School News

MLK Day #1



Reminder: There is no school on Monday, January 16 due to our observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Winter Break

NO SCHOOL Winter Break


Reminder: There is no school from Friday, December 23, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Offices will be closed on December 26, 27, 30 and January 2. Enjoy your break!

Cold Weather

Cold Weather Gear


The winter weather is finally here and it’s time to bundle up. Please remind your kids to zip up their coats, put their hats on, and to get their gloves on. If you have a scarf, even better! Once the snow hits the kids will need snow boots and snow pants in order to play … Read more »

Bingo Winners

Behavior BINGO winners


Wednesday, December 7 we had our first ever school wide BINGO game. This was the culminating event of November’s Behavior BINGO challenge. The winners for each hallway were Mrs. Venteicher’s second grade class and Mrs. Overton’s fifth grade class. Both of those classes earned popcorn while playing BINGO. Instead of stopping at just 1 winner … Read more »


Family Skate Night


The Hillis PTO is having a fundraiser night at Skate North on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8pm. There is a $6 entry fee, which includes the skate rental. If you are a parent and do not want to skate you will get in for free. 15% of all admissions and concessions will go to the … Read more »

Golden Paw Tshirt #1

Golden Paw Award


Every month we will pick 5 students at Hillis Elementary for the Golden Paw Award. In order to be in the running for this award you must have ZERO office referrals. Every student who has zero office referrals will get their name in the drawing. If you are picked, you will be awarded with an … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 10
No school
Mar 13
Spring Recess – no school
Apr 18
4th Grade Art Center Field Trip
May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School – Elementary & Middle Schools

2401 56th St, Des Moines, IA 50310
P: 515-242-8412 | F: 515-323-8622

About Hillis Elementary School


2401 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-8412 | E:

We serve students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Our teachers design and facilitate lessons to make learning relevant and rigorous, and use the latest research behind effective math instruction and methodology. Read More…

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