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The Hillis Community Celebrates Fall


The third annual Hillis Harvest Festival took place October 18th from 5:00-6:30. Many families attended the event. Several community organizations were present handing out information to families. Hillis staff dressed in create costumes and handed out candy to all of the attendees.

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Hillis Staff and Students Participate in the Healthiest State Walk


  At 9:40 am on October 4th all staff and students began walking north on 56th street toward DSM First Church.  Everyone walked around the church parking lot and back to Hillis Elementary.  The rain stayed away and the sun was nice and warm for the walk!

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Hillis Represented at the Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade


Staff and families walked in the Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade on September 15th.  The Hillis PTO held a candy drive for two weeks before the parade so those walking in the parade could throw candy to the community. One classroom in the lower unit hallway, and one classroom in the upper unit hallway will be … Read more »

Fifth Graders March Ahead at Leadership Retreat


First thing the morning the morning of August 28, the 5th grade class from Hillis Elementary School marched over to the old Franklin Junior High School. The students took part in an all-day leadership retreat, working on ways that the “seniors” of elementary school could be of service to support and improve Hillis for all students. Click the headline to read and see more.

New School and Office Hours 2018-2019


*New School & Office Hours for the 2018 – 2019 School Year*   *New School Hours* 7:30 am – 2:25 pm 7:30 am – 1:10 pm (Wednesday’s Early Out)   *New Office Hours* 7:15 am – 3:15 pm

Kindergarten Jump Start


Hillis Elementary is excited to have your child join our Kindergarten teachers for two hours on both the 1st and the 2nd of August from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for our Kindergarten Jump Start. We will be getting to know everyone and show you our school. *Parents plan to stay for the first 30 … Read more »

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2401 56th St, Des Moines, IA 50310
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About Hillis Elementary School

2401 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-8412 | E:
New School Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM


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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