Archive for November, 2016
November 28th, 2016

All 5th Grade Parents and Students are invited to Harding on December 14th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm to visit with Mentors and Future Teachers!  Enjoy family friendly activities and hot chocolate. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you have questions or would like more information please call Cari Long (Harding’s Success … Read more »


November 22nd, 2016

Join Harding’s Parent Advisory Council and Harding Administration Friday, December 9th.  ALL WELCOME! 7:30AM- 8:15AM OR 8:45AM-9:30AM We will create holiday wrapping paper and greeting cards with Ms. Linquist while discussing upcoming activities and Harding information.  Come enjoy coffee and donuts.  Don’t miss it!  


November 20th, 2016

Epworth United Methodist Church has been working with Harding since 2010. Last year Epworth changed its mission focus to providing clothing and grooming products for Harding students. Click above for more information about the mission for our Harding students!


November 17th, 2016

Join Harding students and staff on Monday, December 5th, 5:00-7:00pm in celebrating the many beautiful cultures in our community. “America Today” will feature a potluck of cultural cuisine, Latin & Karen music and dance performances, and a showcase of student learning through the arts.  


November 16th, 2016

Science Night is a national program to promote knowledge and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Click on the link below to register. Fun, hands-on STEM activities Useful college information for parents and students Bilingual parent workshops Brought to you by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation/La Fundacion de la Sociedad de … Read more »


November 16th, 2016

Students across Des Moines continue to pay their respects to law enforcement. Students at Harding Middle School surprised SRO Rebecca Peppmeier with hundreds of cards and a gratitude line. After Officer Peppmeier walked through the school receiving hugs and flowers from the entire school, two blue balloons were released outside in honor of fallen officers Justin Martin and Anthony Beminio, a former SRO at DMPS. Click above for photos of police tributes at DMPS.


November 15th, 2016

Starting on October 31st Movement 515: Poetry Workshop will meet on Mondays after school until 4:00pm in room 129.  All grades are invited to join!  Let Mrs. Wilcoxen know if you have any questions.


November 12th, 2016

Actor and former White House advisor Kal Penn will be spending time at Harding Middle School on Wednesday, working with students and teachers thanks to the Turnaround Arts program, an initiative to integrate the arts into other curriculum areas to improve learning and achievement. Click above to view Harding’s Flickr page and see pictures from some of Mr. Penn’s previous visits.


November 12th, 2016

In partnership with I Have a Dream Foundation and Turnaround Arts: Des Moines, Harding Middle School will hold second annual Career Day on Friday November 18. Harding is hosting over 60 community speakers in this year’s Dream Big Harding Career Day whom will engage students in careers in creative, STEM and more career paths available … Read more »


November 11th, 2016

Monday (11/7) Advisories began participating in a can drive. Students can bring in can or boxed goods that will be donated to local shelters (Youth Homes Shelter and WhoVille Pantry).  The can drive will end on November 22, and the Advisory with the most items donated with receive a pizza party served by your 8th … Read more »