News
June 15th, 2018

The school bell times at Hillis will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 90 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.


May 23rd, 2018

Hillis Field Day will be Friday, May 25. All parents and family are welcome to attend. Please check in at the office first to get a guest badge. The event will be outside on the playground and field during the following times: 9:00-11:00 – 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders 12:25-2:22 – Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd … Read more »


April 9th, 2018

Hillis All School Art Show Theme: Wizard of Oz Thursday, April 19th, 2018 At Hillis from 5:00pm-6:30pm Art from ALL students on display, Art activities, and Food All are welcome to come see our students’ hard work and creativity! 5th grade Wax Museum will also be on display that night from 5-5:45.


March 28th, 2018

REMINDER: No school on Friday, May 30, 2018 so that our teachers can partake in a day of professional development and training. Classes resume on Monday, April 2 at 8:45am.


March 26th, 2018

Six of our Hillis students represented Hillis at the annual Battle of the Books tournament 2017-2018.


March 19th, 2018

Come join us for a night of fun exploring different cultures from around the world. The event is on Thursday, March 22 from 5:00pm-6:30pm.


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 »