School News

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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.


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

Dec 08
School Board Meeting
Dec 23
Winter Break Begins
Jan 04
First Day back from Winter Break
Jan 05
School Board Meeting
Jan 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No school

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

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Cooking club and Horse Club will start up in January, talk to Mr. Houser, Mrs. Schlenker, or Mrs. Friest to sign up.

Healthy Choices Entertainment Book Fundraiser has been extended 2 more weeks through Friday, December 11th.  We need as much participation as we can, in order, to purchase the gladiator walls.  This will make a great gift this Holiday season.

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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 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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