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Autumn 2021

Ms. Romo's Report

See you at our event on December 16th!

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Around the Building...

From the ELL Department

Pictured are some ELL students celebrating with Mrs. Militello after they completed a unit discussing Social Justice issues and activists. Their work is displayed on the back wall.

Winter Choir Concert

Thursday, Dec. 16th, 4:30pm

3300 East 29th Street

Des Moines, IA

The concert will be in the Goodrell Auditorium. Admission is FREE to everyone!

Family Math Night

Join us for an evening of mathematical fun on Thursday, December 16th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (directly following the choral concert)! Take home two different math games to play as a family, learn how guardians can best support your mathematician at home, engage with community partners, learn about some amazing opportunities happening at Goodrell, enjoy a light supper, and stop by our winter wonderland and pick from gently used items for loved ones this holiday season.

Door prizes and tons of fun included!

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Goodrell Family, Friends, & Teachers Together (GFT)

We'll see everyone in January!

If you have any questions about the origanization, please feel free to contact Sharlene Claytor at or call 515-242-7569.

From the Offices Of...

Ms. Claytor's Communications

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Ms. Charikov's Check-Ins

Counselor for Last Names M-Z

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Ms. Hartung's Happenings

Counselor for Last Names A-L

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Nurse Bo's Bulletin

Did You Know?

Children 5-11 as well as children 12 and older are eligible to receive the Covid Vaccine. With new variants emerging and colder weather here to stay, vaccination for both Covid 19 and Flu are encouraged. Both vaccines can be obtained through your provider or pharmacy. Please schedule an appointment today.

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Mr. Power's Piece

The past couple of months have been a busy time for activities at Goodrell Middle School. In the middle of October, the first season of winter sports started with wrestlers hitting the mat, girls basketball taking the court, and the cheer team being there to support both teams. They have competed at many events and still have competitions left on the schedule.

The wrestlers still have a few meets left, including the City Meet at North HS on December 17th. There are four girls basketball games left and their season ends on December 14th, and the cheer team will be at the final home basketball games and the City Meet for wrestling.

As we near Winter Break and head into the new year and second semester, boys basketball will start January 3rd, track & field will start at the beginning of March, and soccer will kick off in the middle of April. All students participating in sports are required to have a sports physical on file with our school nurse, so please contact me if you need help getting an appointment at a doctor to complete this.

Students are more engaged with school if they feel a sense of belonging, and that often comes in the form of joining a team or club. As an activities department across the district, we have building goals tied to the school board’s goals that we are trying to meet for participation. Overall we are striving for 70% participation in our school, and at least 65% participation rates for 6th and 8th grade. Currently we are at 51% overall participation for the year in school-based activities such as sports, music, and clubs.

While our sports teams are often limited to 7th and 8th grade, we offer a variety of clubs each week open to all grade levels with the hopes that our 6th grade students will find an area of interest and join a club. Our current 6th grade participation number is 46%, so we have quite a ways to go before we hit our goal. We will be making a big push to get our 6th grade students to join a club after the new year. A list of clubs can be found at this link ( with information about what days each one meets and for how long.

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