2019-2020 Impact Statements

These impact statements were published in the 2019-2020 Annual Report. 
Thanks to the generous DSHA community and countless donations during the 2019-2020 school year, the young women of DSHA grew in their faith, heart, and intellect. Read below to see by-the-numbers figures that describe our student's faith formation, Dasher life, and college-prep academics.  

Young Women of Faith 

4 Faith on the Frontlines Zoom sessions, where students heard from frontline workers in the midst of COVID-19
5 Divine Mercy Chaplets said during virtual Mercy Mondays
6 service projects organized and completed by students through Applied Wellness offerings
7 retreats held in person or virtually
10 all-school Masses celebrated at DSHA before the transition to online learning
13 students on the first Holy Land Pilgrimage
20+ faith-based Applied Wellness offerings
21 seniors earned the Salvatorian Service Award (140 + hours of service over 4 years)
22 significant sites from the life of Christ visited on the Holy Land Pilgrimage
24 Faith Friday optional Masses celebrated in person or virtually
41 art canvases made for Franciscan Peacemakers (a non-profit that helps women affected by human trafficking in the Milwaukee area) for their hospitality area as part of the Advent project
63 student pen pals wrote hundreds of letters to elderly in nursing homes during COVID-19
125 service organizations at which students served or supported
235 students held leadership roles in Campus Ministry
600 students spent time in Adoration in the Sylvia R. Dubois Chapel or virtually
689 clothing items donated to Franciscan Peacemakers’ women’s street ministry as part of the Advent project
1,000+ votive candles lit in the Sylvia R. Dubois Chapel with prayer intentions
1,503 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made before the transition to online learning for local hunger programs that assist people experiencing homelessness
2,438 Hail Marys said during weekly Rosary
$4,303 raised for the Advent project supporting the Franciscan Peacemakers
6,297 items collected for the Mother of Good Counsel food pantry
18,104 hours of service done by students prior to COVID-19
20,000 meals packaged for people in need in Burkina Faso

Young Women of Heart

1 student received a Gold Key Scholastic Art Award (equivalent to a state championship)
2 groups placed first in the ensemble category at the Wisconsin Music School Association’s regional competition
3 athletic teams placed first in their athletic conferences*
3 state championships*
4 students placed first in the vocal solo competitions at the Wisconsin Music School Association’s state competition
5 Dasher Dialogues to offer a safe space for topics on diversity, equity, and engagement
8 in-person programs offered by Student Services
8 students received Scholastic Art Awards
9 students placed first in the vocal or instrumental solo competitions at the Wisconsin Music School Association’s regional competition
9 students received Youth Art Month Awards
12 fine arts performances prior to COVID-19
21 athletic all-state and all-area honors awarded to athletes*
23 in-person or virtual multicultural events
23 students involved in more than one theatre production
25 co-curriculars offered
40 athletic all-conference honors awarded to athletes*
41% of students held leadership roles in Student Council or Student
Council-sponsored events
50+ heart-based Applied Wellness offerings
100+ check-ins on students facilitated by Student Services during virtual learning
114 inches of hair donated at the annual Gr8 Lengths assembly
132 people donated blood at the annual blood drive
429 students participated in athletics
4,738 tickets sold to DSHA theatre productions **
9,149 visits to the Sarah M. Hegarty Fitness Center prior to COVID-19
$82,792 raised by students through Dash-A-Thon
*Due to COVID-19, the spring sport season was canceled. Athletic teams that compete in the spring are lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, and track & field.
**Due to COVID-19, the DSHA Theatre Department had to cancel the Advanced Acting class’ production of “12 Angry Jurors” and the summer Community Theatre Works’ production of “Matilda.”

Young Women of Intellect 

1new course: Food Chemistry
4 National Merit Finalists from the class of 2020
5 academic-based Applied Wellness offerings
10 academic-based co-curriculars offered
12 academic field trips taken by students before the transition to virtual learning
13 dual-credit college-level courses offered
17 Advanced Placement classes offered
23 applicants to the STEM Scholars Program (new to the 2020-2021 school year)
28 alumnae who spoke to students about college or careers
50 National Honor Society inductees from the class of 2020
55% of the class of 2020 chose a Catholic college or university
100% college acceptance rate for the class of 2020
120 total courses offered
246 students who took AP exams received qualifying scores for college credit
281 students took dual-credit college-level courses
304 students took 483 AP exams
325 students took AP classes
1,026 years of combined teaching experience by DSHA faculty
2,005 ALPHA (Academic Learning Place for Higher Achievement) tutoring sessions before the transition to virtual learning
$15,597,230 reported scholarship dollars offered the members of the class of 2020


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