School News

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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 »

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 »

Upcoming Events

Nov 20
School Board Meeting
Nov 21
No School
Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break – No School
Dec 04
Winter Orchestra Concert
Dec 06
Winter Band Concert

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

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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.


Thanksgiving Break: There will be no school from Wednesday, November 21 – Friday, November 23!   Office will be closed during this time as well.  Classes will resume Monday, November 26.

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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