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Articles from October 2015


Farm-to-School Month Menus Feature Local Produce

Crisp fall apples. Delicious watermelon. Coleslaw made from fresh local cabbage.

All of the items and more are featured in the Dubuque Community School District’s lunch lineup during Farm-to-School Month – promoting the use of locally sourced produce.

For two weeks, from October 5 through October 16, every school in the district will see one or two food items per week from local suppliers. This is in addition to Prairie Farms milk, which is served every day in the district and comes from farms within 100 miles of Dubuque.

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Hempstead Dedication and Open House Photos

Check out photos below from the October 3 dedication and open house celebrating the $30 million renovation of Hempstead High School.

The $30 million project, which broke ground in May 2013, includes the addition of a 700-seat auditorium, an auxiliary gym with two courts and seating for 450, additional classroom space for music and technology education, a new kiln room in art, new administrative offices and other mechanical and safety enhancements. The project is well ahead of its anticipated January 2016 completion.

View the photos of the dedication