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2018 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 2018 Dubuque Senior High School and Hempstead High School graduation videos so you can relive the excitement!

Fall Sports Check In Dates 2018

Check-in for fall sports 2018 will be held on the dates/times listed below.

NOTE: Location will be the Activities Office

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.


Check-in schedule is as follows:

CHEERLEADERS

Monday, July 30
All Participating  |  11 a.m.  |  Activities Office

FOOTBALL

Monday, July 30
All Levels  |  8:00 a.m.  |  Activities Office

CROSS COUNTRY

Tuesday, July 31
Women  |  8:30 a.m.  |  Activities Office

Wednesday, August 1
Men  |  8:30 a.m.  |  Activities Office

VOLLEYBALL

Thursday, August 2
All Participating  |  8 a.m.  |  Activities Office

GOLF

Thursday, August 2
Men  |  9 a.m.  |  Activities Office

SWIMMING

Thursday, August 2
Women  |  9:45 a.m.  |  Activities Office         

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: this date MAY NOT be the same as your designated check-in date!

LOCATION: All testing will be located in the E45 (Journalism Classroom)

Monday, July 30
7:00 a.m. – ALL Football Players ONLY
10:30 a.m. – Cheerleaders

Tuesday, July 31st
7:30 a.m. – Women’s Cross Country

Wednesday, August 1
7:30 a.m. – Men’s Cross Country
9 a.m. – Volleyball

Thursday, August 2
8:00 a.m. – Men’s Golf
8:00 a.m. – Women’s Swimming

Friday, August 3
8:00 a.m. – any make-ups needed

 

 

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Winter 2018 Online Student Art Gallery

The winter 2017 Online Student Art Gallery is now live featuring art from the district’s high school students!

View the High School Gallery

This gallery is 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.

Ram Fam Pink Out!

Ram Fam!

We will be having a PINK OUT at the DBQ Senior/Wahlert basketball games on Friday, January 26th. Order your shirts NOW so you can help support a very worthy cause! One of our own (True Mills) helped design these awesome shirts this year!

2017 2018 Pink Out Order Form is attached or can be picked up at the Activities Office. All orders (and payment) are DUE by 3:30 pm on Thursday, January 18th. Checks to be made out to DBQ Senior Booster Club.

Ram Fam Pink Out!

Dubuque Senior Athletic Director Receives National Distinguished Service Award

Brent Cook Photo

Brent Cook, assistant principal for activities/athletics at Dubuque Senior High School

Brent Cook, assistant principal for activities/athletics at Dubuque Senior High School, was named one of 11 national recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

The award was presented on December 12 in Phoenix, Arizona, during the banquet at the 48th annual National Athletic Directors Conference conducted jointly by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the NIAAA.
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Dubuque Senior Student Selected for National Youth Program

Sibani Ram PhotoDubuque Senior High School student Sibani Ram was recently selected as one of two Iowa students to participate in the 56th annual United States Senate Youth Program to be held March 3-10 in Washington, DC.

Ram joins Robert Nishimwe from North High School in Des Moines as representatives on the 104-student delegation participating in Washington Week. The Iowa delegates were selected by a committee at the Iowa Department of Education.

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2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Dubuque Senior High School and the Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce its 26th Athletic Hall of Fame induction class. The 2017 induction class to the Dubuque Senior Athletics Hall of Fame will participate in Homecoming Activities on October 13 and 14.

Inductees will be part of the Dubuque Senior Homecoming Breakfast with the Student Council, School Assembly, and Parade on Friday-October 13. Inductees will be introduced between football games on Friday-October 13 (opponent is North Scott HS).

Induction ceremonies will take place at a banquet on Saturday, October 14 in the new Dubuque Senior HS Cafeteria. The banquet will begin at 4:00 pm. Tickets for the banquet are $25.00 and can be obtained 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 and must be made by September 29, 2017.

2017 Dubuque Senior H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees:

Mary Beck—Class of 1980
Roy Buol—Class of 1968
Doug Colin—Class of 1981
Mike Fleming—Coach
Zach Hodge—Class of 2006
Henry (Hank) Vollenweider—Class of 1938


Inductee Bios

MARY BECK
Mary Beck is a 1982 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. Mary was a standout athlete for the Rams, earning letters in Softball, Track and Field, and Volleyball. Mary played in four state tournaments in Softball under Coach Art Wiegand, 4 state Championship matches in Volleyball under Coach Bob Beardsley. Mary was an all-state athlete in both Softball and Volleyball during her career with the Rams. Mary Beck attended Missouri State University on a Volleyball scholarship, earned all-conference honors, and competed in 2-NCAA tournaments. Mary has worked as freelance and fine arts photographer for close to 30 years. In 1996, Mary Beck was inducted into her college Hall of Fame and in 2010 inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Hall for Volleyball.

