School News


Goodrell Students Remember 9/11


Goodrell students and staff came early to school today to participate in a “Meet Me at the Pole” event to remember the tragic events that occurred 13 years ago today before many of our students were born. Click the image to see more photos of students participating in 9/11 activities today.

Herrera earns grant

Ms. Herrera wins $1,000 grant!


Congratulations to Ms. Herrera, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Spanish teacher on winning the $1,000 award for One Classroom At A Time Award sponsored by ABC Channel 5 and Bankers’ Trust. Ms. Herrera will use the money to support her class with technology or other supplies to help foster deeper learning and more global connections … Read more »


Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing the 4th trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS 8th graders. These students will have an opportunity to spend a week exploring Washington DC during spring break (March 15-19).


NEW 6th Grade Intramural Program


Any 6th grade student can participate in the new intramural program.  Sign up online at  Click this news story for more information.   6th Grade Intramural Schedule Each of these events requires filling out the application either online (the link above) or using the paper application (on the Goodrell activity board) and paying the $10 activity fee.  The … Read more »


Metro Volleyball – 6th Grade Girls


Metro Volleyball is available through the DMPS Community Education Department for any interested 6th Grade girls. Information is available on the Activities board by the GMS gym or on the DMPS Community Education website. The program will on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning on September 3. The cost is $35 per player. Scholarships … Read more »


Student Planners


Anyone who ordered a Student Planner should expect to receive it by the end of the week of August 25. If your student did not order a planner, but would still like to get one, there will be some available.

Upcoming Events

Sep 20
Band Beaverdale Parade
Sep 22
Volleyball Goodrell vs. Brody
Sep 25
Volleyball Goodrell vs. Harding
Sep 27
Volleyball 8th Grade City Tournament
Sep 30
7th and 8th Grade Cross Country Meet

Goodrell is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

Bulletin Board

Next Monday will be the first Goodrell Volleyball home game.  Come cheer on our girls!

Students interested in the 6th grade intramural program should register at by Monday, September 8th if they want to participate in the first session.

The first Goodrell Cross Country meet will be next Tuesday – check the calendar for more information!

Calendar of Events


About Goodrell Middle School


3300 E. 29th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8444 | E:


Goodrell Middle School is a choice school offering programs designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in an ever-changing world. Read more..

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