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Articles from December 2016

NEWS kindergarten candidates

The results are in…

…and Cathy Cat is the winner!NEWS kindergarten voting

Kindergartners from Carver Elementary School participated in their own election today — voting for their favorite pet.

Complete with a platform of issues, each candidate presented their case and students headed to the polls. Just like at real polling places, the students signed in (which is good writing practice!) and verified their address (another important thing to know!).

Then, they headed to the voting booth to cast their ballot. Today, these young students learned a lesson about our democracy and reinforced skills they are learning each day. In the end, everyone was a winner!

Digital Fringe Artwork

Student Artwork Featured in Digital Fringe

The October 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.

News helicopter hoover

Excitement Lands at Hoover Elementary School

Dubuque Fire Engine 502 visits Hoover Elementary SchoolWhile yellow school buses are common, it’s not everyday a helicopter lands at school.

On Friday, Oct. 28, Mercy Medical Center – Dubuque’s AirCare 3 helicopter landed at Hoover Elementary School to the delight of students. The flight crew then talked to students about the helicopter and their work, with students having an opportunity to sit in the helicopter.Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque AirCare3 Visits Hoover Elementary School

The aircraft joined Engine Company 502 from the Dubuque Fire Department, which provided fire safety information and vehicle tours to students.

Thanks to both Mercy Medical Center and the Dubuque Fire Department for an exciting morning at Hoover!


‘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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District-wide Update 1 (2016-2017)

Check out this year’s first District-wide Update! This edition features Sageville Teacher Ann Johnson receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, District schools participate in the Farm-to-School Crawl, elementary students try out instruments for the first time, and a PPEL thank you!

Dubuque Community Schools Television Channel Moves to 117-6

Looking for the Dubuque Community School District Channel on the Mediacom cable system? We’ve moved! You can now find us on digital channel 117-6 (or analog channel 16). Tune in to watch live School Board meetings and a host of other district programming.