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Literacy Army Training!


Literacy Army Volunteer Trainings on Thursday, September 29 at 4pm and Friday, September 30 at 9:30am.   All previous and new Literacy Army Volunteers are invited to attend one of the training sessions. Molly House, the co-founder of Literacy Army will conduct the training on Thursday, September 29 at 4pm. She is one of the … Read more »

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Hillis T-shirt and Clothing Orders!


The Hillis Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is selling Hillis Elementary shirts and sweatshirts.  This year all ordering will be done online. To make a purchase, go to and submit your order by Midnight August 31st (Wednesday).  The completed orders will be sent home with your student(s) on September 15th so they have them in … Read more »

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2016-2017 Supply Lists


Click Here: 2016-2017 Supply Lists Please click above to see the supply list for the 2016-2017 school year.    


2016-2017 Hillis Elementary Registration


Registration dates for 2016-2017 are as follows: July 26-10:00 AM-2:00 PM July 27-10:00 AM-2:00 PM July 28-1:00 PM-7:00 PM We will be using the new online registration-computers will be available.  Book fees, bussing information, supply lists, fee waivers available! *Online registration opens July 5.


Kindergarten Jump Start


Hillis is excited to have your child join our Kindergarten teachers for two hours BOTH the 8th and 9th of August from 9:00-11:00.  We will be getting to know everyone and our school.   *Parents, please plan to stay for the first 30 minutes on August 8th.  We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Summer School is in Session


Hillis Elementary is running summer school for select students from Monday, June 13 through Friday, July 1.  It resumes again on Monday, July 11 and wraps up on Friday, July 29th.  Summer school begins at 8:00 AM with breakfast and ends at 12:00 PM after lunch is served.  Students will enjoy field trips, academic focus, … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 29
Literacy Army Training
Sep 30
Literacy Army Training!
Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Nov 23
No school
Nov 24
Holiday – no school, offices closed

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…

We are glad to share with you a bit about our school and why we think Hillis is the place where Dreamers Learn To Dream Big!

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