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Hillis Students Maddie Seeber, Anyaar Mayom and Jackson Baker experiment with wind at the Des Moines Science Center

21st Century Summer School Attends the Science Center


The Hillis Elementary summer school has been rounding out the summer school experience with educational and fun field trips, like their recent trip to the Des Moines Science Center. From cutting wooden toys in the mini wood workshop and building Legos designs, to air pressure rockets and hand-made aeronautics, the students explored hands on exercises and educational games. Little did … Read more »

Hillis Summer School students Tanner Reel, Anyaar Mayom and Alex Justo-Roth experiment with electricity at the Des Moines Science Center

At the Intersection of Joy and Learning


Students across the district are rounding out their summer school experience with educational and fun fieldtrips like this one to the Science Center of Iowa. From cutting wooden toys in the mini-workshop and building Legos designs, to air pressure rockets and aeronautics, Hillis students explored hands-on exercises and educational games.


Kindergarten Jumpstart


August 10-11 9:00-11:00 AM Hillis is excited to have your child join our kindergarten teachers for 2 hours both the 10th and 11th from 9:00 to 11:00.  We will be getting to know everyone and our school.  *Parents, please plan to stay for the first 3o minutes on August 10th.  We are looking forward to … Read more »

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Online Registration


Online registration is now available!  Please access the registration link through your parent portal on Infinite Campus.  If you do not know how to access this, please call us at 515-242-8412.  

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Classroom Supply Lists


Please click the link below to view the supply lists for 2015-2016. supply list 2015    




Registration will be at Hillis the following dates and times: July 28, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM July 29, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM July 30, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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About Hillis Elementary School


2401 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

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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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