A gift from Charles Gabus Ford will help Hillis Elementary students learn to cook healthy foods in a school kitchen that looks a lot like the one they have at home. Principal Beth Sloan said today’s $25,000 donation, alongside another donation from the Gabus Foundation, will be enough to finish Cora’s Cupboard. Maybe in time for the first day of school!
The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Hillis and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.
Hillis Elementary students and their families are tending a garden, learning about healthy eating and what it takes to grow food. ”It’s ultimately about empowerment for our students and setting the stage for a healthier future!” said arts teacher David Borzo. Click the image to look at some great photos of the kids in the garden.
The Hillis Summer School experience has included some fantastic field trips, including recently a visit to the Botanical Center of De Moines and The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens. At the Botanical Center the students spied exotic birds, enjoyed a refreshing rain forest mist and learned about many exotic species. Click the image to see and read more.
Hillis Elementary School students are making the most of their summer school days; building a potatoes tower, harvesting eggs and studying worms! They’re also learning about food, nutrition and exercise. Click on the image to check out more fun photos.
Students at 19 elementary schools, including Hillis Elementary, will adjust their schedule by 10 minutes this fall. It’s a move that will give bus drivers much needed time to get from school to school. Click on the image to read more about how the small time change will improve student safety and save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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