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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.

ITP Test Dates

ITP Test Dates are coming up!

ERMS students will be participating in the annual ITP tests (standardized tests) in the beginning of November 2, 3, 7, and 9. All testing will be in the first 2 hours of the morning. Because we use this tool to provide the best programming decisions for our students and because it will measure student achievement from year to year, we ask that students be provided the following:

*A good night’s rest
*A healthy breakfast
*A healthy snack if the teacher allows
*A conversation with your student about good test taking skills

Iowa Testing Programs provides sound, accurate and actionable information for a variety of purposes and audiences including:

  • Measuring student achievement
  • Monitoring student growth
  • Making relative comparisons
  • Informing decisions about students
  • Meeting state and federal requirements
ITP Test Dates

Red Ribbon Week!

October 24-28 is Red Ribbon Week, Just Say No to Drugs! Our Student Council and their advisor, Ms. Aldeman, have scheduled some fun events for the week!

All Week: Door decorating contest!

Dress Up Days:
Monday – PJ Day – “I woke up like this – drug free”
Tuesday – Hawaiian day – “Lei off drugs”
Wednesday – Color War – 8th grade: black, 7th grade: purple, 6th grade: blue “Team up against drugs”
Thursday – Decades Day – “Drugs are NEVER in style!”
Friday – Red Out


Red Ribbon Week!

F.A.M.E. Announcements for 16-17 Production!

Are you interested in joining a crew or auditioning for Willy Wonka?

Forms for joining a crew or auditioning for the cast are available in the activities office. Those applying to be a part of a crew need the purple and yellow forms. Those auditioning for the cast need the purple and white forms.

Cast auditions are December 14, 15, and 19 in room 165, the choir room. They will be from 2:30 – 4:30. Students can still sign up for an audition time on December 19. Other days are filled. If December 19 does not work for you, please talk to Mrs. Lenstra-Norman during 8th period in room 163, the band room.

Crew application forms are due between now and December 19. They can be turned into the main office.

No More Activities Bus

This year there will be no activities bus to take students home after practices.

Students who have late practice (volleyball or basketball) may either go home and return at 3:45 for practice, or they may go to the cafeteria where they will be supervised until 3:45.

Class Instagrams

Follow the Classrooms!

Have you ever asked your student at dinner what they did at school that day and the response is, “Nothing.” ??? Now you can see exactly what is going on in all of their classes. Most are updated daily and some hourly! You will be very impressed by what you see! Please consider following your student’s classes and groups!

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