School News

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 »

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Months of Reflection


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.  To continue our spotlight on our different profiles, we are focusing on the reflective learner profile for the … Read more »

Veteran’s Day


During Veteran’s Day week, students and staff at Goodrell had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. On Wednesday, students and staff moved through different stations giving information on Veteran’s Day, the USS Iowa, and even how to properly fold a flag. Student Ambassadors from East joined us during the rotations. We ended … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Feb 27
Family Arts Night
Mar 01
Stomp Out Hate Dance
Mar 06
Spring School Play
Mar 09
Spring Recess – No School
Mar 20
School Board Meeting

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

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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.


Spring Break will begin Monday, March 12 until Friday, March 16.  There will be no school on Friday, March 9.  Classes will resume Monday, March 19.

Goodrell Athletics: Click HERE to view upcoming athletic events!

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

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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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