School News


Teachers & Staff Raise Funds for Family


You may have heard the sad news that one of our students, Nataija Watkins, 11, died with her mother in a car crash last week. Teachers and staff at Weeks have established a fund to help Nataija’s surviving siblings. If you’d like to help with a donation, click on the headline and you’ll be directed to a secure district site where we’ve set up an account.

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Door Decorating Contest


Congratulations goes to Ms. Maharry’s Advisory for their triumph! Weeks students had a friendly advisory competition showing how they live the 8 Keys of Excellence. This month’s key is Speak with Good Purpose where students learn and live speaking kindly and honestly. Click the title to learn more about how Weeks students live the 8 … Read more »


Veterans Day Performance


Weeks Band honored our service men and women by performing patriotic music at the SE 14th HY-Vee during the Veterans Day Breakfast. Afterwards our students ate breakfast and mingled with Des Moines veterans and families. Check out our Flickr page for more pictures of the event.


Hockey Unit gets an exciting start


6th grade students in Mr. Summy’s Physical Education class began their Hockey unit by watching the professionals. Students were invited to watch the Iowa Wild as an exciting introduction to their new unit. Check out pictures from the event on our Flickr page.

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Pennies for Patients


National Junior Honor Society is has begun its annual charity fundraiser. Weeks students will be raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a penny drive. Students and staff will be collecting money, from pennies to dollars, in a friendly competition between Advisories. Please support the efforts of our NJHS and give what you can to this worthy cause!


Tasty Team-up for Weeks!


Buffalo Wild Wings on SE 14th Street is teaming up with Weeks Middle School for a student fundraiser. 10% of your tab will be donated to our school in support of student activities. Bring your TeamMate Card or mention Weeks each time you visit BWW through December 27th and 10% will automatically be donated! Click title to download your TeamMate Card!

Upcoming Events

Dec 01
Orchestra Concert
Dec 03
Band Concert
Dec 07
PTO Meeting
Dec 10
School Science Fair
Dec 23
Winter Break
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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