School News

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Attention: Current 6th Grade Students


Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. Currently, 47% of Harding students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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8th Grade Promotion


Come celebrate our 8th graders move to North High School.  Harding and North are hosting a Promotion and Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend.  The Promotion will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd in the North High School Auditorium from 5:00pm to 6:15pm.  Students will need to sit in alphabetical order.  Below is the … Read more »


DMPS Offers Children Free Summer Meals


Des Moines Public Schools will offer free summer meals to children under the age of 18 as early as June 5. The meals are served at 31 locations throughout the community, with 26 of those locations also offering breakfast. This USDA funded program has been enormously successful, helping serve almost 147,000 meals last summer. Click above to read more and find a location near you.

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End of the Year 2017 Parent Newsletter Available!


Harding’s Parent Newsletter for the end of the year is now available under the PARENTS tab.  Paper copies are available in the main office .  Click above to view the End of the Year 2017 Parent Newsletter!


Are you ready for the 6th grade?


On July 17th, 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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District Wide 8th Grade Formal


Tickets for 8th Grade Formal are on sale NOW! The event will be held on Thursday, May 25th at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6pm – 8pm. Cost is $10 per student. Click above for more details.

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Enjoy Summer With Our 21CCLC Programs


This summer, take advantage of the opportunities provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. DMPS is pleased to announce we will once again offer free summer programming at Callanan, Harding, Goodrell and Weeks middle schools between June 5 and July 14, 2017. Click above to learn more and to register online. Posts  

Upcoming Events

May 23
6th Grade Wolf Pack Field Trip
May 23
8th Grade Promotion at North HS
May 23
B Day
May 24
A Day
May 25
100% Positive Reward - 8th Grade

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Attention CURRENT 6TH Graders

The Iowa Department of Health has new instructions regarding mandatory vaccinations for students enrolling in 7th grade for the 2017-2018 School Year.   Students WILL NOT be allowed to start classes this fall until they have turned in their completed vaccination forms.  Click on the link above for more information about what vaccinations are required for incoming 7th graders for the 2017-2018 School Year.

Homeroom Power Point 5.22.17

Click on the above link to view the power point presentation shared with students this week during Homeroom.  This power point contains information about the last week of school .



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End of Year Parent Newsletter

View the link above for a calendar of upcoming events for the end of the year, information on online registration for the 2017-2018 school year, and important news from the nurse regarding vaccinations.


Parent Newsletters


-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.”