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

January 3--Classes Resume
January 10--Youth Marketplace Sale in the MS Commons; 3:00-5:15 pm
January 11--End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
January 14--No Classes; Professional Day
January 17--5th Grade Orchestra Concert; CL Auditorium 6:30 pm
January 17--5th Grade Band Concert; CL Auditorium 7:30 pm
January 19--Future City State Competition
January 20--FIRST Lego League State Competition in Ames
January 21--8th Grade HS Parent Orientation; HS Aud. 7:00 pm
January 22--Hearing Test for 7th Grade
January 24--Hearing Test for New Students
January 25--MS Vocal Contest in Waverly
January 31--7th & 8th Orchestra Solo Night at DMS; 5:30 pm

February 7--Student Led Conferences; 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 pm
February 11--Student Led Conferences; 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 pm
February 15--No School; Comp Day
February 18--No School; President's Day
February 22--7th Grade Band Concert; HS Aud. 6:30 pm
February 22--8th Grade Band Concert; HS Aud. 7:30 pm
February 23--Regional NHD Competition at DMS

March 1--MS/HS Jazz Band Coffeehouse; 7:00 pm
March 14--7th & 8th Grade Plays; CL Auditorium 7:00 pm
March 19--Reading Games
March 22--End of 3rd Quarter
March 25-April 12--Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (formerly Iowa Assessments)

April 11--6th Grade Musical; CL Auditorium 7:00 pm
April 12--6th Grade Musical; CL Auditorium 7:00 pm
April 13--6th Grade Musical; CL Auditorium 1:30 pm
April 19--No School; Spring Break
April 22--No School; Spring Break

Informational Resources

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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