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8th Grade Supply List


8th grade   □     Flash drive (2GB is fine) □     1 pack of blue, black or red ink pens □     2 Highlighters □     #2 pencils (2 dozen, Ticonderoga is recommended) □     2 boxes of tissue (Kleenex, etc) □     6 Two pocket folders □     3 Composition notebooks- not spirals □     2 packs of lined index cards … Read more »

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7th Grade Supply List


7th grade   □     #2 pencils (2 dozen, Ticonderoga is recommended) □     2 Composition notebooks □     5 Two pocket folders □     2 packs of wide lined notebook paper □     3 glue sticks □     1 small pack of colored computer paper □     2 rolls of paper towels □     1 box of tissue (Kleenex, etc) □     Sketch … Read more »

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6th Grade Supply List


□     Colored pencils □     Flash drive (2GB is fine) □     #2 pencils (2 dozen, Ticonderoga is recommended) □     1 spiral notebooks- 70 sheets □     5 Two pocket folders □     3 pks notebook paper □     2 packs of sticky notes (Post It, etc) □     1” 3 ring binder □     10 subject dividers □     1 Sketch Book … Read more »


2015-16 Open House


Mark your calendars!!! Our Back to School Open House will be on Monday, August 24 from 4:00-6:00 PM. We hope to see you then!


An IB World School – What Does It Mean?


To be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School means that your school has adopted and successfully demonstrated a commitment towards meeting all the standards, practices, and requirements in developing each programme as stipulated by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). By committing to this framework, the school is in turn supported by the IBO to ensure … Read more »


Happy 4th of July!


On behalf of the Goodrell staff, we wish everyone a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend!

Upcoming Events

Aug 07
Aug 12
On-Site Registration for 2015-16
Aug 13
On-Site Registration for 2015-16
Aug 24
2015-16 Open House
Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016

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

Bulletin Board

Online Registration is up and running. Feel free to register your child for the 2015-16 school year from the comfort of home.
The online registration process allows parents to submit information and upload relevant documents directly to the district, including immunization records, transcripts and address verification.
There are two ways to register online:

  1. Families new to the district must contact the DMPS Welcome Center by calling 515-242-7371, or visiting 1301 2nd Avenue in Des Moines.
  2. Current DMPS families with parent portal accounts will receive a personalized link through Infinite Campus. Follow the link to verify information and upload relevant documents.

If you do not have a parent portal account through Infinite Campus, or you do not have internet access at home, please contact your school office for information and assistance.

There will be a community on Wednesday, May 20th at 6pm to address concerns surrounding boundary changes, program changes, etc. happening at Goodrell.  Plan to attend in our auditorium.  Letter to GMS Families – Planning and Changes for 2015-16

DMPS has lots of summer camp programs.  For more information check out thee links:

Summer programs:

Online sports camp registration:

Sports Camps paper form:

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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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