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Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students


Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. Currently, 36% of Goodrell’s incoming 7th grade students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.


Goodrell performs Aladdin Kids


Goodrell’s production of Aladdin Kids will be performed tomorrow, May 23rd at 6:30pm and on Wednesday, May 24th at 1:30pm. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children. Hope to see you there!


8th Grade Celebration


8th grade celebration will be held May 30th at 8:30 am in the Goodrell Middle School auditorium.   Students are welcome to go home with parents after the Celebration.    


Dance Dance Dance


8th grade students and families! Harding Middle School has graciously invited DMPS middle school 8th graders to attend their Spring Formal. The dance will be held May 25th from 6-8pm at the Scottish Rite Temple. Tickets will be sold in the GMS library from 7:15-7:35.  They are $10.   Please call or email Ms. Van De … Read more »


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 »


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 »

Upcoming Events

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

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Goodrell students will be performing Disney’s Aladdin Kids in May. The dates for the show will be
• Tuesday, May 23rd – 6:30pm
• Wednesday, May 24th – 1:30pm

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About Goodrell Middle School


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

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Goodrell Middle School is an International Baccalaureate World School – Middle Years Programme, which 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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