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Thank you Dubuque Racing Association!

Dubuque Racing Association LogoThe Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) has been a longtime supporter of education in the Dubuque Community. At last month’s School Board Meeting, representatives from the DRA shared a recap of support to the board. The district was presented with a check for $120,000 in funding for this year and the DRA also highlighted the $3,452,835 since the DRA’s inception.

We are grateful to the Dubuque Racing Association for its ongoing support of Dubuque students.

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The DRA also regularly supports organizations that partner with the district. For example, last year, the DRA provided funding for transportation to and from the district’s Summer Academy, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

Prescott Elementary School Charter Data

As part of Prescott Elementary School’s charter renewal process, the Prescott Advisory Council and the Dubuque Community School District Board of Education requested a review of data relative to Prescott and in comparison to schools in the district with similar demographics.

View the data compilation here

On December 11, the School Board will host a public hearing on renewal of the charter, with the board expected to take action at its January 8 meeting.

Washington Middle School Named National Finalist in KIND Schools Challenge

George Washington Middle School was recently named one of 10 national finalists in the KIND Schools Challenge, which invites middle- and high-school students nationwide to submit project ideas for making their school community kinder and more inclusive.

The team from Washington Middle School was selected as one of 10 finalists out of more than 190 applications from 28 states and Washington, DC.

Students on the Washington team aim to empower their peers to perform and spot small acts of kindness. As part of their project, they will hand out Kindness Cards to students who do a kind act along with an explanation on how and when to pass their cards on. The goal is to encourage students to think before speaking and acting in ways that are unkind.

The challenge is hosted by Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the KIND Foundation, a philanthropic entity started by KIND Healthy Snacks.

Up Close: Jim Metcalf

Up Close introduces us to the amazing individuals that make up the Dubuque Community School District. In this edition, meet bus driver Jim Metcalf, who retired on November 14 at 55 years of service to the district.

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Break-Out: An Introduction to Viruses

A series of locks were all that stood between Hempstead High School biology students and the antidote to zombie virus unleashed by an evil doctor. (Fictionally, of course!)

The antidote sat in an unassuming series of locked boxes in the classroom. The students’ goal? Work together to uncover the clues about viruses that led them to unlocking the antidote.
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Up Close: Chris Burke

Up Close introduces us to the amazing individuals that make up the Dubuque Community School District. In this edition, meet Roosevelt Middle School teacher, and current District Teacher of the Year, Chris Burke!

Seventh-grade football cancelled, Oct. 10, 2017

Seventh-grade football games in the Dubuque Community School District are cancelled for today, Tuesday, October 10, due to inclement weather. This includes the game at Roosevelt Middle School versus Mazzuchelli Middle School, as well as the game at Washington Middle School versus Drexler Middle/Intermediate School.

ALERT: Two-Hour Early Release TODAY, Monday, Sept. 25

All Dubuque Schools (public and parochial) will release two-hours early TODAY, Monday, Sept. 25, due to excessive heat build-up in schools over the weekend and the forecast for continued heat throughout the day.

All district-run afternoon preschool is cancelled.