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State Law requires 9th Grade students to have a Dental Exam to register for school.  So a DMPS partner, the Smile Squad, comes to the rescue.  All 8th Grade students will receive a free non-invasive dental exam during school hours. Click on the article to learn more.

Students Take the Pledge to End the “R” Word


Students and staff at Weeks Middle School took the pledge to never use the “R” word again. Our Structured Learning Class lead the way with sponsoring and hosting this event. Students of all abilities wore T-shirts and signed a banner to make a promise to think before they speak.

Students shine at Art Competition


Five Weeks students earned high marks at the Emerging Excellent Art Showcase. The artwork entered by our amazing and talented artists received Advanced or Level 1 ratings (the highest scores you can get)! We are so proud of our artists!

Storm Chaser comes to Weeks


KCCI Meteorologist, Jason Sydejko spoke to our 6th grade students about how meteorologists predict future storms and his job as a meteorologist.  Science classrooms have just finished a unit on Natural Disasters and the technologies scientists use to predict them.  The 6th graders also had a chance to look at data to predict natural hazards that were occurring.

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New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Health Fair Resources/Feria de Recursos de Salud


Friday, Janaury 26th from 5-7PM, Des Moines Public Schools invites our South Side families to join members of the health care community in a night of fun and information. We invite you to join this specially designed event for all of the ELL Hispanic families from the South Side of Des Moines.

Upcoming Events

Mar 23
State Science Fair
Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
Apr 03
School Board Meeting
Apr 11
Kindergarten Sign-Up
Apr 12
NJHS Induction Ceremony

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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.

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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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