School News


Parent Teacher Conferences


Harding’s fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd (4pm – 8pm) and Thursday, October 23rd (4pm – 8pm). In the next few weeks your student will bring home information to request your conference time and date.  More information to come!


Feeder School Fun Night


Harding is hosting a Staff vs Student flag football game and tailgate on Friday, September 19th starting at 3:00pm for Harding students.  The tailgate and flag football game will be located at Rodine Park (across the street from Harding Middle School).  Students will then be bused to North High School to watch the football game … Read more »

Picture Day

Harding Pictures!


Harding Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th. Click above for more information about pictures and ordering.


Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing the 4th trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS 8th graders. These students will have an opportunity to spend a week exploring Washington DC during spring break (March 15-19).

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3rd Annual Leadership Acadamy


Harding Students Given Opportunity to Lead & Mentor at 3rd Annual Leadership Academy. Approximately 50 Harding students attended the 3rd Annual Leadership Academy on August 11th and 12th. This event was created to teach students effective communication skills when working with a team, and it also provides students the opportunity to lead and mentor peers. … Read more »

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Follow us on Twitter


Harding is promoting their twitter page by having students participate in a fun game. Click above for more information!

Upcoming Events

Sep 17
B Day
Sep 18
A Day
Sep 18
Volleyball Game @ HOME
Sep 18
Cross Country Meet @ Ewing Park
Sep 19
B Day

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2014-2015 NEW School Hours

School Hours for the 2014-2015 school year have changed.  7:40am-2:30pm (M, T, TH, F).

Every Wednesday is Early Dismissal at 1:00pm.


The PARENTS tab lists the new school hours along with times for student admittance into the building.  Click HERE to view!

Harding Fall Athletics

Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football practice and games have started.  Click on the Athletics tab for more information!

Harding School Pictures

School pictures will take place on Wednesday, October 8th.  Watch for more information to come home with your student in the next few weeks.  You can also visit the LifeTouch website and order picture packages online starting September 24th.


-Click HERE to view Term 1 Events at Harding!
-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.