School News


Washington DC Trip 2017 – Informational Meeting this Thursday!


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing the 4th trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS 8th graders. These students will have an opportunity to spend a week exploring Washington DC during spring break (March 15-19).

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Harding Middle School Fall Parent Teacher Conferences


Harding’s Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 4th (4pm – 7pm) and Thursday, October 6th (4pm – 7pm).  Your student will bring home information this week to request your conference time and date.  The completed conference form will need to be returned by Friday (9/30) to your students Homeroom teacher. If … Read more »

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Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)


Last week, parents and family kicked off our monthly Parent Advisory Committee. Don’t miss the next PAC meeting Tuesday October 11 from 4-5pm OR Friday October 14 from 7:30-8:30am. Learn about how to get you teen involved after school and engage in drumming for therapy and classroom instruction led by teaching artist, Fonziba Koster.

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Welcome Breakfast this Friday – All Parents & Families Invited!


Drop your student off for school this Friday and stay for coffee con pan & doughnuts! During this time we will: Explore what students have been learning the first few weeks of school, meet the Harding Principal & VP, find out what’s new this school year, and finally learn how you can get more involved and help make important decisions at Harding through volunteering and committee opportunities! Click above to view the flyer!

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Harding Pictures on October 6th!


Harding Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 6th!! Students will not be required to be in uniform this day. Click above for information about ordering pictures online.

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Fathers Making a Difference in Education: Million Father March 2016


Harding is registered to participate this year in the Million Father March 2016 on the first day of school. We will be taking our first ‘STEP’ together this year. Fathers/Grandfathers/Uncles/Older Brothers bring your student the first day of school – August 24th. Click above to read a letter from the Executive Director of The Black Star Project with more information.

Upcoming Events

Sep 26
7th Grade Volleyball at Weeks MS 3pm
Sep 26
Cross Country Meet at Legacy Point Park 4:30pm
Sep 26
A Day
Sep 27
8th Grade Football Game at NHS 5pm
Sep 27
B Day

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Change to DMPS Fees Letter

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

Homeroom Power Point 9.26.16

Click on the above link to view the power point presentation shared with students this week.  How can your student display Professionalism at Harding?  Ask your student how they can earn a dress down day next Friday (10/7)?


Register for Athletics HERE (Fall Sports: Football, Volleyball, & Cross Country).

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.”