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Parent Teacher Conferences


Harding’s fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd (4pm – 8pm) and Thursday, October 23rd (4pm – 8pm). Your student brought home information to request your conference time and date.  The completed conference form will need to be returned to your students teacher no later than October 17th.  Confirmation of your … Read more »

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Safe Trick or Treat


Dress up and join Harding staff and students for a night of fun and games! The event is on Tuesday, October 28th at 5:00pm and is free to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Harding Book Fair


The Book Fair will be open during parent teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. You can also click above to view how you can order online. Online ordering is open until November 4th.

Donors Choice

Media Club’s Donors Choose Project


CONGRATULATIONS Miss Wilcoxen and Harding’s Media Club. Their project was fully funded!!!!


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the header to learn more and register to play.

Picture Day

Harding Picture Retakes!


Watch the website for the picture retake date. We will announce to students after the date has been set. Click above for information about ordering pictures online.

Upcoming Events

Oct 22
A Day
Oct 22
Arts Alive Rehearsal
Oct 22
Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct 23
B Day
Oct 23
Arts Alive Rehearsal

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Safe Trick or Treat

Harding is hosting a Safe Trick or Treat on October 28th from 5pm to 7pm!  The Des Moines community is welcome to come trick or treat and play games run by Harding staff and students.  We’ll have a Spooktacular time!

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 were taken Wednesday, October 8th.  If you wish to order pictures visit the LifeTouch website and order picture packages online.  The date for retakes will be posted on the website as soon as the date has been confirmed.


-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.