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What's New at Roosevelt Middle School

New Greenhouse!

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ERMS will have a Garden Club Greenhouse thanks to some generous sponsors: Bard Materials, Farm Credit Services of America, HyVee, Sustainable Dubuque, Theisen’s, Whole Kids, Grandview Gallop Association, and 5210. We can’t wait to get started on this new adventure! Go to our ERMS Facebook Page for more pictures and a video!

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New Assistant Principal

JonesThe Dubuque Community School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Bobbie Jones as assistant principal at Roosevelt Middle School, pending approval by the Board of Education at its May meeting. Jones will assume the position left vacant by Brenda Duvel, who will become the principal of Kennedy Elementary School next year.

Jones currently serves as teacher on special assignment at the district level, focusing on special education curriculum and services. Throughout her time in the district, Jones has significant experience in data-based decision making, professional development and curriculum implementation. She has coordinated the district’s Extended School Year program, managed budget areas, provided staff guidance and support, and developed strong special education collaboration with curricular areas. She has served on a variety of building leadership teams, district committees and site councils, and was a member of the statewide IEP (Individualized Education Program) Management System Review Group.

Prior to assuming her current role in 2014, she served as a special education instructional coach at Audubon Elementary School and has been a special education teacher at Table Mound Elementary School, Irving Elementary School and Eisenhower Elementary School. She joined the district in 2000.

Jones holds a bachelor of arts degree in elementary and special education from the University of Dubuque, as well as a master of arts degree in special education from Clarke University and received her Pre-K through Secondary School Administrator Endorsement through the Iowa Principal Leadership Academy.

6th Grade Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball


First day of practice – Monday, March 12, 2:30-4:00 PM on the South Court of the Gymnasium

  • Boys have early practice on week 1 – 2:30 to 4:00 PM
  • Boys have late practice on week 2 – 4:00 to 5:15 PM

Last day is Friday, March 23


First day of practice – Monday, March 12, 2:30-4:00 PM on the South Court of the Gymnasium

  • Girls have late practice on week 1 – 4:00 to 5:15 PM
  • Girls have early practice on week 2 – 2:30 to 4:00 PM

When they have late practice, students wait in the cafeteria 2:30-4:00.  The snack shack will have snacks available to purchase at 3:00.

Student-athletes MUST HAVE the following in order to participate:

Athletic physical packet (four-page packet) on file in ERMS Activities Office prior to the first practice

Forms can be found at: or in the activities office

Shorts, t-shirt, athletic shoes


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Fall 2017 Online Student Art Gallery

The fall 2017 Online Student Art Gallery is now live featuring art from the district’s elementary and middle school students!

View the Elementary and Middle 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.