School News


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.


Broadway Grant Helps Turnaround Arts Schools


The bright lights of Broadway are helping to brighten the education of our students. The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway theater industry, today awarded a grant Des Moines Performing Arts for their work with Cattell, Findley, Harding, Madison and Oak Park schools, the five Turnaround Arts schools at DMPS. Click the photo to read more.

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Staff vs Student Flag Football


On September 19th, our 8th grade football team took on members of the Harding staff in a playful (yet very competitive) game of flag football! There was a tailgate that provided attendees with hotdogs, chips, cookies, and water. After the game students were bused over to North High School to watch the Polar Bears Football game. Click above to view pictures from the Harding Media Club flickr page.

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Harding’s Second Cross Country Meet


Harding Middle School’s second cross country meet a huge success. Click above for pictures and see which students placed.


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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Media Club’s Donors Choose Project


Media Club was established in 2013 after a popular summer school course led by two amazing Harding teachers. Click above for more information about the club and how to help Media Club reach their goal for new equipment.

Upcoming Events

Oct 1
Scheduled Delivery for Sweatshirts
Oct 1
B Day
Oct 1
Arts Alive Rehearsal
Oct 2
A Day
Oct 3
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.