School News

Donors Choice

Media Club’s Donors Choose Project


Media Club was established in 2013 after a popular summer school course led by two amazing Harding teachers. Click above for more information about the club and how to help Media Club reach their goal for new equipment.


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the header to learn more and register to play.


Parent Teacher Conferences


Harding’s fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd (4pm – 8pm) and Thursday, October 23rd (4pm – 8pm). In the coming weeks 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 no later than … Read more »

Picture Day

Harding Picture Retakes!


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.


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.


Broadway Grant Helps Turnaround Arts Schools


The bright lights of Broadway are helping to brighten the education of our students. The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway theater industry, today awarded a grant Des Moines Performing Arts for their work with Cattell, Findley, Harding, Madison and Oak Park schools, the five Turnaround Arts schools at DMPS. Click the photo to read more.

Upcoming Events

Oct 20
A Day
Oct 20
Arts Alive Rehearsal
Oct 20
Football Game @ Hutchens Stadiums
Oct 21
B Day
Oct 21
Arts Alive: Costuming Presentation

Bulletin Board

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.  We’ll have a Spooktacular time!

Harding Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on October 22nd & October 23rd from 4-8pm.  Your student will be bringing home information soon to request your date and time.

Harding School Pictures

School Pictures were taken Wednesday, October 8th.  If you wish to order pictures visit the LifeTouch website and order picture packages online.  The date for retakes will be posted on the website as soon as the date has been confirmed.


-Click HERE to view Term 1 Events at Harding!
-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.