Leaders in our community continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 as it relates to facility use, programs and events. We value our citizens and place your health and safety as our top priority. We were recently informed that the superintendency of West Des Moines Community Schools has closed school facilities until the start of the 2020-2021 school year. This means that Planet 7, which was to be held at Indian Hills Junior High and Stilwell Junior High, is cancelled.

Registered participants of Planet 7 we will be given a full refund of the registration fee.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as this situation continues to evolve. If you have any questions, please email parkrec@wdm.iowa.gov or call 515-222-3444.

Do you want your child to have a chance to see what Jr. High has in store for them? 

The Planet 7 program will offer an opportunity for 6th graders entering 7th grade to:

· learn teamwork/leadership skills

· volunteer for their school/community

· meet new friends from other schools

· learn time management and study skills

· familiarize themselves with a new school

Other fun aspects of the program include trips to Val Lanes, Community Youth Concepts high/low ropes course, Valley View Aquatic Center, and Friday’s trip to World’s of Fun in Kansas City, MO.

All incoming 7th graders in the fall of 2020 in the West Des Moines School District are eligible to enroll in the program. 

 Location  Dates  Course ID    Location  Dates Course ID 
 Stilwell  July 20-24 13372    Indian Hills  July 20-24  13371
 Stilwell  July 27-31 13374    Indian Hills  July 27-31  13373
 Stilwell  Aug 3-7 13376    Indian Hills  Aug 3-7  13375
 Stilwell  Aug 10-14 13378    Indian Hills  Aug 10-14  13377

Time: 9am – 4pm, M-Th;   6:30am-8:30pm, F
Ages: Incoming 7th Graders
Fee: $160
Location: Indian Hills or Stilwell Junior High*
*Register for the junior high your child will attend 

Any paper registrations that are mailed, faxed, or turned in to the WDM Parks and Recreation Administration Office will be entered into our registration system the week of March 3 in the order they were received.

If your child receives FREE/REDUCED LUNCH, the WDMCSD Nutrition Department has already notified us of your child's status and no further documentation needs to be provided to us. FREE/REDUCED registration must be done in person at WDM City Hall (4200 Mills Civic Parkway) or over the phone by calling 515-222-3444. REDUCED registration fee is $80.


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