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Fine Arts Night


Join us Thursday December 4th for Harding’s very first Fine Arts Night!  Enjoy a student performance showcase featuring the Harding Orchestra, Band, Choir, and Drama programs 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  Take a gallery walk and experience the arts in an open house with our Art Teachers and student artists 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  Raffle and reception to … Read more »

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Thank a Veteran Today!


Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. Click above to view links with more information on the history of Veterans Day.


One Way on Cambridge Street!


Harding Families— To help facilitate safe after school pick up of our students, starting November 10th, Cambridge Street , on the west side of Harding, will become One Way, heading North, from 1-3 pm each school day. Traffic will not be allowed to turn south on to Cambridge off of Euclid. We will have additional … Read more »

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Turnaround Arts Matter at DMPS Schools


From musical master classes to art installations to live performances (such as the zombie flash mob by Harding students pictured at left), DMPS schools in the Turnaround Arts program are using the creative arts to support and improve learning throughout their classrooms. Click above for an update on how this federal program is making a … Read more »

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DMPS to Send Test Message on Thursday (11/20)!


DMPS will be testing our automated message system on Thursday, November 20th at 2:30PM. The message will be send out five ways: telephone, text message, email, the Infinite Campus mobile app and/or the Infinite Campus parent portal. Click above for more details and to view the letters in various languages.

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Legacy Mosaic Mural for Harding


Students at Warren G. Harding Middle School, a Turnaround Arts School, work with teaching artist, local mosaic muralist Concetta Morales, to create a legacy mosaic mural to welcome students, parents and community to Harding Middle School for years to come. Students designed the mural to represent the values taught at Harding and the excitement of … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Nov 24
A Day
Nov 24
Girls Basketball vs Merrill @ Harding
Nov 25
B Day
Nov 25
Possible Dress Down Day
Nov 25
North MS Wrestling vs Hoover @ East

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Harding Athletics

Girls Basketball and Wrestling have started.  Visit the Athletics tab for more information on schedules.

Arts Integration

Turnaround Arts is a national program by the Presidential Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in coordination with the White House, the U.S. Department of Education and several foundations, to bring arts education programming and resources to elementary and middle schools across the country.  Click above to view more!


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-Students must have their planner with them every day, for every class.

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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.