School News


Last Day of School


Our last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is Tuesday May 30.  This day is an early dismissal at 12:30.   We want to wish everyone a safe and fun summer!!


5th Grade Clap Out


We will be celebrating our 5th graders on Friday May 26 at the 5th Grade Clap Out.  It is from 9:30-10:30.  We will have a little ceremony and the 5th graders will be preforming for their families.   Good Luck to our 5th graders as they continue their education in Middle School next year!!


Field Day


Field Day is Friday May 19!  Grades Kindergarten-2nd grade is from 1:00-3:00 and Grades 3-5 is from 9:00-11:00.   Come cheer for your child!


Kindergarten Orientation


ATTENTION ALL INCOMING KINDERGARTNERS!!  We will be having a Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday May 24 from 9:30-10:30 am for all incoming Kindergartners!  We are excited to meet all of you!


Fun Night


Don’t forget to come to Garton on Friday May 12 from 5:30-7:00 for a night of fun!!  Fun Night will be full of lots of games and prizes!  We area also looking for donations of pop and individually cakes and desserts for the cake walk!

Folkerts Class

Mrs. Folkert’s Scientists


Mrs. Folkert’s class had a wonderful experience this last semester with their Student Teacher, Madie Conley and an ISU Engineer student, Umar Harndeh.  They were able to be scientists and follow the Engineering Design Process(Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve).  Their last project they made was magnetic slime!  They had a great time and it … Read more »

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About Garton Elementary School


2820 E. 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

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Garton is a successfully merged building of Adams and Garton elementary schools. Garton meets the diverse needs of all learners by providing support to ELL, Special Education and mentally and physically disabled students. Read More…

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