School News

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New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Technology Day 1-31-18


January’s behavior incentive was to earn class tickets to go towards a technology party. 1st graders through 5th graders would earn 5 minutes towards a technology party for every class ticket they earned. They will have their technology party on Wednesday, January 31 during ECO Hour. If your child does not have their own device … Read more »

Influenza information from our nurse


Please see attachment from the Iowa Department of Public Health regarding Influenza. Influenza Fact Sheet Gen Pub Ways to protect yourself and students from getting the Flu: Wash your hands before and after eating – make sure your eating space is clean. Wash hands after using keyboards, copy machine – hand sanitizer available in the … Read more »

Hillis Music Concert


Hillis Music Concert Night Family Performance for all Hillis students grades K-5 Thursday, Feb 15th, 2018 K, 1, 2 students perform at 5:30pm (arrive at 5:15pm in the library) 3, 4, 5 and band/orch students perform at 6:15pm (arrive at 6:00pm in the library) Performances will be held in the Hillis Gym. Students should meet their … Read more »



There will be no school on Monday, January 15, 2018 for our families to observe Martin Luther King Jr Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:45am.

Sick day and other missed days


Parents can call 515-242-8412 or send a text or email to if their child is sick or has another attendance issue. When notifying of an attendance issue, please include your student’s name, your name, your student’s teacher & why they are absent or going to be tardy. We also strongly encourage you to bring in a … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 20
School Board Meeting
Mar 30
Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
Apr 03
School Board Meeting
Apr 11
Kindergarten Sign-Up

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:
School Hours: 8:45 AM to 3:40 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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