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 29, will begin with a one (1) hour late start due to Professional Development for DCSD staff.

Important Dates

April 9--Old Creamery Theater Performance for 5th Graders; HS Aud. 12:30
April 11--6th Grade Musical; CL Auditorium 7:00 pm
April 12--Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (formerly Iowa Assessments)--Math Test 9:20-10:45
April 12--6th Grade Musical; CL Auditorium 7:00 pm
April 13--6th Grade Musical; CL Auditorium 1:30 pm
April 25-May 7--MAP Testing
April 19--No School; Spring Break
April 22--No School; Spring Break
April 22--Earth Day
April 28-29 - State NHD Competition in Des Moines
April 30 - 7th Grade One Well Field Trip

May 3--5th Grade Field Trip to Mystery Cave/Forestville State Park
May 3 - 7th Grade One Well Field Trip
May 8--Mini Courses / Rain Date will be May 15
May 10--5th Grade to Norman Borlaug Farm
May 26--Commencement; 2:00 pm
May 27--No School; Memorial Day

June 7--Last Day of School; 1:30 Dismissal

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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