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After School Activities Canceled


Due to the forecast for heavy snow later this afternoon and into the evening, all activities after 3:30 PM today at Des Moines Public Schools are cancelled. This applies to all athletic and activity practices, community education classes, and school parent-teacher conferences (conferences will be rescheduled at a later date).


Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback


Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.


Students Partner with Veterans Hospital


Connor Conklin (6th grade) & Caleb Cook (8th grade) sing a duet at the Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Medical Center. Goodrell students sing songs, read books and decorate the hallways for the holidays as part of a partnership between the school and the hospital.

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Order Your Goodrell Gear Online!


Goodrell is partnering with MyLocker, an online custom apparel company, to offer a new source for ordering all types of Goodrell gear.  With this partnership you can customize your Goodrell clothing with different styles of clothing, colors schemes, and personalized names.  Goodrell will receive a portion of every sale back to help the school.  You … Read more »


Kofu Student Exchange Program


 Click here to download the application The student trip to Kofu, Japan, is one of the most enriching educational experiences offered to students in the Des Moines Public Schools. Because of the high interest in this program and the limited number of participants, we use a rigorous process to choose students who will gain the … Read more »


DMPS Evening Activities Cancelled – January 5


Due to the forecast this afternoon and evening (MONDAY, January 5) for snow and low temperatures, all high school athletic events and middle school activities at DMPS are cancelled today. Classes will dismiss at their normal time and the Metro Kids afterschool program will operate as normal. There will be no middle school activities bus. High … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 04
Spring Conferences
Mar 05
Spring Conferences
Mar 07
Hoover Jazz Festival
Mar 13
Spring Recess
Mar 26
Des Moines All City Music Festival

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

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Sport practices run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  

Students interested in the 6th grade intramural program should register at

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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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