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Homecoming 2019: Blast From The Past!

Homecoming 2019: September30-October 5

September 24–October 4: Dance tickets are on sale in the Business Office. Tickets are $10.00 per person. In order to bring a guest, you must report the name of your guest and their “home school” with the Business Office prior to Thursday, October 3, 2019. GUEST TICKETS WILLNOT BE SOLD AFTER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3nd!
ALL students must have I.D. to get into the dance. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15.00, but only forDubuqueSenior students. No one will be admitted after 8:00 p.m. There will not be a professional photographerat the dance but a photo booth (free) will be available.


Monday, September 30th:
Decades Day! Wear your favorite decade’sapparel from any previous time periods.
MOVIE NIGHT 6:00-8:00 pm in the Auditorium.“Back to the Future”will be shown free of charge. Join us!

Tuesday, October 1st:
Sock Hop! Wear your favorite crazy socks.
FREE DOUGHNUTS!! Stop by the café from 7:00-7:35 am to get a free doughnut.No night event planned.

Wednesday, October 2nd:
Back to the Future! Wear trends that are coming back.No night event planned.

Thursday, October 3rd:
Spirit Day! Wear Ram colors, other Dubuque Senior appeal,OR your fancy new Homecoming T-shirt to show your school spirit! Go RAMS!!!
HOMECOMING ASSEMBLY: 11:00 – 12:05 in Nora Gym
Begins at 1:30 starting at Jackson Park and will continue down Main Street.
POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME –7:00-9:00pm Dalzell Stadium. Come supportyour fellow classmates as the sophomores take on the freshmen and the seniors challenge the junior class.This year, Happi Hibachi will be available by the main Dalzell entrance for purchase. Non-DSHS students and staff will be charged $5 at the door for admission. Students must bring ID’s to enter the stadium.

Friday, October 4th: No School
Sophomore Game 5:00 PM
Varsity Game 7:15 GO RAMS!!!

Saturday, October 5th:
HOMECOMING DANCE: 7:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m. in the Nora Gymnasium
Students enter through main entrance and proceed to gym
No guest will be able to purchase tickets at the door -all guests are required to register in advance
Students CANNOT leave dance and come back
There will be a coat/bag check available for free. Please encourage students to use this service as bags and coats will NOT be allowed to be placed on the tops of bleachers
No student will be admitted to the dance after 8:00 p.m.
A photo booth will be available for pictures starting at 7:00 p.m.

2019 DSHS Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Class

Contact the Activities Office to reserve your banquet tickets!

Dubuque Senior High School and the Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce its 28th Athletic Hall of Fame induction class.  The 2019 induction class to the Dubuque Senior Athletics Hall of Fame will participate in Homecoming Activities on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2019.

Inductees will be part of the Dubuque Senior Homecoming Breakfast with the Student Council, School Assembly, and Parade on Thursday-October 3, 2019.  Inductees will be introduced between football games on Friday-October 4, 2019 (opponent is Waterloo West HS).

Induction ceremonies will take place at a banquet on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in the Dubuque Senior HS Cafeteria.  The time of the banquet will be at 4:30 pm.  Tickets for the banquet are $25.00 and can be reserved by calling Dubuque Senior’s Activity Office at 563-552-5521.  The public is encouraged to attend the banquet and honor the Rams Hall of Fame inductees.  Reservations are REQUIRED for the dinner.

2019 Dubuque Senior H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Debra Beireis Carneol—Class of 1984

Robert Dean—Class of 1954

Angie Mohr Germaine—Class of 1990

Harlan Riegler—Class of 1928

Natalie White—Class of 200

Debra Beireis Carneol

Debra Beireis Carneol is a 1984 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School.  Debra was a 4-sport athlete for the Rams, including Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, and Softball and was a National Honor Society honoree and member of the Spanish Club.  Debra was a member of the 1983 Women’s Basketball team that qualified for state, and also was a member of the Shuttle Hurdle Relay that competed at the Drake Relays.  Following graduation in 1984, Debra attended the University of Iowa and completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1992.  Debra Carneol has practiced dentistry at North Liberty Dental, a practice she owns, since 1996.  In recent years, Debra has taken up running, competing in a variety of events throughout the country.  On January 28, 2018, Debra began the races in the World Marathon Challenge, completing 7 marathons, in 7 days, on 7 continents.  The races began in Novo-Antarctica and traveled to Cape Town-South Africa, Perth-Australia, Dubai-United Arab Emirates, Madrid-Spain, Barranquilla-Columbia, and Miami-United States.

