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What's New at Dubuque Community Schools

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.

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2018-2019 Free Four-Year-Old Preschool Registration Begins Monday, Feb. 5

Registration for free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Feb. 5. This includes Dubuque’s 13 public schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.

Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 5. Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. A passport or signed immunization record will be accepted if necessary.

Preschools registration paperwork is available online or in-person at elementary schools.

NOTE: In the event of a weather delay on Monday, Feb. 5, preschool registration will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Free four-year-old preschool is open to students who are four by September 15. For additional registration questions, individuals should contact the site they are interested in registering at.

Space may be limited in some facilities and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for preschool is not based on geography and all sites are open to residents within the Dubuque Community School District.

In addition to spots in Dubuque’s public schools, a variety of community preschool partners also offer free four-year-old preschool.

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is funded by the State of Iowa and facilitated locally by the Dubuque Community School District.

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.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EXHIBIT’S RECEPTION

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.