School News

Dress as Your Favorite Book Character Day


Book Character Dress Up Day at Hanawalt Elementary School.

Picture Re-Takes Scheduled for Thursday, November 15!


Sending out a reminder from Hanawalt that if you did not get your picture taken the first time in October, the re-takes are this Thursday, November 15th. If you did get your picture taken in October and are wanting to re-take them, please bring your first packet of pictures back to school on Thursday to … Read more »

Hanawalt’s Read-a-thon is on!


It’s time for a Read-A-Thon! This Read-A-Thon will be the first major PTA fundraiser for the 2018-2019 school year. Students will set a reading goal, gather sponsors, read during the month of November prior to Thanksgiving Break and raise money for our school’s Media Center! Gusto Pizza will be sponsoring our read-a-thon and will help … Read more »

Block Party 2018


The annual Block Party was held on Friday, September 28th and had to be moved inside due to weather, but it was a great night shared by all of the Hanawalt community. Here are some pictures of all the great events that happened.  

Bus Pick-up Times Changing for Hanawalt


Starting Monday, October 1st, all 3 morning school buses will start picking bus students up 5 Minutes Earlier! If you have any questions please contact the school.

Vote for Hanawalt!


What could our school do with $25,000? A LOT!!! Help us win the Imagine the Amazing contest from Unity Point. Vote for Hanawalt using the link All you have to do is select the State, City and School. You can vote as many times as you want between September 17-30.  Lets bring out the … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Nov 13
PTA Meeting
Nov 15
Picture "Retakes"
Nov 15
Fall Picture Retakes
Nov 20
School Board Meeting
Nov 21
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225 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8411 | F: 515-323-8621

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Canvas Parent Login


Hanawalt Elementary is excited to announce that we are becoming a Canvas school.  What does this mean?  Canvas is a learning management system that supports your student’s learning and provides a way for a parent to connect to the learning taking place.  As we are just starting on this journey, we expect many different levels of usage by teachers, students, and parents.  Please be patient as we are learning how to best support your learner.

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Linking My Student as an Observer

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Des Moines Public Schools uses Infinite Campus as its web-based student information system. The service allows students and parents/guardians to access academic information and other student records. Harding also uses Portal to post building wide messages. Click on the link below for more information about Parent Portal and FAQs.

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About Hanawalt Elementary School

225 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8411  | E: 

New School Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM


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 Jolene Liebl

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