School News

Spring Break

NO SCHOOL Spring Break


Reminder: There is no school from Friday, March 10 through Friday, March 17. Classes resume on Monday, March 20, 2017. Enjoy your break!

Happy Birthdy Dr. Seuss

Read Across America


Read Across America Thursday, March 2nd On Thursday, March 2nd, students all over the country will celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday!  We will have guest readers and reading activities related to Dr. Seuss.  Students and teachers are invited to dress up as their favorite book character (school appropriate)!  Last year, the halls were filled … Read more »

Iowa Energy

4th and 5th graders at Iowa Energy game


The 4th and 5th graders took part in the annual Education Connection event at the Iowa Energy game today. The final score was Iowa Energy 106 Oklahoma City 116. Since the Iowa Energy scored more than 90 points, they can bring their ticket stub into any local Wendy’s to receive a FREE small french fry. … Read more »

Homepage Feature

PTO Fundraising Opportunity


Spring conferences are Wednesday, February 8 from 2:30-8pm and Thursday, February 9 from 4-8pm. The PTO will be trying to raise additional funds to help pay for the Scholastic News for all students. Bob from Club Choice Fundraising will be presenting some fundraising options for us on Thursday, Feb 9th in the cafeteria at 6:00 … Read more »


Parent Teacher Conferences


Spring conferences are Wednesday, February 7 from 2:30-8pm and Thursday, February 8 from 4-8pm. Please see your child’s teacher to sign-up.

Crazy Socks #1

Crazy Sock Day!


Friday, February 3 will be crazy sock day for ALL of Hillis Elementary. Wear your craziest funkiest socks you own. Better yet, wear 2 pairs of crazy socks! The school has earned this because of our amazing reduction of behavior referrals from January 2016 as compared to January 2017. January 2016: 260 referrals January 2017: … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 03
Iowa Assessments Start
Apr 18
4th Grade Art Center Field Trip
May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School – Elementary & Middle Schools
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

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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