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Art Exhibit Highlights Work of First-Grade Students

The Dubuque Community School District and the University of Dubuque are hosting “The Painted Word: An Exhibition of Dubuque First-Grade Students’ Work, Inspired by Eric Carle” now through Friday, January 26, at the Bisignano Art Gallery at the University of Dubuque.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon-5 p.m.


The work, created by area first graders, was all inspired by illustrator and author Eric Carle. Carle is best known for his book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” which sold over 46 million copies.

Prescott Elementary School to Host Annual Soup Luncheon Fundraiser, Dec. 20

Prescott Elementary School will host its annual Soup Luncheon fundraiser on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the school. The event will also feature a silent auction for attendees.

The recommended donation is $15 and tickets can be reserved in person at the school office or by calling the main office at (563)552-4200. Tickets are also available at the door the day of the event.

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Dubuque Middle School Track Meets Postponed, Saturday, April 30

Two Dubuque Community School District middle school track meets scheduled for Saturday, April 30, have been postponed due to the forecast for inclement weather.

The Jefferson Middle School Girls Invitational Track Meet scheduled for 9 a.m. and the Roosevelt Middle School Boys Invitational Track Meet scheduled for 12:30 p.m., both at Dalzell Field, have been postponed.

A make-up date has not been determined.

Business After School:
March 15, 16, 17


High school students have endless career opportunities ahead of them – and many leading industries are represented right here in Dubuque.

But, it’s hard to know what possibilities exist without learning more. That’s where Business After School comes in – a FREE three-day event that creates experiential and work-based learning opportunities for students, educators and teachers in the high-demand job sectors of advanced manufacturing, emergency services, engineering, healthcare, auto/diesel, IT/computer science, hospitality, social/interactive and general business.

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March 15, 16, 17″


New 2016 Kindergarten Kick-Off Event at Dubuque Public Elementary Schools, Feb. 16

A new Dubuque Community School District event will help give families a jump-start on preparing for kindergarten.

The Kindergarten Kick-Off, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, gives families the chance to drop-in between 3:30-6 p.m. at 12 of Dubuque’s public elementary schools. At the event, families will complete initial kindergarten paperwork, receive a packet of paperwork to take with them, and have a chance to meet school staff. As a charter school, Prescott Elementary School will begin kindergarten sign-up during its enrollment period in late February.

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