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About Crossroads Park

Crossroads Park Principal Tricia Kurtt

Principal Tricia Kurtt

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the 2023-24 school year. I'm the Crossroads Park principal and I'm really excited for my third year here. We have a lot of great things planned, and I know we'll have a fun and educational year together! Our teachers and staff are working hard to make sure every day is safe, happy, and full of learning.

I believe that if we all work together – teachers, parents, students, and staff – we can make sure every student is successful and safe. At Crossroads Park, we really care about each child and want to help them succeed.

We have some new staff members joining us this year, and they bring with them a lot of cool experiences and energy. We're lucky to have them be part of our school family.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

In our school, we believe that clear rules and everyone understanding them is important for a safe community. We use PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) to teach and encourage good behavior throughout the whole school.

Our main focus is on BE CRP, which stands for Being Engaged, Careful, Respectful, and Prepared. When everyone, including students and staff, follows these guidelines, we create a safe environment. This allows us to put all our energy into making sure learning is challenging and meaningful, based on the qualities we want every student to show.

To reach our highest potential as a school, classroom, or individual, it's crucial to be present and engaged in the learning community every day. This year, you'll hear the phrase "We can't BE CRP without ME" to remind students how much we value their presence, ideas, and leadership.

Crossroads Park Information

ADDRESS: 1050 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
PHONE: 515-633-5600 
FAX: 515-633-5699 

PRINCIPAL: Tricia Kurtt
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Emily Backus
COUNSELOR: Jill Curry
NURSES: Emily Budahn and Nadia Narayan
SECRETARIES: Susan Duve, Renee Newman


School Times

HOURS: 9:05 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
COLLABORATION SCHEDULE: Wednesdays 9:05 a.m.-3:10 p.m.