School News

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Legacy Mosaic Mural for Harding


Students at Warren G. Harding Middle School, a Turnaround Arts School, work with teaching artist, local mosaic muralist Concetta Morales, to create a legacy mosaic mural to welcome students, parents and community to Harding Middle School for years to come. Students designed the mural to represent the values taught at Harding and the excitement of … Read more »

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Harding Student is “Honorary Fire Fighter”


When the Des Moines Fire Department paid a visit to Harding 6th grader RJ Adams home for a small fire recently he not only paid close attention to their work but then made sure smoke detectors were installed in his home. The DMFD paid a visit to his school today, this time to honor him … Read more »

Arts Alive Flash Mob

Ghoulish Flash Mob by Harding Students


A little something for Beggars’ Night and Halloween: a ghoulish flash mob courtesy of students from Harding Middle School.  Students in the school’s performing arts troupe put on their best scary faces for a spontaneous performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at Capitol Square. Click above to enjoy photos on DMPS Flickr page.

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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.

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City of Des Moines: Notice of Road Closure for Resurfacing


Euclid Avenue from 2nd Avenue to Columbia Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd. Click above for more information from the City of Des Moines.

Picture Day

Harding Picture Retakes on November 6th!


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

Nov 2
Daylight Savings Ends
Nov 3
B Day
Nov 3
Girls Basketball vs Goodrell @ North
Nov 4
A Day
Nov 5
B Day

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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.  Come have a Spooktacular time!

Arts Alive Performance

Arts Alive will be performing live at noon at Capitol Square Mall.  Parents should attend!!

Harding Picture Retakes

School Picture Retakes are scheduled for Thursday, November 6th.  If you wish to order pictures visit the LifeTouch website and order picture packages online.


-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.