Hawk News

March 30, 2023

Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP)

Des Moines Public School students in grades 3-11 will take the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) in April. This assessment is required by the Iowa Department of Education for federal accountability purposes. Below are the plans to administer the assessment at Hanawalt. ***No smart watches can be worn during testing.***

Please read carefully to ensure you know the plan for your student. We need students to be on time for testing.

3rd Grade and 4th Grade:

  • Thursday, April 6th: Reading
  • Friday, April 7th: Language and Writing
  • Monday, April 10th: Math

5th Grade:

  • Tuesday, April 11th: Reading
  • Wednesday, April 12th: Language and Writing
  • Thursdya, April 13th: Math

  • Friday, April 14th: Science

Results: We anticipate sending test results out to all DMPS families via Infinite Campus mid-summer.

For more information regarding the ISASP and a FAQ, please visit the https://iowa.pearsonaccess.com/.

Thank you for your help in preparing your child(ren) for their upcoming ISASP assessments!

Safety Protocols

After a recent review of safety protocols, we will be using the intercom in the breeze way. Please plan on pushing the button and waiting for Mrs. Cataldo's greeting. You will need to have an appointment or be a scheduled volunteer to enter the buidling. Thank you!

Positive Behavior Day

We earned 100 Soaring Hawks! We will celebrate this Friday. Our Hawks are amazing!

Kindergarten Registration 2023 - 2024

Below is a list of students who can complete sign-up at Hanawalt. Anyone who does not fall into one of the categories listed below should be sent to the Welcome Center.

1.Younger siblings of students who currently attend Hanawalt and reside in our attendance area.

2.Younger siblings of students who currently attend Hanawalt who do not live in our attendance area but have a 23/24 WIDT or OE approval letter.

To sign-up at Hanawalt, please provide the student's Birth Certificate, Immunizations, Parent ID and Proof of Residency.

After July 11, 2023, regardless of the situation, ALL new students including incoming siblings, will need to go to the Welcome Center.

Hanawalt Community Notes

Teacher Treats + Tokens of Thanks!

Hanawalt's Teacher Appreciation committee is asking individuals or small groups to collaborate to surprise our teachers+staff with a treat or token of thanks on a Monday of their convenience. You can pick your treat, token and any Monday through the end of the school year. This will be in addition to the Teacher Appreciation committee monthly meal or other activity.

Volunteers can bring whatever they wish: a cheese or veggie tray, a snack mix, fresh fruit, muffins, dessert, flavored waters or iced tea, kind notes, candy, flowers, whatever! On average, there are 50 adults at Hanawalt each day working with the students. Ideal drop-off is by 10:30am on the Monday you choose. Thank you for considering this added expression of gratitude for our teachers+staff. Sign up now.

Last chance to order your 2022-2023 yearbook! Orders are due by 4/7!

Place your order for your yearbook by going to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and entering our school code: 14585623 . You can also pay by cash/check by submitting your order to the front office or your classroom teacher- please include your child's full name and teacher in the subject line if you choose this option. Yearbooks are $15 per book. 5th Graders will receive a complimentary yearbook! Please consider donating a yearbook by choosing the "buy one donate one" option at checkout!

Parents Night Out 2023

We're three weeks away! Reserve your tickets for Hanawalt's biggest fundraiser of the year, Parent's Night Out 2023, The Hanawalt Blu'au! The Hanawalt Blu'au is hosted by West End Architectural Salvage on April 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Expect a night of fun, auction bidding, and building community. Parents, supporters, staff, and grandparents are all welcome to attend. When you attend, you directly support all students to access enrichment experiences, events, supplies, projects, and so much more. Follow us on Facebook for auction previews! More information at hanawaltcommunity.org/parents-night-out

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Upcoming Dates


6th - 14th: ISASP Testing

20th: Parents Night Out

21st: No School

24th: No School; PD

28th: Day in the Arts


11th: Party in the Park

29th: No School


2nd: Last Day of School