School News


6th Grade Science Students Have Fun While Learning


6th Grade students in Ms. Heller’s and Mrs. Hubbell’s science classes are enjoying learning about microscopes.  They are beginning a unit on “The Human Body” and are exploring through exciting hands-on investigations.

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Weeks Art Students Showcase Work at Annual Exhibit


Weeks Art students displayed their talents at the Annual DMPS Art Exhibit.


Weeks Jazz Band Rocks!


Weeks Jazz Band students performed at the first ever Middle School Jazz Band Festival on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  Congratulations to Mr. Goodwin and all the members of the Jazz Band!  They did an excellent job and made Weeks proud!  

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2015 Spring Conferences are March 11th and 12th


Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 11th and Thursday, March 12th from 3:15 to 7:15pm.


Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback


Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.


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.

Upcoming Events

Mar 11
Spring Conferences
Mar 12
Spring Conferences
Mar 13
Spring Break
Mar 13
Spring Recess
May 29
Last Day of School
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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