School News


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines like Morris may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible, students must attend one of the 28 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

Courtyard Cleanup-memorial After

Memorial Butterfly Garden


Volunteers enlarged the memorial garden area, added mulch, and cleaned up the pathway.

Courtyard Cleanup pre photo

The Courtyard Before Clean-up


The courtyard was in need of some experienced gardeners to bring it back to a beautiful space.

Courtyard Cleanup Church-Memorial

Courtyard Clean-up


Thanks to Valley Southview church for cleaning up our courtyard on July 18th.  Several volunteers from the church along with some Morris staff members pulled weeds, pruned bushes, and made the courtyard beautiful and ready for students to enjoy this fall.


Learn About School Choice for 2015-16


Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, this school will be offering school choice for the 2015-16 school year. This is required by NCLB of schools “in need of improvement.” Click the headline for more information and to download a School Choice request form. All forms are due no later than July 1. Late forms will not be accepted.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

Upcoming Events

Nov 25
No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 11
2nd Grade Field Trip
Dec 17
PTA Family Volunteer Night
Dec 23
Winter Break
Jan 04
Classes Resume

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:


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