School News

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Important Info for Incoming 7th Graders


Before our incoming 7th and 12th grade students can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.


Conferences Wednesday & Thursday


Join us Wednesday, February 22nd & Thursday, February 23rd from 3:15 to 7:15 for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Help your student end the year strong by conferencing with your student’s teachers and helping your student achieve.


Weeks Hosts South Side ELL Latino Workshop


Weeks Middle School hosted the first South Side ELL Latino Workshop last night. Parents of students at all Lincoln High School feeder schools were invited to attend this informative event. The topics ranged from attendance, behavior, school rules and regulations, and more. Click on the headline to see photos from the workshop on the district’s Flickr page.

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District Science Fair, Here We Come!


Winners of the 6th Weeks Middle School Science Fair were announced during assembly. These amazing students and their Science Fair Experiments will be judged and showcased at the DMPS District Science for the chance to compete for a spot at State Science Fair. Best of luck to all of our entries, we are proud of … Read more »

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Weeks’ 6th Annual Science Fair


2016 Science Fair was a success! Students developed, executed and defended their scientific experiments to the Fair Judges. Amazing and practical experiments were conducted in the Physical Science, Life Science and Earth Science. Winners from the school-wide fair, will move on to compete at our District Science Fair.

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Intellect and Friendship on the Chess Board


Social studies teacher Howard Hewlett coaches students in the Weeks chess club, which is growing strong and now has 50 members. Practices are held in the classroom three times a week, but they also play outside of school through the phone app Chess with Friends. He says the club promotes intellectualism and friendship between students. Click on the headline to see photos.

Upcoming Events

Mar 30
National Junior Honor Society Induction Service
Apr 27
Band Concert
May 04
Orchestra Concert
May 12
8th Grade Dance
May 22
Vocal Concert

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Becoming the Model for Urban 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.

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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