School News

School Leadership Team Retreat


School Leadership Team members met for a retreat on August 10th to prepare for the school year. They celebrated successes of Weeks students, got to know each other better, and set priority areas for the 2018-19 school year.

LaShone Mosley scans ID on a DART bus.

Student IDs, DART Access to Change


The way students access DART buses is changing beginning in school year 2018-19. When students receive their school IDs this Fall, the badge will have a QR code embedded on it. The QR code will serve as the student’s “ticket” to ride DART. Students will be required to scan the QR code when boarding DART buses. Click on the headline to read more about the change, and the district’s partnership with DART.

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.

Upcoming Events

Aug 21
Weeks Open House 6:00-7:30 PM
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 30
Fall Fundraiser Kickoff
Aug 31
Picture Day
Sep 03
Labor Day – 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 Open House                                

Tuesday, August 21st

6:00 – 7:30 PM     Pick up schedules, bus passes, and meet your teachers


First Day of School

Thursday, August 23rd at 8:30 AM                         Dismissal: 3:25 PM


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


Picture Day:

Friday, August 31st starting at 8:30 AM – All students need pictures taken as this will be used for your student ID for the 19-20 school year.


Fall Fundraiser:

Weeks All-School Fundraiser will begin on Thursday, August 30th and end on Monday, September 10th.  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.

Calendar of Events


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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