School News

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 »

Fall Picture Day


Hanawalt’s school picture day for the fall is scheduled for Thursday, October 11th. The retake day for Fall pictures has also been set for Thursday, November 15th. Check back often for updates on links for picture ordering.

SchoolCNXT Coming to Hanawalt


Hanawalt is excited to announce that we will be partnering with SchoolCNXT to provide a platform to communicate with you on your mobile phone or tablet! This app is free and will provide school and classroom news, in-app text messaging, translation services, and more! You will be able to: Send and receive messages to teachers … Read more »

Plastic Bag Challenge


Hey Hanawalt Hawks! Help us get some of new benches for our playground.  Here’s how you can help!  We need you to save your plastic bags, bring them to school, and put them in the container with this sign: Girl Scouts Troop 232 and Cub Scouts Den 1 will be counting the bags that we … Read more »

Hanawalt Block Party/Book Fair is Scheduled 9/28


Come join the fun on Friday, September 28th. Meet the Hanawalt community and buy a book to take home.  This is an annual event held at Hanawalt and put on by our great PTA. Watch for more new coming out about all the special events that take place at the block party. Block Party 5:30 – … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 25
Staff Development – No School
Nov 06
School Board Meeting
Nov 08
Fall Picture Day
Nov 15
Picture "Retakes"
Nov 15
Fall Picture Retakes

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.

Canvas Login Directions

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.

Visit our Hanawalt Flicker page to check out our current stream of classroom happenings: Hanawalt Elementary Flickr

Calendar of Events


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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