News
June 15th, 2018

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.


February 19th, 2018

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!


February 12th, 2018

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.


February 2nd, 2018

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.


January 31st, 2018

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.


January 10th, 2018

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.


December 6th, 2017

Click here to see the Hiatt Holiday Party Flyer!


November 17th, 2017

Eric Litwin is the author of the first four ‘Pete the Cat’ books in the popular series and his appearance here was a great get for the Capitol View and DMPS, thanks to the persistence of Joelle Berns, who teaches in the Pre-K program at Capitol View. Click on the headline to read more about his visit and see photos!


August 11th, 2017

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!


August 10th, 2017

No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.