School News

School Supply List


Click the link below for Hillis’ School Supply list for the upcoming year. You can bring these school supplies to Meet the Teacher Night on Monday, August 21 from 4:30-6pm. Hillis School Supply List 2017-2018

NO SCHOOL Memorial Day


Reminder: There is no school on Monday, May 29, 2017 due to our observance of Memorial Day.

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Hillis presents… Lion King KIDS


Hillis presents Lion King KIDS.  

Behavior BINGO Round 2


We started Behavior BINGO again as our behavior incentive for April. Each class made their own behavior goal. Every time they met their goal they were able to put their room number on the Behavior BINGO chart. ALL classes have made it onto the Behavior BINGO chart meaning we will have a school-wide BINGO party … Read more »

Spirit Week at Hillis!


Hillis will be partaking in a spirit week to get ready for Iowa Assessments. Feel free to participate in the following days! Tuesday, March 28- Hat day- “Put on your thinking cap!” Wednesday, March 29- Wear work out clothes- “Exercise your brain.” Thursday, March 30- Pajama day- “Let your mind relax!” Friday, March 31- Wear … Read more »

NO SCHOOL Spring Break


Reminder: There is no school from Friday, March 10 through Friday, March 17. Classes resume on Monday, March 20, 2017. Enjoy your break!

Upcoming Events

Aug 01
School Board Meeting
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 21
Meet the Teacher Night
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 23
First Day of School

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…

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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