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2900 Indianola Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: 515-242-8413 | Fax: 515-323-8624

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Welcome to the new Howe Elementary School website! Here you can find out what’s for lunch, learn about upcoming news and events and much more. Use the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links menu to the right to find what you’re looking for.

Important Dates & Upcoming Events


  • Monday, August 21st from 4-6pm – Back to School Title Event
  • Wednesday, August 23rd – First Day of School
  • Wednesday, August 30th from 4-5pm – Kindergarten Orientation


  • Monday, September 4th – No School, Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 6th – Athene Try On Date (Coats & Boots)
  • Monday, September 11th – 21st Century Session I Begins
  • Thursday, September 14th – Schoolwide Attendance Initiative
  • Friday, September 15th – Schoolyard Concert
  • Friday, September 22nd – No School, PD
  • Saturday, September 23rd – OneRun Event
  • Monday, September 25th – No School, Yom Kippur


  • Wednesday, October 4th – Healthiest State Walk
  • Monday, October 16th-Tuesday, October 17th – No School
  • Thursday, October 12th – Schoolwide Attendance Initiative
  • Monday, October 16th from 12-3pm – Conferences
  • Wednesday, October 18th from 3-6pm – Conferences
  • Thursday, October 19th from 3-7:45pm – Conferences
  • Tuesday, October 24th – Attendance Initiative Day
  • Friday, October 27th – 21st Century Session 1 Ends


  • Wednesday, November 1st – Picture Day
  • Friday, November 3rd – Athene Distribution Day
  • Monday, November 6th-Tuesday, November 7th – No School, Election Break
  • Wednesday, November 8th – 21st Century Session II Begins
  • Thursday, November 9th – Schoolwide Attendance Initiative
  • Wednesday, November 22nd – No School
  • Thursday, November 23rd-Friday, November 21st – No School, Thanksgiving Break


  • Wednesday, December 6th – 5th Grade Field Trip
  • Wednesday, December 13th – Picture Retake
  • Thursday, December 14th – Schoolwide Attendance Initiative
  • Friday, December 15th – 21st Century Session II Ends
  • Friday, December 22nd – Monday, January 1st – Winter Break

Des Moines Public Schools uses Nutrislice to provide easier and more complete menu information about breakfast and lunch at all of our schools.

Visit DMPS Nutrislice to see what’s for breakfast or lunch at any school on any day of the school year.

Des Moines Public Schools uses Infinite Campus as its web-based student information system.

Click Here to access the Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal

If your student will be renting an instrument from our school, please complete the form at the link below.

DMPS | Instrument Rental Agreement (

All Events
  • Mediacom Stadium Grand Opening

  • No School; Professional Development

  • No School; Election Break

  • No School; Thanksgiving Break

  • No School; Professional Development