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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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