School News


Harding Competes at City-Wide Track Meet


Students from Harding and all of Des Moines Public Schools’ middle schools competed at the City-Wide Track & Field Meet on April 25. Beautiful weather and a big crowd of family and friends cheered on the student-athletes. Click the photo to see more images from the event.

Harding Breakers

Harding Dance Group Heading to White House


The Harding Middle School Breakerz (seen at left with actor Kal Penn) are heading to the White House! The school’s break dance group is taking part in the annual Turnaround Arts performance on May 25. We’ll post more information about this amazing opportunity for our students as the date draws near, including how to watch their White … Read more »

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Rotary Club Honors DMPS Teachers


Thanks to the Rotary Club of Des Moines for honoring five excellent teachers as the 2016 Educators of the Year. A big congratulations to Kate Galligan of Roosevelt High School, Kevin Klimowski of Harding Middle School, Joseph McCright of Stowe Elementary School, Deborah Vogel of Ruby Van Meter School, and Jo Walker of Madison Elementary School. Click … Read more »

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Harding Theatre Arts Presents: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.


Opening night performance is Thursday (4/29) at 7:00. There are also performances on Friday and Saturday evenings. Click above for more information about the musical at Harding and celebrations happening at Harding leading up to the performances.

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Noche de orientación para las familias de los futuros estudiantes del sexto grado!


Haga clic para arriba la página de información sobre la noche de orientación para los padres de Harding con estudiante que entraran a 6th grado.

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Media Club: Hallway Display Challange


A big shout out to the teachers who displayed updated work outside of their classrooms! The 6th grade media club students were super excited to walk the halls today and point out/take pictures of all of the great work. The votes were cast, and the results are as follows: 1st Place: Mr. Shirbroun – we … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 2
A Day
May 2
Girls Soccer Game 3pm
May 3
Noche de orientación para las familias de los futuros estudiantes del sexto grado!
May 3
B Day
May 3
Parent & Family University 5pm

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Advisory Power Point – Week of April 25

Advisory presentation this week: Positive Wolf Pack Members of the week, Positive Staff Member of the week,  being in the hallways with passes, and working on getting to class on time to earn a dress down day.  Click on the link above for the Power Point presentation shared in Advisory.

End of the Year Events

The end of the year is quickly approaching.  Click the link above for information about end of the year Wolf Pack field trips, 8th Grade Formal, and 8th Grade Induction.  Discuss with your student on how they can get into Wolf Pack to attend the end of the year trips!!

Athletics & Activities

Soccer practice started on Monday, April 18.  Make sure your registrations forms and physicals are completed.  Click on the link below to view schedules.


Click HERE for Athletic Schedules.


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-Students must have their planner with them every day, for every class.
-The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am
-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.

Calendar of Events


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.”