School News

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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.

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Free, Reduced Price Meals Info Released


The Iowa Department of Education and Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services has provided DMPS with its free and reduced price meal policy. Click above to read about income eligibility, and be sure to fill out the online application, if you qualify.


Online Registration for 2016-2017 School Year


Online registration opened July 5th, for current DMPS families. Families new to DMPS should contact our Welcome Center to begin the registration process. If you are in need of assistance with Online Registration Harding will have staff available on August 11th from 4pm – 7pm AND August 12th from 9am-12pm. Click above fore more information!

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Register: Music Video Features Harding


Musician Will Keeps recorded his latest video, “Greatness” at Harding Middle School this month with the help of students and staff. Keeps explains the video, and principal Joy Linquist weighs in with how the video’s message is inspiring her students in this Des Moines Register article.  Click above to read!


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 2016-2017 school year click above for more information.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Aug 31
B Day
Sep 1
Cheerleading Information Meeting @ 2:45pm in Room 228
Sep 1
A Day
Sep 2
B Day
Sep 5
Holiday – no school, offices closed

Bulletin Board

Change to DMPS Fees Letter

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

Online Registration for 2016-2017 School Year Began July 5th!

Parents need to register his/her student during the summer starting July 5th.  Access the registration link through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  The link is located in your inbox.  If you forgot your Username or Password please call the main office at 242-8445 for assistance.



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 requirements.


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.

Calendar of Events


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.”