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New 7th- and 12th-Grade Vaccination Requirement for 2017-2018

An administrative rule change by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Bureau of Immunization, REQUIRES MENINGOCOCCAL (A, C, W, Y) VACCINE FOR STUDENTS ENROLLING IN 7TH AND 12TH GRADES STARTING IN THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR in addition to other vaccination requirements.

STUDENTS IN THESE GRADES MUST HAVE A VALID IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE ON FILE TO ATTEND SCHOOL.
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December 2016 Digital Fringe Gallery

The December 2016 edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

‘Midwest Menu’ in Schools,
Oct. 6

The Dubuque Community School District will join school districts across the Midwest in celebrating the third-annual Midwest Menu event on Thursday, Oct. 6. Over 7,000 students in Dubuque and over 500,000 throughout the region will join in the event, which celebrates healthy, regional, and sustainable school meals.

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FBI Internet Safety Presentation, Jan. 7

The Dubuque Community School District will host “Internet Safety for Parents and Community,” presented by a representative from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Washington Middle School Auditorium. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

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‘School Speak’ to Discuss District Finances and Teacher Leadership, Dec. 19

The Dubuque Community School District will host a “School Speak” event at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, at the district’s administrative offices at 2300 Chaney Road.

The forum, designed to provide additional opportunities for conversation between administrators and community members, will include short presentations on district finances and the district’s teacher leadership initiatives.

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Student Artwork Featured in Digital Fringe

The December edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

Hempstead Head Custodian Honored for Sportsmanship

news_tim_martens_sportsmanshipHempstead High School Head Custodian Tim Martens was recognized this week at the Girls’ State Volleyball Tournament for the example of sportsmanship he sets at Hempstead. Congratulations to Tim — and thanks to him for always showing his #MustangPRIDE !

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Hempstead High School Renovation Dedication and Open House, Oct. 3

As a $30 million renovation of Hempstead High School comes to a close, the Dubuque Community School District will host an open house and dedication for the addition on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The event will begin with a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. in the school’s new auditorium, followed by an opportunity for guests to explore the new facilities until noon. The dedication and open house are open to the public and all are invited to attend.

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Hempstead High School Named State’s Best School Recycling Program

Hempstead High School was recently named recipient of the Iowa Award for Excellence in Recycling (Best School Recycling Program) given by the Iowa Recycling Association. Representatives from Hempstead’s Green Team received the award on July 23 at the association’s annual luncheon. The group was nominated for the award by Bev Wagner, education coordinator for the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, who was also named the state’s Recycler of the Year at the event.

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