News
August 10th, 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.


May 12th, 2017

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.


April 5th, 2017

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


April 5th, 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!


March 2nd, 2017

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


July 18th, 2016

  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 »


June 1st, 2016

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.


April 20th, 2016

Morris teachers celebrate Book Character Day!


April 20th, 2016

Morris students and staff celebrated National Library Week with fun activities to promote reading and using the public libraries.  The culminating activity was Book Character Day where students and staff got to dress up!


March 14th, 2016

At DMPS, we work to ensure that students are receiving a great education in schools that are not only first-rate learning environments, but are also safe and secure. Over the years DMPS has taken many steps to better ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, parents and visitors. This spring and summer, DMPS will begin implementing an Electronic Visitor Check-In system for parents and visitors. Click on the headline to read more.