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

November 2--Parent/Teacher Conferences; 5:00-8:00 p.m. (report cards can be picked up at the table outside the office during this time)
November 3--Comp. Day; No School
November 6--Regional Mock Trial
November 11--Veteran's Day
November 14--Youth Marketplace Sale from 3:15-5:15 in the Commons
November 16--OPUS Honor Choir in Ames
November 17--Iowa Junior Honor Orchestra in Ames
November 20--PTO meeting in CL cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
November 21--Grades 6-8 Band Concert at the HS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

November 23-24--Thanksgiving; No School
November 27-29--State Mock Trial Competition in Des Moines

December 9--Lego League Competition
December 11--Grades 6-8 Orchestra Concert at the HS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
December 14--Grades 5-6 Vocal Concert at the HS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
December 15--7th Grade to Lanesboro to see The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
December 18--National History Day (NHD) Parent Night at DMS; 5:30-7:00 p.m.
December 21--Grades 7-8 Vocal Concert at the HS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
December 23 - January 2--Winter Break; No School

January 3--Classes Resume
January 12--End of 2nd Quarter/End of 1st Semester
January 15--Work Day/Prof. Dev.; No Classes
January 18--5th Grade Orchestra Concert at the CL Auditorium 6:30 p.m.
January 18--5th Grade Band Concert at the CL Auditorium 7:30 p.m.
January 20--Future City Competition
January 23 - February 10--Iowa Assessments
January 26--MS Vocal Contest in Waverly

February 8--Student Led Conferences; 5:00-8:00 p.m.
February 12--Student Led Conferences; 5:00-8:00 p.m.
February 16--Comp. Day; No School
February 19--President's Day; No School

March 20 - April 13--MAPS testing
March 23--End of 3rd Quarter
March 24--National Day History Regionals @ DMS
March 30--Spring Break; No School

April 2--Spring Break; No School

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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