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Harding Students Attend Live United Event


Harding Wolf Pack is a sponsored club of the United Way and were chosen to DJ the Live United event held on April 22, 2014. Click above to read more and view pictures of the event.


Warren G. Harding’s Annual Trip to Boston!


Harding Middle School’s annual east coast trip is gearing up and there’s still time to be part of this exciting opportunity. Planning starts early! There will be a planning meeting for our June 2015 trip to Historic Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30 pm in the Warren G. Harding Media Center. Click above for more details.

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Final Share the Mic Performance of the 2013-2014 School Year!


The poets of Movement 515 will use their voices to create change in our community for the final Share the Mic of the 2013-2014 school Year.  100% of the shows proceeds will be donated to Hope 4 Africa, a non-profit started by the young people in DSM.  The event is on Friday, May 9th at … Read more »


Apply Now for Summer Programs


It may have snowed Monday morning, but it’s not too early to think about summer plans. Thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, DMPS is pleased to announce summer programs available at eight middle schools beginning on June 9. For more information, and to apply online, click above.


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.

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District Wide 8th Grade Formal: Tickets on Sale!


District Wide 8th Grade Formal is on Wednesday, May 28th from 6-9pm.  The dance is held at the Scottish Rite Temple and hosted by Warren G. Harding’s DJ Wolf Pack.  Tickets are available in the main office for $10.00 each.  Music provided by DJ Wolf Pack!  There will be a FREE photo booth and concessions … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 24
B Day
Apr 24
8th Grade Wolf Pack Field Trip
Apr 25
A Day
Apr 28
B Day
Apr 28
6th/7th Grade Wolf Pack Field Trip
Harding takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Harding YEARBOOKS still available!

Yearbooks are in and will be distributed this week.  If you did not order a yearbook, it is not too late.  The cost is only $15.00.  Turn in order forms and money to main office.  If you have any questions please contact the main office or email Ms. Wilcoxen at

2013-2014 End of the Year Activities & Important Dates

Term 5 Event is on CANCELLED due to weather.  Rescheduling for a later date.


Click HERE to view End of the Year Activities or visit the Harding Calendar.

Parent Newsletter

Click on the link above to view the parent newsletter sent home March 10th.  The letter contains information about school hours for the 2014-2015 school year and high school credit for 8th grade courses.


-Check the Upcoming Events section for A/B days!
-Every Wednesday is early release and Harding is dismissed at 2:00 pm.
-Students must have their planner with them every day, for every class.

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.