School News


Poetry Slam


Another amazing Poetry Slam by Mr.Brightman’s Writing class students. These artists wrote and performed moving, emotional and thought-provoking poetry pieces that had the audience in a standing ovation! These brave students bared their thoughts and souls on stage in front of peers and parents. We are so proud of our Weeks Poetry Warriors!


Welcome new members!


Weeks’ National Junior Honor Society inducted new members into this exceptional club! The ceremony was highlighted with a former Weeks student and current medical doctor as the keynote speaker. We are so proud of our honor students and what NJHS brings to our school. Go NJHS Wildcats!


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.


Weeks’ Got Talent


Amazing performances from our 6th and 7th grade Talent Show contestants! Talent show acts included vocal and instrumental musical performances and even a comedy act! Check out pictures from the event on our Flickr page.


Spring is in bloom!


Weeks’ garden is starting to bloom again this year thanks to the continuing sponsorship of our business Hy-Vee. Each year our Structured Learning classroom students grow flowers and vegetables to learn about healthy eating choices. This is the third year Hy-Vee has supported our awesome garden!


Riding in style…


Top earners for this year’s fundraiser won a ride in a limousine! The lucky winners toured the SouthSide’s attractions while jamming to their favorite songs and enjoying refreshments. Check out pictures from event on our Flickr page.

Upcoming Events

Apr 30
Lincoln Show Choir Performance
May 04
7th grade Gear Up College Tours
May 08
8th grade Dance
May 29
8th Grade Commencement Ceremony
Jun 01
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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