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2018-19 eNews Archive

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  • November 5, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS 
    Optional Liturgy | November 7
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, November 7.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Wake-Up Call | November 7
    Wake-Up Call is part of an educational series put on by Your Choice Prevention Education and is in affiliation with Rosecrance, a private not-for-profit behavior health organization. The event is for parents and is intended to help provide education around the indicators for alcohol and substance abuse. The event is being hosted by Marquette University High School on November 7 from 6-8 pm.

    Les Misérables at DSHA! | November 9-11
    Thank you for joining us for our opening weekend! If you haven't attended a performance yet, tickets are still on sale for November 9-11. Please note: online ticket sales close 24 hours before the start of a show; however, tickets will still be available at the door.
    We hope you can join us for our final shows!

    2018-19 Benefit Parties to Support the DSHA Auction
    Interested in getting to know your fellow Dasher parents while supporting the mission of DSHA? Attend your class' Auction Benefit Party!
    Each class has their own party – see below for dates and registration instructions!
    • Sophomore Benefit Party – Saturday, November 17 at 7pm at the home of parents Duane and Meg Nelson. Don't forget to RSVP by this Friday, November 9!
    • Junior Benefit Party – Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the home of parents Jim and Maureen Stern. Invitations coming soon! Interested in cohosting? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.
    • Senior Benefit Party – Date and place to be determined. Interested in hosting or cohosting? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.
    DSHA Auction Save-The-Date | March 23
    Please save the date for DSHA's 2019 Auction on March 23, 2019! This year's theme, Forever Plaid, celebrates the entire DSHA community. Once you're a part of this special community, you're forever part of the family, and we want to celebrate you and what we've accomplished together throughout our impressive history! There are many ways to get involved with the auction. See you there!
    Interested in getting involved? Contact Director of Special Events & Volunteer Engagement Lisa Bozic.

    NEWS & NOTES
    Loominosity Award
    DSHA students won an award at Loominosity for their beautiful handwoven altar cloth. Over 100 students contributed to the weaving. The judge, an internationally-known weaver, remarked that she could not follow the rules eliminating student work from consideration, and so, gave it a special award! The altar cloth was based on a passage from the Old Testament's Book of Numbers, which gave instructions to make a Jewish Prayer Shawl. Using hand-spun cotton, like that which may have been available at the time of Jesus, the students created, "A.D.013; Jewish Prayer Shawl turned Altar Cloth." Be sure to stop in the Chapel to admire the work they did (and say a prayer, as well).

    Senior Portraits for the 2018-19 Yearbook
    Jostens has a URL that will directly open into our DSHA yearbook files called Replayit. The photographer or studio may enter the image and information directly and will receive a response from Jostens if the image is received and the correct format. Please go to their website, and the password is 410573672. Remember that the image must be a high-resolution jpg. file, a minimum file size of 3.5MB 300 dpi. The time frame for submitting a photo is February 1, 2019. If there are any issues with uploading the images, they can still be emailed to Yearbook Advisor Nora Larscheid.

    Attention Senior Parents!
    Graduation may be 7 months away, but we have some important info to share with you about:
    • date & time
    • senior class picture
    • graduation attire and approval
    • Graduate Dinner Dance
    Of course, there will be more to come!

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities 
    Still looking for a way to get involved at DSHA and meet fellow Dasher parents? Take a look at these upcoming volunteer opportunities and click here to sign up on our website.
    Thank you to all of our volunteers! DSHA cannot function without you!

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    Parent Association Meeting | November 6
    Please join us for the DSHA Parent Association meeting on Tuesday, November 6 at 11am in the Fireside Lounge, located in the Sisters of the Divine Savior Community House (connected to DSHA). Enter through the main entrance of the school, and signage will direct you to the Lounge. Lunch will be served! Optional rosary is at 10:30 a.m. in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel. Our special guest Sr. Karlyn Cauley, SDS will share information about the Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior located on the 4th floor of the school. Stop up there after the meeting to see the art on display and for purchase!

    Faculty and Staff Appreciation Gift Fund Needs YOUR Help!
    Each year, the DSHA Parent Association shows our appreciation and love to the DSHA faculty and staff by hosting several luncheons including the Holiday Luncheon in December, the Soup and Chili Lunch in February and the Salad Lunch in April. In addition, the PA specially recognizes each and every DSHA employee for their time and talents at the Christmas Luncheon with a gift card and personal note to acknowledge their love and support of our daughter(s). The Parent Association funds these events and the gift cards through a collection at this time. PLEASE HELP by donating to this tax-deductible fund through the Parent Association page on the DSHA website. An opportunity to send in a check will be provided in the next Parent Express. We are looking for 100% participation this year and need your help in showing our appreciation. THANK YOU and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    DSHA Faculty Christmas Luncheon | December 14
    The Parent Association is sponsoring a Christmas Luncheon for all school faculty and staff on Friday, December 14. We are seeking dessert donations from school families. Consider making an extra dozen or two treats during your holiday preparations. Please deliver desserts to the school office on Friday morning, December 14. Let's show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all that they do. Thank you!

