School News


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!

Mrs. Fastenau as a Harry Potter character.

Story Book Character Day at Hillis


March 6th Hillis celebrated Read Across America Week by staff and students dressing as their favorite story book character. Everyone was involved in the fun. Pictured is Mrs. Fastenau, 5th grade teacher. The entire 5th grade teacher team dressed as Harry Potter characters.


DMPS Preschool Enrollment Begins


We’re excited to announce we’re beginning to accept preschool applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Head Start applications are being accepted now and Universal Preschool applications will be accepted beginning March 11. To find out more, click on the image.

Upcoming Events

Apr 30
Wax Museum
May 25
Memorial Day - No School
Jun 01
Last Day of School
Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 07
Labor Day – No school

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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