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

September 3--No School; Labor Day
September 6--MAPS Testing (Reading); 8:00-8:55
September 10--MAPS Testing (Lang. Arts); 2:15-3:05
September 13--School Pictures
September 14--Homecoming (parade is at 2:30)
September 17--MAPS Testing (Math); 2:15-3:05
September 20--5th Grade Band/Orchestra Night; DMS 7:00 pm

October 1--No Classes; TQ Inservice Day
October 3--STEAM Day for 8th graders
October 8--Magazine Sales Begin
October 18--Grades 7-8 Band Solo Night; DMS 5:30 pm
October 23--Picture Retakes at 8:00 am
October 24--Magazine Sales End
October 26--End of 1st Quarter

November 1--Parent/Teacher Conferences for grade 5; 5:00-8:00 pm
November 1--Student Led Conferences for grades 6-8; 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 pm
November 2--No School; Comp Day
November 5--Regional Mock Trial
November 6--Parent/Teacher Conferences for grade 5; 5:00-8:00 pm
November 6--Student Led Conferences for grades 6-8; 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 pm
November 15--Opus Honor Choir
November 16--Junior Honor Orchestra Festival
November 20--Grades 6-8 Band Concert; HS Aud. 7:00 pm
November 22-23--No School; Thanksgiving Break
November 26-28--State Mock Trial

December 1--NEIBA Honor Band
December 10--MS/HS Winter Orchestra Concert; HS Aud. 7:00 pm
December 14--Grades 5-6 Winter Vocal Concert; HS Aud. 7:00 pm
December 17--8th Grade NHD Parent's Night; DMS 5:00-6:30 pm
December 20--Grades 7-8 Winter Vocal Concert; HS Aud. 7:00 pm
December 24 - January 2--No School; Winter Break

January 11--End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
January 14--No Classes; Professional Day

Informational Resources

Save Your Magazine Subscriptions 2017
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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