News
June 13th, 2014

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 doors will open in the morning for students at 8:25am.


April 24th, 2014

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.


February 3rd, 2014

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 seeds next in Science. We have just completed our 1st unit about multiplication and division in math. … Read more »


February 3rd, 2014

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.


January 21st, 2014

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.


January 14th, 2014

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 their service and wished them an enjoyable holiday season despite being separated from their loved ones back … Read more »


December 11th, 2013

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 students are getting to try out the top contenders.  Mrs. Boley’s and Mr. Salow’s students are trying … Read more »


November 4th, 2013

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 I Pads.  We have been integrating classroom curriculum into the technology lab.  By doing this allows all … Read more »


November 4th, 2013

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 less and less in physical activities.  This is a reason for concern.  At James B. Morris, it … Read more »


September 24th, 2013

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 get a book for summer reading.  Aleen Leiva-Miron and Joshua Soto-Gonzalez joined in a juggling demonstration.