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Kidz Haven

Kidz Haven


This is a safe-haven session, FREE of charge, that meets during the school year (August – May) on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm – 3:00pm (doors open at 1pm).  Kids Haven is located at Epworth United Methodist Church (412 Euclid Ave, Des Moines).  Student participation is by parental enrollment.  Enrollment forms and more information can be … Read more »


Tutoring Sign Up at Harding Middle School


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

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Harding Middle School Spring Parent Teacher Conferences


Harding’s Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 11th (4pm – 8pm) and Thursday, March 12th (4pm – 8pm). Your student will bring home information to request your conference time and date.  The completed conference form will need to be returned to your students teacher.  Click HERE to view a sample of … Read more »

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THAW is February 3rd!


Thaw is an event for 8th graders introducing students to North activities and athletics.  The event is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and admission is free! Eight grade students can stay at Harding right after school.  Pizza will be provided and then students will be bussed to North for the event.  Student can either ride the … Read more »

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Pre-Order 2014-2015 Harding Yearbook Deadline Extended


Pre-Order your 2014-2015 Harding Yearbook. Cost is $17.00 this year and Pre-order forms and money are due to the main office by January 28, 2014.  Extra order forms will be available 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 … Read more »

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Road to Spring Break!


Students (and staff :mrgreen: ) are looking forward to Spring Break. Check out the Harding Calendar to stay up to day with upcoming events for our Road to Spring Break! Click above to view the Road to Spring Break flyer.

Upcoming Events

Jan 28
B Day
Jan 28
Road to Spring Break - Wear Favorite Sports Team SHIRT (Must wear Khaki pants)
Jan 29
A Day
Jan 30
B Day
Jan 30
Possible Dress Down Day (Each Grade Must meet Goals in order to participate)

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Road to Spring Break

Events/Activities/Dress Down Days have been planned each week before Spring Break (which starts 3/13/15).  Click on the link above to view the flyer or click HERE to view the Harding website calendar.

Cold Weather is Upon Us!

With the extreme cold temperatures approaching we just want to remind students/parents to have transportation arrangements made for before and/or after school.

snowflake no backgroundARRIVAL:  The exterior doors on the North end of the building are not unlocked for student entrance until 7:20 am (Exception Dart riders: entrance for those students is 7:00am due the early arrival of the bus).  Classes begin at 7:40am.


snowflake no backgroundDISMISSAL:  The dismissal bell rings at 2:30 pm and students will be cleared from the building at 3:00pm each day (except Wednesdays and then it will be by 1:30pm).  Students are only allowed in the building after school hours when supervised by a Harding staff member.

*Visit the Harding website and DMPS website to keep up to date with any weather related cancellations or delays.


-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.