School News


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the image to learn more and register to play.


Hillis is Delicious!


Look what our second graders built after one class at Cora’s Cupboard! These delicious veggies are right out of the Hillis garden. They looked so good, we set them out for our parents to see. Students are learning to cook healthy foods at Cora’s — a school kitchen that looks a lot like the one they have at home!


Hillis Elementary on Parade


Thank you to everyone who turned out to support Hillis during the Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade! We had a blast!


Bike Smoothie Night Lives Up to Name


Bike Smoothie Night at Hillis Elementary lived up to the name. Our student is pedaling to turn a blender blade, making strawberry-banana smoothies! BSN is one of the school’s many parent networking nights.


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

interactive white boards

Interactive Whiteboards Enhance Student Work


Whiteboards have become the new classroom-sized tablet! Our new EPSON projectors make any whiteboard interactive. The cutting-edge tool is enhancing student instruction and giving students another learning method to get excited about.

Upcoming Events

Oct 24
Teacher EQ Development - No school
Oct 31
Fall Parties
Nov 26
No School - Fall conference comp day
Nov 27
Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Nov 28
Thanksgiving Holiday Break

2401 56th St, Des Moines, IA 50310
P: 515-242-8412 | F: 515-278-5707

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…

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