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Black History Month “Story Corps” Project WGHMS 2017


The Harding Middle School Black History “Story Corps” Project aims to share the narratives of influential Black Americans with Harding Students and give students the opportunity to meet and engage with empowering community members. Click above to view more about this project.


Iowa Assessments Get Underway NEXT Week


Between April 3 and April 7, DMPS students in grades 3 through 11 will take the Iowa Assessments. Measuring academic achievement with the Iowa Assessments is one way to help students succeed by providing information on their accomplishments in areas such as reading, mathematics, and science. Click above for more information!

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Incoming 6th Grade Parent and Family Orientation Night


Do you have a 5th grade student coming to Harding next year? Harding is having an orientation night for parents and family members. Click on the link above for details and to find which date your elementary school is scheduled.

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Enjoy Summer With Our 21CCLC Programs


This summer, take advantage of the opportunities provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. DMPS is pleased to announce we will once again offer free summer programming at Callanan, Harding, Goodrell and Weeks middle schools between June 5 and July 14, 2017. Click above to learn more and to register online.

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400 Student-Musicians at All-City Festival


More than 400 student-musicians from every DMPS middle school came together yesterday for the All-City Middle School Music Festival. After an afternoon of rehearsals, the orchestra, band and choir performed an evening concert in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Thank you to Marjorie Spevak, long-time patron of the festival, and guest conductors Michele Senger, Steve Day, and Brent Peterson. Click above for photos.

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March 2017 Parent Newsletter Available!


Harding’s Parent Newsletter for March is now available under the PARENTS tab.  Paper copies are available in the main office and in each student’s Homeroom classroom .  Click above to view the March 2017 Parent Newsletter!

Upcoming Events

Mar 28
7th Grade Term 3 Wolf Pack Reward Field Trip
Mar 28
B Day
Mar 29
A Day
Mar 30
8th Grade Term 3 Wolf Pack Reward Field Trip
Mar 30
Incoming 6th Grade Parent & Family Orientation Night

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March 2017 Parent Newsletter

All Parent Newsletters for the year are located under the PARENTS tab!

Homeroom Power Point 3.27.17

Click on the above link to view the power point presentation shared with students this week.



Register for Athletics HERE (Spring Sports: Track & Field).  Track & Field Practice STARTED 3/6/2017

Uniform Requirements

Harding students are required to be in uniform as they walk into the building until they leave for the day.  Harding’s uniform consists of a black polo (may also wear the Harding purple polos) and khaki pants/shorts/skirts.  Click on the link below to view the student handbook for more information about Harding’s Uniform requirementsThe main office no longer has Polos for students to borrow if they forgot their Uniform shirt.  Students will need to make a phone call home for parents to bring uniform clothes.


Harding Student Handbook


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am.
-School starts at 7:45am!
-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.

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About Harding Middle School


203 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8445 | F: 515-323-8652 | E:


Warren G Harding Middle School exists to ensure a high level of learning for each student. We accomplish this as a total school community consisting of staff, students, parents and community members. We work together to support the academic, social and individual goals of all students.

“The reason why I am serving at Harding as Principal is because I want all Des Moines students to believe that they can and will be successful.”