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Articles from March 2016

‘Sole Hope’ Service Activity at Lincoln Elementary, April 2

Lincoln Elementary School will host a ‘Sole Hope’ service activity on Saturday, April 2, from 9-11 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium. At the event, participants will begin the process of making shoes for children in Uganda, with the goal of reducing the incidence of chigger bites when the children are barefoot.

Members of the Dubuque community are invited to participate and can RSVP by calling Lincoln Elementary School at (563)552-4050. A $10 donation is requested for each adult participant to help cover costs of shipping the completed shoe parts overseas and to pay the shoemaker.

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Kennedy STEM Night Photos

Kennedy Elementary School hosted its Family STEM Night on March 21, organized and planned by students and faculty from the University of Dubuque. An estimated 400 students and family members from Kennedy attended this evening of hand-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math.

View STEM Night photos



Student Art Featured in March Digital Fringe

The March edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and 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.

View previous galleries on the Digital Fringe page

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Commends Roosevelt Students on North Korea Research

It just so happened that two recent claims by North Korea regarding nuclear weaponry have coincided with related topics in Roosevelt Middle School teacher Peter Knutson’s eighth-grade science class. Most recently, garnering a response from former United States Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

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ALC Economics Class Creates ‘Key City Coops’

Students in an economics class at the Alternative Learning Center aren’t spending all day cooped up in their classroom. Instead, they are bringing their class work to life by creating “Key City Coops,” a school business building and selling chicken coops and chicken tractors.

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National Conference Highlights Dubuque Re-engagement Efforts

From Wednesday, March 16 through Friday, March 18, city, education and national experts will gather in Dubuque to provide perspectives on how to re-engage the millions of youth and young adults in Dubuque and other cities across the country that have not graduated from high school.

Approximately 150 dropout re-engagement experts from 14 different states will convene in Dubuque to discuss policies and strategies for dropout re-engagement. Attendees will learn about Dubuque’s re-engagement landscape and explore ways to link re-engagement efforts with workforce development and Opportunity Youth strategies.

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Dubuque Senior Speech Team Earns All-State Honors

The Dubuque Senior High School Speech Team upheld its reputation as a speech powerhouse on February 20 during the Iowa High School Speech Association Large Group All-State Festival held at Iowa State University.

The Senior team claimed three Critic’s Choice Banners for outstanding performances of the festival in Ensemble Acting, One Act Play and Solo Mime. The team also received the E. Wayne Cooley Sweepstakes Trophy, awarded to the school that qualifies the most performing entries for the All-State Festival.

The varsity team accomplished this by qualifying an IHSSA state record of 17 performing events (plus two non-performing). In addition, the Senior ninth grade team qualified 5 events (2 performing, 3 non-performing).

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