School News


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.

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Construction to begin on Harding Main Entrance Soon!


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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Have a Great Summer!


Best wishes to everyone for an enjoyable, fun, and relaxing summer break. And a big thanks to our students, staff and parents for making 2015-16 a successful and productive school year. Click above for information pertaining to online registration and the 2016-2017 School Year!

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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.


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.

Upcoming Events

Jul 5
Online Registration Begins Today!
Jul 12
ELL Registration at Harding 1-6pm
Jul 13
ELL Registration at Harding 1-6pm
Jul 20
Free Sports Physicals at Iowa Ortho & Physio - Laurel Street
Jul 26
Success 4 Sixth Grade Summer Camp

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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).


End of the Year Parent Newsletter

Click on the above link to view the last Parent Newsletter of the 2015-2016 School Year.

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 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.”