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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.

Thursday, January 11, Activities Postponed

Due to inclement weather, the following activities and events are postponed for today, Thursday, January 11.

  • There will be no middle school practices today.
  • The Dubuque Senior High School wrestling meet at Iowa City has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25.
  • The Hempstead High School wrestling meet at Iowa City has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25.
  • Dubuque Senior High School freshman basketball versus Wahlert Catholic has both been postponed. A new date will be announced when it is determined.

Dubuque Senior Athletic Director Receives National Distinguished Service Award

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Brent Cook, assistant principal for activities/athletics at Dubuque Senior High School

Brent Cook, assistant principal for activities/athletics at Dubuque Senior High School, was named one of 11 national recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

The award was presented on December 12 in Phoenix, Arizona, during the banquet at the 48th annual National Athletic Directors Conference conducted jointly by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the NIAAA.
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