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.

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Online Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

Online registration opened July 16th, 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 July 31 from 1pm – 7pm AND August 2nd from 9am-12pm. Click above fore more information!

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DMPS Offers Children Free Summer Meals

For more than 30 years, Des Moines Public Schools has operated a summer food service program, with sites providing free meals to all children 18 years of age or younger. There are a total of 28 meal sites throughout the community planned for the summer of 2018. Harding WILL NOT be a meal site this summer. Please click on the link above for more information and to find a location nearest you.

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Looking for Summer Activities? Check the DMPS Virtual Backpack

We are pleased to welcome you to the virtual backpack for Des Moines Public Schools, our central hub for information about school and community events and information of interest to students and their families. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack and summer programming available.

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Stellar Awards 2018 Celebrate Middle School Success

The 5th annual Stellar Awards began with limo rides and red carpet and ended with honors and recognitions for students from each of our middle schools at DMPS. Held at North High School, the event recognizes students for their success in a variety of categories, from scholar-athletes and musicians to positive peer pressure and community service. Enjoy photos from the special ceremony on the DMPS Flickr page.

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District Wide 8th Grade Formal

Tickets for 8th Grade Formal are on sale NOW! The event will be held on Thursday, May 24th at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6pm – 8pm. Cost is $10 per student. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door the night of the dance. Click above for more details.

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