School News

Students walk in the rain.

Violence, Violence, Go Away. Come Again … Never

10/9/2017

A downpour strong enough to postpone the Hoover-North football game wasn’t enough to stop an event organized to speak out against crime and violence, and in support of safe neighborhoods and communities. Harding Middle School was joined by North and Hoover high schools along with Goodrell and Meredith middle schools in organizing the walk. Click on the headline to read more.

Harding Students Prepare for Speak UP Against Violence Walk

9/29/2017

TODAY the Harding Middle School Wolfpack will be front and center for the Northside’s Speak Up Against Violence Walk. The event will take place before North High School’s homecoming football game against Hoover. The event will start in the Auditorium. Click above fore more details about the event!

Harding Middle School Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

9/27/2017

Advisory/SPED teachers will be conferencing with all families on October 24th or October 26th (ELL Night). Click above for more information about Parent Teacher Fall Conferences!

Harding Picture October 12th!

9/26/2017

Harding Picture are scheduled for Thursday, October 12th. Lifetouch will be located in the Auditorium until pictures are completed. Click above for more information!

Connect Infinite Campus with the DMPS Mobile App

9/5/2017

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!

9/1/2017

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!

Upcoming Events

Oct 23
Volleyball Banquet
Oct 23
A Day
Oct 23
Practice Starts!
Oct 24
Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7pm
Oct 24
B Day
 

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Winter Athletics

Girls Basketball, Girls Swimming, and Wrestling Practice will begin on October 23rd.  Students need a current physical on file to participate.

 

 

Register for Athletics HEREWinter Sports: Girls Basketball, Girls Swimming, & Wrestling


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

 


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.  NO sweatpants, athletic pants, or leggings allowed.  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.

 

The main office no longer has shirts students can borrow for when a student comes to school out of uniform.  Students will need to call home for a parent/guardian to bring a shirt to school.  Please ensure your students comes to school in uniform every day. 

 

17-18 Student Handbook


*REMINDERS*

-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.

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About Harding Middle School

203 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8445 | F: 515-323-8652 | E: harding@dmschools.org

 

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.”