Monday, November 7, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


The award-winning Dubuque Senior Speech Team will hold open auditions for the upcoming season next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Rm A209. Sign up for an audition time on the Bulletin Board in Rm A209. You should also fill out an audition form by going to and clicking on the audition link. If you have any questions, see Mr. Ernzen in Rm. B237 or Mr. Dean in Rm. A209. See you there.

Congrats to the Following Color Guard girls for receiving High Honors Division One Rating at the Iowa State Color Guard Solo Competition on Friday November 4th.

Katilin Tuthill, Morgan Noel and Baylee Crew who earned 4th place

Congratulations to the Women’s Swimming and Diving team on their 19th place finish at the state meet this weekend. Girls finishing in the top 16 and earning team points were: Emma Sass – 6th in the 50 Free, Ellie Shearer – 9th in diving, and Anna Pfeiffer – 9th in the 100 Free and 14th in the 200 Free.

Did you know that Senior came out as the champion in last year's inaugural inter-city Battle of the Books competition?
AND they had one team place in the top 15 at the Grand Battle Competition that featured teams from across the state?
Let's keep these Battle of the Books awards in Our House! If you are interested in joining the Battle of the Books team, please come to one of the informational meetings that will be held in the Library on Thursday. You can come as an individual or bring your entire team of 6 - all are welcome! Times to choose from are 7:10am, A study or D study. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mrs. Bontemps or Mrs. Fischer.

Science Bowl
will practice after school on Wednesday in room B241. You can talk to Mr. Gates or Mrs. Fischer if you have any conflicts or questions.

If you would like to order a Senior Class Picture, there are order forms available in the main office. If you would like to turn your payment into the office to be sent, please do so by November 10th.

Seniors …..Graduation packets are due TOMORROW during the lunch hour. Jostens will be outside of the cafeteria to collect order forms and answer any questions.

Movember campaign: Grow a Mo save a bro: The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute. If you’re a male student or teacher and would like to participate please contact Mr. Dolson know in i-JAG. It’s easy, grow a moustache and get your picture taken to help support men’s health.

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis and it’s not being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent. We’re taking action and need your help!

The new book club book is in! Stop by the library to get your copy of The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. Haley struggles with how to balance her own life as a teenager and how to help her father who has PTSD from serving in Iraq. A limited number of copies are available, so get yours soon.

Senior Yearbook Pictures –
Seniors, it's time to send in your photos for the yearbook! Please email a jpeg file of your senior picture to Once your photo has been received, you will receive a confirmation email. Full color photos are required. Photos are due by April 1. Please see Mrs. Jackman in E45 with questions.

please remember that you are not allowed to use our gyms/weight room without proper supervision. Students cannot be in the gyms or athletic areas without a faculty sponsor/supervisor. Students in those areas unsupervised will be sent home.


The 4th annual Dubuque Senior Euchre Tournament will be held on Wednesday, November 30th from 6 to 8 pm in the library. Students and Staff members wishing to participate must sign up with a partner in guidance no later than Monday, November 28th. All who wish to participate are responsible for learning the rules prior to the tournament. House rules for the tournament are located in the guidance office as well. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Sheehan, Mr. Leytem, or a member of student council.

The Annual Fall Blood Drive is coming up! It will be held on November 18. You can sign up in the StuCo Zone during all lunches. In order to sign up, you must be at least 16 years old and 110 lbs. The mandatory meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15 during A and D study in Room B138.


EXPLORE, EXPLORE!! Looking to gain experience in your interest areas. The EXPLORE PROGRAMS offer great hands on practical experience in several areas. The Following Areas are still accepting Applications!!!

Conservation & Wildlife
Firefighting & Emergency Services

NEW TEACHER EDUCATION at THE UNIVERSITY of DUBUQUE and Now Introducing a Culinary Experience Explorer Program at Catfish Charlie’s

See School Counseling office for more information!!!



STUDENTS: If you are interested in going out for a Winter Sport – you need to stop by the Activities Office to get signed up. Winter Sports include: Boys Basketball and Wrestling.

Winter Sports start in the beginning of November, so please get signed up early – DON’T wait until the last minute! IF you participated in one of these sports last year – you STILL need to come to the Activities Office to sign up.


November 8th                     11:15 a.m.                 Luther College

November 15th                   11:15 a.m.                Western Illinois University
                                                                              Emmaus College

November 29th                   11:15 a.m.                Loras College