School News


Middle School: Faster, Higher, Stronger


Hundreds of middle school students gathered at Williams Stadium on Monday evening for the annual DMPS All-City Middle School Track & Field Meet. Great weather led to some great results, and a reminder of the district-wide effort to increase middle school sports and activities. Click the image to read and see more of the competition.


Goodrell’s Katherine Currier Knows Money


Eighth-grader Katherine Currier has been named Iowa’s 2015 Money Smart Kid. Her essay was selected from a statewide pool of 229 essays written by students in grades seven through eleven. As part of winning the financial literacy contest during Money Smart Week, Currier received $1,000 from the Iowa Bankers Association. Click the headline to read an article about her.

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Free Sports Physicals


On Wednesday, May 13th at Downtown Iowa Ortho & Physiotherapy Associates from 5:30-8:30pm free school and sports physicals will be happening.  They are free for all middle and high school athletes.  Register by May 1st to Allison at 515-323-6485.


No Place Like Home at Goodrell Middle School


A lesson in 8th grade geometry at Goodrell Middle School became a hands-on exercise in humanitarianism today. Click the photo to read and see how Goodrell students and East High Ambassadors built a Safe T Home, unique and Iowa-made housing for the survivors of natural disasters.


Students Get Ready for Iowa Assessments


The Iowa Assessments are underway at schools across the state between now and April 10. At Goodrell Middle School, an assembly was held to help students prepare for their tests this week. Teachers performed skits with lessons on how to prepare, relax and focus. Click on the image to see photos from Goodrell’s assembly on our Flickr page.


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.

Upcoming Events

May 04
Choir Concert
May 12
Band Spring Concert
Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 07
Labor Day – No school
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

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

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

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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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