Pride Post

June 2022

Ms. Romo's Report

I would like to take the opportunity to thank our students, families and staff for your work and dedication this school year! Thank you to our students for coming to school, engaging in learning, taking on challenges, and growing as a scholar. Thank you to our families for entrusting us with your student and partnering with as we traversed successes and challenges. Thank you to our staff, you walked in every day to cultivate and provide a safe and rigorous learning experience for our students, and I am thankful to each and every one of you! Thank you!


Lastly, I would like to thank the following staff members who are off to different destinations. Thank you for service to Goodrell!


Richelle Anderson - Special Education Consultant

Lori Bonnstetter - Instructional Coach

Michael Gonzalez - Math

Michelle Griswold - Special Education
Jill Hartung - Counselor

Shea Jones - Science

Ben Krieg - Health

Rick Lewis - Chief Engineer

Shane Lucas - Language Arts

Rachel Ng - Language Arts

Ken Padilla - Sign Language Interpreter

Ben Sebastian - Social Studies

Mike Wintermote - Science


Have a safe, relaxing and fun summer!


Contact Ms. Romo - carrie.romo@dmschools.org

Around the Building...

8th Graders, Forward Ho!

As we wrapped up the year, Thursday, June 2 was our 8th grade celebration day! Families could join our students for different events throughout the day: breakfast, a celebration assembly, lunch on the lawn, and capped it off with an evening grill-out. We will miss all of our students as they move on to high school next year. #AlwaysPartOfThePride

From Our ELL Department...

Our ELL students have had a big month! As we wrap up the school year, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Militello wanted to give some shout outs!


Students who passed the ELPA21 (English Language Proficiency Assessment) and are successfully exiting the ELL program:


6th Grade

Maxine Addy

Noah Nunez


7th Grade

Gabrielle Fadrio


8th Grade

Victoria Hernandez


Students who were the most improved:


6th Grade

John Fadrigo

James Grovier

Illean Mayorga

Esideli Ramirez

Joshua Villarreal

Leslie Urzua-Solano


7th Grade

Jazmin Benitez Iraheta

Fernando Ordonez

Jansen Veliz


8th Grade

Jonathan Aguilar Aguilar

Britney Mendoza

Hser Moo

Lovetee Paul

Ahtziri Petatan-Sanchez

Andres Rivera

Welcome to a Militello Tea Party!

ArtForce + Our ELL Students = AMAZING

Our ELL students and members of ArtForce have been hard at work planning a mural for one of Goodrell's hallways for much of the year. This past month, it finally came time to see their vision come to life! Students put so much of themselves into this work of art. Everyone did an amazing job! Check out the photos below to see more of their progress.

Scarlett Football

East 8th Grade Football sign-ups are open! Go to https://www.scarletfootball.com/ to sign up and get calendar of workouts, camps, and practices.


If you have questions, email Coach Manson, bradley.manson@dmschools.org.

First Day of the 22-23 School Year

Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 8:30am

3300 East 29th Street

Des Moines, IA

From the Offices Of...

Ms. Claytor's Communications

School Advisory Committee is taking a break for the summer. We will see everyone in August!


Contact Mrs. Claytor - sharlene.claytor@dmschools.org

Ms. Charikov's Check-Ins

Have a great summer! Good luck to all of our 8th graders in high school! Looking forward to seeing everyone in the fall!


Contact Ms. Charikov - julie.charikov@dmschools.org

Nurse Bo's Bulletin

A Friendly reminder from the Nurse:


All 7th graders must have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine before school starts in August. If the Nurse has not received documentation that your student has received these immunizations, you will continue to receive reminders throughout the summer. Any 7th grader who has not received their required immunizations will not be able to start school in the fall until they have received those immunizations.


Contact Nurse Bo - bonita.steinhelper@dmschools.org

Mr. Power's Piece

It’s hard to believe the school year is complete, but we’re already looking ahead to August! With the start of school in fall there will also be new opportunities for students to get involved. In the coming weeks, please keep an eye on SchoolCNXT for information about getting registered for sports, opportunities for free sports physicals, and a survey for students to voice their opinion about which clubs and activities we will offer next school year.


Between sports, activities, and clubs, we offered nearly 50 opportunities for students to get involved this year. We are looking to strengthen some of those groups next year, while also adding more options in which students can participate. We had more than 70% of our students involved in a school-based activity this year, so thank you to the students and their families for making the choice to get involved, as well as our coaches, club sponsors, and community partners for providing space for students to gain a sense of belonging in our Goodrell community!


Contact Mr. Power - jared.power@dmschools.org