Student Life

DLS School Calendar 2018-19

April 1 – Apparel orders due

Apr 10 – Early Release – 1:30 pm

Apr 19-21 – Easter Break

Apr 22 – School Resumes

May 2 – Plants arrive at DLS

May 3 & 4 – DLS Musical at the Bell Tower Theater

May 8 – Early Release – 1:30 pm

May 11- Iowa District East Track Meet at Benton Community

May 23 – Students sing – Service of Recognition at Our Redeemer

May 27 – No School – Memorial Day

Jun 4 – Last Day of School – Early Release – 1:30 pm

Hot Lunches

Hot lunch is offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  These affordable lunches (currently $2.20 per lunch + optional .60 cents per milk carton) are both nutritious nd delicious.  Meals are catered with preparation done by Resurrection School, Dubuque, following the National School Lunch Program.  The variety of lunch options helps keep lunchtime fun and interesting.
We’re always in need of volunteers to help serve hot lunch.  Parents are welcomed to sign up to volunteer to help serve hot lunch. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact the school office.  Click here for Sample Lunch Menu.

Before & After School Childcare

Beginning at 6:30 am and concluding at 6:00 pm, Before & After Childcare is available.  This service is provided by the YMCA and is conveniently located across the street in Kennedy’s gym.  Our DLS staff walks children over each day to and from Kennedy.  Contact the school office for detailed information regarding this program.


Weekly school chapel services strengthen the Christian faith of students and members of the school community.  The pastors oversee every aspect of the chapel services to ensure that they are in accordance with the Scriptures.  Parents are welcome to attend chapel services with the child if so desired.  Chapel provides students opportunities to

learn about missionaries, local and international charities, and so on.

Field Trips

Some of the best school memories come from fun and fascinating field trips.  At Dubuque Lutheran School, students’ education will extend beyond the classroom to age-appropriate field trips.  Some of the exciting things on the calendar for this year are:

  • Performances at the Heritage Center about Amelia Earhart, Stuart Little, Harriet Tubman and more!
  • Symphony performances at Five Flags Center.
  • Annual Bald Eagle Watch at the Grand River Center held by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
  • End of the school year trip to Eagle Point Park.

Science Fair

4th & 5th graders participate in a DLS Science Fair where their projects receive a rating from independent judges.  This is a fun, academic activity that also involves creativity and presentation.  Students with the best projects go on to compete in the Iowa District East Science Fair.

Spring Musical

All DLS students participate in the annual Spring Musical which will occur at the Bell Tower Theater each spring.  The musical for spring 2019 is “Star Quest: Search for the Stolen Scriptures!”

Student of the Month

Each month DLS chooses their “Student of the Month”.  Students that exemplify Christian and school values, and go above and beyond their expectations, are considered for the award by the DLS principal and staff.

Community Involvement

Dubuque Lutheran School seeks ways to involve its students and teachers in service to their community.  Below are just a few examples of how this has been accomplished:

  • Preparing Birthday Bags to the Dubuque Food Pantry
  • Singing Christmas carols at Julien Dubuque Hotel
  • Decorating Christmas Trees that were auctioned off to support Mercy Hospital’s Festival of Trees
  • Singing to and visiting the residents of Luther Manor
  • Hallway Bulletin Board – when students are featured in a publication showcasing their service to the community, the article is hung on the DLS bulletin board.  This promotes service to the community through encouraging students and teachers to give back to their community.

In the May 2015 Parent Survey, 95% of parents strongly agreed or agreed with the following statement: “DLS families and students are encouraged to participate in activities within our community.”  The same survey showed that 83% of parents strongly agreed or agreed with the following statement: “My child is encouraged to support mission work.”