February 5th, 2018

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.

January 30th, 2018

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 »

January 23rd, 2018

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 »

January 12th, 2018

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 »

January 12th, 2018

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.

January 5th, 2018

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 »

December 19th, 2017

Thursday, December 21 will be a pajama day at Hillis Elementary. Our building wide behavior incentive is hot cocoa. If your classroom earned all 6 pieces to your candy cane then you will receive a candy cane with your hot cocoa. Your class can earn a piece to their candy cane by meeting your class … Read more »

December 18th, 2017

Winter break will start on Friday, December 22 and go through January 2. School resumes on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:45am.

December 12th, 2017

Dietary Fiber Healthy eating including dietary fiber can help reduce gastrointestinal complaints among children. See information about the health benefits of fiber in your diet. Hillis Health Information on Dietary Fiber and Hand washing Flu Season Tis the season for gathering with family and friends during the Holiday Season.  It is also Flu Season. Handwashing can … Read more »

October 24th, 2017

Thursday, October 26 from 5:00-6:30pm at Hillis Elementary. Feel free to wear a costume of your choice as well as a bag to collect some candy! Families and community members are welcome.