School News

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School

6/15/2018

The school bell times at Morris will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 90 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

Kindergarten Sign Up April 11th

3/28/2018

We will have Kindergarten sign up at Morris, for siblings of current students, on April 11th.  Hours will be 2:30-6:30.  You must have a student currently enrolled at Morris to register at Morris on that day.  New families must go to the Welcome Center at 2100 Fleur Drive.  Please bring photo ID, birth certificate, and … Read more »

Boy exits bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August

2/5/2018

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

1/18/2018

On April 19th, from 4:30- 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.

Backpacks

Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers

8/10/2017

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

5/12/2017

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.

Upcoming Events

Jul 04
Independence Day
Jul 10
School Board Meeting
Jul 16
Online Registration Begins July 17th
Jul 26
Fall Registration 1-7pm
Aug 14
School Board Meeting

1401 Geil Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
P: 515-242-8421 | F: 515-323-8634
E: morris@dmschools.org

About Morris Elementary School

1401 Geil Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

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

Fax: 515-323-8634

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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