School News

Boy exits bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Morris Family Night at the Zoo


On April 19th, at 7:30pm, there will be a Family Night at Blank Park Zoo for Morris families.  Please join us for a fun filled evening including a scavenger hunt!  Free admission for all.


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

Elementary School Hours Change for 2018-19


All DMPS elementary schools will have the same hours next year.  Please read the article about how school hours impact learning on the DMPS website.  Beginning next fall, the hours for Morris will change as follows: Regular student day hours 7:30-2:25.  Wednesday early dismissal hours 7:30-1:10.

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!

Upcoming Events

Mar 26
Kindergarten Field Trip
Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
Apr 03
School Board Meeting
Apr 11
Kindergarten Sign-Up
Apr 12
Picture Day

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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