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Articles from April 2021

District Recognized Among 2021 ‘Best Communities for Music Education’

2021 Best Communities for Music Education, brought to you by the NAMM Foundation. Proud BCME DistrictThe Dubuque Community School District has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

This is the fourth consecutive year the district has received the honor.

Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, the district answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

“The district has long recognized the value of music education in our schools, and music remains an integral part of our curricular and extracurricular offerings,” said Stan Rheingans, superintendent of schools. “Our district commitment is underscored by tremendous partnerships throughout our community that support our work to expose students to music education. This honor is truly a community honor.”

About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.

“The Girl Who Fell Into Her Desk” TRAILER is here!

“In a messy desk, there are stories waiting to be told…”
We are so excited to share our brand new trailer for “THE GIRL WHO FELL INTO HER DESK”!
It’s a Sageville first- a claymation animated movie. Our fifth graders and Mrs.Nadermann
have done a spectacular job and here it your first look at this special project! Hope you like it!
Premieres June 1-2.

Student devices to remain at school starting Friday, April 30th

Dear Sageville Families,

Beginning this Friday, April 30th, ALL student devices (iPads and laptops) will now remain at school and will not travel back and forth from school to home. This change has been recommended by the school district in anticipation of MAP testing (for Grades 2-5 ) in May. There are other factors including ensuring devices do not get damaged any further as we head into the final weeks of the school year. Also, considering students are no longer in the hybrid schedule, this was a change that the district felt was needed. All schools will also begin the process of checking these devices back in for the summer within the next month.  The district is not planning on a 1:1 model next school year and instead there will be devices that will remain in the classroom for student use. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Dubuque-Area K-12 Virtual Art Exhibition

We are pleased to present the 2021 Dubuque-Area K-12 Virtual Art Exhibition, a way to highlight student work in a year that makes in unable to do so in person.

The exhibit features the ability to virtually walk through a curated gallery of work — and we hope you’ll enjoy immersing yourself in the exhibit as the vision of these talented student artists comes to life.






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$11,000 in new books for the Sageville library!

We would like to thank the Dubuque Racing Association for their DRA grant of $2,300 for our school library! We also would like to thank a special generous individual who donated $2,700 for books. Finally, a big shout out to our amazing Sageville PTC who donated $6,000 to the library! With that combined $11,000 (!!!) we will have lots of brand new books on the shelves when students return to the library! (We have placed 2 orders for books already, and have one more big order to submit. All new books should be on the shelves by the end of this school year)


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