School News


6th Grade Summer Camp Opportunity


Do you have 6th grade student starting at Weeks next year? Sign up for our Success 4 Sixth Grade one day summer camp and learn all you need to know to transition to middle school. Click on the article for registration forms and more information about this program.


Weeks Competes at City-Wide Track Meet


Students from Weeks and all of Des Moines Public Schools’ middle schools competed at the City-Wide Track & Field Meet on April 25. Beautiful weather and a big crowd of family and friends cheered on the student-athletes. Click the photo to see more images from the event.


Earth Day at Weeks


Students around the school participated in Earth Day themed lessons, activities and guest speakers. Pick up our Earth Day decorated bags at SE 14th Hy-Vee.

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Summer Sports Camps & Clinics


Softball. Bowling. Swimming. Wrestling. Basketball and more. Sports clinics are great opportunities for kids to stay active during the summer and get exposure to sports that interest them. These camps can help our kids grow in their knowledge of the sport as well as develop their athletic skills. Click on the article title for the catalog and registration form or go to to register online.


Calling all future WEB leaders


Now is the time for 7th grade students to submit their applications and recommendations to the WEB committee starting April 7th. WEB (We Everyone Belongs) is an amazing program that helps transition 6th grade students and students new to our school through tours, lunches, and group activities. We are always on the look out for kind, caring and friendly students to be a part of this program. Get your application in!


Get your Tdap vaccine for 7th Grade


As the end of the school year approaches, the time to think about next year is now. Remember to get your 6th grade student ready to enter 7th grade by getting them their required vaccinations. Click the article link to read more about the vaccination requirements for next school year.

Upcoming Events

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 Friday 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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