Archive for December, 2016
December 26th, 2016

If your student is missing anything (sweatshirt, hats, gloves, jackets, phone, glasses, jewelry, keys, etc…) please check the main office.  We have three shelves full of lost and found items needing to return to their home. Any item not claimed after Tuesday, January 23rd will be donated.


December 24th, 2016

While there are no classes on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there are opportunities for students to commemorate who and what the day represents. DMPS is a co-sponsor of the MLK Youth Summit for middle and high school students, an event to help students prepare a script for their own positive future. And Movement 515 is holding a spoken work poetry workshop for students and families. Click above for details.


December 17th, 2016

Join Harding’s Parent Advisory Council and Harding Administration Friday, January 13th. ALL WELCOME! Click above for times and agenda.


December 15th, 2016

Actor Kal Penn was back at Harding Middle School today, part of his work with the school’s participating in the Turnaround Arts program. Today the focus was on math, specifically integers, and demonstrated how integrating the arts into the subject can help students learn in an entirely new way. Click above to read and see more about Penn’s work at Harding and the Turnaround Arts program.


December 14th, 2016

The official start of Winter may be a month away, but weather doesn’t always check the calendar. With temperatures falling today in Des Moines, and snow falling in northwest Iowa, Superintendent Tom Ahart shares his annual reminder about how decisions are made when it comes to school and weather, as well as how you can … Read more »


December 14th, 2016

Harding is excited to announce we are one of the recipients for the 2016 Rise Up Iowa Grant from The Iowa Clinic. Click above for more information and to watch Harding’s story.


December 7th, 2016

Harding Middle School held an open house Monday night to celebrate their school’s cultural diversity and raise global awareness. Regional foods were served in the cafeteria, cultural ELL projects were on display in the library, and dances were performed by the Siklee Team and Los Ninos del Tepeyac Danza Folklorica in the auditorium. Click above to view DMPS Flickr page to view pictures of the event.