School News

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Harding Administration Team


The Harding Administration team has a growth mindset about all members of our organization! We care about you!

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Online Registration Help for Middle and High School Families


Online registration opened on July 1 and about 4,500 students successfully registered within the first two weeks. For dates and times middle and high school families can find one-on-one assistance, click above.

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Keep Up to Date with Harding!!


Even through the summer the website, facebook, and twitter will be updated with current information for our Harding students and families. Click above for the links to these sites.

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New Principal Named at Harding Middle School


DMPS is pleased to announce that Joy Linquist will be joining the school district as principal of Warren G. Harding Middle School, one of the district’s newest Turnaround Arts schools, starting in July. She replaces Maureen Taylor, who is becoming the district’s Human Resources Manager for Certified Staff. Click above to read more about our newest principal.


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.


Reminder: Iowa Requires Vaccine Booster for Incoming 7th Graders


Iowa law now requires that all students entering 7th grade receive a one-time booster of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine. This change was implemented at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. Parents of incoming 7th graders for the 2014-2015 school year click above for more information and a letter from the DMPS Health Services Supervisor.

Upcoming Events

Sep 1
School Board Meeting
Sep 7
Labor Day – No school
Sep 15
School Board Meeting
Oct 6
School Board Meeting
Oct 20
School Board Meeting

Bulletin Board

Uniform Changes for 2015-2016 School Year!

Click on the link below to view changes to Harding’s school uniform for this coming school year. 


Uniform Changes Power Point Presentation

First Day of School is Wednesday, August 26th. 

School starts at 7:40am!  Doors open at 7:20 for students to enter the building.


ONLINE Registration for 2015-2016 School Year

Parents need to log on to Infinite Campus Parent Portal to access the registration link located in the Inbox (bottom of the page).  All students must register Online.


Click HERE for more details about Online Registration!

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Link


15-16 Harding School Supply List


-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.

“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.”