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Articles from March 2016

LEAP After School Opportunities!

If you are interested in any of these upcoming activities provided by LEAP, sign up in the Activities Office. Check them out below!

Students will learn how actions affect the overall health of the Mississippi River. They will conduct experiments on source pollution and figure out how students can reduce the pollution that enters the river. This one day session will be hosted at the National River Museum & Aquarium.

YOGA CLUB (March 22, 29 and April 4, 11, 18, 25)
This afterschool club opportunity will be provided by a licensed yoga instructor. Each Class will consist of practicing the yoga poses, an activity and art component, writing, relating to their lives.

SKETCH TECH CLUB (March 30 and April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4)
Are you a student interested in drawing and art? Do you like using technology on the computer? Sketch Tech is an after school club that will meet on Wednesdays from 2:35 – 4:00PM. With this club, you will have the opportunity to use technology to assist you in sketching drawings of your own choosing. You will then take digital photos of your drawings, import them into WeVideo or iMovie, and create a mini-movie of your sketches that you can then share with others!

The program will offer students the opportunity to work on a short book trailer using the guidance from Dubuque Community School District Video Production Team. Students will get their hands on professional video equipment and potentially will get involved in the editing process if time permits. Students will work with a script to create the video book trailers.

ART ENRICHMENT CLUB (April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, May 11)
If you’ve ever thought – “Wow, my life should be a movie!” or, “I could write a book!”, then this art adventure may be for you. Everybody has a story, and in this after-school art journey, you will explore the ups and downs of your past, present, and future life, through a life-size 3D sculpture! Join us if you’re highly creative, inventive, and want to express your story without words!

With this club students will learn about the many different geological features of Mine of Spain. Hands on activities allow them to become geologists! This one day after school activity will take place at EB Lyons and the Mines of Spain from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Students will learn the ‘ins and outs’ of Mississippi river mammal identification and some interesting facts to share on these fascinating animals. This one day session will be hosted at the National River Museum & Aquarium.

Students interested in learning how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics work together in the 21st Century should sign up for this after school club. There will be a total of six after school sessions from 2:35 pm to 4:00 pm, starting on March 31st! Students will go from one challenge to another in real-world engineering applications! Interested students should sign up in the Activities Office! Spaces are limited!

#CHATTER CLUB (May 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12)
This club gives students an opportunity to get together and participate in mental and physical challenges such as “Minute to Win It” activities and other mind benders while building trust, relationships, self-esteem, and team work! Groups will challenge each other and discuss peer pressure, creative expression, and healthy choices. Awesome PRIZES will be given for participation in activities!

Students will play the role of scientist and identify the aquatic life and categorize them as pollution tolerant or intolerant. This one day session will be hosted at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

Students will explore the tools and techniques used in a boat shop. Use some of the hand tools that made many a watercraft in their day. Watch a real model steam engine operate. This one day session will be hosted at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

SOCCER CLUB (May 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27)
After-school club that will meet for six days focusing on the fundamentals of this popular outdoor sport.

Students will participate in a zip line nature tour of the former Union Park and YMCA Camp. This after school opportunity and supervision of this event is provided by the Dubuque Community Y.

Students will learn techniques and skills needed for canoeing as they travel down Catfish Creek. This one day after school activity will take place at EB Lyons and the Mines of Spain from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.


Student Art Featured in March Digital Fringe

The March 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.

View previous galleries on the Digital Fringe page

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Commends Roosevelt Students on North Korea Research

It just so happened that two recent claims by North Korea regarding nuclear weaponry have coincided with related topics in Roosevelt Middle School teacher Peter Knutson’s eighth-grade science class. Most recently, garnering a response from former United States Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

Read More about “Former U.S. Defense Secretary Commends Roosevelt Students on North Korea Research”

6th Grade Orientation Nights

6th Grade Orientation Nights: The schedule is as follows:

• Thursday April 7: from 7:00-8:30 pm. Students and parents from Carver, Eisenhower, Hoover, Fulton, Sageville, Audubon, and Prescott should attend.

• Tuesday April 12, 2016from 7:00-8:30 pm. Students and parents from Kennedy, Lincoln, Table Mound, Bryant, Irving and Marshall should attend.

Parochial school students who live in the Roosevelt district and will attend Roosevelt next year may attend either night. Parents of students coming from parochial schools should also contact the Guidance Office at 552-5013.