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Fall Conferences


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


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 »

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!

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RVM Homecoming 2015


Homecoming week for RVM is Monday, September 28-Friday October 2.  Many activities are planned throughout the week, including a Talent Show, Pass and Kick Contest, Carnival/Activity Fair, Volleyball Game, Parade, and Coronation.  Celebrate RVM with School Spirit Days and all the fun activities! GO VIKINGS!


Spirit Days


Celebrate Homecoming 2015 with School Spirit Days! Click above for more details!

Upcoming Events

Oct 13
Special Olympics Bowling
Oct 14
Fall Conferences
Oct 16
Lunch Bunch Event
Oct 22
Fall Conferences
Oct 23
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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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