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Jefferson and Washington to Host 100th Anniversary Open Houses, Oct. 1

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of each school, Jefferson Middle School and Washington Middle School will host community open houses on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at each school. The community is invited to attend.

During the open houses, community members will have the chance to tour areas of the school, interact with student representatives and school staff, and view historical memorabilia. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to sign a commemorative item recognizing the anniversary.

In 1921, the Dubuque Community School District Board of Education called for construction of two new junior high schools – ultimately becoming Washington and Jefferson. The schools were both constructed during 1922 and opened in 1923.

Today, Jefferson serves approximately 460 students and Washington serves approximately 630 students, all in grades six through eight.

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Activities and Events Postponed, Jan. 17-18

Due to inclement weather, all events and activities in the Dubuque Community School District are postponed for Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18.

This includes the following:

Friday, Jan. 17

  • Hempstead and Dubuque Senior JV Wrestling at Western Dubuque
  • Dubuque Senior Boys and Girls Bowling vs Prairie High School
  • Dubuque Senior vs. Hempstead Boys Sophomore and Boys Varsity Basketball (This has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 20 with the sophomore game beginning at 5 p.m. and the varsity game beginning at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Dubuque Senior vs. Hempstead Girls JV and Girls Varsity (This has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, with the JV game beginning at 5 p.m. and the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Jan. 18

  • Hempstead Freshman Boys Basketball vs Iowa City at Hempstead
  • Dubuque Senior Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Senior
  • Hempstead and Senior Boys and Girls Bowling vs Clinton (Schools will not be traveling due to the winter storm warning.)
  • Boys City Swim Meet
  • Aquatic Center Grand Opening (This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. before the planned 6:30 p.m. swim meet).
  • Hempstead and Dubuque Senior Wrestling (Schools will not be travelling on due to the winter storm warning.)