School News


Carry Your Own Weather


We know that when we practice Habit 1 we have the choice to make our own weather. We can choose to be happy and sunny or unhappy and cloudy. Choose Happy!

habit 7

A Day In The Arts


Our Day In the Arts will be on April 21, 2017. An all day arts infused learning experience. An opportunity to learn and create with community artists and make connections to all areas of learning. From 8:30-11:20am, each grade level will participate in three morning workshops with different community artists and parent volunteers.     … Read more »


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


Habit 6 Synergize


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

Upcoming Events

Apr 28
2nd Grade Blank Zoo Field Trip
May 02
17/18 Kindergarten Orientation/Tour Classrooms
May 10
Kickball Fundraising
May 10
Kindergarten FAST Testing
May 11
4th & 5th Grade MAP Testing

225 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8411 | F: 515-323-8621

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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