August 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In our continual effort to promote Dubuque Senior High School’s safe and supportive culture, we are inviting all freshmen to take part in the Fifth Annual 9th Grade Respect Retreat on Wednesday, September 7th and Thursday, September 8th (7:35 AM-2:20 PM).  The retreat will take place at Dubuque Senior High School, Nora Gymnasium.  9th graders will first report to the cafeteria to check in and pick up their name tag for the day.

Lunch on the day your student participates in the retreat will be a sack lunch purchased by your student from our school cafeteria.  If your student prefers to bring a lunch from home, that is also an option.

The retreat will serve as an empowering experience for our 9th grade students to better understand the importance of respecting themselves and others.  Youth Frontiers, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, delivers a program to build positive school communities that help young people realize the importance of respect.  Their vision is to change the way students treat each other at school and in their community.

We would like all incoming freshmen to participate in this incredible opportunity.  One half of our freshmen will attend on Wednesday, September 7th and the other half will attend on Thursday, September 8th based on who their English teacher is (see list below).

Wednesday, Sept. 7th                                    Thursday, Sept. 8th

Students assigned to English teachers:           Students assigned to English teachers:

Mrs. M. Anderson                                            Mrs. S. Cuvelier

Mrs. S. Wilgenbusch                                        Mrs. H. Lammer-Heindel

Mrs. M. Williams                                              Mrs. T. Redmond

Ms. L Oberhoffer

Mrs. M King

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Trica Brokus, Student Needs Facilitator, at 552-5504 or


Mrs. Trica Brokus
Student Needs Facilitator
Dubuque Senior High School