School News

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Field Day


Hillis Field day was a big success!  Students enjoyed wacky relays, tailgate games, and running events.  Lower unit students also enjoyed a colorful fun run.  Thanks to Mr. Smith for a great day!

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Hillis Musical


Hillis 3-5 grade students presented School House Rock Live the musical.  All students enjoyed watching the production.  Congratulations on their hard work!


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

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Battle of the Books


Fifth grade students have been working hard to prepare for the Battle of the Books!


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.

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Move for Mohammed


Students at Hillis school are collecting money to help a classmate.  Thanks to all of the support from generous students and families!

Upcoming Events

Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 07
Labor Day – No school
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

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…

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