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Articles from December 2016

STEM night

STEM night was a blast at Kennedy….literally!  About 80 University of Dubuque students led many fun activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for Kennedy students and families. From bottle launching to creating goo, to working math problems with M&M’s, students and families had a great time!  For all the fun in pictures, click HERE!


STEM night

Kennedy STEM Night Photos

Kennedy Elementary School hosted its Family STEM Night on March 21, organized and planned by students and faculty from the University of Dubuque. An estimated 400 students and family members from Kennedy attended this evening of hand-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math.

View STEM Night photos



Student Art Featured in March Digital Fringe

The March edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

View previous galleries on the Digital Fringe page

Old Creamery Theater

Kennedy student with the Old Creamery TheaterCharacter Chronicles LogoKennedy students with Old Creamery Theater

Old Creamery Theater visited our school today! This is always a favorite performance each year. This year Waad won 3rd place for a story she submitted and Cooper, Ben, and Aden’s story, The Election, was turned into a skit and performed.  Congrats to these awesome 2nd grade authors!  To see all the fun in pictures from today’s performance click HERE.

Live Like A Saint!

Fighting Saints Mascot BernieKennedy Students Participate in the Live Like a Saint ProgramFighting Saints lead the 'Live Like a Saint' Program

Our character assembly for the month of March was held on March 1st.  The Dubuque Fighting Saints and Bernie came to help instill the 7 character words of kindness, cooperation, perseverance, empathy, citizenship, respect, and responsibility in students and to show them how to Live Like A Saint off the ice. Check out the pictures from the assembly HERE and the videos of the assembly HERE.

News kindergarten

New 2016 Kindergarten Kick-Off Event at Dubuque Public Elementary Schools, Feb. 16

A new Dubuque Community School District event will help give families a jump-start on preparing for kindergarten.

The Kindergarten Kick-Off, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, gives families the chance to drop-in between 3:30-6 p.m. at 12 of Dubuque’s public elementary schools. At the event, families will complete initial kindergarten paperwork, receive a packet of paperwork to take with them, and have a chance to meet school staff. As a charter school, Prescott Elementary School will begin kindergarten sign-up during its enrollment period in late February.

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