News
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.  


May 31st, 2013

Sherry Amos, the principal of McKinely Elementary School, will be our new principal at Morris starting July 1. Principal Martin has accepted a new position outside of DMPS. To read more about Ms. Amos, click the above headline.


April 29th, 2013

James B. Morris Elementary students, families, and staff, participated in raising money for the Pennies for Patients Program through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from April 1st-19th.  Throughout this time, students and staff brought money to put in their classroom donation boxes.  Students also participated in “Dollar Days”, in which they could bring a dollar … Read more »


March 21st, 2013

  Morris students always enjoy the Scholastic Book Fair during conferences.  A variety of books for all ages are available for purchase.


March 6th, 2013

Morris Elementary counselors, Ms. Robinson and Mrs. Good, utilized role playing, books, videos, songs, games and worksheets to lead lessons during classroom guidance as they finish a unit on “Bullying.” The lessons throughout this unit have focused on what bullying behavior looks like and how to recognize it as well as teaching ways to show … Read more »


March 4th, 2013

“Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat,” is the new reading challenge Morris Elementary will begin this week in honor of Dr. Seuss!  Students are asked to read a certain amount of minutes each day while also recording their thinking in a “Cat-a-log.”  The reading challenge will take place from March 4th and continue through … Read more »


February 12th, 2013

This week our 5th graders went on a field trip!  The Iowa Energy basketball team had a special “Education Day”, so Morris showed up along with hundreds of students from many other schools.  There was an emphasis on being a Kid of Character, and a verbal contract was made among the students to reach high in … Read more »


February 12th, 2013

This week has been a great one at Morris Elementary! Almost 100 students–our English Language Learning 3rd through 5th graders, to be exact–worked hard through their yearly English examinations (the I-ELDA), and teachers and parents alike are extremely proud of their efforts.  They did their very best on the arduous four-part exam, each one putting forth great effort … Read more »