School News


WEB Leaders vs Staff Dodgeball


To celebrate our dedicated 8th grade WEB Leaders, 6th grade students cheered as seven brave staff members took on the entire WEB crew.  It was a hard-won victory, but WEB Leaders came out victorious! Check out photos of the event on our Flickr page.


Winner! Winner! Winner!


Lucky students who purchased a winning raffle ticket raising money for the 8th grade Formal Dance claimed their prize.  In front of the winners’ Advisory classes, students gave teachers awesome new makeovers!  These are pictures you have to see, check them out on our Flickr page.

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Talent Show


Weeks students put on quiet a show Friday evening as our talented students sang and performed for the audience. Click on the article title for winners and the Talent Show line up. Check out pictures from the event on our Flickr page.

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Weeks students qualify for the State Science Fair


Congratulations is in order for the four students from Weeks Middle School who qualified to participate in the State Science Fair competition.  These outstanding presenters competed against other top qualifiers from across the state.  Check out the event pictures on our Flickr page.


All City Music Festival


Weeks Middle School student musicians participated in the All-City Music Festival in March. The performance featured a chorus, band and orchestra. Weeks Band Director Jim Goodwin composed and conducted the finale!

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Hy-Vee & Weeks Cookie Sale


Weeks is teaming up with our generous business partner, Hy-Vee, for a Cookie Sale. Beginning each Saturday, March 29th- April 12th, our staff will be selling cookies at the SE 14th Hy-Vee store as a school fundraiser. Come out to Hy-Vee on the next three Saturdays to support our school!

Upcoming Events

Apr 24
Game Truck Day
May 02
8th Grade Formal
May 07
Career Day
May 28
Term 6 Celebration
Weeks takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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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.

Standards Referenced Grading

There is a new grading policy taking place at many Des Moines Schools.  Weeks is one of the schools piloting the new Standards Referenced Grading.  Weeks hosted a parent meeting about the new grading system on September 10th. To learn more about this new grading system, please visit

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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