School News

Spring Break Trip to Washington D.C.


Des Moines Public Schools is excited to offer our 8th annual Washington D.C. 8th grade trip. This trip will take place over Spring Break 2019. We will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 12th at the Callanan Middle School Cafeteria at 6pm. All are welcome to attend to find out more about this … Read more »

School Food Pantry Available at Weeks


For information on the school food pantry at Weeks, please contact Stacy Cornwell, Kelli Luft, Whitney Maclin, or Maribel De Jesus at 242-8449.

Infinite Campus Night


Parents gathered at Weeks on September 6th for a bi-lingual information session on Infinite Campus, the online student reporting system for grades, attendance, and more.

Internet Safety Presentation


Ever wonder what your kids are really doing on their computers, smartphones, and gaming systems? Want to learn ways to protect them and keep them safe? On Thursday, September 13, 6:30-7:30 PM in the Weeks Middle School Auditorium, Iowa State Trooper Rod Larson will present on internet safety. Trooper Larson is an expert in keeping … Read more »

Weeks Administration Team Leads the Way


Leading Weeks Middle School in 2018-19 are administrators Mike Pecina in 7th Grade, Chris Reeves in 8th Grade, Principal Cheryl Modlin, and Jason Snow in 6th Grade.

Welcome Back Means Team Building


Coming back to school means building relationships with each other to create a community of learners. Team building activities in classes take many forms, like moving cups with strings, building marshmallow towers, or creating classroom expectations together, just to name a few.

Upcoming Events

Sep 18
8th Football East v Ames @ Ames MS
Sep 18
8th Football Lincoln v Roosevelt @ Lincoln
Sep 18
School Board Meeting
Sep 24
8th Football East v North and East v Hoover
Sep 25
8th Football Lincoln v Ankeny at Ankeny HS

Weeks Middle School is a

Becoming the Model for Urban Education

Bulletin Board

Dr. Cheryl Modlin, Principal 


Mr. Jason Snow, 6th Grade Administrator


Mr. Michael Pecina, 7th Grade Administrator


Mr. Chris Reeves, 8th Grade Administrator


2018-2019 School Year Information



Weeks School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday                      8:30 AM – 3:25 PM

Wednesday Early Out – Every Wednesday              8:30 AM – 2:10 PM

Free breakfast and lunch is served.

Office Hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM



Fall Fundraiser Orders Are Due:

The Weeks All-School Fundraiser which began on Thursday, August 30th just ended on Monday, September 10th.  All fundraiser orders are due! Fundraiser delivery will be Monday, October 8th at 2:30 PM.  Students will bring orders home unless there is a large order;  parents will need to be present to pick up the order by 3:30 pm.


Fall Parent Conferences:

Weeks Parent Conferences will be Tuesday, October 16, from 4:00 PM to 7:15 PM and Thursday, October 18, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. More information about conferences will be coming soon.


Calendar of Events


About Weeks Middle School

Nathan Weeks Middle School

901 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8449 | E:  

New School Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM


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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