New School Hours for 2014-15

The Des Moines Public School District is making some changes in school hours for the 2014-15 school year.  The change for Morris is that our regular school hours will be 8:45-3:30.  Early dismissal on Wednesdays will be at 2:00.  The …

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Morris Students Attend Makers Convention

The first annual Des Moines 21st Century Community Learning Centers Makers Convention featured nearly 300 students from 9 schools, including Morris. The students presented their work with food, robotics, photography, music and everything in between. Click on the image to see more photos of the event.

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Crayfish Arrive in the Third Grade

Crayfish have arrived into our classrooms and we are having so much fun learning about them. Many of us have learned how to pick them up, what they eat, and where they usually live. We will learn about …

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DMPS Adopts New Attendance Areas

It’s been more than 25 years since DMPS made comprehensive changes to elementary school attendance areas. A lot changes in a quarter of a century, and to better serve students and meet the needs of schools the district has adopted new attendance areas for many elementary schools. Click the headline to learn about the plan and share your opinion.

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Tutoring Available for Morris Students

As a Title I school, our students may qualify for tutoring services at no cost to their family. To be eligible, students must also be approved for free/reduced-price lunch, and not have received tutoring services during the first semester of this school year. To learn more, simply click the headline above.

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Students Write Letters to Marines

Morris News The students and staff at Morris Elementary participated in a drive to brighten the holidays for Marine troops stationed overseas.  In conjunction with a letter writing unit, students each wrote a letter thanking the Marines for …

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5th Graders Test Out New Math Curriculum

Fifth grade students and teachers at Morris Elementary have their hands full in December!  Our students have begun their most difficult unit in math, fractions.  As this district looks to adopt a new math curriculum next year, Morris …

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Students Learn About Technology

Morris has a new Technology Lab!  The Morris students have been learning all about technology.  They have mastered logging on and off computers and have learned a lot of technology vocabulary.  They have been working with laptops and …

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Get Fit!

Morris Elementary 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students focus on being fit!!  The Physical Education Department places emphasizes on the importance of physical fitness and the consequences of not being physically fit.  Many children in today’s society are participating …

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Summer Literacy Nights at Morris

Morris Elementary students and families enjoyed Literacy Nights throughout the summer.  The nights included a hot air balloon, a race car, carnival, fishing, Zoo visit, and Iowa Wildlife visit.  Each night also gave the students an opportunity to …

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