School News


100 Day Celebration


Mrs. Wilson’s Kindergarten class dressed up as if they were 100 years old for the 100th day of school celebration.

21 cent lawn

Twenty First Century Summer Program


Students enjoy some time outside during the 21st Century Summer Program organized by our Dean, Anita Smith.  Summer Sessions are closed to new enrollments, but there will be new programming this fall.  Look for the notices to be sent home soon after school starts.


All Morris Students Will Have Free Meals for 2016-17


  Again this year, Morris has been designated a Community Eligible School.  This makes all of our students eligible for free breakfast and lunch.  No application is needed.  However, this waiver does not cover text book fees.  The waiver for textbook fees is determined by the Household Economic Survey that is completed during Online Registration.  … Read more »


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

Book Character Day Beumer-Fancis 15-16

National Library Week


Morris teachers celebrate Book Character Day!

Book Character Day-K Teachers 15-16

Book Character Day at Morris


Morris students and staff celebrated National Library Week with fun activities to promote reading and using the public libraries.  The culminating activity was Book Character Day where students and staff got to dress up!

Upcoming Events

Mar 28
4th Grade Field Trip
Apr 04
Iowa Assessment Testing
Apr 12
Kindergarten Sign-up
Apr 13
Spring Picture Day
Apr 25
Music Programs 2nd-3rd-4th Grades

1401 Geil Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
P: 515-242-8421 | F: 515-323-8634

About Morris Elementary School


1401 Geil Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

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Our philosophy centers around building strong foundations for the humanistic side of the teaching and learning process while promoting high levels of academic rigor individualized to the needs of every student. Read More…

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