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Rugby Team Wins State!
    • Rugby Team Celebrates Worship Wednesday
    • Cross Country Team Competes at State
    • Volleyball Team Finishes Their Season
    • Swim and Dive Competed in Conference
    • Greater Metro Conference Scholar Athlete Award Winners
      • Cross Country
      • Field Hockey
      • Golf
      • Rugby
      • Swimming and Diving
      • Tennis
      • Volleyball
    • Volleyball Team Gives Back
    • Winter Sports Set to Begin
    • Basketball Tryout Times
    • Kate Kujawa, DSHA '16 Honored
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Freshman Service Day
    • Collections Day | November 5
    • Sandwich Making | November 6
    • Worship Wednesday | November 7
    • Senior Retreat | November 7-8, 14-15
    • Rosary | November 9
    • Adoration | November 13
    • Campus Ministry Co-Curricular Day | November 15
    • Thanksgiving Mass | November 16
    • Service Hours Due - Sophomores and Juniors
  • October 22, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS

    Optional Liturgy | October 24
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, October 24.

    November Activity Day | November 2
    Attention parents! November 2 is a special activity day here at DSHA.


    Sisters of Life at DSHA | November 2
    Come hear the powerful witness of the Sisters of Life at DSHA on Friday, November 2. Three Sisters of Life will be speaking/praying with the freshmen class at Freshmen Service day. Then at 2:00 p.m., there will be a public talk in the DSHA chapel for anyone who wants to hear more about their vocation and ministry. The Sisters of Life are a contemplative/active order of young sisters based in New York whose mission is to “spread the charism of life person to person one heart at a time”. They welcome pregnant women to live with them in their convent and walk with them through their journey while living lives of prayer and education about life.

    School Climate Survey & Youth Risk Behavior Survey | November 5 (Juniors & Seniors)
    The School Climate Survey and Youth Risk Behavior Survey will be administered to juniors and seniors on November 5.


    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Parent Teacher Conferences | October 23 & 24
    Please mark your calendars for parent teacher conferences. Take special notice that conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 from 5:15-8:15 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 from 4:15-6:45 p.m. Conferences will be held in the World Languages classrooms, Social Studies classrooms, Fridl Commons and Quad. "Contact me" sheets will be available for teachers who are unavailable. Please note that part-time teachers are not available the entire time. Additionally, teachers will be permitted to take a short break. Each conference lasts three to five minutes. If you need more time, please make arrangements with the teacher outside of this date. You are invited to bring your daughter with you! Conferences are conducted on a first come, first served basis.

    DSHA Art Students at Loominosity | October 25-27
    There are 27 students exhibiting their fiber artworks at the Wisconsin Handweaver's annual Loominosity exhibit. It will be at the New Berlin Public Library Thursday through Saturday, October 25-27 during library hours. There will also be handwoven items for sale. It is a beautiful showcase of woven and handmade fiber goods and will include demonstrations, as well.

    Open House | October 28
    Would you love for a friend, family member, or neighbor to have the same experience at DSHA as your daughter? Please invite them to our Open House on October 28 to experience what a day in the life of a Dasher looks like!
    Mass at 9 a.m. | Tours from 10 a.m.-noon. | No registration is required.

    Les Misérables at DSHA! | November 2-4 & 9-11
    The DSHA Theatre Department presents Les Misérables this November! To celebrate this special production, the DSHA Theatre Dept. is throwing a special party (or soiree!) just for you! Please join us for a très magnifique time on opening night, Friday, Nov. 2. Featuring French music by the Divine Strings, French treats, and other special activities for the whole family!
    Reception begins at 6:25 p.m. | Show begins at 7:00 p.m.

    Mother Daughter Liturgy and Brunch | November 4
    We hope you're having fun planning your tables for Mother Daughter, and we're excited for you to "Come on Down" to the Pfister on Sunday, November 4! If you haven't had a chance to sign up yet, register online today! Questions? Contact Mother Daughter co-chairs Laura Lois and Heidi Stanton. See you there!

