School News

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8th Grade Promotion!


Come celebrate our 8th Graders move to North High School.  Harding is hosting a Promotion and Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend.  The Promotion will be held on Wednesday, June 1 in the Harding Auditorium from 11:45am to 12:45pm.  Students will be dismissed for the day once the event has come to a close. … Read more »

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Harding Dance Group Heading to White House


First Lady Michelle Obama announced today that she will host a Turnaround Arts Talent Show, and the Harding Middle School Breakerz dance group will be performing. Harding is one of five Turnaround Arts schools at DMPS. The event is at the White House next Wednesday, March 25. Click above for more.

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Enjoy Summer With Our 21CCLC Programs


This summer, take advantage of the opportunities provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce we will once again offer FREE summer programming available at nine middle schools through 21CCLC between June 13 and July 22, 2016. Click above to learn more and to register online.

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District Wide 8th Grade Formal


Tickets for 8th Grade Formal will be on sale soon! The event will be held on Thursday, May 26th at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6pm – 8pm. Cost is $10 per student and will be sold in the main office. Click above for more details.

Summer Meal Program

DMPS Announced 36 Summer Meal Sites


DMPS is once again sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program, with sites providing free meals to all children 18 years of age or younger beginning in early June. There are a total of 36 meal sites throughout the community that will provide lunch; 27 will also provide breakfast. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, DMPS has offered a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Visit our web site for more information and to download a list of all summer meal locations.

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End of the Year Wolf Pack Field Trips


Wolf Pack is celebrating the end of the school year with some exciting Field Trips!  Below are the posters for each grade level and requirements to participate.  Students have until May 13th to join Wolf Pack.  Have them talk to their Advisory teacher on how to Pledge!                 … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 27
B Day
May 27
7th Grade Wolf Pack Field Trip - Sky Zone
May 30
Holiday – No school, offices closed
May 31
A Day
Jun 2
Last Day of School - Dismissed at 11:30am (No Lunch Served)

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Advisory Power Point – Week of May 23

Advisory presentation this week: Positive Wolf Pack Members of the week, Positive Staff Member of the week,  and a week full of events .   Click on the link above for the Power Point presentation shared in Advisory.

End of the Year Events

The end of the year is quickly approaching.  Click the link above for information about end of the year Wolf Pack field trips, 8th Grade Formal, and 8th Grade Induction.


End of the Year Parent Newsletter

Athletics & Activities

Make sure your registrations forms and physicals are completed.  Click on the link below to view schedules.


Click HERE for Athletic Schedules.


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-Students must have their planner with them every day, for every class.
-The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am
-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.

Calendar of Events


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.”