School News

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Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students

5/30/2017

Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. Currently, 36% of Weeks’s incoming 7th grade students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

School Supply Lists are Here!

7/14/2017

Get ready for back to school with this year’s school supply lists. Click on the article or the Parent’s tab to view the lists.

Food. Fun. Festivities.

5/1/2017

World Food Festival and Education Presentation on May 2nd from 4-7 pm hosted by Dream 2 Teach. Students will make presentations and sell food from around the world. The event raises money for school supplies for schools in their home countries. Make a plan to bring your family to the Fair and donate to event … Read more »

Artists excel in Emerging Excellence Competition

4/24/2017

Weeks’ artists participated in an art event called Emerging Excellence this last Saturday down in Indianola. They met with jurors and discussed their artistic process where they were rated on their skills.  Each artist received ribbons or medals for their work with both Level 1 & Level 2 ratings! Congratulations to our winning artists!

Weeks’ Poetry Slam

4/21/2017

Our Weeks Poetic Warriors put on an excellent performance of their creative and moving poetry! Groups and individuals bravely performed their poetry in front of family and peers. Original poetry topics ranged from social justice and bullying to the fun of writer’s block and clever haikus. We are proud of our Weeks Poet Warriors!

Local artists visit Weeks

3/29/2017

A ceramic artist was a guest speaker in Ms. Wenck’s Weeks’ Art classroom, bring the tools of the trade and a ton of inspiration! Students kick off their Clay Studio Unit and hope to raise money for a classroom pottery wheel. If you wish to donate or share our fundraiser, click to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Aug 01
School Board Meeting
Aug 03
Registration
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 21
Open House
Aug 23
First Day of School

Weeks Middle School is a
SCHOOL FOR RIGOR

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: weeks@dmschools.org  

 

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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