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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


January 1 & 2--No School; Winter Break
January 7--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
January 9--End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
January 12--No Classes; Prof. Dev.
January 14--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
January 15--5th Grade Band Concert at CL Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
January 15--5th Grade Orchestra Concert at CL Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
January 17--First Lego League State Competition at IA State University in Ames
January 19-30--Iowa Assessments
January 21--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
January 22-Hearing Test for 7th graders and all new students
January 22--Mathcounts Competition at Upper Iowa University
January 24--Future City State Competition at Cedar Rapids
January 28--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
January 28--8th grade NAEP Assessment
January 30--MS Vocal Contest in Waverly

February 4--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
February 5--Grades 6-8 Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Festival starting at 5:30 p.m.
February 9--Student Led Conferences, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
February 9--Scholastic Book Fair, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
February 11--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
February 12--Hearing Rechecks
February 12--Student Led Conferences, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
February 12--Scholastic Book Fair, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
February 13--No School; Comp. Day
February 16--No School; President's Day
February 18--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
February 25--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.

March 4--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
March 7--8th Grade Regional NHD Competition at Decorah Middle School
March 11--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
March 12--7th & 8th Grade Plays at CL Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
March 17--Reading Games Competition at Decorah Middle School, 3:15 p.m.
March 18--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
March 20--End of 3rd Quarter
March 23-April 17--Spring MAPS Testing
March 25--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
March 30--6th Grade Science Fair in the MS gym, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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 22--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
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 6--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
May 6--8th grade Tree Planting (tentatively)
May 13--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
May 13--Mini Courses
May 20--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
May 20--Mini Courses Rain Date
May 22--End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester


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


Friday, January 23, 2015
It is an Even Day

  • Congratulations to our students who participated in the local Mathcounts competition yesterday at Upper Iowa University. Decorah teams took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the competition. Taking 3rd place was the team of Emma Johnson, Conner Cook, Lillian Grouws, and Mya Sullivan. The team of Sofie Grouws, James Groux, Noah Lovelave, and Peter Wilson took 2nd place. Taking 1st place was the team of Evie Holyoake, Sophie Weis, Sam Wilson, and Isaac Roberts. Four of our students placed in the individual round. Isaac Roberts took 8th place, Mya Sullivan took 5th place, Noah Lovelace took 4th place, and Sam Wilson took 1st place. We are proud of our Decorah students. Not only did they represent our school intellectually, but they also were top notch in their attitudes and respect.
  • Starting on Monday, a la carte items will be sold from the cafeteria after school from 3:05 to 3:20.
  • Good luck to the 7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball teams who play Charles City today. Please excuse the 7th graders at 2:20.