School News


Travel with your friends to Boston!


Harding Middle School’s annual east coast trip is gearing up and there’s still time to be part of this exciting opportunity. Planning starts early! There will be a planning meeting for our June 2015 trip to Historic Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday, September 4th. Click above for more information!

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An Open Street Event


DSMove is a Des Moines version of a national effort to promote Open Streets.  This event is being held on Sunday, September 14th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  Click on the picture for more information!

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3rd Annual Leadership Acadamy


Harding Students Given Opportunity to Lead & Mentor at 3rd Annual Leadership Academy. Approximately 50 Harding students attended the 3rd Annual Leadership Academy on August 11th and 12th. This event was created to teach students effective communication skills when working with a team, and it also provides students the opportunity to lead and mentor peers. … Read more »

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Follow us on Twitter


Harding is promoting their twitter page by having students participate in a fun game. Click above for more information!

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Stay Up to Date with Harding Activities


For information about Harding school events visit the Harding Calendar often. 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.

Upcoming Events

Sep 1
Labor Day
Sep 2
A Day
Sep 3
B Day
Sep 4
A Day
Sep 4
Volleyball Game @ Merrill

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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!

Harding Fall Athletics

Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football practice starts this week.  Click on the Athletics tab for more information!

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.


-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.