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

Important Dates

August 2--Registration at Decorah High School from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 3--Registration at Decorah High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
August 21--Open House for parents & students at DMS from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
All students may bring their school supplies and put them in their locker.
August 23--First day of school; No late start--school starts at 8:00
August 30--1 hour late start; professional development for staff

September 4--Labor Day; No School
September 14--DMS School Pictures
September 25--TQ Inservice Day; No Classes

October 9-25--Magazine Sales
October 27--End of 1st Quarter
October 30--Parent/Teacher Conferences; 5-8 p.m.

November 2--Parent/Teacher Conferences; 5-8 p.m.
November 3--Comp. Day; No School
November 23-24--Thanksgiving; No School

Informational Resources

Save Your Magazine Subscriptions 2016
What Your Teen Is Doing On Social Media - The Parents Guide 2014

5th Grade Brochure 2016-17

6th Grade Brochure 2016-17
7th Grade Brochure 2016-17
8th Grade Brochure 2016-17
DMS Music Brochure 2016-17

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 16-17
17-18 DMS Bell Schedule

DMS Nurse Information 16-17
17-18 DMS Student Handbook
17-18 Supply List

Physical Form for Athletics (grades 7-12)
17-18 DMS Impact Letter & Consent Form
(for 7th & 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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