School News

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City of Des Moines: Notice of Road Closure for Resurfacing


Euclid Avenue from 2nd Avenue to Columbia Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd. Click above for more information from the City of Des Moines.

Picture Day

Harding Picture Retakes on November 6th!


Watch the website for the picture retake date. We will announce to students after the date has been set. Click above for information about ordering pictures online.

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Safe Trick or Treat


Dress up and join Harding staff and students for a night of fun and games! The event is on Tuesday, October 28th at 5:00pm and is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Harding Book Fair


The Book Fair will be open during parent teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. You can also click above to view how you can order online. Online ordering is open until November 4th.

Donors Choice

Media Club’s Donors Choose Project


CONGRATULATIONS Miss Wilcoxen and Harding’s Media Club. Their project was fully funded!!!!

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Parent Teacher Conferences


Harding’s fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd (4pm – 8pm) and Thursday, October 23rd (4pm – 8pm). Your student brought home information to request your conference time and date.  The completed conference form will need to be returned to your students teacher no later than October 17th.  Confirmation of your … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 31
A Day
Oct 31
Oct 31
Possible Dress Down Day
Nov 2
Daylight Savings Ends
Nov 3
B Day

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Safe Trick or Treat

Harding is hosting a Safe Trick or Treat on October 28th from 5pm to 7pm!  The Des Moines community is welcome to come trick or treat and play games run by Harding staff and students.  Come have a Spooktacular time!

Arts Alive Performance

Arts Alive will be performing live at noon at Capitol Square Mall.  Parents should attend!!

Harding Picture Retakes

School Picture Retakes are scheduled for Thursday, November 6th.  If you wish to order pictures visit the LifeTouch website and order picture packages online.


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-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.