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Online Registration Help for Middle and High School Families


Online registration opened on July 1 and about 4,500 students successfully registered within the first two weeks. For dates and times middle and high school families can find one-on-one assistance, click above.


Are you ready for the 6th grade?


On August 8th, you will have the opportunity to come visit Harding for the Success 4 Sixth Grade program! This program is a great opportunity for new 6th graders to get to know other students, teachers, the building, and have LOTS OF FUN!!!!! This program is FREE and lunch is provided. Registration is REQUIRED. Click above for more details.

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Keep Up to Date with Harding!!


Even through the summer the website, facebook, and twitter will be updated with current information for our Harding students and families. Click above for the links to these sites.

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New Principal Named at Harding Middle School


DMPS is pleased to announce that Joy Linquist will be joining the school district as principal of Warren G. Harding Middle School, one of the district’s newest Turnaround Arts schools, starting in July. She replaces Maureen Taylor, who is becoming the district’s Human Resources Manager for Certified Staff. Click above to read more about our newest principal.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.


Reminder: Iowa Requires Vaccine Booster for Incoming 7th Graders


Iowa law now requires that all students entering 7th grade receive a one-time booster of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine. This change was implemented at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. Parents of incoming 7th graders for the 2014-2015 school year click above for more information and a letter from the DMPS Health Services Supervisor.

Upcoming Events

Aug 4
School Board Meeting
Aug 12
Registration 9am - 2pm
Aug 13
Registration 9am - 2pm
Aug 24
Back to School Night 5-7pm
Aug 26
First Day of School

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Uniform Changes for 2015-2016 School Year!

Click on the link below to view changes to Harding’s school uniform for this coming school year. 


Uniform Changes Power Point Presentation

Summer Office Hours
The main office will be open from 7am to 3pm Monday – Friday.  The main office will be closed Friday, July 31st!

Success for Sixth Grade!

Are you ready for the 6th grade?  Attend a FREE one day camp at your new middle school.  Harding’s camp will be on July 30th.  Meet teachers, meet other students, and get to know the building!  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Registration for 2015-2016 School Year

Harding will have registration at the building on August 12 & August 13 from 9am – 2pm for incoming 6th graders, new students to Harding (coming from a DMPS school), and students who have a new address.


All other students will register online.  Online registration for DMPS will begin July 1st.  Click HERE for details about Online Registration!


15-16 Harding School Supply List


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-Students must have their planner with them every day, for every class.
-The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am
-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.

Calendar of Events


About Harding Middle School


203 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8445 | F: 515-244-3566 | E:


At Warren G. Harding Middle School, our focus is educating students to make a positive difference in their community (school, city and beyond). WGHMS believes in the importance of developing a positive peer culture.

We are proud of our staff’s commitment to our students’ success and our students’ commitment to making a difference in their community.