News
November 13th, 2018

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.


October 16th, 2018

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 »


October 5th, 2018

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 »


September 25th, 2018

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 »


September 12th, 2018

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 »


September 4th, 2018

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 »


August 13th, 2018

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 »


August 3rd, 2018

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.


July 27th, 2018

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 »


July 9th, 2018

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 »