Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS: The following students were selected for the Tri-State Honor Band; Colin Niemer, Jon Fuller, Austin Baugh, Lily Brondyke, CJ Dahlman, and Jessica Larsen will all be featured in concert with the TriState Honor Band on Saturday, February 19. 4:00pm in the Center for Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Jon Fuller and Lily Brondyke will also be performing with the UW-Platteville Symphonic Wind Ensemble on Friday evening at 7:30pm in the Center for Fine Arts as antiphonal brass players for "Russian Christmas Music". Congratulations to all of the students selected for this honor.

FYI: Senior Lady Rams Freshman Girls Basketball team lost to Cascade Girls Basketball team 33-40. The Lady Rams were lead in scoring by Carrie Piper 10 points, Missy Meyer 6 points.

FYI: The Jazz Bands went to Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School this past Saturday (Jan 29) and competed in the Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Band Contest. Our bands received a divisional I rating and a divisional II rating respectively. The rating scale goes from a Divisional I rating being the best to a Divisional V rating. We are very proud of our jazz band members on their great accomplishment! Additionally we have had several members of our band program be selected into honor bands in the following month. Students selected for the University of Iowa Honor Band include:Catrina Foust, Mikayla Wickham, Austin Baugh,Taylor Brandt, Sarah Compton and Jon Fuller. Students selected for the Dorian Honor Band include Colin Niemer, Jon Fuller, Mikayla Wickham, Austin Baugh, Emily Smith, Lily Brondyke, and Blaine Tunnell. We are very proud of all of our musicians and wish them congratulations!

We will also being featuring original compositions from our music theory students on our New Music Concert Sunday, February 6th, 2:00pm in the DSHS Auditorium. This is a free concert and will include the world premiere of several compositions featuring works from Adam O"Dell, Jessica Larsen, and Christen Van Milligen. The concert will also include many of the new hot charts written for the modern jazz ensemble and our jazz groups. Finally, this concert will also feature trumpet soloist Jonathan Fuller on the "Carnival of Venice" with our concert band, which will be a real treat! Come and join us in celebration of our students' accomplishments!

CONGRATULATIONS: Dubuque Senior once again performed very well at the annual Iowa State Science Bowl competition on Saturday in Ames. Our team placed 5th out of 40 teams statewide, answering questions on Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth and Space, and Energy. Team members Royce Kies, Annette Dean, Blaine Tunnell, Kenny Capesius, and Tommy Downs breezed through the morning rounds to place in the top 16, then beat the next two teams after lunch to end up in the Quarterfinal bracket. GO RAMS!

FYI: The 2nd Annual Pink-Out will be held this Friday, February 4th in Nora Gym during the quad against Hempstead. All t-shirt orders can be picked up in A117 on Thursday. I still have a few large and XL t-shirts for sale in A117. The cost is $10 per shirt. Thank you for your support!

BOYS TRACK: There will be an organizational meeting for all boys interested in going out for track this Spring. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 10th, at 2:45 in the LRC.

CPR STUDENTS: Please see Ms. Borgwardt for your CPR card.

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD: Men's track and field 2011 sign-up will be Wednesday February 9th at 2:45 p.m. in the Library. Snow date is Thursday, Feb. 10th at 2:45 p.m. in the Library. Bring friends - A chance to compete every week, No cut from the team, 11 state qualifiers 2010. Look for the fliers in the halls.

HUNGER BANQUET: Do you want to help fight against world hunger? Do you like pizza? If so, participate in the Hunger Banquet on Friday, February 4th in the cafeteria. The cost is $1 and all proceeds benefit the Heifer Project. As you participate you will draw either a 1, 2, or 3 to determine what you will eat for lunch that day. At the Quad basketball games on February 4th, we will have a mad money dash to raise money to benefit this cause. Bring your change!

GIRLS TENNIS: There will be an organizational meeting TODAY for all girls interested in playing tennis for Senior this spring. The meeting will be held at 2:30 in the LRC and the new head Women’s Tennis Coach will be introduced at this meeting.

SPANISH CLUB: There will be a Spanish Club meeting TODAY in E40 from 7:10 - 7:30. Wear your Spanish Club clothing for pictures. Representatives are especially invited to attend.

SUMMER JOBS: Leisure Services are looking for youth to work part-time this summer. Jobs like playground leaders, coaches, swim pool staff, and golf course are available. If interested, see the bulletin board outside of guidance or stop in guidance office for applications and more info.

SADIES: The Sadie Hawkins dance, themed "Night of the Dragon," is coming up on March 5th. We will be selling t-shirts in the StuCo zone until February 4th for $10. A t-shirt will be on display outside the StuCo Zone. Note: money must be paid in advance to order a t-shirt.

TALENT SHOW: Talent Show Auditions: Do you have a talent you would like to share with the school? Talent show auditions are being held on Monday, February 7th from 2:30-6:30 in the Band Room. Sign-up in the AP's office if you are interested in performing. If you can sing, dance, act, or have any other special talents, we'd love to see you perform. Staff members are also welcome!

MATHEMATICS COMPETITION: The American Mathematics Competition test will be held at our school on February 8th. This is a huge competition where students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and from around the world. Top students can achieve recognition through special honors and awards, including the best in each school and the best in each state. Please talk to Mr. Kueper in A322 if you are interested. Also, we will be doing old practice tests of the AMC at math club on Thursday mornings at 7:10 a.m. Please come and prepare!


Due to Friday's pep assembly, we will be running the following schedule:

1st 7:40-8:18
2nd 8:23-9:01
3rd 9:06-9:44
4th 9:49-10:27
6th 10:32-11:09

5th Period
A 11:14 return to class by 11:39
B Release to lunch at 11:34 return to class by 12:02
C Release to lunch at 12:00 return to class by 12:28
D Release to lunch at 12:23 Period ends at 12:48

7th 12:53-1:30
Dismiss students to the assembly at 1:30.
Assembly runs from 1:45 to 2:20.