School News

September – Caring Month


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 »

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Walk to School Day


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 »

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Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


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.

Don’t Forget to Register!


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

Success 4 Sixth Grade


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 »

8th Grade Celebration


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

Upcoming Events

Oct 25
Fall Conferences
Oct 26
Fall Conferences
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day

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

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School Hours: 7:40 a.m – 2:40 p.m.
Doors Open: 7:15 a.m
Wednesdays: Early Out @ 1:10 p.m.

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About Goodrell Middle School

3300 E. 29th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

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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..

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