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District and Dubuque Area Swimmin’ Hurricanes (DASH) Announce Planned Pool Partnership

The Dubuque Community School District and the Dubuque Area Swimmin’ Hurricanes (DASH) will join forces to expand the district’s newly planned competition pool while providing a new home to DASH swimmers. The intent to partner was announced at the September 11 meeting of the district’s Facilities and Support Services Committee of the Board of Education.

The proposed partnership would provide DASH with a 25-year rental of the pool during non-district times in exchange for $1 million to cover the cost of expanding the pool’s footprint to 75 feet. In order for the partnership to move forward, DASH intends to raise its funding commitment through philanthropic support from its members and swimming supporters in the community prior to construction bidding of the project. A formal agreement for the partnership will be presented to the Board of Education for approval at an upcoming meeting. The district’s new pool is currently in the design phase, with total project completion anticipated in fall 2019. Read More

Senior Renovation Breaks Ground

A $30 million renovation of Dubuque Senior High School broke ground on August 9, officially kicking off the two-year renovation that will add a new main entrance, administrative offices, student commons, cafeteria, gymnasium and classroom addition to the school.

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2015-2016 School Calendar Approved

The Dubuque Community School District Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 school calendar at its meeting on March 9.

The first full day of school is scheduled for September 1, with orientation programs being held on August 31. The last day of classes is scheduled for Friday, June 3, and high school graduation is scheduled for Sunday, June 5.

View the full 2015-2016 calendar

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Bryant Elementary School facade to be rejuvenated through donation

It can be said that schools are the window to the future. For one area couple, a passion for historical preservation and community vibrancy will enhance the windows at Bryant Elementary School – literally.

Through a donation to the Dubuque Community School District, John and Alice Butler will fund the replacement and renovation of windows and doors at Bryant Elementary School to return them to their appropriate historic style. In addition, the project will include new historical exterior lighting at the school. Cost of the project, and amount of the donation, is $780,000.

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