School News

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.


Who is My Teacher?


Class lists will be posted in the front windows, on the south side of the building, on August 16th.  Be sure you have registered online by that date so  that your child will be assigned to a class and teacher.  You can register anytime online, or come to school on July 28th from 1-7pm for … Read more »


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

Oct 27
Fundraiser Pick-up
Oct 28
No school – Teacher Professional Development
Nov 23
No school
Nov 24
Holiday – no school, offices closed
Dec 16
2nd Grade Field Trip

1401 Geil Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
P: 515-242-8421 | F: 515-285-1868

About Morris Elementary School


1401 Geil Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8421 | E:

Fax: 515-323-8634

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…

Please join us, as a community of learners, in supporting our youths’ educational experiences.

Click here for more »