School News


Tutoring Sign Up at Weeks Middle School


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

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Happy New Year!


A new year is a time for reflecting on our past year and making new resolutions.  We hope you have a safe and joyful start to the new year.  Remember that classes resume on January 5th at 7:45am.  We can’t wait to see you back at school!

DMU & Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success students partner with DMU


Weeks Middle School Pathways to Success students had the opportunity to visit Des Moines University and meet with DMU mentors.  The students visited the workspace of their mentors and learned about the diagnostic equipment used by doctors.  Click the article title to read more and check out out the event pictures on our Flickr page.


Weeks’ Science Fair


Weeks held its annual Science Fair competition, but this time we pulled all of the stops as this year the competition was school-wide.  Every science student in grades 6th through 8th designed, developed and executed research or a an experiment.  Students and staff all pitched in to make this large event a huge success. See … Read more »


Weeks Girls Head to Basketball Shootout


The 1st Annual DMPS “Metro Girls Basketball Shootout” gets underway on Saturday, December 13th at 9:00 AM on the campus of East High School. All ten Des Moines middle schools will take to the court in this day-long event. Show your support for these young student-athletes. Click the image for more details about the event.


Music is in the air…


Weeks had a whirlwind of excellent instrumental performances as the Weeks Band and Orchestra performed in a Fall concert.  The students performed an array of seasonal pieces for parents, staff and students.  See more pictures of the concerts on our Flikr page.

Upcoming Events

Feb 12
7th grade Dance
Mar 11
Spring Conferences
Mar 12
Spring Conferences
Mar 13
Spring Break
Mar 13
Spring Recess
Weeks takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Success Time Schedule

Every Monday and Thursday Weeks has a period in the daily schedule called Success Time.  This time is set aside for students to work on building essential skills, enrichment and test retakes or assignment make-ups.  Students may be invited by their teachers to attend a specific Success Time session, or students may choose they help or session they need.  Click here to see the online Success Time Schedule.

Adult English Classes

Weeks is offering English Classes for Adults on Saturdays from 9-11:30 am.  Adults: English classes offered for the Beginning and Early Intermediate levels in addition of community field trips and points of interest.  Students in grades 5th-10thwill participate in Enrichment Activities with field trips to community points of interest.  For more information see our parents page or  contact ELL office at (515) 242-7691.

Sports Registration Now Online

Registering a student for athletics?  Click here to access the online registration and payment form.

PTO Information

Parents!  Get involved with the PTO and be a part of your student’s school life!  Under the Parent tab on the menu bar above, you will find the PTO folder with recent monthly newsletters, contact information for PTO officers, volunteer opportunities and  other information just for our Weeks families!  The perfect way to stay in touch with school activities! Meetings are held the first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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About Weeks Middle School

Nathan Weeks Middle School

901 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8449 | E:  


The Vision of Weeks Middle School: The staff at WMS will guide and instruct all students to help facilitate their successful journey to higher education.


We will meet your child’s needs; accelerating them as needed and supporting them as needed.

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