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

October 2--STEAM Day (8th grade tours 12:30-2:45)
October 4--7th Grade Field Trip to Lake Meyer
October 21--No Classes; TQ In-service Day
October 22--School Picture Retakes
October 25--End of 1st Quarter

November 1--Regional Mock Trial
November 4--P/T Conferences; 5:00-8:00 pm
November 5--P/T Conferences; 5:00-8:00 pm
November 8--No School; Comp Day
November 11--Veterans Day
November 19-20--State Mock Trial
November 21--OPUS Honor Choir in Ames
November 22--Iowa Junior Honor Orchestra in Ames
November 28-29--No School; Thanksgiving Break

December 16--8th Grade NHD Parent Night at DMS; 5:00-6:30 pm
December 23 - January 3--No School; Winter Break

January 3--No Classes; In-service Day
January 6--Classes Resume

Informational Resources

Parent Letter - Student Behavior Expectations

19-20 5th Grade Brochure

19-20 6th Grade Brochure
19-20 7th Grade Brochure
19-20 8th Grade Brochure
19-20 Music Brochure

9th Hour Information for Parents

Bullying Intervention Form
Safe School Reporting Form - NEW Online Form!

DMS Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Expectations
DMS Attendance Policy
DMS Bell Schedule (19-20)
DMS Classroom Schedule
18-19 Nurse Information
2019- 2020 DMS Student Handbook
2019-2020 School Supply List

Physical Form for Athletics (grades 7-12)

19-20 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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