    Wake-Up Call | November 7
    Wake-Up Call is part of an educational series put on by Your Choice Prevention Education and is in affiliation with Rosecrance, a private not-for-profit behavior health organization. The event is for parents and is intended to help provide education around the indicators for alcohol and substance abuse. The event is being hosted by Marquette University High School on November 7 from 6-8 pm.

    2018-19 Benefit Parties to Support the DSHA Auction
    Interested in getting to know your fellow Dasher parents while supporting the mission of DSHA? Attend your class' Auction Benefit Party!
    Each class has their own party  see below for dates and registration instructions!
    • Sophomore Benefit Party – Saturday, November 17 at 7pm at the home of parents Duane and Meg Nelson. Watch for your invitations next week!
    • Junior Benefit Party – Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the home of parents Jim and Maureen stern. Invitations coming soon! Interested in cohosting? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.
    • Senior Benefit Party – Date and place to be determined. Interested in hosting or cohosting? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.
    DSHA Auction Save-The-Date | March 23
    Please save the date for DSHA's 2019 Auction on March 23, 2019! This year's theme, Forever Plaid, celebrates the entire DSHA community. Once you're a part of this special community, you're forever part of the family, and we want to celebrate you and what we've accomplished together throughout our impressive history! There are many ways to get involved with the auction. See you there!
    Interested in getting involved? Contact Director of Special Events & Volunteer Engagement Lisa Bozic.


    NEWS & NOTES
    Our all new 2018-19 DSHA Viewbook is now online!
    Who do you know that should consider sending their daughter to DSHA? Would you please share our online viewbook with them? For more information on all things DSHA Admissions, visit dsha.info/admissions!

    Junior Interview Day | Parent Reflections
    Attention, junior parents!  Please look out for an e-mail next week from Mr. McAndrew to complete parent reflections for your daughters for Junior Interview Day. The e-mail will detail more information on the reflections and how they will be shared with interviewers and students as part of the day.
    Logging Into myDSHA
    Have you logged into the new myDSHA website to check out your daughter's classes and grades yet? If you have any difficulties logging in, please follow the directions in the PDF below or contact Mr. Loucks, Instructional Technology Coordinator.

    Senior Portraits for the 2018-19 Yearbook
    New information for handing in senior photos! Jostens has a URL that will directly open into our DSHA yearbook files called Replayit. The photographer or studio may enter the image and information directly and will receive a response from Jostens if the image is received and the correct format. Please go to their website, and the password is 410573672. Remember that the image must be a high-resolution jpg. file, a minimum file size of 3.5MB 300 dpi. The time frame for submitting a photo is February 1, 2019. If there are any issues with uploading the images, they can still be emailed to Yearbook Advisor Nora Larscheid.

    New Items Available at Our Spirit Store!
    New items are now available for purchase at our Spirit Store! Looking for a gift for the Dasher in your life? Apparel and accessories are available year-round and will be shipped directly to your home.

    Attention Senior Parents!
    Graduation may be 7 months away, but we have some important info to share with you about:
    • date & time
    • senior class picture
    • graduation attire and approval
    • Graduate Dinner Dance
    Of course, there will be more to come!
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Open House | October 28
    Parent volunteers are needed for our annual Open House! Help DSHA welcome prospective new students and families by helping with set-up, greeting, registration and hospitality!

    Additional Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities | October & November
    Still looking for a way to get involved at DSHA and meet fellow Dasher parents? Take a look at these upcoming volunteer opportunities and click here to sign up on our website.
    Thank you to all of our volunteers! DSHA cannot function with you!


    FROM THE PA, PAA, & PFAA

    Parent Association Meeting | November 6
    Please join us for the DSHA Parent Association meeting on Tuesday, October 6 at 11am in the Fireside Lounge, located in the Sisters of the Divine Savior Community House (connected to DSHA). Enter through the main entrance of the school, and signage will direct you to the Lounge. Lunch will be served! Optional rosary is at 10:30am in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel.


    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    Prepaid Lunches | Click here to learn more about prepaid lunches at mymealtime.com.
    DSHA.info News | Did you catch all of the DSHA news stories posted at DSHA.info? Catch up here!
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Swim and Dive Worship Wednesday
    • Logan White Wins Award
    • Worship Wednesday for the Rugby Team
    • Fall Sports Updates
      • Volleyball Team update
      • Tennis Team update from Individual State
      • Tennis Team Takes Second at Team State
      • Cross Country Conference Update and Team Heads to State
      • Swim and Dive update
      • Field Hockey update
      • Rugby update
    • Basketball tryouts
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Worship Wednesday | October 24
    • Collections Day | October 25 
    • Sister of Life at DSHA | Friday, Nov. 2 from 2-2:30 p.m. 
    • Mother-Daughter Service | Saturday, November 3 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Freshmen Service Day | Friday, November 2
    • Optional Rosary | October 26
    • Parent Association Mass | November 1
    • All Saints Day All School Mass | November 1



  • October 8, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS

    October Testing Day/Senior Activity Day | October 10 and November Activity Day | November 2
    Attention parents! October 10 and November 2 are special activity days here at DSHA.

