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Free School & Sports Physicals


On May 13th FREE school and sports physicals are being offered at Downtown Iowa Ortho & Physiotherapy Associates from 5:30-8:30pm. They are FREE for all middle and high school athletes. Register by May 1st to Allison at 515-323-6485.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.

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Class Performs Sign Language for Office Staff


Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Eamer brought their class to the main office Friday morning to preform “Take me out to the Ballgame” in sign language.  Ms. Eamer has a sign language activity station where students have been working diligently throughout the year to learn sign language.  They did an amazing job!  Below are pictures of … Read more »

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Harding Student Wins Red Cross Award


Congratulations to Harding’s Robert Adams, Jr., winner of the American Red Cross Future Hero of the Heartland award for working with firefighters to make his home safer for his family, including his little sister Abigail, who attends Moulton. Click above to view more information about the event.

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Disney Presents: The Lion King


On Thursday May 14, the 6th grade class at Harding Middle School has the awesome opportunity to attend the full-length production of Disney’s Broadway Performance The Lion King. The 6th grade class was selected to attend this major arts event in our community as part of the Northside schools Turnaround Arts Initiative to increase student … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 26
Steppin into Summer - Park Day
Apr 27
B Day
Apr 27
Track City Meet at East HS 3pm
Apr 27
Artist in Residence
Apr 28
B Day

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SOCCER PRACTICE will be inside today (4/24) for boys and girls!!



Success for Sixth Grade!

Are you ready for the 6th grade?  Attend a FREE one day camp at your new middle school.  Harding’s camp will be on July 30th.  Meet teachers, meet other students, and get to know the building!  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Mr. Kal Penn Visited Harding on April 9th!

Tweet from Kal Penn after his visit to Harding, “After a day with the amazing students at Harding, I feel like the world will be a better place in 20 years @PCAH_gov

Click HERE to view photographs from the Des Moines Register!

Steppin’ Into Summer

Summer is right around the corner and Harding has some fun events and activities planned for the remainder of the year!  To view end of the year activities and events visit the Harding website calendar.  Click HERE to view the final Parent Newsletter of this school year!


-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 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:


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.