School News

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Harding’s Second Cross Country Meet


Harding Middle School’s second cross country meet a huge success. Click above for pictures and see which students placed.


Tutoring Sign Up at Harding Middle School


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

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Football Jamboree Exemplifies Middle School Activities Growth


Last night DMPS hosted the first-ever Middle School Football Jamboree. The event was not only about the action on the gridiron but also an example of the effort underway throughout the school district to expand access to a growing list of middle school activities. Click above to read and see more information!

Donors Choice

Media Club’s Donors Choose Project


Media Club was established in 2013 after a popular summer school course led by two amazing Harding teachers. Click above for more information about the club and how to help Media Club reach their goal for new equipment.


Parent Teacher Conferences


Harding’s fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd (4pm – 8pm) and Thursday, October 23rd (4pm – 8pm). In the next few weeks your student will bring home information to request your conference time and date.  More information to come!

Picture Day

Harding Pictures!


Harding Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th. Click above for more information about pictures and ordering.

Upcoming Events

Sep 23
B Day
Sep 24
A Day
Sep 25
B Day
Sep 25
Volleyball Game @ Goodrell
Sep 25
Cross Country Meet @ Pickard Park Indianola

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2014-2015 NEW School Hours

School Hours for the 2014-2015 school year have changed.  7:40am-2:30pm (M, T, TH, F).

Every Wednesday is Early Dismissal at 1:00pm.


The PARENTS tab lists the new school hours along with times for student admittance into the building.  Click HERE to view!

Harding Fall Athletics

Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football practice and games have started.  Click on the Athletics tab for more information!

Harding School Pictures

School pictures will take place on Wednesday, October 8th.  Watch for more information to come home with your student in the next few weeks.  You can also visit the LifeTouch website and order picture packages online starting September 24th.


-Click HERE to view Term 1 Events at Harding!
-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.