School News

Last Day

Dismissal at 12:30 on last day


The last day of the 2016-2017 school year is Tuesday, May 30 and dismissal is at 12:30pm. Thank you all for a wonderful year.

Half Pints Poets #1

Hillis Half Pint Poets WIN


Congratulations to the Hillis Half Pint Poets, they won the Des Moines Public Schools poetry slam on Tuesady, May 23 held at the Civic Center. They received the coveted traveling trophy, the golden boombox. Performers: Monchelo, Ivan, Sean, Josiah, and Elijah Mentors: Courtney, Jaheel, and Linda Half Pint Poets Teacher: Ms. Jorgensen More pictures are … Read more »

Memorial Day #1

NO SCHOOL Memorial Day


Reminder: There is no school on Monday, May 29, 2017 due to our observance of Memorial Day.

Homepage Feature

Hillis presents… Lion King KIDS


Hillis presents Lion King KIDS.  


Behavior BINGO Round 2


We started Behavior BINGO again as our behavior incentive for April. Each class made their own behavior goal. Every time they met their goal they were able to put their room number on the Behavior BINGO chart. ALL classes have made it onto the Behavior BINGO chart meaning we will have a school-wide BINGO party … Read more »

Thinking Brain

Spirit Week at Hillis!


Hillis will be partaking in a spirit week to get ready for Iowa Assessments. Feel free to participate in the following days! Tuesday, March 28- Hat day- “Put on your thinking cap!” Wednesday, March 29- Wear work out clothes- “Exercise your brain.” Thursday, March 30- Pajama day- “Let your mind relax!” Friday, March 31- Wear … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Jul 17
Online Registration 2017-2018 BEGINS
Aug 23
First Day of School 17-18
Sep 04
Labor Day

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

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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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