dmschools.org 

 

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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