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Enjoy Summer With Our 21CCLC Programs

3/23/2017

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.

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400 Student-Musicians at All-City Festival

3/22/2017

More than 400 student-musicians from every DMPS middle school came together yesterday for the All-City Middle School Music Festival. After an afternoon of rehearsals, the orchestra, band and choir performed an evening concert in the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Thank you to Marjorie Spevak, long-time patron of the festival, and guest conductors Michele Senger, Steve Day, and Brent Peterson. Click above for photos.

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March 2017 Parent Newsletter Available!

3/13/2017

Harding’s Parent Newsletter for March is now available under the PARENTS tab.  Paper copies are available in the main office and in each student’s Homeroom classroom .  Click above to view the March 2017 Parent Newsletter!

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Spread the Word to End the Word!

3/8/2017

On March 1st, students in Ms. Mackey’s class led a school wide campaign called “Spread The Word To End The Word”.  This campaign was started by the Special Olympics to stop the derogatory use of the “r-word” and to promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Over 600 staff and students signed the pledge to … Read more »

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Incoming 6th Grade Parent and Family Orientation Night

3/1/2017

Do you have a 5th grade student coming to Harding next year? Harding is having an orientation night for parents and family members. Click on the link above for details and to find which date your elementary school is scheduled.

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New Vaccination Requirement for 2017-2018 School Year

3/1/2017

Before our incoming 7th and 12th grade students can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will NOT be allowed to attend classes. Click above to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

Upcoming Events

Mar 24
B Day
Mar 27
6th Grade Term 3 Reward Wolf Pack Field Trip
Mar 27
A Day
Mar 28
7th Grade Term 3 Wolf Pack Reward Field Trip
Mar 28
B Day
 

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March 2017 Parent Newsletter

All Parent Newsletters for the year are located under the PARENTS tab!


Homeroom Power Point 3.20.17

Click on the above link to view the power point presentation shared with students this week.

 

 

Register for Athletics HERE (Spring Sports: Track & Field).  Track & Field Practice STARTED 3/6/2017


Uniform Requirements

Harding students are required to be in uniform as they walk into the building until they leave for the day.  Harding’s uniform consists of a black polo (may also wear the Harding purple polos) and khaki pants/shorts/skirts.  Click on the link below to view the student handbook for more information about Harding’s Uniform requirementsThe main office no longer has Polos for students to borrow if they forgot their Uniform shirt.  Students will need to make a phone call home for parents to bring uniform clothes.

 

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*REMINDERS*

-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-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

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203 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8445 | F: 515-323-8652 | E: harding@dmschools.org

 

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.”