School News

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No Cost Meals Available this Fall at Morris

7/22/2014

Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.

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Back-to-School Health Fair at East on July 26

7/9/2014

East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.

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Bell Times Change at Morris this Fall

7/3/2014

Students at 19 elementary schools, including Morris Elementary, will adjust their schedule by 10 minutes this fall. It’s a move that will give bus drivers much needed time to get from school to school. Click on the image to read more about how the small time change will improve student safety and save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Welcome Anita Smith New Dean of Students

6/20/2014

I am so excited to start this new journey as the Dean of Students at Morris Elementary!  I am a proud graduate and supporter of the Des Moines Public Schools as I graduated from North High School and have been employed for the district for the past 15 years.  I have a variety of teaching … Read more »

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New School Hours for 2014-15

6/13/2014

The Des Moines Public School District is making some changes in school hours for the 2014-15 school year.  The change for Morris is that our regular school hours will be 8:45-3:30.  Early dismissal on Wednesdays will be at 2:00.  The doors will open in the morning for students at 8:25am.

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Morris Students Attend Makers Convention

4/24/2014

The first annual Des Moines 21st Century Community Learning Centers Makers Convention featured nearly 300 students from 9 schools, including Morris. The students presented their work with food, robotics, photography, music and everything in between. Click on the image to see more photos of the event.

Upcoming Events

Aug 04
Kindergarten Jumpstart Aug 4th-6th, 9:00-11:00AM
Aug 18
Meet The Teacher Night 5:00-6:00pm
Aug 20
First Day of School 8:45-2:00pm
Sep 01
No School-Labor Day
Oct 24
No School-Staff Development

1401 Geil Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
P: 515-242-8421 | F: 515-285-1868
E: morris@dmschools.org

About Morris Elementary School

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1401 Geil Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8421 | E: morris@dmschools.org

 

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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