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Harding Middle School Spring Parent Teacher Conferences


Harding’s Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 11th (4pm – 8pm) and Thursday, March 12th (4pm – 8pm). Your student will bring home information to request your conference time and date.  The completed conference form will need to be returned to your students teacher.  Click HERE to view a sample of … Read more »


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, March 13th will be donated.

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21st CCLC Summer Programs


Thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce summer programming available at eight middle schools beginning June 8 and running through July 17. Click above for more information and to apply.

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Changes to DART 16D starting Monday (2/2315)!


Starting Monday, February 23, students on Route 16D will be picked up 8 minutes earlier than they are currently picked up.  Upon review of 16D, DART staff found that 16D was significantly behind schedule, so Dart gave it more time to get to Harding.  It will now arrive to Harding closer to the currently scheduled … Read more »

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Road to Spring Break!


Students (and staff :mrgreen: ) are looking forward to Spring Break. Check out the Harding Calendar to stay up to day with upcoming events for our Road to Spring Break! Click above to view the Road to Spring Break flyer.

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2014-2015 Harding Yearbook on sale!


Order your 2014-2015 Harding Yearbook. Cost is $17.00 this year and order forms and money are in the main office. Also if you missed your chance to order a yearbook last year (2013-2014 school year) they are still available in the main office for purchase and the cost is only $10. If you have any … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 4
A Day
Mar 5
B Day
Mar 5
Northside Choir Night 7pm - NHS
Mar 6
Dress Down Day (Positive the week of 2/23-2/27/15)
Mar 6
A Day

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Road to Spring Break

Events/Activities/Dress Down Days have been planned each week before Spring Break (which starts 3/13/15).  Click on the link above to view the flyer or click HERE to view the Harding website calendar.

Reminder about Before/After School Access to Building


ARRIVAL:  The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am (Exception Dart riders: entrance for those students is 7:00am due the early arrival of the buses).  These doors are locked after classes begin at 7:40am.  Students, family members, and visitors need to use the secured entrance on the South side of the building by the main office to enter after classes begin.


DISMISSAL:  The dismissal bell rings at 2:30pm and students need to be out of the building at 2:40pm each day (except Wednesdays and then it will be by 1:10pm).  All students need to be off campus 15 minutes after school is dismissed (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:45pm; Wednesday at 1:15pm).  The only exception would be students who are with a staff member after school for a prearranged after school activity.


There is limited staff supervision available for students past 2:45pm.  It is a safety issue to have unsupervised students in the building or on campus.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation in making sure your son or daughter has transportation arranged to be to school on time and leave campus in a timely manner.


*Visit the PARENTS tab to view other additional information for Parents.


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-Students must have their planner with them every day, for every class.

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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.