Decorah Middle School


Justin Albers, Principal

Jake Nimrod, Associate Principal and Activities Director

Lee Stock, Guidance Counselor (mobile 563-380-4058)

Paula McIntyre, Administrative Assistant

405 Winnebago Street, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Phone (563) 382-8427 • Fax (563) 387-4052

Decorah Middle School, in partnership with its parents and community, will strive to instill in its students high standards for learning, integrity, leadership and citizenship.


Wednesday One (1) Hour Late Starts

Reminder - Each Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, August 28, will begin with a one (1) hour late start due to Professional Development for DCSD staff.

Important Dates

June 7--Last Day of School; 1:30 Dismissal
June 17 - 21--Camp Invention at the Middle School from 9:00am - 3:30pm

2019-2020 School Year

August 8--Registration at the High School from 10am - 6pm
August 9--Registration at the High School from 7:30am - 3pm
August 21--DMS Open House; 5:00-7:00 pm
August 23--First Day of School

September 2--No School; Labor Day
September 12--School Pictures

October 21--No School; TQ In-service Day
October 25--End of 1st Quarter

Informational Resources

Newsletter Info. on Camp Invention
Parent Letter - Student Behavior Expectations
What Your Teen Is Doing On Social Media - The Parents Guide 2014

18-19 5th Grade Brochure

18-19 6th Grade Brochure
18-19 7th Grade Brochure
18-19 8th Grade Brochure
18-19 Music Brochure

9th Hour Information for Parents
Study Buddies for Grades 5-8
Bullying Intervention Form
Safe School Reporting Form - NEW Online Form!

DMS Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Expectations
DMS Attendance Policy
18-19 DMS Bell Schedule
18-19 DMS Classroom Schedule
17-18 Nurse Information
18-19 DMS Student Handbook
18-19 School Supply List

Summer Physicals: please read the informational letter below:
18-19 Decorah Athletic Physical Information
Physical Form for Athletics (grades 7-12)

18-19 DMS Impact Letter & Consent Form (for 7th grade & any new 8th grade athletes)

It is the policy of the Decorah Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator. Call the Central Office at 563-382-4208 for more information.
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