West Des Moines Express (Newspaper) - August 11, 1983, West Des Moines, Iowa USPS 675-240 Newspaper Serving West Des Clive and Windsor Heights Founded 1893 Vol. 8� No. M West Des Iowa August 11,1983 CD 00 So ct 8* o 3 O CD CD CO UJ for WDM August 25 It's back to school for students in the West Des Moines Community School District this Classes begin for kindergarten through eighth grade on Aug. 25. High school classes begin Aug. 26. are hopeful that as classes begin we will discover that our enrollment decline has said Superintendent Dale L. The West Des Moines Schools enrolled 5,830 students last Fleming appointed to Council James 2010 Meadowbrook was appointed to fill the vacancy in the Third Ward West Des Moines City Fleming was one of five candidates who applied for the council seat formerly held by Richard Davidson resigned because he is managing an out of - town business and will move from the The city council appointed a sub to review the applications for the post and in his message to the council Mills said of you have come in contact with Mr. Fleming in one fashion or and I trust that you would concur concerning excellent qualifications to assume the responsibility of councilman for that age 56, is director of rate services for Iowa Power and is now a member of the WDM Library Board of He was chairman of the WDM Human Services Board from 1979-81 and was president of the WDM Chamber of Commerce in 1978. He is a board member of the WDM Development In his Fleming said he was interested in serving on the council because would like to support the continued planning and development of the city to preserve and expand the opportunities for others to enjoy the community as a place to work and raise a as I have candidates for the council seat were Richard 1011 22nd Phyllis 1818 Buffalo Maries 104121st St. and Don 1256 33rd St. Grabinski said a decline of fewer than 50 students is District enrollment peaked in 1975 - 76 at 6,726 All fees for instructional supplies and school lunches will remain unchanged from last For students who do hot qualify for free there will be an increase of five cents per ride for bus This fall the West Des Moines Community School District initiates a new optional kindergarten program for students who are five years but not ready to begin the regular kindergarten Optional Kindergarten is designed to give children time to grow and The program is expected to serve more than 60 students in four sections located at Crestview and Elementary at Valley High School increased enrollment in foreign language and computer science classes has created the need for additional staff to teach those More than 800 students have registered for classes in Latin or Russian at More than 600 are registered for classes in the school's new computer science Payment of fees at Valley High School runs Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 Hours are 8:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 At the junior high and elementary schools one noontime and late Continued Smoke billows from an overturned pickup on the 17th Street bridge overpass on 1-235 Saturday According to West Des Moines the driven by Jim of 2022 Des Moines Street in Des was eastbound on 1-235 when it left the roadway and struck the then returned to the road and struck the southwest corner of the 17th Street The truck turned over on its side and caught on but managed to crawl out the driver's window with only minor bruises and was charged with failure to maintain West Des Moines officers said had been but passed the sobriety test administered at the There was unknown damage to the 1978 Chevy Photo by Ken Inside The Community compiled by Leona is on Page 2. The WDM City Council acted to ban exotic pets from the city following an attack on a little girl by a pet See the story Page 16. The Clive City Council heard from opponents of a plan to construct a temporary cement plant on St. See the story Page 4.