Welcome to East Dubuque Junior High
East Dubuque Junior High School is located in the East Dubuque High School Building at 200 Parklane Drive. The East Dubuque Junior High School boasts one of the greatest teams of teachers, the best group of students, the most supportive of parents, and the best learning environment a community could offer their young adults.
East Dubuque's Robin Hood
Sydney Mulgrew, an 8th Grader at our Junior High went down to Louisville, Kentucky this past week and showed the nation up at the National Archery Tournament. Sydney shot a 285, scoring the highest of all her teammates and sending her on a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, to compete at the World Archery Tournament. She will be going up against the best of the best! Way to go Sydney. Keep it up! East Dubuque is rooting for you!
JH Quiz Bowl Tournament Team Captures the Silver
The East Dubuque JH Quiz Bowl Tournament Team competed at the West Dubuque Quiz Bowl Tournament on Saturday, April 6th. This year, East Dubuque was moved up into the second bracket of the competition after sweeping Division A taking first and second place in 2018. Coaches Stierman and LaPage took 8 students, four of each grade, comprising a 7th grade team and an 8th grade team. The 8th grade took home the silver, thrashing a majority of their opponents. The 7th grade stood firm and had several quality victories, one of which nearly stunned the 8th grade team, who mounted a rally to come back for the victory in the battle between the two grades. Great work to all participants! Way to close our your JH Quiz Bowl Career 8th grade students! You not only made East Dubuque proud today, but also the State of Illinois, being the only team from Illinois in the competition.
East Dubuque's Spelling Champion
Wil Quinn, an 8th Grader who enjoys playing basketball, loves history class, and dreams of someday taking his talents and using them to mold himself into a scientist is the 2018-2019 East Dubuque Spelling Hero. In December, East Dubuque Held their annual Spelling Bee competition. All students are allowed to compete. The top 30 spellers advance to the East Dubuque Junior High Round held at the East Dubuque auditorium/cafeteria. Wil captured 3rd place in the competition, and two fellow peers took first and second. Elijah Russell held on to first and Dillon Freiburger took 2nd.
All three advanced onto the Telegraph Herald Dubuque Area regional Spelling Bee. Dillon, was eliminated on round 2, Elijah sank in round 3, and Wil held on to one of the top ten spots, earning him a seat at the Regional Spelling Bee. The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee advances to Washington D.C. to represent our entire area. This was the second year in a row that Wil Quinn represented East Dubuque at the Spelling competition held at Loras College.
Wil looked solid for four straight rounds, but got stuck round 5 on the word GONDOLA. Wil used every trick in the book to try and get an edge on the word and how it should begin; even asking the question "is there anything else I can ask?" Wil gave it his all and spelled it GANDOLA. Sooo close!
In the words of Dillon Freiburger after the Spelling Bee, "[you] did amazing, and all of us are extremely proud." She is 100% correct! Everyone in East Dubuque is proud of you Wil!