News
September 13th, 2017

We had fun welcoming our parents to school on Tuesday with coffee and donuts. Stay tuned for more information as we plan to do events on a regular basis for parents to become better acquainted with each other and with Hillis. Click the photo to see more of our inaugural “drive thru” service on Tuesday morning.


September 8th, 2017

We are very proud and humbled to announce that Hillis Elementary has received enough school supplies to fill 24 BOXES!!! The families in the Hillis community have been extremely generous with all of their thoughtful donations. We were even able to send some fresh Iowa sweet corn to our friends in Houston, Texas. Today after … Read more »


August 31st, 2017

School Supply Fundraiser for Houston Schools The Houston Independent School District has an immediate need for school supplies. Des Moines Public Schools and Houston Public Schools are both members of Great City Schools along with other urban school districts throughout the United States. We are asking the Hillis community to join together and help donate … Read more »


August 30th, 2017

There will be no school on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.


August 17th, 2017

We’re pleased to tell you every Des Moines Public Schools elementary student will now have access to breakfast at no cost to the students or their families. This expansion means almost every school in the district offers at least one no-cost meal option during the day. Click on the headline to find more details.


August 10th, 2017

No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.


August 1st, 2017

NEW STUDENT SCHOOL HOURS The Des Moines Public School District is providing our school staff with a unique opportunity to enhance professional learning and delivery of instruction. This opportunity will increase the student hours by ten total minutes per day to accumulate the additional time needed to provide staff with three uninterrupted professional development days … Read more »


August 1st, 2017

Hillis Summer School students have been working on service projects all summer. They continued that commitment July 13th when 4th and 5th grade students boarded a bus to visit residents at Plymouth Place, a senior rental property in Des Moines. Students brought along favorite books to read – although based on some of the animated … Read more »


July 26th, 2017

Click the link below for Hillis’ School Supply list for the upcoming year. You can bring these school supplies to Meet the Teacher Night on Monday, August 21 from 4:30-6pm. Hillis School Supply List 2017-2018 PDF


May 24th, 2017

Reminder: There is no school on Monday, May 29, 2017 due to our observance of Memorial Day.