School News

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 »

Kindergarten and New Student Play-dates Set


Calling all Kindergarten families or families in 1st through 5th grade that are new to Hanawalt.  We want to welcome you to our school with a play-date on Sunday, August 19th.  Kindergarten families will meet on the playground from 3:00-4:00 and families new to Hanawalt will meet from 4:00-5:00 on the playground.  Come meet your … Read more »

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Hanawalt will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

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2018-19 Student Supply List


Kindergarten (purchase items in bold, other items are optional for K) 3 Boxes of Crayons Art Center Donations (welcome at any time of the year) -curling ribbon (found with gift wrap) 3 Boxes of Kleenex – sidewalk chalk -ribbon 4 black dry erase markers – Playdough -buttons 12 glue sticks – Twistable crayons -Washi tape … Read more »

K-2 Fun Day Relays


The K-2 students at Hanawalt enjoyed their annual version of the Bloom Camp Relays by having a Fun Day Relay.  All students were able to participate in several activities including a tire roll, a “tank” relay in cardboard boxes, and a tug-o-war to name a few of events.  Today represents an opportunity for these students … Read more »

2018 Bloom Camp Relays a success!


Hanawalt held its annual Bloom Camp relays on Friday, May 18th for all the 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students as they competed in this fun & exciting Hanawalt tradition – our very own version of the Drake Relays! All races/events took place on the track and around the back field.   The weather cooperated and … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 19
Kindergarten Playdate
Aug 19
New to Hanawalt Playdate
Aug 21
Meet the Teacher Night
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School

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: 


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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