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Community Education Series Event, February 27

Join us for a special Community Education Series Event entitled “Youth Substance Abuse: Hidden in Plain Sight” on Tuesday, February 27, from 6-8 p.m. in Roling Auditorium at Washington Middle School. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.


This event is recommended for parents/guardians and those that support youth in grades 4-12. ADMISSION IS FREE AND NO RSVP IS NECESSARY.

This event is for adults only, no students please.


Learn about current substances and the impact on young adults in our community from local experts, including:

  • Vaping and Tobacco
  • Illegal Substances in Our Community

PLUS, an Interactive Resource Fair featuring:

Hidden in Plain Sight Room Display: Walk through the display to search for
indicators of substance use and possible hiding spots.

Impaired Vision Pedal Kart + Simulation Goggles: Safely experience the effects of alcohol and common drugs while driving a kart or completing simple tasks.

A variety of community partners will also be on hand and available to answer questions and offer resources.

Hosted by: Dubuque Community Schools and With DRA (logos). In partnership with Dubuque Police Department and UnityPoint Health Visiting Nurse Association (logos)


Dubuque Online School Informational Webinar, Feb. 5

Online. In your backyard. Out of this world!

DUBUQUE ONLINE SCHOOL for middle and high school students is the only online school based right here in the Dubuque area, giving students and families another way to get a top-notch Dubuque Community School District education!

Considering Dubuque Online School for your soon-to-be 9th-grader?

Learn more at an informational webinar on Monday, February 5 at 7 p.m.


At the webinar, you’ll explore:

  • Dubuque Online School mission and values
  • The typical student day
  • Curriculum offerings and student programming
  • Frequently asked questions
  • The enrollment process

Dubuque Online School provides middle (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) with a rigorous course schedule of online instruction delivered through a combination of:

  • on-demand classes using Imagine Edgenuity online learning platform
  • live virtual classes using Microsoft Teams video streaming platform

Visit the Dubuque Online School website to learn more.

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.

Jefferson and Washington to Host 100th Anniversary Open Houses, Oct. 1

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of each school, Jefferson Middle School and Washington Middle School will host community open houses on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at each school. The community is invited to attend.

During the open houses, community members will have the chance to tour areas of the school, interact with student representatives and school staff, and view historical memorabilia. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to sign a commemorative item recognizing the anniversary.

In 1921, the Dubuque Community School District Board of Education called for construction of two new junior high schools – ultimately becoming Washington and Jefferson. The schools were both constructed during 1922 and opened in 1923.

Today, Jefferson serves approximately 460 students and Washington serves approximately 630 students, all in grades six through eight.

Community Information Session on Facility Planning, May 1

The Dubuque Community School District will host a community information meeting focused on its facility planning efforts on Monday, May 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Forum, 2300 Chaney Road.

The meeting will feature a discussion on projects that may be included in a potential September bond referendum. The largest project would involve constructing a new middle school on the site of the current Washington Middle School. This would give the district two modern middle schools of similar size and amenities rather than continuing to operate two smaller, 100-year-old, less-efficient buildings.

This project would save the district an estimated $3.4 million in annual operating costs, and voters could approve a bond referendum with no increase to the district’s overall tax levy rate.

Additional projects from the district’s 10-year facility plan include adding air conditioning to buildings that still need full climate control; the construction of a baseball and softball complex with lights, restrooms and concessions; acquiring land for a potential future elementary school; and a gymnasium addition to Eisenhower Elementary, as it is the district’s only elementary school of its size without both a dedicated lunch/multipurpose room and a gym.

At the meeting, the team from INVISION Architecture leading the study will provide an update on projects. Tim Oswald from Piper Sandler will explain the funding mechanism needed to accomplish the project, along with its potential impact on property taxes.

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2022 Mobile Registration + Employment Fair, Aug. 6-11

Need help registering your student?
Looking for a job in an amazing school district?
We are hitting the road and bringing the district to you!

Visit our registration and human resources teams at one of our Mobile Registration and Employment Fair stops throughout the community next week.

At each stop:

  • Our registration team will be on hand to assist families in completing online registration for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
  • Our human resources team will take applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews for a variety of district jobs, including paraprofessional, transportation and food/nutrition positions.
  • Computers with internet access will be provided – and we even have a few treats in store!

Join us at one of the following times:

Saturday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m.- 2p.m.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH: Audubon Elementary School

Monday, Aug. 8, 1-3 p.m.
Flora Park
NOTE: Spanish and Marshallese interpreters will be available at this stop.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 9-11 a.m.
Hempstead High School
NOTE: Spanish and Marshallese interpreters will be available at this stop.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Murphy Park
NOTE: Spanish and Marshallese interpreters will be available at this stop.

Thursday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Roosevelt Middle School
NOTE: Spanish and Marshallese interpreters will be available at this stop.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Friday Night Football Updates/Parking Info (2021)

We are excited to kick-off this year’s high school football season with a district match-up between the Dubuque Senior Rams and the Hempstead Mustangs!

With Dubuque Senior High School currently under renovation, there are a number of updates regarding spectator entrances and parking for all Friday football games this season.


Due to construction, parking will be limited for football games this year with a portion of the main parking lot unavailable and the school’s upper lot (off North Grandview Ave.) no longer accessible.

We wanted to notify spectators of parking options if you plan to attend an upcoming Friday night football game hosted by Hempstead or Dubuque Senior. Please remember to allow yourself enough time to find a parking spot prior to kick-off.

Parking is available in the following locations:

  • Dubuque Senior Main Parking Lot
  • Dubuque Senior Lower Parking Lot (off Rosedale Street)
  • Clarke University Parking Lots
  • St. Anthony’s Church Parking Lot
  • Residential side streets following City of Dubuque parking regulations

Spectator Entrances

Map of Dalzell Field Spectator Entrances

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Spectators will be able to enter Dalzell Field through each of the normal entrances:

  • East Spectator Entrance – located off the main parking lot of the stadium
  • Visitor Spectator Entrance – located on the visitor side of the stadium
  • West Spectator Entrance – a walking path will be provided through the construction area off North Grandview Ave.Download a printable map of Dalzell Field entrances

Live Streaming

This Friday, August 27, Senior/Hempstead varsity football game will be live streamed courtesy of Mediacom MC22. The live-stream link will be available shortly before kick-off on the district’s official social media pages at and

We look forward to seeing you under the Friday night lights! Thank you for your continued support of Dubuque Community Schools and our athletic programs.