School News

Speak Up!


Come participate in a community walk to speak up against violence! The walk will take place before North Homecoming football game on October 6th. Click above for more information!

Connect Infinite Campus with the DMPS Mobile App


The Des Moines Public Schools mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and our school right in the palm of your hand. So you can now take DMPS anywhere and everywhere. Click above for more information about DMPS mobile app!

Homepage Feature

August 2017 Parent Newsletter Available Online!


Harding’s Parent Newsletter for the start of the year is now available under the PARENTS tab.  Paper copies are available in the main office .  Click above to view the August 2017 Parent Newsletter!

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Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

Keep Up to Date with Harding!!


Even through the summer the website, facebook, and twitter will be updated with current information for our Harding students and families. Click above for the links to these sites.

Middle School Appreciation


The North High School activities department, along with Harding Middle School, are pleased to welcome the 8th grade Harding Volleyball team on Tuesday, August29th for the home volleyball game against Urbandale.  Come support 8th grade players and North volleyball teams.  Acknowledgement during the matches of the PA system. 4:45pm – 9th grade Volleyball game begins … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 20
B Day
Sep 21
8th Volleyball Game at Hiatt
Sep 21
A Day
Sep 22
B Day
Sep 22
Earned Dress Down - 6th Grade ONLY

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Football & Cross Country Activity Bus

Football and Cross Country practice at North HS.  Students will take the Activities Bus (# 572) after school over to North.  Students are responsible for own transportation home after practice.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Des Moines Public Schools uses Infinite Campus as its web-based student information system. The service allows students and parents/guardians to access academic information and other student records.  Harding also uses Portal to post building wide messages.  Click on the link below for more information about Parent Portal and FAQs.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Info



Register for Athletics HERECurrent Sports: Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football

Harding Uniform Requirements

This year students will be required to wear plain black polo shirts (along with their purple Harding logo polos) with khakis or black bottoms. Pants must have zippers and pockets.  Harding will not have black polos for purchase.  Black Polos must be plain with no logos or other colors.  Please refer to the student handbook for more detailed uniform information.


17-18 Student Handbook


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:10pm
-The exterior doors on the North end of the building are open for student entrance at 7:20am.
-School starts at 7:45am!
-Students must be out of the building 10 minutes after dismissal, and off campus 15 minutes after dismissal.  Please click on the PARENTS tab for more information.

Calendar of Events


About Harding Middle School

203 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8445 | F: 515-323-8652 | E:


The vision of Harding Middle School is to be an innovative school that empowers each student to be academically, socially, and emotionally prepared for life. The mission of Harding Middle School is to ensure a safe space in which each student is afforded unique opportunities to learn and grow.

“The reason why I am serving at Harding as Principal is because I want all Des Moines students to believe that they can and will be successful.”