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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


October 1--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
October 6--Blue Shirt Day--World Day of Bullying Prevention
October 8--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
October 13--No Classes; Prof. Dev.
October 14--No Classes; Prof. Dev.
October 14--DMS Blood Drive from 2:00-6:00
October 15--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
October 16-17--5th grade to Niagara Cave
October 22--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
October 23--Picture Retake Day at 8:00 a.m.
October 23--Grades 7-8 Band Solo Night at DMS at 5:30 p.m.
October 23-31--Red Ribbon Week, Theme: Love Yourself, Be Drug Free
October 24--7th & 8th grade go to Luther to see a play at 11:30
October 24--End of 1st Quarter
October 29--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.

November 4--Parent/Teacher Conferences, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
November 5--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
November 6--Parent/Teacher Conferences, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
November 7--No School; Comp Day
November 12--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
November 19--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
November 26--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
November 27--No School; Thanksgiving Break
November 28--No School; Thanksgiving Break

December 3--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
December 10--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
December 17--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
December 24 to 31--No School; Winter Break

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 21--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.
January 28--9:03 Start; Prof. Dev.


Library Media Center

Great America Online

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

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Friday, October 24, 2014
It is an Odd Day

  • Decorah PTO is sponsoring a Decorah Middle School Halloween Skating Party at Jewel's Skate Country tonight, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per student, this includes skates, or you can bring your own. Dress up in a costume, play fun games, and purchase snacks at the snack bar. A bus from Jewel’s will pick up students at DMS at 6:30 and return them to the school by 9:30.
  • 8th grade girls basketball begins next Monday, Oct. 27.