School News

happy holidays 2014

Wishing You a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!


REMINDER: There is no school for students and staff December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015.  Classes will resume on January 5th, 2015 (Monday). Harding main office will be open 12/22 (Monday), 12/23 (Tuesday), 12/29 (Monday), and 12/30 (Tuesday) from 7:00am – 3:00pm on those days. Have a wonderful and safe winter break!

sumo wrestling

Spirit Week!


Winter Break is approaching so let’s celebrate! This week is spirit week for students. Click above for more detailed information on each day and also requirement(s) to participate.

Hot choc night 12.15.14

Holiday Mentoring Open House


Fifth Graders from Moulton, Cattell, Findley and Oak Park, along with their families, had the opportunity to visit Harding on the evening of December 15th. They enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies, and were able to participate in a screen print activity and the making of Ooblek (a science project). This evening is part of an … Read more »

14-15 7th 8th at Kaliedoscope FI

Orchestra Concert Tours


On Friday, December 12th, the Harding 6th Grade Orchestra put on a community outreach concert tour to Findley and Cattell Elementary schools. Then on Monday, December 15th, the Harding 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra traveled to Smouse and the Kaleidoscope.   At the schools, they performed their winter concert material for future Harding students.  The … Read more »

lost and found holiday post

Lost & Found


If your student is missing anything (sweatshirt, hats, gloves, jackets, phone, glasses, jewelry, keys, etc…) please check the main office.  We have three shelves full of lost and found items needing to return to their home. Any item not claimed after Friday, December 19th will be donated.

Fine Arts Night Chior FI

Fine Arts Night!


Harding students, parents, staff and community celebrated the arts at our first Fine Arts Night on Thursday December 4. There was some much love and energy through out the night. We look forward to all our students will create and perform through out the year. Thank you to all who came out to support the … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 18
B Day
Dec 18
Staff vs Student Sumo Wrestling
Dec 18
Spirit Week - Takis and Movie in Advisory (Positive WP)
Dec 19
A Day
Dec 19
Spirit Week - Ugly Sweater (Must Wear Khakis)

Bulletin Board

Harding Athletics

Harding Boys Basketball practice starts on Monday, January 5th.  Click on the title above to view athletic information.

Harding Office Hours during Winter Break

The Harding office will be open 12/22 (Monday), 12/23 (Tuesday) and 12/29 (Monday), 12/30 (Tuesday) from 7am-3pm.  Winter Break for students and teachers is from 12/22/14 through 1/2/14.  Classes resume 1/5/2015!


-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.