News
February 21st, 2018

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:


February 14th, 2018

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 »


February 9th, 2018

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.


December 22nd, 2017

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 »


December 4th, 2017

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 »


November 21st, 2017

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 »


October 9th, 2017

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.  For the month of September, we highlighted the “Caring” Learner Profile.  A caring person shows empathy, compassion, … Read more »


October 9th, 2017

On Wednesday, October 4, almost 100 kids and staff members, as well as members of the community, participated in the 17th annual International Walk to School Day put on by Pro-Motion Kids and Fuel Up to Play 60! We had a member of the Des Moines Police Department come speak about how to be safe walking … Read more »


August 11th, 2017

Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.


July 31st, 2017

Make sure to register TODAY for the 2017-2018 school year!