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Welcome New Staff Members


We are proud to welcome two new staff members to the Hawk Family. Lindsey Pritchard and Laura Mosher will be joining us after Winter Break. Miss Pritchard will be teaching in the cluster classroom and Miss Mosher will be taking over Mrs. Cosper’s kindergarten. I know you will show them that #hanawaltcares.


Iowa Assessments


Iowa Assessments for 3-5 graders will be April 3-14th.


Check Out Some Classroom Blog’s/Websites


In an effort to increase communication and connections with home, several classrooms have started blogs or websites. Please check them out. The teachers would love your feedback. For links go to these teacher’s directory page: Mrs. Killins, Ms. Peterson, Mrs. Tyler, Mrs. Hesse, Mrs. Kempton, Ms Frangenberg, Mr. Tutt, and Mrs. Miller.

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Blue Tuesday


Each Tuesday we wear our Hanawalt Spirit Wear or blue to show our Hawk Pride.

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Habit 3 Celebration


These students were recognized for modeling Habit 3, Put First Things First. We celebrate their ability to set goals and focus toward meeting their goals.


Book Swap


The Hanawalt PTA will be hosting a Book Swap for students on December 21st. Students will be able to bring in books for the swap the week prior.

Upcoming Events

Jan 16
No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 17
FAST Early Literacy Assessments
Jan 27
Movie Night
Feb 10
Kindness Celebrations
Feb 22
Spring Conferences

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About Hanawalt Elementary School


225 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

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Hanawalt Elementary is a neighborhood school that serves the west side of Des Moines with a rich tradition of educational and social excellence. Read More…

Welcome to Hanawalt! It is a sincere honor to be a part of such an outstanding school community.

-Principal Kelly Schofield

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