School News

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 »

Coming Soon, Curriculum Nights at Hanawalt


Hanawalt is continuing a tradition where parents and guardians can come visit your student’s classroom and see what they are learning about this year. The dates and times have been set.  Can’t wait to see everyone. Monday, September 17th: Kindergarten (5:00), First Grade (5:30), and Second Grade (6:00) Tuesday, September 18th: Third Grade (5:00), Fourth … Read more »

Meet the Teacher Night


The annual “Meet the Teacher Night” is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 21st from 6:00-7:30PM. Come join the Hanawalt Elementary teachers and welcome int the new school year.  Feel free to bring in your supplies, meet your new the new faces, and look at all that has happened to Hanawalt over the summer!  … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 28
Fall Book Fair
Sep 28
Block Party
Oct 02
School Board Meeting
Oct 02
Flu Clinic
Oct 11
Fall Picture Day

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

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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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