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Harding Halloween Dance this Thursday!


Harding’s first school dance is Thursday (10/20) 2:45pm – 4:00pm. Admission cost is $3 and students may wear Halloween costumes to the dance.  NO clown costumes allowed.  Concessions will be available for purchase. The dance will end promptly at 4:00pm.  Students need to be off campus by 4:10pm.  Please have transportation arranged for your student … Read more »

I have a Dream Foundation Guide to Paying for College FI

Free Event offered by I Have a Dream Foundation


ALL Harding families are invited! “Beginner’s Guide to Paying for College,”  A free event offered by I Have a Dream Foundation – Des Moines and Iowa Student Loan When: Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Where: Findley Elementary Dreamer Academy, 3025 Oxford Ave. What else: Dinner and child care provided at no cost! … Read more »

PAC - October FI

Parent Advisory Committee Meets this Week!


Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets this week! Join us Tuesday 4-5pm OR Friday 7:30-8:30am to discuss after school clubs and sports offerings and engage in a drumming experience with Teaching Artist Fonziba Koster.  Click above to view flyer!

Free Hair Cuts

Thank You Fat Boyz Barbershop!!


Thank you to Fat Boyz Barbershop for giving out free haircuts today! Watch for a spring date when Fat Boyz Barbershop will be back at Harding.

I have a dream medallian

Search the City Medallion Hunt


I Have a Dream Foundation – Des Moines is hosting our 2nd annual Search the City Medallion hunt. For a minimum donation of $5.00, you and anyone you know can register to participate in a very fun hunt that begins October 10 and culminates in the medallion finder winning a $10,000 College Savings Account! Click above to read more!


Washington DC Trip 2017 – Informational Meeting Thursday (10/13)!


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).

Upcoming Events

Oct 24
First Day of Practice for Wrestling and Girls Swimming
Oct 24
A Day
Oct 25
B Day
Oct 26
Quartet 515 - Featuring Mrs. Beyer
Oct 26
A Day

Bulletin Board

Change to DMPS Fees Letter

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

Homeroom Power Point 10.17.16

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 Practice starts Thursday (10/20).

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.”