School News


Spring Break Trip to Washington, DC


Plans are in the works for a trip to Washington, DC as well as historic Philadelphia during the 2016 spring break for DMPS 8th grade and high school students. For interested parents and students, please click the photo to learn more about this fun and educational opportunity including information on costs, application forms, schedules and more.

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!


Enjoy the Labor Day weekend! There is no school on Monday, September 7, 2015. Classes resume on Tuesday, September 8.


Enrichment – What is that?


Enrichment is a class which targets the specific learning needs of students across various subject areas. We use assessment data from classes to determine how students will be placed in Enrichment. Students who are struggling with specific learning standards are placed in Enrichment classes, based on the most current assessment data, to get timely support … Read more »


Parent Volunteers Needed – Popcorn Fridays


We are looking for parent volunteers to support with our monthly Popcorn Fridays. Popcorn Fridays are at the end of the day at student dismissal time (2:30). The dates scheduled for Popcorn Fridays are September 25, October 30, November 20, January 29, February 26, March 25, and April 29. We will only be able to … Read more »


School Hours


Students may enter the school building beginning at 7:10 AM on school days. Classes begin at 7:40 AM promptly. Students are expected to be in class at 7:40 AM. School ends at 2:30 PM (1:00 PM on Wednesdays). Students need to be picked up by 2:45 PM (1:15 PM on Wednesdays) or in the supervision … Read more »

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Metro Girls Volleyball – 5th and 6th Grade Girls


Girls in 5th and 6th Grades have an opportunity to learn and play volleyball with the Metro Girls Volleyball program. The first session will be Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Hiatt Middle School. The cost is $35/student. Registration forms may be picked up at school offices.

Upcoming Events

Oct 07
Walk to School Day
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

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

Bulletin Board

Online Registration is up and running. Feel free to register your child for the 2015-16 school year from the comfort of home.
The online registration process allows parents to submit information and upload relevant documents directly to the district, including immunization records, transcripts and address verification.
There are two ways to register online:

  1. Families new to the district must contact the DMPS Welcome Center by calling 515-242-7371, or visiting 1301 2nd Avenue in Des Moines.
  2. Current DMPS families with parent portal accounts will receive a personalized link through Infinite Campus. Follow the link to verify information and upload relevant documents.

If you do not have a parent portal account through Infinite Campus, or you do not have internet access at home, please contact your school office for information and assistance.

There will be a community on Wednesday, May 20th at 6pm to address concerns surrounding boundary changes, program changes, etc. happening at Goodrell.  Plan to attend in our auditorium.  Letter to GMS Families – Planning and Changes for 2015-16

DMPS has lots of summer camp programs.  For more information check out thee links:

Summer programs:

Online sports camp registration:

Sports Camps paper form:

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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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