School News

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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 »


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!

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

Apr 29
Fishing - Middle School + 2 High School 11-12 classes
May 02
Fishing - High School 9-10 + 2 High School 11-12 classes
May 03
Fishing - Transition + 2 High School 11-12 classes
May 10
Senior Trip
May 12
Keller Wiliams Red Day

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

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