School News

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


Harding’s Annual Timber Wolf Bash: A Celebration of Learning is Thursday May 17th 4:00pm-6:00pm at Harding Middle School. Celebrate student achievement in the 2017-2018 School Year at Harding’s 2nd Annual Timberwolf Bash! Take a gallery walk of student art work and visible displays of learning, socialize with your students teachers and enjoy live student performances … Read more »

District Wide 8th Grade Formal


Tickets for 8th Grade Formal will be on sale SOON! The event will be held on Thursday, May 24th at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6pm – 8pm. Cost is $10 per student. Click above for more details.

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Harding Big Blast Fundraiser


Harding Middle School has started a brand-new donation fundraiser to raise money to support the Performing Arts Department and Extended Core classes.  It’s never been easier for you to support our school through Donations!  This fundraiser requires no selling and delivery of products.  Please follow these very simple registration instructions to ask friends and relatives … Read more »

Spring Musical: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.


Harding’s Spring Musical Performance will be held April 19th at 6:00pm in the auditorium. Cost for admission is $1.00. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Kendzora. See you THERE!

8th Grade College Visit to Central College


On April 17th, 8th graders will be going on a college visit to Central College. Students will leave Harding at 9:00am to head to Pella, IA and return at 2:00pm.We are making a small change to the way we gather written permission from parent/guardians for all students. Click above for more information and the link to complete your students electronic permission slips.

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New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Upcoming Events

Apr 23
All City Track Meet at East
Apr 23
A Day
Apr 23
MAP Testing
Apr 24
B Day
Apr 25
A Day

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Spring Athletics

Track practice starts March 5, 2018.  Students need a current physical on file to participate.



Register for Athletics HERESpring Sports: Track & Soccer

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


-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.”