School News

Students stand in front of Japanese castle.

Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan


The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

Veterans’ Day Performance


On Friday, November 9th, the Weeks 7th & 8th Grade Choirs, under the direction of Mrs. Gloria Steger, honored our veterans and their families with a performance of patriotic and armed forces songs.

Optimist Luncheon Honors Weeks Students


Congratulations to Alexander Pond and Aayailah Huff who were honored as 2018 Youth Appreciation Award Recipients by the Des Moines Metro Area Optimists. Students from 21 schools in the Des Moines metro area were awarded. Alexander and Aayailah are pictured here with Weeks Principal Dr. Cheryl Modlin.

High School Course Registration


Eighth grade students will begin to request high school courses soon. Counselors from Lincoln and East will be coming to help students register for courses through Infinite Campus’ My Academic Planner (MyAP). Students in Mr. Regan’s Civics classes will be registering October 22th and 23th. Students in Ms. Lothi’s Civics classes will be registering October 29th … Read more »

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.  Linked ( ) is a video to provide a brief overview of the Close UP program that Des Moines partners with to facilitate this trip. If you have questions or … 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.

Upcoming Events

Dec 11
School Board Meeting
Dec 18
7th-8th Grade Wrestling - Lincoln/Dowling @ Johnston
Dec 20
7th-8th Grade Wrestling City Meet
Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed

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Becoming the Model for Urban Education

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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


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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