Robert Dean

Robert Dean is a 1954 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School.  Beginning his high school career at Loras Academy (the predecessor to Wahlert Catholic High School), he transferred to Dubuque Senior to compete and play for legendary coach Johnny Orr.  In addition to basketball, Robert competed on the Track & Field team for the Rams in the broad jump and high jump.  He held the school record in the high jump at 6’ 1.5” for 15 years until it was broken in 1969.  Following graduation, Robert went straight to the work force at John Deere-Dubuque works in the Engineering Division.  He continued to play basketball in the area playing for John Deere, Star Brewery, and Dubuque Pack.  On at least 20 occasions, the teams Robert Dean played on were asked to compete against the Harlem Globetrotters when they visited the area.  On two different occasions after Robert’s playing days were over, he was honored by the Harlem Globetrotters for his contributions to the sport of basketball and involvement with the traveling team’s history in the Dubuque area.

Angie Mohr Germaine

Angie Mohr Germaine was a 3-sport athlete for the Rams during her high school career, which concluded with her graduation in 1990.  Angie competed in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track & Field at Dubuque Senior High School.  She was a state track participant her Junior and Senior years, an all-conference volleyball player, and all-conference and all-state basketball player.  Angie scored over 1000 points in her career for the Rams on the Basketball court, was on the IGHSAU All-Tournament team during her Junior year, and was selected to represent Iowa on the 5-on-5 all star team following her Senior year.  She went on to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Northern Iowa.  Angie Mohr Germaine resides in Dubuque where she has taught and coached in a variety of positions for the Dubuque Community School District.

Harlan Riegler

Harlan Riegler is a 1928 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School.  While a Ram, he participated on the Football team under the direction of Hall of Fame coach Wilbur Dalzell.  Dalzell picked a “dream team” of all of the teams he coached and he selected Harlan Riegler as one of those players; a guard whom Dalzell referred to as an aggressive, tough player, and great down-field blocker.  Riegler was also known as an “Iowa All-State Gridder”.  Harlan was involved in the student government as a member of the House of Representatives as a Junior and the Senate as a Senior.  Harlan was a member of the National Honor Society and the D Club at Dubuque Senior High School.  He was listed as an Honor Roll graduate in the 1928 graduation program.

Natalie White

Natalie White is a 2005 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School and competed in Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, and Tennis for the Rams.  She earned 10 major-D’s during her career and was a state participant in Track & Field for 3 years in the 4×800 m relay, 4x400m relay, and 800 m run.  Natalie was an exceptional athlete on the Basketball court.  A 4-year starter for the Rams, she was a 4-time all-conference selection, and 2-time all-state selection (1st team her Senior year).  She was named the Dubuque Senior Female Athlete of the Year in 2005.  Natalie earned a scholarship to San Jose State University where she played basketball for 4 years; she ranked in the top 10 of several career and season records for the Spartans, while being named All-Academic all four years in the Western Athletic Conference.  Natalie has recently been the Assistant Coach of the Kirkwood Community College women’s basketball team and currently employed at The Mobile Pack in Iowa City.

2019-2020 Parking Lottery Names Announced

The Parking Lottery names have been drawn for 2019-20 school year. Below are the lists of those selected:

Upper Parking Lot Student Names

Lower Parking Lot Student Names

For students selected, please print and complete the appropriate form below and bring it to school during registration with the required accompanying documentation.

Upper Parking Lot Permit Form – 2019-2020

Lower Parking Lot Permit Form – 2019-2020

NOTE: If you have problems accessing the Parking Permit Forms above, please contact the Main Office at 563/552-5500 for assistance obtaining a copy.

Class of 2020 – Submit your senior photo!

Now is the time for students in the Class of 2020 to start thinking about your senior yearbook photo.

Photos are due by 11:59 p.m. on December 6, 2019.

To submit your photo:

  • Attach your photo as a jpeg, place your name in the subject line, and email to
  • Please ensure your name is spelled/capitalized/etc. as you would like it to appear.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once we receive the photo. Please be aware that this email account is not checked over the summer. If you send a photo over the summer, your confirmation email will be sent at the beginning of the school year.
  • If we do not receive a photo, but an ID photo is available, the ID photo will be used. Photos do not need to be professional, but must follow the guidelines set forth in the Parent Student Handbook.

