School News

Open House

Open House


Come and visit teachers and staff at our 2014 Open House August 18th from 6-7:30pm!  Tour the school, meet the teachers, pick up your student’s schedule and enjoy a light meal provided by the school.  We hope to see you there!


No Cost Meals Available this Fall at Weeks


Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.

Registration 2014

Registration Time!


Now is the time to register your Weeks student for the upcoming school year!  Starting August 7th from 9am-6pm & August 8th from 9am-1pm bring proof of address and a form of ID to the library.

21st Century summer program

Summer Business Supports Charities


A special grant is allowing students at eight DMPS middle schools to learn the basics of business, and support their community. When Weeks Middle School students decided on a lemonade stand, they had no idea how hard it would be! Luckily, they don’t give up easily. Click on the image to read more.

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8th Grade Recognition Ceremony


Parents, staff and students arrived to our auditorium ready to embark upon a new beginning or as one student speaker put it “our future is now.”  Students were recognized by their teachers for their academic and personal accomplishments while completing their 8th grade year here at Weeks.  A social was held after the ceremony as … Read more »

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Chalk the Walk Celebration


To celebrate excellent academics, students with all proficient grades (3′s and above) were invited to decorate the sidewalks outside of Weeks Middle School.  The sidewalk art students created exhibited school pride, excitement for the beginning of summer and of course quirky middle school fun and jokes.   Check out the pictures on our school Flickr … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 07
Aug 08
Aug 18
Open House
Aug 20
First Day of School
Weeks takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of 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.

Standards Referenced Grading

There is a new grading policy taking place at many Des Moines Schools.  Weeks is one of the schools piloting the new Standards Referenced Grading.  Weeks hosted a parent meeting about the new grading system on September 10th. To learn more about this new grading system, please visit

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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