School News

Morris Family Night at the Zoo

1/18/2018

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.

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.

Learning and Having Fun!

4/5/2017

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

Battle of the Books Winners

4/5/2017

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

3/2/2017

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

Upcoming Events

Jan 22
No School – Professional Development Day
Jan 22
No Classes-Staff Development
Jan 23
School Board Meeting
Jan 23
School Board Meeting
Feb 06
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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