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.


Roll & Sole-A-Thon

May 4 – May 4, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m. group, 11 a.m. bike & walk
RSVP By April 20, 2019
Location Mystique Community Ice Center
Event For All ages
Cost $20/adult, $10/children 12 and under
Organization ARK Advocates
Contact ARK Advocates
Phone (563) 556-1785
View Flyer
Additional Information
You are the one who can help unlock the doors to reaching more individuals with disabilities in the Dubuque community. Walk or ride a bike and build a team to support ARK Advocates.

Loras College Skills Camp

August 5 – August 8, 2019
Start Time 11:30 a.m.
Location Loras College
Event For Boys and Girls, Grades K-2
Cost $109
Organization Loras College Men's Basketball
Contact Chris Martin
Phone (563) 588-7738
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Additional Information

Girl Scout Ice Cream Social

May 9 – May 9, 2019
Start Time 4-7 p.m.
Location 2644 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dubuque
Event For Grades K-5
Cost Free
Organization Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Contact Barb Smith
Phone (800) 798-0833
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Additional Information
Ice Cream Social, Thursday, May 9, 4-7p.m., at the Dubuque Girl Scout Leadership Center, 2644 Pennsylvania Avenue. Whether you are a current member or interested in getting started with the biggest girl-led organization in the world, you are welcome to attend.

Rising Star Theatre Company Auditions for Newsies and Godspell

April 26 – April 27, 2019
Start Time 4-6 p.m.; 9 a.m.-noon; and 1-4 p.m.
Location Washington Middle School
Event For Grades 8-12
Cost Free
Organization Rising Star Theatre Company
Contact Nick Halder
Phone (563) 231-0110
Additional Information
RSTC is holding auditions for Newsies and Godspell. High school and older students and one middle school boy approx. 5th-8th grade for Newsies. Please prepare a song selection of your choice. An accompanist will be provided. Callbacks if needed will be on Sunday, April 28 at a time that is TBA.

Clarke University Summer Camps

June 17, 2019
Location Clarke University, 1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque
Event For Grades 6-12
Cost $135-$325
Organization Clarke University
Contact Amy Errthum
Phone (563) 588-6683
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Additional Information
Clarke University will again host summer academies and camps for middle school and high school aged students. The academies and camps will be hosted on the Clarke campus and will be directed by Clarke University faculty, staff, and skilled professionals.

Capri Camp

August 5 – August 9, 2019
Start Time 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP By July 29, 2019
Location Capri College, 395 Main Street
Event For Grades 3-7
Cost $160
Organization Capri College
Contact Meggan Dobson
Phone (563) 588-2379
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Additional Information
This camp encourages self esteem, self recognition, and promotes personal growth. This camp provides education on exercise, skin care, hair care, fashion, and communication, Students will learn about nail care, personal hygiene, facials, and so much more!

Free Summer Musical Program: Auditions for the Wind in the Willows

May 17 – May 18, 2019
Start Time 3-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Saturday
Location Bell Tower Theater, 2728 Asbury Rd, Dubuque
Event For Ages 7-18
Cost Free
Organization Bell Tower Theater
Contact Miki Robinson
Phone (563) 588-3377
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Additional Information
Auditions and grew sign up for The Wind in the Willows. Program begins May 29 and shows are July 11 to 21. Kids ages 7 to 16 Can audition to be part of the cast and kids ages 7 to 18 can sign up to be part of a crew. Go to for more details.

ARK Advocates Award Banquet

May 21 – May 21, 2019
Start Time 6 p.m.
RSVP By May 18, 2019
Location 3342 John Wesley Drive, Dubuque
Event For Everyone is welcome!
Cost $9 per plate
Organization ARK Advocates
Contact ARK Advocates
Phone (563) 556-1785
View Flyer
Additional Information
ARK Advocates "Come See Our Shining Stars" dinner and award banquet. Do you know someone what has made a difference in the life of someone who has a disability? If so nominate them today on the website or see attached nomination form.

Dubuque Youth Football and Cheer Registration

April 11 – May 21, 2019
Location Green Acres Storage
Event For Grades 1-8
Organization Dubuque Youth Football and Cheer
Contact Dave Ellis
Phone (563) 663-0019
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Additional Information
Registration will be held on: Thursday, April 11, from 5-7 p.m.; Thursday, May 9, from 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-noon; and Tuesday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m.

Summer Wildlife Camps

June 10 – June 14, 2019
Location Mines of Spain State Park
Event For Grades 3-7
Cost $150
Organization University of Iowa
Contact Megan McHale
Phone (630) 386-3377
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Additional Information
Camps are designed to engage campers in five days of learning about state park and its natural environments. Our goals for campers include: Awareness of the natural world and wildlife in our state parks, nurturing an appreciation for wildlife and natural ecosystems, and inspiring action for land