News
November 8th, 2018

Teachers throughout the district came to Hillis Elementary to learn highly engaging strategies that help students learn English and engage all students in learning. Ms. McKinnon’s third grade class hosted the teachers that attended the training. Here are some photos of Ms. McKinnon’s third grade students collaborating and using sign language to teach their classmates.


November 1st, 2018


October 19th, 2018

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.


October 11th, 2018

  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!


September 21st, 2018

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 »


August 28th, 2018

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.


July 25th, 2018

*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


July 25th, 2018

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 »


July 25th, 2018

Click below to download supply list School Supply List 2018-2019[28]


July 25th, 2018

Dear Students and Families, I hope that you have enjoyed your summer and that you are excited to return to school! Meet the teacher night will be Tuesday August 21, 2018. Students and families should report to the cafeteria upon arrival where they will be greeted by teachers and a presentation. Please attend one of … Read more »