Archive for March, 2017
March 28th, 2017

The Harding Middle School Black History “Story Corps” Project aims to share the narratives of influential Black Americans with Harding Students and give students the opportunity to meet and engage with empowering community members. Click above to view more about this project.


March 27th, 2017

Beginning April 3, Iowa students in grades 3 through 11 will take the Iowa Assessments. The results will give teachers a clearer picture of where a student stands academically and can guide instruction decisions. DMPS recommends students get plenty of rest over the next two weeks and eat a good breakfast before the test. Click above to learn more about the Iowa Assessments and student schedules during this week!


March 24th, 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.


March 24th, 2017

Students from Harding Middle School, Des Moines Social Club, BU Dance Company, and Movement 515 will participate in a Breaking workshop before competing in a 1v1 breakdancing battle this Saturday (4/1) at Harding Middle School. Click above for the details.


March 22nd, 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.


March 8th, 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 »


March 1st, 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.