News
June 6th, 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.


February 6th, 2018

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


February 6th, 2018

Cap & Gown pictures at 8:30 am


September 25th, 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 »


May 21st, 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.


February 6th, 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.          


September 12th, 2016

Don’t forget to register your student.  If you have questions about registration, please call our office.  


May 31st, 2016

Pictured:  Women’s Swim Winners:  Denisse Montano, Melissa Gerard, Po Meh and Dani  Craven.   Ruby Van Meter students scored big at the Iowa Special Olympics bringing home many medals! Our Field Event athletes earned 7 Gold, 9 Silver and 6 Bronze medals. They also brought home 12 ribbons for 4th—7th place. Swimmers rocked a total … Read more »


May 16th, 2016

A huge “Thank You” to the Keller Williams volunteers.


April 22nd, 2016

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 »