School News

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Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students


Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. Currently, 36% of Harding’s incoming 7th grade students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

Free Sports Physicals

FREE Sports Physicals on July 20th!


Don’t wait until the last minute!  Compllete your FREE sports physical before next school year begins.  Parent/ Guardian must be present to provide consent.  Pre-register at and receive a free “swag bag” (walk-ins also welcome). Where: Iowa Ortho & Physio 450 Laurel St., Des Moines, IA Date: July 20th (Thursday) Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm … Read more »


Online Registration for 2017-2018 School Year


Online registration opened July 17th, for current DMPS families. Families new to DMPS should contact our Welcome Center to begin the registration process. If you are in need of assistance with Online Registration Harding will have staff available on August 2nd from 4pm – 7pm AND August 3rd from 9am-12pm. Click above fore more information!


DMPS Offers Children Free Summer Meals


Des Moines Public Schools will offer free summer meals to children under the age of 18 as early as June 5. The meals are served at 31 locations throughout the community, with 26 of those locations also offering breakfast. This USDA funded program has been enormously successful, helping serve almost 147,000 meals last summer. Click above to read more and find a location near you.


Are you ready for the 6th grade?


On July 17th, 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.

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Enjoy Summer With Our 21CCLC Programs


This summer, take advantage of the opportunities provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. DMPS is pleased to announce we will once again offer free summer programming at Callanan, Harding, Goodrell and Weeks middle schools between June 5 and July 14, 2017. Click above to learn more and to register online. Posts  

Upcoming Events

Jul 4
Independence Day - Offices Closed
Jul 14
21st CCLC Summer Program Ends
Jul 17
Harding Success 4 6th Grade Day Camp
Jul 17
Online Registration for 2017-2018 School Year Starts!!
Jul 20
FREE School Sports Physicals

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Attention Incoming 7th Graders

The Iowa Department of Health has new instructions regarding mandatory vaccinations for students enrolling in 7th grade for the 2017-2018 School Year.   Students WILL NOT be allowed to start classes this fall until they have turned in their completed vaccination forms.  Click on the link above for more information about what vaccinations are required for incoming 7th graders for the 2017-2018 School Year.

Online Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year

Online Registration starts July 17th.  After this date you will find a Online Registration Link on the homepage of your Infinite Campus Parent Portal (lower left corner).  Click on this link to access your students registration.  All students MUST register! Click on the link above for more information about DMPS Online Registration.


*Incoming 6th graders will need to provided proof of address.  This can be uploaded into your Online Registration application or brought into the Harding main office.


Register for Athletics HERE .

Summer Office Hours

Harding office hours for the summer will be 7:00am – 3:00pm.  Before your visit please call to ensure staffing; office may be closed at various times due to meetings and/or vacations.



-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:10pm
-The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am.
-School starts at 7:45am!
-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.

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About Harding Middle School


203 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8445 | F: 515-323-8652 | E:


Warren G Harding Middle School exists to ensure a high level of learning for each student. We accomplish this as a total school community consisting of staff, students, parents and community members. We work together to support the academic, social and individual goals of all students.

“The reason why I am serving at Harding as Principal is because I want all Des Moines students to believe that they can and will be successful.”