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Register: Music Video Features Harding


Musician Will Keeps recorded his latest video, “Greatness” at Harding Middle School this month with the help of students and staff. Keeps explains the video, and principal Joy Linquist weighs in with how the video’s message is inspiring her students in this Des Moines Register article.  Click above to read!


ONLINE Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year Starts July 5th!


Online registration will open on Tuesday (7/5), for current DMPS families. Families new to DMPS should contact our Welcome Center to begin the registration process. To help ensure that schools and students are well prepared for the first day of school, parents are encouraged to register their child online at their convenience. For more information about Harding’s online registration process, click above.


Are you ready for the 6th grade?


On July 26th, you will have the opportunity to come visit Harding for the Success 4 Sixth Grade program! This program is a great opportunity for new 6th graders to get to know other students, teachers, the building, and have LOTS OF FUN!!!!! This program is FREE and lunch is provided. Registration is REQUIRED. Click above for more details.

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Construction on Harding Main Entrance!


Harding is getting brand new doors and an entire new entrance.  Entrance into the building will be re-routed through the gym doors facing Cambridge Street during this construction period.  The main office has temporarily moved to the library.  Visitors will need to knock (loudly) and/or call 242-8445 for assistance into the building.  We apologize for … Read more »

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Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. Click above for more information!


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 2016-2017 school year click above for more information.

Upcoming Events

Jul 26
Success 4 Sixth Grade Summer Camp
Aug 11
Building Online Registration Assistance 4-7pm
Aug 12
Building Online Registration Assistance 9am - 12pm
Aug 22
Back to School Night 4pm-7pm
Aug 24
First Day of School

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Harding Summer Office Hours

7:30am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of staff vacations and meetings.  Please call the main office (242.8445) before you visit to ensure staffing.


*Due to Construction the Harding Main Entrance has been relocated to the Gym Entrance (facing Cambridge Street).


Change to DMPS Fees Letter

Click on the above link to view information regarding a change in DMPS fees..

Online Registration for 2016-2017 School Year Begins July 5th!

Parents can register his/her student any time during the summer starting July 5th.  Access the registration link through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.  The link is located in your inbox.  If you forgot your Username or Password please call the main office at 242-8445 for assistance.


DMPS Online Registration Link    (Video Tutorial)


DMPS Enrollment and Registration Link


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Link

Uniform Requirements

Harding students are required to be in uniform as they walk into the building until they leave for the day.  Harding’s uniform consists of a black polo (may also wear the Harding purple polos) and khaki pants/shorts/skirts.  Click on the link below to view the student handbook for more information about Harding’s Uniform requirements.


Harding Student Handbook


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am.
-School starts at 7:45am!
-Students must be out of the building 10 minutes after dismissal, and off campus 15 minutes after dismissal.  Please click on the PARENTS tab for more information.

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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:


Warren G Harding Middle School exists to ensure a high level of learning for each student. We accomplish this as a total school community consisting of staff, students, parents and community members. We work together to support the academic, social and individual goals of all students.

“The reason why I am serving at Harding as Principal is because I want all Des Moines students to believe that they can and will be successful.”