School News


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.

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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 »

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THAW is February 3rd!


Thaw is an event for 8th graders introducing students to North activities and athletics.  The event is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and admission is free! Eight grade students can stay at Harding right after school.  Pizza will be provided and then students will be bussed to North for the event.  Student can either ride the … Read more »

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Pre-Order 2014-2015 Harding Yearbook Deadline Extended


Pre-Order your 2014-2015 Harding Yearbook. Cost is $17.00 this year and Pre-order forms and money are due to the main office by January 28, 2014.  Extra order forms will be available 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 … 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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SES Forms Available on January 23, 2015


SES (Supplemental Educational Services) forms to sign up for SES tutoring are going to be sent home with students on Friday, January 23. The deadline to sign up will be February 6th. All forms should be turned in to the school office no later than 3pm on February 6, 2015. If you have questions or need another copy of the form, please contact the school office. Forms are available in additional languages upon request. Click above for more information.

Upcoming Events

Jan 26
B Day
Jan 26
Report Cards Mailed Home This Week
Jan 26
Boys Basketball Showcase @ NHS 7pm
Jan 27
A Day
Jan 28
B 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.

Cold Weather is Upon Us!

With the extreme cold temperatures approaching we just want to remind students/parents to have transportation arrangements made for before and/or after school.

snowflake no backgroundARRIVAL:  The exterior doors on the North end of the building are not unlocked for student entrance until 7:20 am (Exception Dart riders: entrance for those students is 7:00am due the early arrival of the bus).  Classes begin at 7:40am.


snowflake no backgroundDISMISSAL:  The dismissal bell rings at 2:30 pm and students will be cleared from the building at 3:00pm each day (except Wednesdays and then it will be by 1:30pm).  Students are only allowed in the building after school hours when supervised by a Harding staff member.

*Visit the Harding website and DMPS website to keep up to date with any weather related cancellations or delays.


-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.