School News

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Capitol View 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.

Feb/March Newsletter – Boletín de Feb/Marzo


Please read our latest newsletter to find out what is going on at Capitol View!

¡Por favor lean nuestro nuevo boletín para enterarse de lo que esta pasando en Capitol View!

Tooth Fairy sits with students at Capitol View.

“Rethink Your Drink” Aims to Improve Health


The Tooth Fairy is thought to be strictly nocturnal, making her rounds while kids are asleep and leaving them a token in exchange for the baby teeth they leave for her under their pillows. But she made a rare public appearance in broad daylight Thursday at Capitol View Elementary School to help kids take proper care of the teeth that replace the ones she collects. Click on the headline to read more.

Boy gets off bus

New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Capitol Vew elementary students smiling, wearing Cyclones sweatshirt.

Capitol View 4th Graders Plan for College


Fourth grade, aka The Class of 2026 according to the Capitol View hoodies many of them were wearing, is wrapping up a social studies unit about the state of Iowa. To cap it off the 4th grade teaching team came up with the idea of Iowa College Day. It was a hit! Click on the headline to read more and see photos.

A student tries on a hoodie.

Hoodies and Books at Capitol View


Three community sponsors saw to it that all 600+ students at the school, from PreK through 5th grade, received something to wear, something to read and something to eat this year. Special thanks to Iowa Economic Development Authority, Federal Home Loan Bank and Executive Women International of Des Moines! Click on the headline to read more.

Upcoming Events

Oct 25
Staff Development – No School
Nov 06
School Board Meeting
Nov 20
School Board Meeting
Nov 21
No School
Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break – No School

320 East 16th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316
P: 515-242-8402 | F: 515-323-8612

About Capitol View Elementary School

320 East 16th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

P: 515-242-8402 | E: 

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


Capitol View Elementary’s vision is to nurture resilient young people from preschool through 5th grade who are prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century. Read more…

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