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New Attendance Area Meetings Scheduled


A committee with parent representatives from Goodrell, Harding and Hoyt middle schools along with East and North high schools developed a proposed change to the current attendance areas for these three middle schools. Meetings for parents are being held on January 14 and 18. Click the headline for more information on the proposal and meetings.

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School House Rock, Jr. Cast


Over 50 Goodrell students came to auditions seeking roles in our first school musical since the spring of 2007.  Thank you to everyone who tried out and congratulations to those who made it.  The complete cast can be found on the drama page of our school website.

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Musical Auditions


Goodrell will be bringing back our tradition of hosting a musical this spring.  Auditions for School House Rock, Jr. will be after school on Monday, November 16th.




Today is Goodrell conferences 3pm-7pm. We will also be having conferences tomorrow 4pm-7pm. Please stop in and see your students teacher as well as the other staff here at Goodrell. What a great opportunity to check in on your students learning and have any question you may have answered! See you soon!


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.

Upcoming Events

Feb 16
School Board Meeting
Mar 01
District Open Enrollment Begins
Mar 03
School Musical
Mar 04
School Musical
Mar 08
School Board Meeting

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

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Mrs. Kockler was nominated for Life Changer of the Year.  Please visit this site to leave some awesome comments about the great work she has been doing at our school.

The Goodrell Musical, School House Rock, Jr., will take the stage on Thursday, March 3rd at 6pm.  Adults are $5 and students will be $3.

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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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