School News


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 next few weeks your student will bring home information to request your conference time and date.  More information to come!

Picture Day

Harding Pictures!


Harding Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th. Click above for more information about pictures and ordering.


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.


Tutoring Sign Up at Harding Middle School


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

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.

Upcoming Events

Oct 2
A Day
Oct 3
B Day
Oct 3
Arts Alive Rehearsal
Oct 4
Johnston Volleyball Tournament @ Johnston HS
Oct 6
A Day

Bulletin Board

2014-2015 School Hours

School Hours for the 2014-2015 school year have changed.  7:40am-2:30pm (M, T, TH, F).

Every Wednesday is Early Dismissal at 1:00pm.


The PARENTS tab lists the new school hours along with times for student admittance into the building.  Click HERE to view now!

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 will take place on Wednesday, October 8th.  Order Forms were sent home with students on Friday (9/26).  If your student did not receive one we have extras in the office.  You can also visit the LifeTouch website and order picture packages online starting September 24th.


-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.