School is CLOSED until further notice.

The Governor recently announced that she is recommending a four week closure of all schools in Iowa. We will follow her recommendation. Effective Monday, March 16, Western Dubuque Schools will be closed until further notice.

Coronavirus Information Updates

Cascade Jr./Sr. High School of W.D.
Address: 505 Johnson Street NW | Cascade, IA 52033
Phone: (563) 852-3201
Fax: (563) 852-7186
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Counseling Office
Welcome to the Cascade Jr./Sr. High School
Counseling Center
The mission of the Western Dubuque Community School District's comprehensive school guidance program is to enhance each student's ability to acquire knowledge, attitudes, and skills in the academic, career, and personal/social domains to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Emily Phillips, School Counselor 
563-852-3201 ext. 1005
Kelli Kloser, Office Para 
563-852-3201 ext. 1001
Laura Foust, Mental Health Counselor 
563-852-3201 ext 3036 

Senior Information:

ACT Information:

ACT study guides are available in the counseling office. You can register by visiting You must download a picture when registering. Please allow about an hour to complete the registration process. Any student receiving free or reduced lunch status should see Mrs. Phillips for a fee waiver for the test.

Most students take the ACT during the April or June date their junior year. Sophomores are also encouraged to take this test on one of those dates to gain exposure to the test. Students should plan to take the ACT at least twice. Taking the ACT early and more than once gives you the opportunity to retest if you feel your scores do not accurately reflect your abilities and it is beneficial your senior year when you need test scores to apply for colleges and scholarships.

Test Dates for 2019-2020:
  • September 14, 2019
  • October 26, 2019
  • December 14, 2019 
  • February 8, 2020
  • April 4, 2020
  • June 13, 2020
  • July 18, 2020 




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