Digital Backpack

Welcome to the Digital Backpack!

Dubuque is lucky to have a wide variety of events that support the education, health, wellness, quality of life, and enrichment of our students and the entire community. The district's Digital Backpack is a central, paperless way to share non-profit and educational information with families.


Clarke University Summer Scholarly Projects

June 8 – August 7, 2020
RSVP By May 1, 2020
Location 1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Grades 11-12
Cost Free
Organization Clarke University
Contact Susan Burns
Phone (563) 588-6540
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Additional Information
EXPLORE A TOPIC WITH AN EXPERT THIS SUMMER! Clarke University’s Summer Scholarly Projects (CUSSP) invite high school juniors and seniors to apply to work in a special one-on-one engagement with faculty.

Clarke University Summer Camps

June 22 – June 28, 2020
Start Time 8:00 a.m.
Location 1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Grades 6-12
Organization Clarke University
Contact Lee Anna Reuter
Phone (563) 588-6300
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Additional Information
Clarke University will host our annual summer academies and camps for middle school and high school students. The academies and camps will take place on the Clarke campus and will be directed by Clarke University faculty, staff, and skilled professionals. Sign up at

Easter Traditions Around the World

April 11, 2020
Start Time 2:00 p.m.
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For Ages 6-10
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
What do giant omelets, bells, bonfires, witches, pot throwing, and egg rolls have in common? All of these involve Easter celebrations in different countries. Learn about Easter traditions around the world and participate in games and crafts.

We Care About Our Planet!

March 23 – April 22, 2020
Location Stuff Etc 2095 Holliday Drive
Event For Grades K-5
Organization Stuff Etc
Contact Mandy Oglesby
Phone (563) 239-1464
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Additional Information
Stuff Etc would like to interact with K-5 students for Earth Month. We would like them to draw their favorite endangered animal to bring awareness. Entries should be dropped off at Stuff Etc Dubuque. We will pick a winner from each grade to receive a $20 Stuff Etc gift card.

Soaring With Citizenship Character Camp

June 22 – June 26, 2020
Start Time 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location 470 W 4th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Ages 6-10
Cost $85.00
Organization Two by Two Character Development
Contact Chelsea Pell
Phone (563) 513-0059
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Additional Information
Join Two by Two this summer for an exciting week of activities, field trips, and friendship building! Each camper will learn the importance of being a good citizen by focusing on positive character traits, such as kindness, respect, and empathy.

Creative Adventure Lab Youth Workshops

March 18 – June 5, 2020
Location Creative Adventure Lab
Event For Youth & Families
Cost $25-$40
Organization Creative Adventure Lab
Contact Mia Nottrott
Phone (563) 607-5366
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Additional Information
We offer different youth workshops: String painting, pottery, Virtual Reality, and Fused Glass


April 2 – May 9, 2020
Start Time Saturday Mornings Time TBA. Thursday 5:20 p.m. - 6:40 p.m.
RSVP By March 13, 2020
Location Dubuque Soccer Complex 3355 John F Kennedy Rd Dubuque, IA 52002
Event For Ages 3-9
Cost Cost is only $65 for the weekend program includes a free t-shirt Extra training for players in the U9 program Thursday 5:20 pm - 6:40 pm Thursday training $40 extra (6 sessions)
Organization Dubuque Soccer Club
Contact Jason Berna
Phone (563) 580-6363
Additional Information
Our Developmental Program is for players aged 3 to 9 that love the sport of soccer and want a local in-house league to participate in without the travel required with our Academy program.

Edible Science Club

February 24 – April 20, 2020
Start Time 4 p.m.
Location Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Event For Ages 10 -14
Cost Free
Organization Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Contact Youth Services
Phone (563) 589-4225
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Additional Information
Science + food + kids = after school fun. Participants will use recipes to experiment and learn how food connects with science. Registration required. Register online or call the Children's Help Desk at 563-589-4225. ext/ 2228.

Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes

March 23 – May 1, 2020
Start Time 4:15 p.m.
RSVP By March 11, 2020
Location Bell Tower Theater, 2728 Asbury Rd, Dubuque
Event For Grades PreK-6
Cost $60-$95, financial aid is available
Organization Bell Tower Theater
Contact Miki Robinson
Phone (563) 588-3377
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Additional Information
Kids Take the Stage is a six week series of youth theater and music classes for kids in Pre-K thru 6th grades. No experience is necessary for kids to learn and have fun. With five different classes offered, there is something for everyone.

Ice Skating Classes

March 3 – April 25, 2020
Start Time 6:30 p.m.
RSVP By March 1, 2020
Location Mystique Ice Center 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Event For Grades PreK-8
Cost $80.00
Organization Dubuque Skating Academy
Contact Tammy Remakel Ryan
Phone (563) 275-6576
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Additional Information
Come join us for our winter festival of fun! Be part of the magic as we kick off our winter learn to skate session. Come witness as your child transforms their very first steps on ice into something unique. Our skaters are building wonderful memories with friends and family to last a lifetime.