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School School Fun


Students at Goodrell’s 21st Century Community Learner Center’s summer school program have been having fun while learning about great topics.  Here they are pictured working on balloon powered cars with our CYC partners.


Back-to-School Health Fair at East on July 26


East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.


Goodrell Assembly Shows Imagination


Goodrell Middle School students finished the school year with a terrific display of talent and imagination. A last-day-of-school assembly featured games, performances and a glow show. We wish the very best of luck to our departing 8th graders and retiring staff. Everyone have a great summer! Click on the image for more photos of the assembly.


School’s Out for Summer


Students and staff had some fun activities planned including teacher acts, grade level games and then some sporting competitions to end the year.   Pictured are Stacey Kimberlin, Joshua Brown, Wendy Gibb and Bill Flesch after their performance of “School’s Out” during an all school assembly.

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Goodrell Soccer Ends Season


Thank you to the Goodrell students who played soccer this year and their families.  We had some fun times playing and learning together!


7th Grade International Fair


7th graders were able to show off their learning of various cultures from around the world during their 7th grade global studies classes by presenting an international fair to family, other students and the staff of Goodrell.  

Upcoming Events

Aug 01
SUCCESS Transition Program
Aug 04
Aug 06
Aug 09
Back to School Night
Aug 20
First Day of School

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

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Scarlet Football — A Message From: Greg Schoon Head Football Coach East High
Scarlet Club Football : Sign-ups for 3rd – 7th grade (fall 2014) youth tackle football are Tuesday July 15th between 6-7 pm at the Iowa Hall of Pride 330 Park Street .  No prior experience needed.  Practices start in August; games are September and October on Sundays against other DMPS and greater Des Moines schools.

Registration fee of $145 includes all equipment except cleats.  Scholarships are available.

Coaches are certified through USA/NFL testing and are submitted through a background check.

Contact Craig Scott with questions.  Visit and like

Incoming 6th graders contact Larry Johnson to register for the SUCCESS transition program that will be held on August 1st.

Goodrell Middle School is an free meal site until July 18th. Anyone under 18 is able to come to Goodrell between 9-9:30am to receive breakfast or 12:30-1:15pm for lunch.

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About Goodrell Middle School


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

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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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