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What's New at Alta Vista Campus

DRA Grant Purchase

The Alta Vista Campus was fortunate to have been awarded funds from the DRA Grant to purchase new active learning furniture.  Students and staff alike are excited to have this unique classroom furniture.  Many thanks to the Dubuque Racing Association!

 

 

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DRA Grant Purchase

Geometry Challenge

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Students in Geometry class were given the challenge of creating the tallest possible structure that could withstand wind.  This first day activity produced some inventive structures as a result of students using their collaboration and problem-solving skills.

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Student Art Featured in June 2016 Digital Fringe

The June edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

View previous galleries on the Digital Fringe page

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Student Art Featured in March Digital Fringe

The March edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

View previous galleries on the Digital Fringe page

ALC Economics Class Creates ‘Key City Coops’

Students in an economics class at the Alternative Learning Center aren’t spending all day cooped up in their classroom. Instead, they are bringing their class work to life by creating “Key City Coops,” a school business building and selling chicken coops and chicken tractors.

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ALC Coop Project for Economics

Students are building a hen coop for an economics class project.  Students selected a design after researching the needs of a hen and sharing several different designs.  Students observed the local market offerings and designed a product that would be an economical choice for the potential clients.  Students decided to name their business Key City Coops and have a Facebook page documenting the progress of the coop as it is being built.  Logos are now being considered.

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Students are working to build a hen coop for their economics class project.

ALC Robots

ALC robots are engaging students in coding, programming, critical thinking and problems solving, collaboration and communication.  Students have responded well to the challenges and frustrations as they work to accomplish many tasks with their robots.  The sense of pride and accomplishment is visible as students achieve success!

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Students collaborating on designing a challenge for their robot.

ALC Robots