School News

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1st Place in Snow Plow Art Competition


8th grade year-long Art students won 1st place for middle schools in the city-wide snow plow painting contest.  Students designed and painted a snow plow shovel to highlight the city’s efforts to inform and prepare for a snowy winter season.  12 schools submitted their artwork on a snow plow, but Weeks was victorious!   The … Read more »


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the header to learn more and register to play.


Wal-Mart Honors Weeks Teachers


Weeks Middle School was nominated by school community members for the Save 4 School program through Wal-Mart.  The program awards teachers with a Wal-Mart Gift Card to help support the activities in their classrooms.  Twenty Weeks teachers were awarded the gift cards to use in purchasing items and supplies for their classes.


Students take a healthy walk


Today in support of National Walk to School Day, Weeks’ 6th grade science students took a 1 mile walk during class.  Students walked a charted course on the school soccer fields as they collected their qualitative observations for science class.  To see more pictures, click the article to visit our Flickr page.

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Teachers’ wishes are granted


An exciting day for teachers at Weeks as Journey Church fulfilled teacher’s wishlists of classroom supplies from pens and paper to binders and USB flash drives.  With happy smiles on their faces, teachers stocked their classrooms for the school year ahead.


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 24
No School- Teacher Professional Development
Oct 25
Adult English Classes
Oct 27
Girls Basketball @ Weeks
Oct 30
Girls Basketball @ Weeks
Nov 01
Adult English Classes
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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