    Professional Photography at DSHA |  October 11 & 12
    A professional photography team will be at the school taking photos in classrooms, practices, hallways, etc. The photos will be used for marketing and recruitment materials including our website and printed communications. The team will keep the disruptions to a minimum. 
    Please make sure your daughter comes to school in her best DSHA uniform! All clothing should be clean and wrinkle free, if possible. Thank you for your cooperation!

    Picture Re-take Day |  October 15
    Picture Re-Take Day is for all students and staff who didn't get their pictures taken or would like to re-take their picture. Please return your original picture package if you want re-takes. VIP will be taking photos in the Arena Theatre from 7:30-10:30am.

    School Climate Survey & Youth Risk Behavior Survey |  October 15 (Freshmen & Sophomores), November 5 (Juniors & Seniors)
    The School Climate Survey and Youth Risk Behavior Survey will be administered to students in October and November.

    Optional Liturgy | October 16
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Tuesday, October 16.

    Les Misérables at DSHA! | November 2-4 & 9-11
    The DSHA Theatre Department presents Les Misérables this November! Twenty-two seniors from DSHA, MUHS, and Audubon can be seen on stage in this powerful production! See our cast at the Soles for Catholic Education Walk on October 20 and receive a coupon for tickets!


    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS

    University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College Information Program | October 17
    You and your family are invited to attend an information program sponsored by the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College on October 17 at 7pm. Our institutions share common founders, the congregation of Holy Cross, and location in Notre Dame, Indiana. Admissions officers from all three colleges will host a group presentation and then be available for questions during an hour-and-a-half program for you and your family.

    Halloween Dance | October 19
    Doors open at 7:30pm. Students need to check in by 8:30 and must stay until 10pm. Students must have their ID to enter and pay $5 at the door. Costumes are optional and must be appropriate. Shoes must be worn at all times during the dance.

    2018-19 Benefit Parties to Support the DSHA Auction
    Interested in getting to know your fellow Dasher parents while supporting the mission of DSHA? Attend your class' Auction Benefit Party!
    Each class has their own party  see below for dates and registration instructions!
    • Freshman Benefit Party – Saturday, October 20 at 7pm at the home of parents Dan and Marita Mullen.
    • Sophomore Benefit Party – Saturday, November 17 at 7pm at the home of parents Duane and Meg Nelson. Watch for your invitations next week!
    • Junior Benefit Party – January 2019 at the home of parents Jim and Maureen stern. Date and invitations coming soon! Interested in cohosting? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.
    • Senior Benefit Party – Date and place to be determined. Interested in hosting or cohosting? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.
    Mother Daughter Liturgy and Brunch | November 4
    We hope you're having fun planning your tables for Mother Daughter, and we're excited for you to "Come on Down" to the Pfister on Sunday, November 4! Don't want to wait for the hard-copy RSVP collection days during lunch hours on October 18 & 19? Click below to register online and cross this off your list! Questions? Contact Mother Daughter co-chairs Laura Lois and Heidi Stanton. See you there!

    Wake-Up Call | November 7
    Wake-Up Call is part of an educational series put on by Your Choice Prevention Education and is in affiliation with Rosecrance, a private not-for-profit behavior health organization. The event is for parents and is intended to help provide education around the indicators for alcohol and substance abuse. The event is being hosted by Marquette University High School on November 7 from 6-8 pm.


    NEWS & NOTES
    Our all new 2018-19 DSHA Viewbook is now online!
    Who do you know that should consider sending their daughter to DSHA? Would you please share our online viewbook with them? For more information on all things DSHA Admissions, visit dsha.info/admissions!

    Junior Interview Day - Parent Reflections
    Attention, junior parents!  Please look out for an e-mail next week from Mr. McAndrew to complete parent reflections for your daughters for Junior Interview Day. The e-mail will detail more information on the reflections and how they will be shared with interviewers and students as part of the day.

    Logging Into myDSHA
    Have you logged into the new myDSHA website to check out your daughter's classes and grades yet? If you have any difficulties logging in, please follow the directions in the PDF below or contact Mr. Loucks, