School News

Washington D.C. Trip 2019


Des Moines Public Schools is excited to offer our 8th annual Washington D.C. 8th grade trip. This trip will take place over Spring Break 2019. We will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 12th at the Callanan Middle School Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend to find out more about … Read more »

Picture Day


Don’t forget: picture day is on Thursday, September 6, 2018!  Either fill out a picture packet or go online HERE to order.  Our order code is 29854BB.  Extra picture packets are available in the office.  Forget to bring your packet on picture day?  You can still order your pictures online anytime after the 6th!  Our … Read more »

Open House 2018-2019


The countdown to the 1st day of school is in the single digits!!  Come join us for Goodrell’s open house!  It will be on Tuesday, August 21 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to: Pick up a schedule Meet your teachers See your classrooms Meet your classmates Purchase a P.E. … Read more »

LaShone Mosley scans ID on a DART bus.

Student IDs, DART Access to Change


The way students access DART buses is changing beginning in school year 2018-19. When students receive their school IDs this Fall, the badge will have a QR code embedded on it. The QR code will serve as the student’s “ticket” to ride DART. Students will be required to scan the QR code when boarding DART buses. Click on the headline to read more about the change, and the district’s partnership with DART.

Registration Reminders


Cheers to the upcoming 2018-2019 school year!  Don’t forget to register!  Registration is a required part of starting the school year.  Looking for information?  Click on our registration page found HERE. Some important dates to remember: Spanish Assistance with Registration: Friday, August 3 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. On-Site Registration Day #1: Monday, August … Read more »

Registration 2018-2019


Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is right around the corner!  You can find everything you need to know on our registration page located HERE!  DMPS online registration opens on Monday, July 16.  Our on-site registration days are Monday, August 6 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 9 from 4:00 p.m. – … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 02
School Board Meeting
Oct 03
International Walk to School Day
Oct 11
Picture Retake Day
Oct 16
School Board Meeting
Oct 25
Staff Development – No School

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Bulletin Board

Daily Information:
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. Doors open @ 8:10 a.m.
Early Out: Every Wednesday @ 2:10 p.m.
School Lunch: Goodrell is a 100% free lunch school.  All students can get a free breakfast and lunch daily.


Homecoming Week Join-In for East HS

  • Monday, September 17 – Character Day (book, movie, genre, anything)
  • Tuesday, September 18 – Twinning Tuesday (find your twin and dress the same)
  • Wednesday, September 19 – Decade Day (pick your favorite decade and dress like it)
  • Thursday, September 20 – Neon Out (wear anything bright)
  • Friday, September 21 – Scarlet Out (wear red & black)

Goodrell Athletics: Click HERE to view upcoming athletic events!

Activities Schedule: Want to know what awesome activities are going on after school?  Click HERE!

IB Newsletter: Check out our monthly newsletter HERE!

Registration: Find all the information you need for registering for the 2018-2019 school here HERE!

School Supply List: Find the 2018-2019 School Supply List HERE!

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About Goodrell Middle School

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

P: 515-242-8444 | E:

New School Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM


Goodrell Middle School is an International Baccalaureate World School – Middle Years Programme, which designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding,  Read more..

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