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Welcome to Decorah Middle School

Mission Statement

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.

Leona Hoth, Principal
Paula McIntyre, Administrative Assistant

405 Winnebago Street, Decorah, Iowa 52101
(563) 382-8427
(563) 387-4052 - Fax


April 1--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
April 3--No School; Spring Break
April 8--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
April 15--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
April 16--5th Grade Field Trip to Des Moines
April 22--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
April 23--6th Grade Musical in the CL Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
April 24--6th Grade Musical in the CL Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
April 25--6th Grade Musical in the CL Auditorium at 1:30 p.m.
April 29--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.

May 1--8th Grade will see the play My Heart in a Suitcase at CL Auditorium at 9:30 a.m.
May 5, 7, 8--7th Grade Fish Days (periods 2-6, back for lunch)
May 6--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
May 6--8th grade Tree Planting
May 7--7th & 8th Grade Band Concert in the HS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
May 8--5th Grade Field Trip to Norman Borlaug Heritage Day
May 11--5th & 6th Grade Band Concert in the HS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
May 13--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
May 13--Mini Courses
May 18--5th & 6th Grade Orchestra Concert in the CL Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
May 18--7th & 8th Grade Orchestra Concert in the CL Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
May 19--7th & 8th Grade Pops Concert in the HS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
May 20--No 1 hour late start today--will be a regular day of school
May 20--Mini Courses Rain Date
May 25--No School; Memorial Day
May 26--Last Day of School; 1:30 dismissal (3rd snow make-up day)

2015-2016 School Year
Thursday, August 20--Open House; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, August 24--1st Day of School
August 26--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.

September 2--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
September 7--No School; Labor Day
September 9--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
September 14--No Classes; TQ In-service Day
September 16--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
September 17--School Pictures
September 23--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
September 30--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.


Library Media Center

dms information

What Your Teen Is Doing On Social Media - The Parents Guide 2014

5th Grade Brochure 14-15
Bullying Intervention Form
DMS 1 to 1 Digital Learning Expectations
DMS Attendance Policy 14-15
DMS Bell Schedule 14-15
DMS Student Handbook 14-15
Magazine Sales Information
Contact: Paula McIntyre


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
It is an Even Day

  • 8th grade softball practice will be held at the batting cages today at 2 O’clock.
  • Any 8th grade girls going out for basketball in 9th grade please see Mrs. Storhoff today.
  • ALL band students: remember to bring your band instruments home for the summer! Enjoy your summer and relax!  Ms. Hahn, Mr. Cody and Mr. Bliven
  • Reminder: all lunch accounts must be paid by the end of the day.
  • The lost and found is located in the office. Please come take a look. Anything left will be taken to the Depot soon.
  • Remember to do your part and save reusable school supplies for next year. Any unwanted school supplies can be brought to room 317, Mrs. Casterton’s room. All paper, plastic, metal and cardboard should go in the recycling containers found in each classroom. Thanks for being Earth friendly!
  • Information on the Summer Sports Excel Program for middle school students is in the office. If you’re interested in registering for this please stop by the office to pick up a form.