ROY BUOL
Roy Buol is a 1968 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. Roy was a 2-way starter for the Rams in Football and participated in Basketball (1-year) and Track & Field. Buol is a retired employee of John Deere Dubuque Works (30 years of service). Since 2002 has served as Director of Landscaping & Grounds Department at the University of Dubuque. Roy Buol is currently in his 22nd year of public service, the last 12 as Mayor of Dubuque. Roy is a member of the US Conference of Mayors Advisory Board, past co-chair and current treasurer of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, and represents the City on several boards and committees.

DOUG COLIN
Doug Colin is a 1981 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. Doug was a standout swimmer for the Rams during his high school career. Setting the 500-yard freestyle record in his first season of swimming with the Rams, the record (while broken by other swimmers) is now held by his son Ben Colin. Doug was a 2-time state qualifier in swimming under Coach Dan Duclos. Doug has held several different swim coaching jobs, including with the Rams program, but has left a lasting mark with Club Swimming. Since the fall of 1991, Doug Colin has been instrumental in the Dubuque Area Swimming Hurricanes (DASH) program, serving as coach and Executive Director. Doug also coached at Loras College from 1998-2016 and was 2-time IIAC Swimming coach of the Year (04 & 06).

MIKE FLEMING
Mike Fleming is a graduate of Wahlert Catholic High School and holds degrees from the Loras College (BA-1976) and the University of Dubuque (MA-2000). Mike Fleming began his coaching career at Wahlert Catholic in 1976 (76-78) as the Sophomore Baseball coach and taught at St. Anthony’s during the same time frame. Mike then had several teaching and coaching stops across the state; Mount Ayr (78-80), Norwalk (80-86) before returning to Dubuque and taking up residency at Dubuque Senior since 1986 as a coach and teacher, coaching Men’s Basketball and Baseball for the Rams. Mike has served as Dubuque Leisure Services Baseball/Softball instructor for 36 years. As Baseball Coach, Mike started the Scott Althoff Memorial game in honor of the former Ram player; each year $500 in scholarship money is awarded to a Baseball player in Scott’s name.

ZACH HODGE
Zach Hodge is a 2006 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. As a Ram athlete, Zach earned 7-Major D’s (3-track & field, 2-football, 2-baseball). Zach was a Track & Field Drake Relays and State Qualifier in his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior seasons. Zach Hodge was an excellent student, graduating 9th in a class of 341, while carrying a 4.02 GPA. Zach also earned the American Legion School Award in 2006. Zach earned his BA (2010) from Wartburg College and MBA (2013) from the University of Dubuque. Zach Hodge is a Vice President at Hodge, a Material Handling and Logistics company. Zach Hodge is a board member for two different community organizations; Run4Troops Marathon and Tri-State Mountain Bike Riders.

HENRY (HANK) VOLLENWEIDER
Henry Vollenweider is a 1938 graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. Henry played football and track & field for the Rams and shared stories with his family about running football plays up the hills. When practicing hurdles, his coach put a matchbook on each hurdle and Henry was to “graze” it off; Henry told of more than one tumble to the cinder track while practicing that technique. Henry Vollenweider attended the University of Iowa on a scholarship, ran track, and played football for the Hawkeyes. Henry was a member of the 1939 “Ironmen” football team. He once returned a kick-off back 92 yards for a touchdown. Henry was the track team captain and excelled in the hurdle events for the Hawks. Henry Vollenweider passed away April 8, 2016 at the age of 95.

Freshman Respect Retreat

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 Sixth Annual 9th Grade Respect Retreat on Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th (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.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 Sixth Annual 9th Grade Respect Retreat on Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th (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 cold 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 6th and the other half will attend on Thursday, September 7th based on who their English teacher is (see list below).

Wednesday, Sept. 6th Thursday, Sept. 7th
Students assigned to English teachers:
Mrs. T. Demerath
Mrs. B. Friedman
Mrs. M. Williams
Ms. S. Wilgenbusch
Ms. L. Oberhoffer
Mrs. M. King
Students assigned to English teachers:
Mrs. M. Anderson
Mrs. H. Lammer-Heindel
Mrs. T. Redmond

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

Sincerely,
Mrs. Trica Brokus
Student Needs Facilitator
Dubuque Senior High School

2017-2018 Parking Lottery Names Announced

The Parking Lottery names have been drawn for 2017-18 school year. Due to construction, at this time there is only parking available for 12th graders. The lottery winners will also need the parking forms posted to purchase their sticker.

Please remember to bring proof of insurance, valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and $40 to registration at Roosevelt on August 9-10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call 563/552-5504 with any questions.

Upper Parking Lot Student Names

Upper Lot Parking Form – 2017-2018

Lower Parking Lot Student Names

Lower Lot Parking Form – 2017-2018