School News


Goodrell Girls Head to Basketball Shootout


The 1st Annual DMPS “Metro Girls Basketball Shootout” gets underway on Saturday, December 13th at 9:00 AM on the campus of East High School. All ten Des Moines middle schools will take to the court in this day-long event. Show your support for these young student-athletes. Click the image for more details about the event.


Mr. Eric Galvin Wins Golden Apple Award


Congratulations to Goodrell Middle School teacher Eric Galvin, winner of the WHO-TV/Allied Insurance Golden Apple Award. Principal Craig Leager says Galvin, a 26-year veteran, is a passionate educator who goes above and beyond to help students succeed academically, emotionally and socially. Click the image to read more.


DMPS Tests Message Systems on Thursday


The safety, security and well-being of our students and staff is always a top priority at Des Moines Public Schools. As Winter draws near, and the possibility of weather-related closings, delays or dismissals become a possibility, we want to make sure people receive such announcements as soon as they are made and delivered. That’s why … Read more »

EQ Day PD - Conceptual Learning through IB - Staff learning

Educator Quality Day


On Friday, October 24, staff participated in professional development activities for Educator Quality (EQ) Day. Most staff at Goodrell Middle School spent the day gaining a deeper understanding of “Conceptual Learning through IB”. This professional development allowed staff to continue working on how we implement the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) at our … Read more »


Danish Gymnastics Flips, Leaps Wow Students


Goodrell Middle School students watched Danish gymnasts perform some pretty incredible flips and leaps! The Gymnastics Performance Team, a touring gymnastics group from Denmark, performed at Grand View University today. Click the image to see why students loved the show.


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the header to learn more and register to play.

Upcoming Events

Dec 19
Conference Wrestling Meet
Dec 22
Winter Recess Dec 22 - Jan 2
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 08
7th Grade Mixer
Jan 08
8th Grade Parent Meeting

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  January 19th will begin our Fitness and Strength Training program.

Boys Swimming-  Any 7th or 8th grade boys interested in swimming for East or North need to have a current physical, $10.00 fee paid to the main office, and a registration form completed (If one has been turned in for another sport this year you do not need to fill out the form again).  More information will follow in December, but you can get those obligations taken care of now.

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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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