School News

Stellar Students Honored


8th grade students were honored with Stellar Awards for their excellence in academics, athletics, community service and school leadership.  Award winners were escorted to the award ceremony in style with a limousine ride and snacks.  These student leaders are a large part of what makes Weeks Middle School a special place.

Looking towards the future at Career Day


Community businesses, colleges, armed forces personal and Weeks’ alumni spent the day helping our students explore career paths. Students asked questions, explored on-the-job activities and learned what education or training they may need in the future. We thank our community partners for the amazing experience for our students.

We honor our students


Students were proudly inducted into National Junior Honor Society.  Students must maintain excellent grades and serve their community.

Vaccinations Required for All 7th Graders


No shot, No school! Iowa law requires that all students entering 7th grade be vaccinated for meningitis and receive a Tdap (whooping cough) booster. We are asking that all students complete this requirement by the end of March to assure that there is no delay in the start of your child’s 7th grade year. Contact your doctor as soon as possible to make an appointment.

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!

Upcoming Events

Aug 14
School Board Meeting
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 30
Fall Fundraiser Kickoff
Aug 31
Picture Day
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School

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Becoming the Model for Urban Education

Bulletin Board

New School Hours for the 2018-2019 school year

8:30 AM – 3:25 PM

8:30 AM – 2:10PM  Early Out Wednesday

Sports Registration Now Online

Registering a student for athletics?  Click here to access the online registration and payment form.

Tips for Registering your Student

  • Online Registration begins on July 16th.
  • Please log into your parent portals before this date to make sure you can access your portal.
  • Please check you parent portal for any outstanding fees and for 18-19 school year fees.  Fees can be paid online with a credit card.
  • Registration will be August 2nd from 9 AM – 7 PM.  Families who wish to come to the building to register online and get assistance may come this day during the listed hours.
  • Proof of address will need to be provided either in the online registration or brought to the Weeks office.  Acceptable items for proof of address: water bill, electric bill, and mortgage statement.
  • If you are living with someone else you need a notarized letter stating that you are living there, list all family members, address and who you are living with on this letter.  Then you will also need to provide one of the above acceptable items for proof of address of the person you are living with along with the notarized letter.


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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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