If you would like to order a 2019-2020 yearbook, cost is $50 and ordering will available on the district Online Payment Portal. Ordering will close at 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2020 – NO EXCEPTIONS.

2019 Graduation Videos

We love watching a new group of Dubuque Community School District graduates walk across the stage at commencement – and we wish them much success in the future.

Below are the 2019 Dubuque Senior High School and Hempstead High School graduation videos so you can relive the excitement!

Art Gallery Featured Image Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Student Art Gallery Now Live!

The Spring 2019 Online Student Art Galleries are now live featuring art from the district’s elementary, middle and high school students!

View the Galleries

These galleries area a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

2019 Fall Sports Check-in Dates

Check-in for fall 2019 sports will be held on the dates/times listed below.

The following forms (completely filled out and signed) will be collected at that time:

Athletic Participation Required Forms (PDF)

Consent for Cognitive Testing and Release of Information (PDF)

NOTE: Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) will be administered the same week as check-in. Please see below for dates and times. THIS TEST IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATHLETES!

Check-in Schedule

LOCATION: Activities Office

Monday, August 5
8 a.m. – Football (all levels)
11 a.m. – Cheerleading (all participating)

Tuesday, August 6
8:30 a.m. – Women’s Cross Country

Wednesday, August 7
8:30 a.m. – Men’s Cross Country

Thursday, August 8
8 a.m. – Volleyball (all participating)
9 a.m. – Men’s Golf
9:45 a.m. – Women’s Swimming

If you are planning to participate in a fall sport, please report at the times listed. Have physical forms, concussion form, and student information section, all completely filled out and signedNO ONE will be allowed to practice until the completed forms have been turned in to the Activity Office secretary either at the check-in date or in the Activities Office before the first practice. NO EXCEPTIONS! The physical will be kept on file in the office for one year.

ImPACT Concussion Test Schedule


Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) will be administered the same week as check-in. Those athletes who need to take this test, please note the time of the test and have your consent form filled out and signed.

NOTE: The testing date MAY NOT be the same as your designated check-in date!

LOCATION: All testing will take place in D157

Monday, August 5
7 a.m. – ALL Football players ONLY
10:30 a.m. – Cheerleaders

Tuesday, August 6
7:30 a.m. – Women’s Cross Country

Wednesday, August 7
7:30 a.m. – Men’s Cross Country
9 a.m. – Volleyball

Thursday, August 8
8 a.m. – Men’s Golf
8 a.m. – Women’s Swimming

Friday, August 9
8 a.m. – any makeups needed

Monday, August 12
7:15 a.m. – any makeups needed

Twelve Angry Jurors, May 2-4 at 7:00 pm


Publicity Photo Jurors 2019

Dubuque Senior High School will present Reginald Rose’s courtroom drama,Twelve Angry Jurors. Performances will be May 2–4 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm. Dubuque Senior’s production will be performed in the Lamb-Hedeman Auditorium with a cast and crew of more than 50 students.DESCRIPTION: A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors reveal their inner demons. This electrifying courtroom drama will have you on the edge of your seat.

WHAT: Twelve Angry Jurors –by Reginald Rose

WHERE: Dubuque Senior High School Auditorium

WHEN: Thursday, May 2 (7:00 PM)Friday, May 3 (7:00 PM)Saturday, May 4(7:00 PM)Sunday, May 5 (2:00 PM)

TICKETS: $6 in advance; $8 at the door Tickets may be purchased in advance online at Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning one hour before the performance. Limited seating -you are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance.RUN TIME:90 minutes with no intermission

Twelve Angry Jurors is adapted from the 1954 teleplay of the same title for the CBS Studio One anthology television series.
The original television show starred Henry Fonda, and the 1997 re-make featured Jack Lemmon in the leading role.
Dubuque Senior’s production will feature senior Brady Booth in the Fonda/Lemmon role.
TheBroadway debut of the play came 50 years after CBS aired the play, on October 28, 2004
Dubuque Senior’s production will be performed in arena-style (theatre-in-the-round), which will place the audience in the jury room for the action of the play.