School News


Due to Construction on Euclid & Cornell


For Wednesday August 20th through Friday August 22nd. Yellow Buses and DART Buses will be dropping off and picking up students on Ovid (on the south side of the building). Click above for more information!


Harding Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Harding and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.

Back to school 2014

2014-2015 Back to School Night


Warren G. Harding Middle School’s 2014-2015 Back to School Night will be held on Monday, August 18th from 5pm to 7pm. Click above for more information!

first day of school 2014

First Day of School is Wednesday, August 20th!!!!


The first day of school is Wednesday, August 20th.  It will be an early release, with students dismissed at 1:00pm. Don’t forget Harding has new school hours for the 2014-2015 school year. 7:40am – 2:30pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) 7:40am – 1:00pm (Wednesday – Early Out)


Turnaround Arts Expands to 5 DMPS Schools


The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities today announced the expansion of the Turnaround Arts initiative. Four DMPS schools – Cattell, Harding, Madison and Oak Park – join Findley Elementary School in this program to use the arts as a tool to improve education. Click above to read more about this major development … Read more »


2014-2015 Warren G. Harding Registration


Walk-In Registration is available until Friday (8/15/2014) in the main office from 8am to 2pm. Click above for more information.

Upcoming Events

Aug 22
A Day
Aug 25
B Day
Aug 26
A Day
Aug 27
B Day
Aug 28
A Day

Bulletin Board

2014-2015 NEW 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!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT is August 18th from 5pm – 7pm.  Students will receive schedules and meet teachers.  Food will be served!

Registration Information and Forms

14-15 School Supply List

2013-2014 (Last Year) Harding YEARBOOKS still available!

If you did not order a yearbook, it is not too late.  The cost is only $15.00.  If you have any questions please contact the main office 242-8445.


-NEW School Hours!!!
-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.