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REMINDER: No School Friday


Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday, October 28. This day is reserved for teachers to participate in professional development. Enjoy your day!

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Join us for Trunk-or-Treat!

Hillis Harvest Festival


Please join us for the first annual Hillis Harvest Festival event on Thursday, October 27 5-6:30. Students and families are welcome to dress up and come to enjoy some treats. There will also be many community resources here passing out information on their services. This will be a fun event for the entire family!

High School Volunteers at Hillis #3

High School Volunteers at Hillis


A special thank you goes out to the volunteers from Roosevelt High School. Hillis Elementary graciously welcomed 4 football players and 4 cheerleaders into the building to work with students. It was a great success!

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Hillis Conferences


Join us for conferences on Wednesday, October 5 from 2:30-7:45 or Thursday, October 6 from 4:00-8:00.  If you do not know what your child’s conference time is, call the school at 242-8412.  There will also be a few special sessions to discuss two new initiatives at Hillis.  The special sessions will cover information on Standards … Read more »

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Literacy Army Training!


Literacy Army Volunteer Trainings on Thursday, September 29 at 4pm and Friday, September 30 at 9:30am.   All previous and new Literacy Army Volunteers are invited to attend one of the training sessions. Molly House, the co-founder of Literacy Army will conduct the training on Thursday, September 29 at 4pm. She is one of the … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 26
Fall Parties
Oct 27
Hillis Harvest Festival
Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Oct 28
No School-Teacher Development
Nov 23
No school

2401 56th St, Des Moines, IA 50310
P: 515-242-8412 | F: 515-279-0942

About Hillis Elementary School


2401 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-8412 | E: 


We serve students in preschool 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…

We are glad to share with you a bit about our school and why we think Hillis is the place where Dreamers Learn To Dream Big!

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