School News


October 19th & 27th


We are 9 weeks into our new school year and it is time to check in on your student’s academic progress! Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 17 @ 4-7 pm and October 27 @ 4-7 pm. Your child’s teachers are excited to share your student’s growth and progress. Conferences are great opportunity to partner with our staff to help your student be their best self!

Girl studying.

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.

Students with a STEM activity

Thinking with STEM


Whirlygigs were flying at Weeks! Students thought like engineers to design a helicopter-style whirlygig that would fall to the ground the slowest. The challenge had students thinking and trying new strategies to solve the problem.

Team building activity

Teambuilding during Advisory


The end of the school day is set aside for Advisory and Success Time. During this time, student work on growing their academic and interpersonal skills. Ms. Finken’s advisory was working in teams to problem solve with found materials. The students led the activity and learned valuable lessons in cooperation and communication.

Student eating lunch

School Wide Picnic


Weeks Middle School started the school year off right by soaking up the beautiful weather and enjoying great company during our school-wide picnic. Staff and students ate lunch with one another on our shady front lawn. A great way to begin the new school year!

clock time

New School Start Time!


Beginning this Fall in the new school year Weeks’ start time moves to  7:40am. Also, mark your calendars for special Weeks no school days on January 3, 2017 and March 20th, 2017.

Upcoming Events

Oct 28
No School- School of Rigor Training
Oct 31
Girls Basketball @ Hoyt
Nov 01
East Wrestling @ North HS
Nov 01
Lincoln Wresting @ Johnston MS
Nov 11
Veteran's Day Choral Performance

Weeks Middle School is a

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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