School News


2017 Science Expo


Hanawalt will hold the 2017 Science Expo on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:30-8:00. Students can enter in the following categories. More Science Expo Information Register For Science Expo


Spring Pictures


Smile for the camera. Spring pictures will be taken on March 22nd.


Spring Break 3/10-3/17


Have a restful and fun filled Spring Break. Don’t forget to read. Tweet out your adventures.


Habit 6 Synergize


The Month of March is all about Synergy!  We are better together.


Scatter Kindness


We celebrated kindness and joy at Hanawalt on Friday. Kindness Celebration, formally known as Valentine’s Parties were happening throughout the school. We want to thank all of our parents and families that volunteered their time to celebrate with us. Several classrooms added a service project to their celebration this year. You can read about these … Read more »

Homepage Feature

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.

Upcoming Events

Apr 03
Iowa Assessments
Apr 04
Iowa Assessment Reading
Apr 05
Iowa Assessment Math
Apr 06
Iowa Assessment Math/Science
Apr 07
PTO Parents Night Out

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About Hanawalt Elementary School


225 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8411  | E: 


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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