School News


Lost & Found


If your student is missing anything (sweatshirt, hats, gloves, jackets, phone, glasses, jewelry, keys, etc…) please check the main office.  We have three shelves full of lost and found items needing to return to their home. Any item not claimed after Tuesday, January 23rd will be donated.

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Road to Spring Break


Let’s BE POSITIVE, STAY FOCUSED, and JOIN WOLF PACK.  Click above or on the image to view the fun activities taking place on the ROAD TO SPRING BREAK!  

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Harding Middle School Spring Parent Teacher Conferences


In an effort to live out our mission to create unique opportunities and empower our students, Harding Middle School’s Spring Semester Conferences will look differently this year. Teachers will be conferencing with all families over the phone during the week of January 30th. Families will have an opportunity to conference face- to- face on February 7th if additional time is needed. Click above for more information about the change for Spring Conferences.

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School Supply Need!


Harding Families – Students are in desperate need of loose lined paper and pencils. Supplies that were provided by the school for each student’s binder at the beginning of the year have been exhausted. Each student will need to bring in a supply of loose lined paper and pencils for the remainder of the year. Please have this provided for your student by next week. Thank you so much for your continued support!

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Spring Musical: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.


Rehearsal for Harding’s Spring Musical starts January 9th right after school. Performances will be held in March. Click above for details.

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January 2017 Parent Newsletter Available!


Harding’s Parent Newsletter for January is now available under the PARENTS tab.  Paper copies are available in the main office and in each student’s Homeroom to bring home if needed.  Click above to view the January 2017 Parent Newsletter!

Upcoming Events

Jan 20
Jan 20
A Day
Jan 20
Term 2 CPR Assembly
Jan 23
Boys Basketball Game at Meredith 3pm
Jan 23
B Day

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NAEP Testing

Eighth grade students will participate in the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) on February 7, 2017.  Click above to view the Parent Newsletter from NAEP for more information.

Homeroom Power Point 1.17.17

Click on the above link to view the power point presentation shared with students this week.



Register for Athletics HERE (Winter Sports: Boys Basketball & Boys Swimming).  Practice will start 1/3/2017.

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.

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.”