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Cold Weather

Cold Weather Gear


The winter weather is finally here and it’s time to bundle up. Please remind your kids to zip up their coats, put their hats on, and to get their gloves on. If you have a scarf, even better! Once the snow hits the kids will need snow boots and snow pants in order to play … Read more »

Bingo Winners

Behavior BINGO winners


Wednesday, December 7 we had our first ever school wide BINGO game. This was the culminating event of November’s Behavior BINGO challenge. The winners for each hallway were Mrs. Venteicher’s second grade class and Mrs. Overton’s fifth grade class. Both of those classes earned popcorn while playing BINGO. Instead of stopping at just 1 winner … Read more »


Family Skate Night


The Hillis PTO is having a fundraiser night at Skate North on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8pm. There is a $6 entry fee, which includes the skate rental. If you are a parent and do not want to skate you will get in for free. 15% of all admissions and concessions will go to the … Read more »

Golden Paw Tshirt #1

Golden Paw Award


Every month we will pick 5 students at Hillis Elementary for the Golden Paw Award. In order to be in the running for this award you must have ZERO office referrals. Every student who has zero office referrals will get their name in the drawing. If you are picked, you will be awarded with an … Read more »


NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


Just a reminder that there is no school due to Thanksgiving break from November 23-25. Enjoy this time off to spend with your family and friends!


Behavior BINGO


Hillis Elementary is partaking in a a game called Behavior BINGO. Every class is setting their own behavior goal, it could be anything from making transitions in small groups under 90 seconds to having less than 2 behavior referrals a day. Every day they meet their goal they get to put their class room number … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 23
Winter Break – no school
Dec 26
Holiday – offices closed
Dec 30
Holiday – offices closed
Jan 02
Holiday – offices closed
Jan 13
First Semester Ends

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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