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6th Grade Culture Fair


The sixth grade team invites parents and students to enjoy our first annual Culture Fair!  It will be on Tuesday, December 4 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Countries from around the world will be represented and information shared about their culture.  Feel free to check out displays in the cafeteria and library and to ask … Read more »

Students stand in front of Japanese castle.

Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan


The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

Fall 2018 Conferences


Remember that our fall conferences are today! They are from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  It will be an open house format.  Come anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.!  There will be a 15-minute video for everyone to watch that talks about the changes made this year to both Goodrell and the district.  The video can be viewed throughout … Read more »

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Girls’ Volleyball Success


This past Saturday saw Goodrell’s 7th grade girls volleyball A team in the Middle School Tournament held at Roosevelt High School!   The girls were balls of nerves and excitement as they waited to play.  Their first match paired them against Brody, who would eventually go on to be the tournament’s overall winner.  As the day went on, … Read more »

International Walk to School Day


We will be having out 18th annual Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 3!  We will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the corner of 32nd and Guthrie Ave (by Grandview Park).  All Goodrell students, staff, and community members are invited to join us for the 1.3 mile walk!  It’s a tradition emphasizing exercise and safe routes … Read more »

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 »

Upcoming Events

Dec 11
School Board Meeting
Dec 18
Winter 7th/8th Grade Choir Concert
Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed

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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.


Winter Break: There will be no school from Monday, December 24, 2018 – Friday, January 4, 2019.  Offices will be closed during this time.  Classes resume Monday, January 7, 2019.

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

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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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