School News

Spring Conferences

2/6/2018

February 27 – 3:45 pm to 7:00 pm March 1 – 3:45 pm to 7:00 pm

Senior Cap & Gown Pictures

2/6/2018

Cap & Gown pictures at 8:30 am

Homepage Feature

Smouse + Ruby Van Meter: Improving Programs

1/31/2018

For nearly a century, DMPS has worked to improve education for students with disabilities. Today, more students are able to attend neighborhood schools rather than need a special school. Those changes plus a commitment to providing the best continuum of services to students is leading to another change: the merger of Smouse Opportunity School with Ruby Van Meter School. Click the headline to read an important message from the Superintendent.

Homecoming Week

9/25/2017

The 2017 RVM Homecoming festivities will take place during the week of September 25th      through September 29th.  The theme song selected for this year’s Homecoming is “Try Everything” by Shakira. We are encouraging levels to make posters for this week’s events.  The following activities are planned for this year’s Homecoming week:   Mon. Sept. 25:  … Read more »

Win-Win Collaboration for RVM and East

5/21/2017

Gloria Gallegos is one of our students who loves chocolate milk. Her occupational therapist wanted to find a way that she could enjoy it on her own, so he roughed out an idea that found its way to a Computer Aided Design class at East, where a student took on the challenge of turning the idea into reality, designing and manufacturing a custom milk carton holder. Click the headline to find out how Gloria enjoyed a nice, cold chocolate milk … all on her own.

Basketball Jamboree-New Date

2/6/2017

Date:     FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 Time:  Doors open at 5:30pm Tip off: 6:00pm Place: Roosevelt High School Gym-4419 Center St There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at the door.          

Upcoming Events

May 25
RVM Graduation
May 28
Memorial Day
May 30
Last Day of School
Jun 05
School Board Meeting
Jul 04
Independence Day

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

About Ruby Van Meter School

710 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

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

 

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

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ruby Van Meter School.

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