School News


8th Grade North Football Information


Football camp: Monday, August 15th – Friday, August 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at North High School.  Can you please add this to the calendar, as well as to the ad carousel on the home page? First day of football practice: Monday, August 22nd from 3:30 – 5:30 PM at North High School. Normal … Read more »


2016-2017 School Supply Lists


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Online Registration starts July 5


On July 5, 2016, online registration will open for families currently in the district for the 2016-17 school year. Families new to DMPS should contact the Welcome Center (see below) as soon as possible to To help ensure that schools and students are well prepared for the first day of school, parents are encouraged to register their … Read more »


Des Moines University will give free Physicals for two days.


Every kid deserves a healthy start to the school year! Des Moines University students will conduct free back-to-school physicals under the supervision of licensed clinicians for students in need. Uninsured and underinsured families are encouraged to participate. When: Thursday, July 21 3-7 p.m. Friday, July 22, 1–6 p.m. Where: North High School 501 Holcomb Ave … Read more »

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King’s LeBlanc Named Goodrell Principal


Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce that Peter LeBlanc will be the next principal at Goodrell Middle School, one of the district’s International Baccalaureate World Schools. LeBlanc is well known in the DMPS community. He served as principal of King Elementary School since 2011, where he saw an increase in overall enrollment and English Language Learner students and led efforts that increased attendance and achievement. Click the photo to 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 »

Upcoming Events

Sep 05
Holiday – no school, offices closed
Oct 28
No school – Teacher EQ Development
Nov 23
No school
Nov 24
Holiday – no school, offices closed
Dec 23
Winter Break – no school

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

Bulletin Board

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

P: 515-242-8444 | E:


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..

Greetings Goodrell Middle School community!

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