School News

Morris School Hours Change for 2017-18


Morris school hours will be slightly different next year.  Please make note of the following: Student Day 8:45-3:40, Breakfast in the Classroom will begin at 8:35, school doors open at 8:35 in the morning.

Learning and Having Fun!


These first grade students are playing a game during indoor recess time.

Battle of the Books Winners


Four students from Morris participated in a recent Battle of the Books competition.  Students read books and then demonstrate their knowledge of what they have read.  The Morris team won 2nd place in the regional contest.  We are very proud of these outstanding students.  Congratulations!

100 Day Celebration


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

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.

Upcoming Events

Jul 27
Fall Registration 1-7pm
Aug 01
School Board Meeting
Aug 07
Kindergarten Jumpstart Aug 7th, 9:00-11:00am
Aug 08
Class Lists Posted
Aug 15
School Board Meeting

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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