School News

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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.


Kindergarten Sign-Up Begins March 11


The first day of Kindergarten 2015-2016 will be here before you know it! It’s an exciting time for staff and students, but it all starts with registration. Sign-up begins on March 11. Register soon to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school. To find out where to register and what to bring, click on the image.

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Beach Day


Hillis students celebrated the 100th day of school and helped to beat the winter blues by having beach day. Here are students from Mrs. Schoper’s kindergarten classroom posing in their fun clothes!

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Hillis Literacy Night


Hillis families enjoyed a night at school to learn more about promoting literacy. There were snacks, book giveaways, and take home ideas for families. Thanks to everyone who came and made this night a success!

Upcoming Events

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
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

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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