News
October 9th, 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.  For the month of September, we highlighted the “Caring” Learner Profile.  A caring person shows empathy, compassion, … Read more »


October 9th, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, almost 100 kids and staff members, as well as members of the community, participated in the 17th annual International Walk to School Day put on by Pro-Motion Kids and Fuel Up to Play 60! We had a member of the Des Moines Police Department come speak about how to be safe walking … Read more »


August 11th, 2017

Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.


July 31st, 2017

Make sure to register TODAY for the 2017-2018 school year!


July 20th, 2017

Are you ready for 6th grade?? Join us Thursday, July 27th for our free day camp!  You’ll have a chance to get to know your fellow classmates, discover everything you need to know about your new school, and start building some Goodrell pride. Lunch and busing are provided. Pre-registration is required to attend. It runs … Read more »


May 3rd, 2017

8th grade celebration will be held May 30th at 8:30 am in the Goodrell Middle School auditorium.    


April 24th, 2017

8th grade students and families! Harding Middle School has graciously invited DMPS middle school 8th graders to attend their Spring Formal. The dance will be held May 25th from 6-8pm at the Scottish Rite Temple. Tickets will be sold in the GMS library from 7:15-7:35.  They are $10.   Please call or email Ms. Van De … Read more »


March 29th, 2017

Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. As of Aug. 1, 36% of Goodrell students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.


September 4th, 2015

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 »


September 2nd, 2015

Students may enter the school building beginning at 7:10 AM on school days. Classes begin at 7:40 AM promptly. Students are expected to be in class at 7:40 AM. School ends at 2:30 PM (1:00 PM on Wednesdays). Students need to be picked up by 2:45 PM (1:15 PM on Wednesdays) or in the supervision … Read more »