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Marshall Teacher Named District Teacher of the Year

The Dubuque Community School District Teacher of the Year was named at the annual Educators’ Recognition Dinner on May 10, hosted by the Dubuque Education Association.

Brandi Moeggenberg

Brandi Moeggenberg

Brandi Moeggenberg, a kindergarten teacher at Marshall Elementary School, was selected for the honor. Moeggenberg has taught at Marshall since 2012. “She works magic with her solid, research-based strategies and willingness to do whatever it takes to help her students learn,” said one of her nominators. “She has high expectations for students and they respond in amazing ways.”

Other finalists for the Teacher of the Year Award were:

  • Alicia Bergfeld, a second-grade teacher at Hoover Elementary School
  • Angie Breitbach, a science teacher at Hempstead High School
  • Bridget Daly-Wilhelm, a language arts teacher at Washington Middle School
  • Melissa Fondell, an instructional coach at Table Mound Elementary School
  • Paul Kilgore, an English teacher at Dubuque Senior High School
  • Andrea Leach, a third-grade teacher at Bryant Elementary School
  • Adam Miller, a social studies teacher at Hempstead High School
  • Stephanie Vondal, a fourth-grade teacher at Marshall Elementary School
  • Barbara Vrotsos, a teacher on special assignment (world languages and English Language Learners) at the district-level

At the dinner, two other special awards were presented. Stan Rheingans, superintendent of schools, and Phil Kramer, executive director of human resources, received the TEAM (Together Educators and Administrators Make-it-happen) Award presented to an administrator for exemplary support of teacher success.

Otto Krueger, a long-time School Board member, received the Friend of Education Award. Krueger has mentored a student throughout his entire Dubuque Community School District education and this year, the student will graduate from high school and is prepared to go on to college.

 

2017-2018 Preschool Registration Begins Monday, Feb. 6

Registration for 2017-2018 free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Feb. 6. This includes Dubuque’s 13 public schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.

Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning when that site’s office opens on February 6. Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. A passport or signed immunization record will be accepted if necessary. Initial paperwork can be found online at www.dbqschools.org/preschool.
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Student Artwork Featured in Digital Fringe

The October edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and 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.

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New 2016 Kindergarten Kick-Off Event at Dubuque Public Elementary Schools, Feb. 16

A new Dubuque Community School District event will help give families a jump-start on preparing for kindergarten.

The Kindergarten Kick-Off, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, gives families the chance to drop-in between 3:30-6 p.m. at 12 of Dubuque’s public elementary schools. At the event, families will complete initial kindergarten paperwork, receive a packet of paperwork to take with them, and have a chance to meet school staff. As a charter school, Prescott Elementary School will begin kindergarten sign-up during its enrollment period in late February.

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Free Four-Year-Old Preschool Registration Begins Monday, Feb. 1

Registration for free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Feb. 1. This includes Dubuque’s 12 public schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.

Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning when that site’s office opens on February 1. Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. A passport or signed immunization record will be accepted if necessary.

Registration begins at the following times:

School Time
Audubon Elementary School 7:30 a.m.
Bryant Elementary School 7:30 a.m.
Carver Elementary School 7:30 a.m.
Eisenhower Elementary School 7:30 a.m.
Fulton Elementary School 7:45 a.m.
Irving Elementary School 7 a.m.
Kennedy Elementary School 7 a.m.
Lincoln Elementary School 7:30 a.m.
Marshall Elementary School 7:30 a.m.
Prescott Elementary School 8 a.m.
Sageville Elementary School 8 a.m.
Table Mound Elementary School 8 a.m.

Free four-year-old preschool is open to students who are four by September 15. For additional registration questions, individuals should contact the site they are interested in registering at.

Space may be limited in some facilities and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for preschool is not based on geography and all sites are open to Iowa residents.

In addition to spots in Dubuque’s public schools, a variety of community preschool partners also offer free four-year-old preschool. For a complete list of preschool providers, visit www.dbqschools.org/preschool.

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is funded by the State of Iowa and facilitated locally by the Dubuque Community School District.

 

‘School Speak’ to Discuss District Finances and Teacher Leadership, Dec. 19

The Dubuque Community School District will host a “School Speak” event at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, at the district’s administrative offices at 2300 Chaney Road.

The forum, designed to provide additional opportunities for conversation between administrators and community members, will include short presentations on district finances and the district’s teacher leadership initiatives.

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Student Artwork Featured in Digital Fringe

The December edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and 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.