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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 »

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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 »


Smencils for sale


The student counsel members at Hillis Elementary will be selling Smencils on Friday mornings from 8:15-8:40am. They will be selling spring Smencils for $1.50 each and holiday Smencils for $1.00.

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New Year New Vision


Hillis Elementary has a new vision to help the students stay calm, balanced, and focused in the new year. Everyone at Hillis will start their day signing the behavior contract. When we sign this behavior contract we are saying that we are going to be in control of our body at school no mater if … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 10
No school
Mar 13
Spring Recess – no school
Apr 18
4th Grade Art Center Field Trip
May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School – Elementary & Middle Schools

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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