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ALERT: No School at Dubuque Senior High TOMORROW (Friday, Feb. 23)

Late this evening, there have been widespread reports on social media regarding an alleged threat of a possible shooting at Dubuque Senior High School on Friday. Within the last 90 minutes, the district and the Dubuque Police Department have been in close communication.

While we have no credible information suggesting an actual threat exists, we are unable to completely rule it out. Because of this, the district has made the decision to cancel classes at Dubuque Senior High School on Friday, Feb. 23, out of an abundance of caution.

As a district, we take any potential threat to our schools seriously. In this case, because we are unable to completely rule out any threat, we believe cancelling classes Friday is the most appropriate course of action.

We will continue to investigate this situation with the Dubuque Police Department until it is resolved. If it was determined a false threat was made, the district will pursue further action on the individuals responsible.

Conferences/Activities Postponed for Tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 20)

Due to flooding and anticipated freezing on area roadways, the following district activities are impacted for today, Tuesday, Feb. 20.

  • Conference scheduled for tonight at Dubuque Senior High School and Sageville Elementary School are postponed. Schools will contact families directly about rescheduling.
  • All middle school sports and activities for tonight are canceled.
  • The Hempstead varsity girls basketball regional final vs. Cedar Falls scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.
  • The Prescott Elementary School STEAM Club meeting scheduled for after school today is canceled.
  • The Honor Choir rehearsal scheduled for today at Irving Elementary School is canceled.

NOTE: The district received word that the City of Dubuque Leisure Services basketball and after-school programs will be held as scheduled.

Thursday, Feb. 8:
Parent-Teacher Conferences Canceled and No After-School Activities

Due to the impending winter storm, the following activities and events are canceled for this evening, Thursday, Feb. 8:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences at Audubon, Bryant, Irving, Kennedy, Marshall and Sageville Elementary Schools, as well as Roosevelt Middle School and Dubuque Senior High School are canceled for this evening. THESE SCHOOLS WILL CONTACT FAMILIES DIRECTLY ABOUT RESCHEDULING.
  • There will be no after-school events and activities today in the district (with the exception of a few high school practices immediately after school. Those coaches will contact students directly).
  • The Hempstead High School girls and boys sophomore/junior varsity basketball double-header is postponed until Monday, Feb. 12, at Hempstead.
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Winter 2018 Online Student Art Gallery

The winter 2017 Online Student Art Gallery is now live featuring art from the district’s high school students!

View the 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.