School News

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Central Campus Prepares for Block Party


Monday marks the beginning of a week long celebration at Central Campus with the 2015 Student Art Show opening, followed by student tours of the building, a Spring Gala and the always popular 2015 Student Fashion Show. Central Campus is throwing open the doors and inviting the public in to explore! To see your invitation, … Read more »

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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.

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Free School & Sports Physicals


On May 13th FREE school and sports physicals are being offered at Downtown Iowa Ortho & Physiotherapy Associates from 5:30-8:30pm. They are FREE for all middle and high school athletes. Register by May 1st to Allison at 515-323-6485.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.


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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Class Performs Sign Language for Office Staff


Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Eamer brought their class to the main office Friday morning to preform “Take me out to the Ballgame” in sign language.  Ms. Eamer has a sign language activity station where students have been working diligently throughout the year to learn sign language.  They did an amazing job!  Below are pictures of … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 27
B Day
Apr 27
Track City Meet at East HS 3pm
Apr 27
Artist in Residence
Apr 28
B Day
Apr 29
A Day

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DMPS Summer Programs
Information on DMPS Summer Camps and Programs are now available under the Activities tab.  Click HERE to view now!

Success for Sixth Grade!

Are you ready for the 6th grade?  Attend a FREE one day camp at your new middle school.  Harding’s camp will be on July 30th.  Meet teachers, meet other students, and get to know the building!  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

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 for the final Parent Newsletter of this school year!


-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 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.

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.