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

March 2--Jazz Coffeehouse in the HS cafeteria, MS & HS Jazz Bands; 7:00 p.m.
March 3--Tri-State MS Honor Band
March 3--Kennedy Honors Orchestra
March 15--7th & 8th Plays in the CL Auditorium; 7:00 p.m.
March 16--Grades 7 & 8 Black Light Activity Night at DMS; 3:05-7:00 p.m.
March 19--6th Grade Science Fair in the MS Gym; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
March 20 - April 13--MAPS testing
March 20--Reading Games Competition in DMS cafeteria; 3:15-5:00 p.m.
March 21--Language Arts MAPS test 9:00-9:55 a.m.
March 22--8th Grade BB game vs. Teachers in the MS gym after school
March 23--End of 3rd Quarter
March 24--National History Day Regionals @ DMS
March 28--Math MAPS test 9:00-9:55 a.m.
March 30--Spring Break; No School

April 2--Spring Break; No School
April 3/4--Science MAPS test for 6th & 7th grade during science class
April 5--5th Grade attend Old Creamery Theatre performance
April 10/11--Reading MAPS test for 7th & 8th grade during language class
April 19--6th Grade Musical in the CL Auditorium; 7:00 p.m.
April 20--6th Grade Musical in the CL Auditorium; 7:00 p.m.
April 21--6th Grade Musical in the CL Auditorium; 1:30 p.m.
April 23/24--Reading MAPS test for 5th & 6th grade during reading class
April 27--5th Grade field trip to Mystery Cave/Forrestville

May 3--7th & 8th Grade Band Concert in the HS Aud.; 7:00 p.m.
May 7--5th Grade Band Concert in the CL Aud.; 6:30 p.m.
May 7--6th Grade Band Concert in the CL Aud.; 7:30 p.m.
May 9--Mini Courses
May 11--5th Grade field trip to the Norman Borlaug Farm
May 14--5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert in the CL Aud.; 6:30 p.m.
May 14--7th & 8th Grade "Night of the Notables" Orchestra Concert at DMS; 7:30 p.m.
May 17--7th & 8th Grade Pops Concert in the HS Aud.; 7:00 p.m.
May 28--Memorial Day; No School
May 30--End of  4th Quarter & 2nd Semester
May 30--Last Day of School (5th snow make-up day); 1:30 dismissal (No late start)

Informational Resources

Save Your Magazine Subscriptions 2017
What Your Teen Is Doing On Social Media - The Parents Guide 2014

17-18 5th Grade Brochure

17-18 6th Grade Brochure
17-18 7th Grade Brochure
17-18 8th Grade Brochure
17-18 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
17-18 DMS Bell Schedule
DMS Classroom Schedule 17-18
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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