School News

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.

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.

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

Oct 25
Staff Development – No School
Nov 06
School Board Meeting
Nov 20
School Board Meeting
Nov 21
No School
Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break – No School

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


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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