School News

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Harding Winter Concerts


Band, Orchestra, and Choir all have Winter Concerts just around the corner. Click above for the dates, times, and locations.

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Winter is Coming: School Days and the Weather


The official start of Winter may be a month away, but weather doesn’t always check the calendar. With temperatures falling today in Des Moines, and snow falling in northwest Iowa, Superintendent Tom Ahart shares his annual reminder about how decisions are made when it comes to school and weather, as well as how you can … Read more »

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December PAC: Wrapping with the Principal


Join Harding’s Parent Advisory Council and Harding Administration Friday, December 9th.  ALL WELCOME! 7:30AM- 8:15AM OR 8:45AM-9:30AM We will create holiday wrapping paper and greeting cards with Ms. Linquist while discussing upcoming activities and Harding information.  Come enjoy coffee and donuts.  Don’t miss it!

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Thank you for your continued support!


Epworth United Methodist Church has been working with Harding since 2010. Last year Epworth changed its mission focus to providing clothing and grooming products for Harding students. Click above for more information about the mission for our Harding students!

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Rise Up Iowa Grant Awarded to Harding


Harding is excited to announce we are one of the recipients for the 2016 Rise Up Iowa Grant from The Iowa Clinic. Click above for more information and to watch Harding’s story.

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Hot Cocoa Social


All 5th Grade Parents and Students are invited to Harding on December 14th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm to visit with Mentors and Future Teachers!  Enjoy family friendly activities and hot chocolate. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you have questions or would like more information please call Cari Long (Harding’s Success … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 6
Winter Orchestra Concert
Dec 6
B Day
Dec 7
A Day
Dec 8
100% Positive WP Field Trip (8th Grade)
Dec 8
Girls Basketball Game at McCombs

Bulletin Board

Change to DMPS Fees Letter

Click on the above link to view information regarding a change in DMPS fees.

Homeroom Power Point 12.5.16

Click on the above link to view the power point presentation shared with students this week.


Register for Athletics HERE (Fall Sports: Football, Volleyball, & Cross Country).  Girls Basketball, Wrestling, & Girls Swimming have started.

Uniform Requirements

Harding students are required to be in uniform as they walk into the building until they leave for the day.  Harding’s uniform consists of a black polo (may also wear the Harding purple polos) and khaki pants/shorts/skirts.  Click on the link below to view the student handbook for more information about Harding’s Uniform requirementsThe main office no longer has Polos for students to borrow if they forgot their Uniform shirt.  Students will need to make a phone call home for parents to bring uniform clothes.


Harding Student Handbook


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am.
-School starts at 7:45am!
-Students must be out of the building 10 minutes after dismissal, and off campus 15 minutes after dismissal.  Please click on the PARENTS tab for more information.

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About Harding Middle School


203 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8445 | F: 515-323-8652 | E:


Warren G Harding Middle School exists to ensure a high level of learning for each student. We accomplish this as a total school community consisting of staff, students, parents and community members. We work together to support the academic, social and individual goals of all students.

“The reason why I am serving at Harding as Principal is because I want all Des Moines students to believe that they can and will be successful.”