School News

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Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students


Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. Currently, 47% of Harding students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

Online Registration for 2017-2018 School Year


Online registration opened July 17th, for current DMPS families. Families new to DMPS should contact our Welcome Center to begin the registration process. If you are in need of assistance with Online Registration Harding will have staff available on August 2nd from 4pm – 7pm AND August 3rd from 9am-12pm. Click above fore more information!

DMPS Offers Children Free Summer Meals


Des Moines Public Schools will offer free summer meals to children under the age of 18 as early as June 5. The meals are served at 31 locations throughout the community, with 26 of those locations also offering breakfast. This USDA funded program has been enormously successful, helping serve almost 147,000 meals last summer. Click above to read more and find a location near you.

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End of the Year 2017 Parent Newsletter Available!


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

Are you ready for the 6th grade?


On July 17th, you will have the opportunity to come visit Harding for the Success 4 Sixth Grade program! This program is a great opportunity for new 6th graders to get to know other students, teachers, the building, and have LOTS OF FUN!!!!! This program is FREE and lunch is provided. Registration is REQUIRED. Click above for more details.

Harding’s First Timber Wolf Bash: A Celebration of Learning


Harding’s First Timber Wolf Bash: A Celebration of Learning is Thursday May 18 4:00pm-6:30pm at Harding Middle School. This Year End Open House will feature galleries and performances that highlight how ALL Students learned and grew this school year. Join us in sharing student choice project based learning, curriculum work, class and club performances, food … Read more »

District Wide 8th Grade Formal


Tickets for 8th Grade Formal are on sale NOW! The event will be held on Thursday, May 25th at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6pm – 8pm. Cost is $10 per student. Click above for more details.

Upcoming Events

Aug 1
School Board Meeting
Aug 2
Online Registration Building Assistance 4pm - 7pm
Aug 3
Online Registration Building Assistance 9am-12pm
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 21
Back to School Night: 6th Grade Only at 5pm - 6:30pm

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Attention CURRENT 6TH Graders

The Iowa Department of Health has new instructions regarding mandatory vaccinations for students enrolling in 7th grade for the 2017-2018 School Year.   Students WILL NOT be allowed to start classes this fall until they have turned in their completed vaccination forms.  Click on the link above for more information about what vaccinations are required for incoming 7th graders for the 2017-2018 School Year.

ONLINE REGISTRATION begins July 17th!!!!

Click on the above link to view more information about the online registration process.  You can access your child’s registration link on the left lower side of your Parent Portal homepage.  All students must be registered online before the start of the 2017-2018 school year.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Link


DMPS Registration and Enrollment Information Link



Register for Athletics HERE

End of Year Parent Newsletter

View the link above for a calendar of upcoming events for the end of the year, information on online registration for the 2017-2018 school year, and important news from the nurse regarding vaccinations.


Parent Newsletters


-Every Wednesday is an early release.  Students are dismissed at 1:00pm
-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:


Warren G Harding Middle School exists to ensure a high level of learning for each student. We accomplish this as a total school community consisting of staff, students, parents and community members. We work together to support the academic, social and individual goals of all students.

“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.”