News
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.  


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 »