Archive for October, 2016
October 26th, 2016

I Have a Dream Foundation – Des Moines is hosting our 2nd annual Search the City Medallion hunt. For a minimum donation of $5.00, you and anyone you know can register to participate in a very fun hunt that begins October 10 and culminates in the medallion finder winning a $10,000 College Savings Account! Click above to read more!


October 25th, 2016

Harding is having a gallery-style event from 6-7PM Thursday (11/3)in the library.  If you have a 7th grade student – or just want to see some really creative and expressive student work – we encourage you to come!  There will be cookies and punch. 7th Grade Literacy just finished a month-long poetry unit.  In this … Read more »


October 25th, 2016

Not sure what to do after you graduate? Attend the IIMF Middle School Workshop this Saturday (10/29) at 10am. Click above for more information and how to register!


October 25th, 2016

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet next Friday (11/11) at 7:30am.  All are Welcome to attend!  Focus for this meeting will be School Safety.  The Principal will speak and then open up for any follow up questions.  There will also be an arts activity with artist Dartynan Brown.  He is Harding’s Artist in Residence for … Read more »


October 13th, 2016

ALL Harding families are invited! “Beginner’s Guide to Paying for College,”  A free event offered by I Have a Dream Foundation – Des Moines and Iowa Student Loan When: Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Where: Findley Elementary Dreamer Academy, 3025 Oxford Ave. What else: Dinner and child care provided at no cost! … Read more »


October 11th, 2016

Our community is in mourning today at the news that two police officers – one from Des Moines and one from Urbandale – were killed overnight. Superintendent Tom Ahart has been in contact with Des Moines police chief Dana Wingert. There is no need to cancel classes in Des Moines. Des Moines Public Schools will be in close contact with the Des Moines Police Department throughout the day, and will take any additional precautions if needed. Click above for more.


October 10th, 2016

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets this week! Join us Tuesday 4-5pm OR Friday 7:30-8:30am to discuss after school clubs and sports offerings and engage in a drumming experience with Teaching Artist Fonziba Koster.  Click above to view flyer!


October 5th, 2016

Thank you to Fat Boyz Barbershop for giving out free haircuts today! Watch for a spring date when Fat Boyz Barbershop will be back at Harding.


October 3rd, 2016

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).


October 1st, 2016

Harding’s first school dance is Thursday (10/20) 2:45pm – 4:00pm. Admission cost is $3 and students may wear Halloween costumes to the dance.  NO clown costumes allowed.  Concessions will be available for purchase. The dance will end promptly at 4:00pm.  Students need to be off campus by 4:10pm.  Please have transportation arranged for your student … Read more »