School News

Pennies for Pasta

Pennies for Patients


National Junior Honor Society is has begun its annual charity fundraiser. Weeks students will be raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a penny drive. Students and staff will be collecting money, from pennies to dollars, in a friendly competition between Advisories. Please support the efforts of our NJHS and give what you can to this worthy cause!


Tasty Team-up for Weeks!


Buffalo Wild Wings on SE 14th Street is teaming up with Weeks Middle School for a student fundraiser. 10% of your tab will be donated to our school in support of student activities. Bring your TeamMate Card or mention Weeks each time you visit BWW through December 27th and 10% will automatically be donated! Click title to download your TeamMate Card!


Smile! for the yearbook…again


Picture Retakes will be on October 9th. Bring your picture packet with you and smile again!


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


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 28 Title I schools, including Weeks, in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, simply click the headline.


Spring Break Trip to Washington, DC


Plans are in the works for a trip to Washington, DC as well as historic Philadelphia during the 2016 spring break for DMPS 8th grade and high school students. For interested parents and students, please click the photo to learn more about this fun and educational opportunity including information on costs, application forms, schedules and more.

2015 College Career Day

Weeks Students Look Ahead to College, Career


Weeks Middle School students looked into their futures this week during the annual Career Day and College Fair. Students listened to presentations from businesses ranging from from La’ James International to the Animal Rescue League. They were also able to talk to representatives from visiting colleges. To see more photos, click on the image.

Upcoming Events

Oct 13
8th Volleyball @Weeks
Oct 13
East A @ Urbandale MS
Oct 13
Lincoln A v Hoover
Oct 13
East B @ Urbandale MS
Oct 13
Lincoln B v Roosevelt
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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