School News

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District Wide 8th Grade Formal


Tickets for 8th Grade Formal will be on sale soon! The event will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6pm – 8pm. Cost is $10 per student and will be sold in the main office. Click above for more details.


Reminder: Iowa Requires Vaccine Booster for Incoming 7th Graders


Iowa law now requires that all students entering 7th grade receive a one-time booster of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine. This change was implemented at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. Parents of incoming 7th graders for the 2014-2015 school year click above for more information and a letter from the DMPS Health Services Supervisor.


DMPS To Offer Online Registration in July


Beginning July 1, DMPS will offer online registration for new families and families currently within the district. The move makes registration more convenient for parents and streamlines the district’s records keeping process. To learn more about online registration and find answers to frequently asked questions, click above.


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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No School Monday, May 25th


Just a reminder that there will be no school Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

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Harding Presents the musical School House Rock Live Jr.!


Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr performances are THIS Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Admission is just $1 for students and $3 for adults.  Come support your friends!!! @Harding WolfPack Follow us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events

May 28
8th Grade Induction Ceremony - North High School
May 28
A Day
May 28
District Wide 8th Grade Formal - 6-9pm
May 28
8th Grade Shirt TURN IN
May 28
8th Grade Shirt Turn In

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Thursday, May 28th Activities-

-8th Grade Shirt Turn In (Turn in 2 Polos)
-8th Grade Induction at North High School at 12:00pm (Students dismissed at 1pm from North)
-6th & 7th Grade Locker Clean Out
-8th Grade Formal – 6pm-9pm at Scottish Rite


End of Year Power Point Presentation

Also contains information about next year uniform changes!

ALL students (including 8th graders) are required to attend school FRIDAY, MAY 29TH!

Activities will be planned in the building for students not attending Adventureland.  Call the main office with any questions 242-8445

DMPS Summer Programs
Information on DMPS Summer Camps and Programs are now available under the Activities tab.  Click HERE to view now!

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.


-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:


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.