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Articles from October 2023

Dubuque Senior and Hempstead Students Qualify for State Cross Country

Students from both Dubuque Senior and Hempstead High Schools competed in the Iowa High School State Cross Country qualifying meet to determine their eligibility to compete at the State Championship at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge on Friday, October 27th.

Congratulations to the following Class 4A student qualifiers:

Dubuque Senior High School


Team Qualifiers

  • Leah Klapatauskas | Grade 12
  • Claire Hoyer | Grade 11
  • Emily Gorton | Grade 11
  • Emma Chesterman | Grade 10
  • Neveah Kessler | Grade 10
  • Briel Bechen | Grade 10
  • Lise Hoyer | Grade 9


Individual Qualifiers 

  • Jack Kirman | Grade 10

Hempstead High School


Team Qualifiers 

  • Keelee Leitzen | Grade 12
  • Julia Gehl | Grade 12
  • Evie Henneberry | Grade 11
  • Maggie Henneberry | Grade 9
  • Mylee Lange | Grade 11
  • Natalie Leitzen | Grade 9
  • Ellie Hermiston | Grade 12


Team Qualifiers

  • John Maloney | Grade 12
  • Charlie Driscoll | Grade 12
  • Owen Leitzen | Grade 11
  • Brandon Kass | Grade 11
  • Micah Fern | Grade 10
  • Zack Johnson | Grade 12
  • Matt Hanselman | Grade 12

League of Women Voters 2023 School Board Candidate Forum

The Dubuque League of Women Voters will host the 2023 School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to attend the forum in person, which will be held at the Dubuque Community School District Office at 2300 Chaney Road.


The forum can also be viewed live on Mediacom Channel 16 or 117-6.

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Suicide Prevention Event, Nov. 2

Join us for a
Dubuque Community School District
Family Education Series Event

A Message of Hope and Recovery

Thursday, November 2
6-7:30 p.m.
Roosevelt Middle School Lass Auditorium


According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth aged 14-18. In addition, 1 in 5 youth have reported they are seriously considering suicide.

At this presentation, you’ll hear from guest speaker Kristen who will share her story of how she was able to cope and recover from the impact of significant trauma in her childhood. The presentation is sponsored by the Duck Cup Memorial Fund.

The presentation will be followed by a panel of local experts and a question-and-answer session, including:

  • Ann Butzier, Parent and UnityPoint Health Nurse
  • Kristen Nolen, Dubuque Senior High School Brain Health Retreat Room Liaison
  • Dr. Michael Peroski, Medical Associates Psychiatrist
  • Dan Powers, Alta Vista Campus Administrator and Former School Counselor

Local agencies will also be present before and after the event to talk with families and offer resources.