School News

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Band Concert Tours


80 Band students from Warren G. Harding Middle School toured throughout Des Moines on December 18th, 2014. Students first performed a concert for the students and staff of Ruby Van Meter. After the concert, the hosting students were invited to learn and collaborate with Harding Band members on the various instruments available. Students were helpful, … Read more »

gingerbread house

Architectural Skills at Harding


Click above to view pictures of Harding students in the SLC using their architectural skills building ginger bread houses!

happy holidays 2014

Wishing You a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!


REMINDER: There is no school for students and staff December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015.  Classes will resume on January 5th, 2015 (Monday). Harding main office will be open 12/22 (Monday), 12/23 (Tuesday), 12/29 (Monday), and 12/30 (Tuesday) from 7:00am – 3:00pm on those days. Have a wonderful and safe winter break!

Hot choc night 12.15.14

Holiday Mentoring Open House


Fifth Graders from Moulton, Cattell, Findley and Oak Park, along with their families, had the opportunity to visit Harding on the evening of December 15th. They enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies, and were able to participate in a screen print activity and the making of Ooblek (a science project). This evening is part of an … Read more »

14-15 7th 8th at Kaliedoscope FI

Orchestra Concert Tours


On Friday, December 12th, the Harding 6th Grade Orchestra put on a community outreach concert tour to Findley and Cattell Elementary schools. Then on Monday, December 15th, the Harding 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra traveled to Smouse and the Kaleidoscope.   At the schools, they performed their winter concert material for future Harding students.  The … Read more »

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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 Friday, December 19th will be donated.

Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Break
Dec 22
Winter Recess
Dec 23
Winter Break
Dec 24
Winter Break
Dec 25
Christmas Day

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Harding Athletics

Harding Boys Basketball practice starts on Monday, January 5th.  Click on the title above to view athletic information.

Harding Office Hours during Winter Break

The Harding office will be open 12/22 (Monday), 12/23 (Tuesday) and 12/29 (Monday), 12/30 (Tuesday) from 7am-3pm.  Winter Break for students and teachers is from 12/22/14 through 1/2/14.  Classes resume 1/5/2015!


-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.