School News

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Disney Presents: The Lion King


On Thursday May 14, the 6th grade class at Harding Middle School has the awesome opportunity to attend the full-length production of Disney’s Broadway Performance The Lion King. The 6th grade class was selected to attend this major arts event in our community as part of the Northside schools Turnaround Arts Initiative to increase student … Read more »


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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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.


Iowa Assessments Get Underway Next Week


Between March 30 and April 10, 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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21st CCLC Summer Programs


Thanks to a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce summer programming available at eight middle schools beginning June 8 and running through July 17. Click above for more information and to apply.

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2014-2015 Harding Yearbook on sale!


Order your 2014-2015 Harding Yearbook. Cost is $17.00 this year and order forms and money are in the main office. Also if you missed your chance to order a yearbook last year (2013-2014 school year) they are still available in the main office for purchase and the cost is only $10. If you have any … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 1
Steppin into Summer - WYOP (All Positive)
Apr 1
A Day
Apr 2
A Day
Apr 2
First Track Meet @ East HS 3pm
Apr 2
Iowa Assessments

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Spring Parent Newsletter

Click above to view the Parent Newsletter for March 2015.  End of the year activities and events are posted on the newsletter and Harding website calendar for the remainder of the year.  Visit the Harding website frequently to see additions to the end of the year events!

Steppin Into Summer

Summer is right around the corner and Harding has some fun events and activities planned for the remainder of the year!  To view end of the year activities and events visit the Harding website calendar.  Click HERE to view now.


-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 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.