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Articles from December 2014

Dubuque Community School District Auction, Sept. 18, 2014

The Dubuque Community School District’s annual surplus auction will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, outside the district’s buildings and grounds office at 2300 Chaney Road. The auction, conducted by Hess & Johnston Auction Service, begins at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.

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Some Pre-school Spots Remain Throughout Dubuque

Additional pre-school spots exist in some Dubuque Community School District Schools as well as in community partners schools, all as part the statewide free four-year-old-preschool program.

For more information, contact the Dubuque Community School District Early Childhood Office at (563)552-5879.

Two-Hour Early Release Today, Monday, August 25

Due to excessive heat build-up in school buildings over the weekend combined with the forecast for dangerous heat-index values early this afternoon, the Dubuque Community School District will operate on a two-hour early release today, August 25, 2014. Read More

New Hempstead High School Volleyball and Cheerleading Head Coaches Named

The Dubuque Community School District has selected the new volleyball and cheerleading coaches for Hempstead High School, pending approval by the Board of Education at its next meeting.

Travis Wills, assistant men’s volleyball coach at Clarke University, will assume the volleyball position and Shawna Auderer, the cheerleading assistant coach for the 2013-14 season, will become the head coach this year. Read More

District Seeks Comment on NCLB Waiver Application

The Dubuque Community School District is collaborating with eight of the largest school districts in Iowa to submit a waiver request to the United States Department of Education from the following requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB): School Choice, Supplemental Education Services (SES), and associated set-aside funds.  Read More

High Schools Name Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Each year, Senior High School and Hempstead High School recognize the graduates who have achieved the highest academic rank in their class. The student with the highest rank is named the class valedictorian and the student with the second-highest rank is named the salutatorian.

For the Hempstead High School Class of 2014, the valedictorian is Jiwei Sun and the salutatorian is Christopher Lee Bechen. This Sunday, Hempstead will graduate 373 students this year at its graduation at 1 p.m. at the Five Flags Center.

For the Senior High School Class of 2014, the valedictorian is Kristen Savary and the salutatorian is Mitchell Steinhauser. Senior will graduate 375 students during its graduation ceremony on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Five Flags Center.

Valedictorians and salutatorians are determined based solely on a student’s grade-point-average as calculated by a weighted mathematical formula.

For more information, contact the DCSD School and Community Relations Office at (563)552-3020.


Hempstead Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

The 2013-14 Dubuque Community School District Teacher of the Year was named at the annual Educators’ Recognition Dinner on May 8, hosted by the school district and the Dubuque Education Association.

Kate Riepe, an English teacher at Hempstead High School, was selected for the honor. Outside of the classroom, she is also a theater director and speech coach at the school.

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Medical Associates Clinic Foundation of Dubuque Supports Local High Schools with $150,000 Grant

Recognizing the importance of continually developing highly skilled healthcare professionals, the Medical Associates Clinic Foundation of Dubuque has provided $150,000 in funding to Dubuque’s three high schools to help further prepare students interested in pursuing education and careers in the field. Hempstead High School, Senior High School and Wahlert High School will each receive $50,000 in total over the next three years to support programming in science and health coursework. Read More