News
April 27th, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, a group of amazing athletes represented Goodrell in the Special Olympics!  Students and staff lined up inside the building with signs and cheers to give them a proper send off as they did their proud parade through the school while listening to the Olympic theme.  Despite the weather, some great athleticism and spirit was shown all … Read more »


April 18th, 2018

Summer School registration is here!  The program runs June 11 to July 20.  Each day goes from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with lunch from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  There will be NO transportation this year.  Programming will include CultureAll, Global Arts, Community! Youth Concepts, and Youth Chorus.  Click HERE to sign up!


April 2nd, 2018

As we roll on into April, that means it’s time for Iowa Assessments!  Between April 3 and April 14, students will be taking the Iowa Assessments across the DMPS district.  Here at Goodrell, we are testing on Wednesday, April 4 – Friday, April 6 in the morning.  Make sure to get plenty of rest, eat … Read more »


March 20th, 2018

Looking for ways to help you and your 8th grader get ready for high school?  Come check out the Transition Fair!  It will be on Saturday, April 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Central Campus.  Breakfast will be provided.  This is an excellent opportunity to help prepare your student for the future.  Topics include: Family … Read more »


March 8th, 2018

On Wednesday, March 7, staff and students came together to pledge their support to respect all students.  “Spread the Word to End to the Word” is a day of awareness promoted by the Special Olympics.  The campaign is used to encourage respect for individuals with intellectual disabilities by striving to eliminate the use of the “R-word” … Read more »


February 21st, 2018

Family Arts Night will take place on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  It is free and open to the community!  There will be games and activities for the whole family.  A musical performance will immediately follow.  See the flyer before for some more information:


February 14th, 2018

On Monday, February 12, two our teachers and a selection of our Pro-Motion students had the opportunity to present our donation of $687.26 to the USS Iowa Foundation in a ceremony that took place at the State Capitol Building! The money was raised through our community Veteran’s Day Dinner held this past November. The group handed the money … Read more »


February 9th, 2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.


December 22nd, 2017

We spotlighted the issue of attendance this month.  Students with 5 or less tardies during a certain period were rewarded with the ability to participate in various activities including a staff vs. student dodgeball (see some photo highlights below)!  Those that were ineligible listened to different speakers from the business community and students from East … Read more »


December 4th, 2017

Informed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) mission to develop active, compassionate and lifelong learners, the IB programmes foster a distinctive set of attributes. These qualities—embodied in the IB learner profile—prepare IB students to make exceptional contributions on campus.  To continue our spotlight on our different profiles, we are focusing on the reflective learner profile for the … Read more »