School News


Miss Iowa 2014 Visits Harding 6th Graders


Lincoln High School graduate Miss Iowa 2014 Aly Olson told Harding Middle School 6th graders growing up in Des Moines schools gave her an advantage. She said being exposed to different cultures, while having access to an advanced education at Central Academy prepared her for the world beyond Iowa. To see more photos, click on the image.


2014-2015 Warren G. Harding Registration


Registration dates for Harding Middle School are August 12th from 4pm to 7pm OR August 13th from 9am to 12pm. Please watch the Harding website and Parent Portal for any updates or changes. Click above for more information.


IPTV “Bullying in Iowa”


Efforts by Harding staff and students to create a safe and positive learning environment were featured in a March 2013 IPTV program about anti-bullying efforts. Click above for more information.


Are you ready for the 6th grade?


On August 8th, you will have the opportunity to come visit Harding for the Success 4 Sixth Grade program! This program is a great opportunity for new 6th graders to get to know other students, teachers, the building, and have LOTS OF FUN!!!!! This program is FREE and lunch is provided. Registration is REQUIRED. Click above for more details.

Movin to MS FI

Movin’ onto Middle School


The Young Women’s Resource proudly offers a free two week summer program called Movin’ onto Middle School for all 5th graders going into sixth grade in the Des Moines area. Movin’ onto Middle School is designed to foster positive self-esteem, and body image through genuine and diverse self-expression. For more information click on the above headline.


Free DMPS Summer Meal Program Underway


The Des Moines Public School district is once again sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program, with many sites providing free meals to all children 18 years of age or younger beginning in about two weeks. There are a total of 29 meal sites through-out the community that will provide lunch; 21 of those sites will also provide breakfast. Click above for more information.

Upcoming Events

Aug 8
Success 4 Sixth Grade
Aug 12
Aug 13
Aug 18
Back to School Night
Aug 20
A Day

Bulletin Board

2014-2015 School Information

-Summer Office Hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm throughout the summer with the exception of vacation periods.


-School Hours for the 2014-2015 school year have changed.  7:40am-2:30pm.  Click HERE to view letter from principal.


-REGISTRATION for Harding will be held August 12th (4-7pm) and August 13th (9am-Noon).

Registration Information and Forms

14-15 School Supply List


-BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT is August 18th from 5pm – 7pm.  Students will receive ID’s, bus information, schedules, and uniform shirts.

Harding YEARBOOKS still available!

If you did not order a yearbook, it is not too late.  The cost is only $15.00.  If you have any questions please contact the main office 242-8445.


-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.