School News


Veteran’s Day Performance


Weeks’ Chorus students honored our veterans at Hy-Vee by performing patriotic songs for the crowd.  Students put on a wonderful performance and thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice.

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Scholastic Book Fair


The Wednesday & Thursday of Parent-Teacher Conferences visit our Scholastic Book Fair booths in the main entrance hallway.  You can find books and posters of the latest titles for your reader.  Don’t miss the Book Fair!


Weeks Science Teacher wins DMPS Foundation Grant!


Weeks gets an update of new and improved lab materials for Ms.Heller’s 6th grade Science room with the help of a $500 grant from the DMPS Foundation.  The grant money was used to purchase hotplates, thermometers, glass stirring rods, and stopwatches for hands-on lab activities for the Science classrooms.


Adults take in some Iowa history


Parents and students from the Adult English classes took a field trip to the State Historical Building and Museum.  On Saturday, learners toured the museum and learned about the history and culture of Iowa. Check out pictures from the event on our Flickr page!

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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.

Upcoming Events

Nov 24
Student Government Meeting
Nov 24
Basketball @Hoyt
Nov 25
Lincoln Wrestling @ Roosevel
Nov 25
East Wrestling @ East
Nov 26
Thanksgiving Holiday-No 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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