School News

Picture Day

Harding Pictures!


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


Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing the 4th trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS 8th graders. These students will have an opportunity to spend a week exploring Washington DC during spring break (March 15-19).

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An Open Street Event


DSMove is a Des Moines version of a national effort to promote Open Streets.  This event is being held on Sunday, September 14th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  Click on the picture for more information!

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3rd Annual Leadership Acadamy


Harding Students Given Opportunity to Lead & Mentor at 3rd Annual Leadership Academy. Approximately 50 Harding students attended the 3rd Annual Leadership Academy on August 11th and 12th. This event was created to teach students effective communication skills when working with a team, and it also provides students the opportunity to lead and mentor peers. … Read more »

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Follow us on Twitter


Harding is promoting their twitter page by having students participate in a fun game. Click above for more information!

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Stay Up to Date with Harding Activities


For information about Harding school events visit the Harding Calendar often. Click above for more information.

Upcoming Events

Sep 15
B Day
Sep 15
Volleyball Game @ HOME
Sep 15
4th Annual DMPS 8th Grade Trip to Washington DC/Philadelphia Meetin
Sep 16
A Day
Sep 16
Football Game @ Williams Stadium

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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 starts this week.  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.