School News

Transition Fair


Looking for ways to help you and your 8th grader get ready for high school?  Come check out the Transition Fair!  It will be on Saturday, April 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Central Campus.  Breakfast will be provided.  This is an excellent opportunity to help prepare your student for the future.  Topics include: Family … Read more »

Pledge for Respect


On Wednesday, March 7, staff and students came together to pledge their support to respect all students.  “Spread the Word to End to the Word” is a day of awareness promoted by the Special Olympics.  The campaign is used to encourage respect for individuals with intellectual disabilities by striving to eliminate the use of the “R-word” … Read more »

Family Arts Night


Family Arts Night will take place on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  It is free and open to the community!  There will be games and activities for the whole family.  A musical performance will immediately follow.  See the flyer before for some more information:

USS Iowa Donation Day


On Monday, February 12, two our teachers and a selection of our Pro-Motion students had the opportunity to present our donation of $687.26 to the USS Iowa Foundation in a ceremony that took place at the State Capitol Building! The money was raised through our community Veteran’s Day Dinner held this past November. The group handed the money … Read more »

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New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Attendance, Dodgeball, & Students, Oh My!


We spotlighted the issue of attendance this month.  Students with 5 or less tardies during a certain period were rewarded with the ability to participate in various activities including a staff vs. student dodgeball (see some photo highlights below)!  Those that were ineligible listened to different speakers from the business community and students from East … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
Apr 03
School Board Meeting
Apr 11
Kindergarten Sign-Up
Apr 17
School Board Meeting
May 01
School Board Meeting

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


Welcome Back, Students & Staff!

No school on Friday, March 30 due to a Staff Professional Development Day.

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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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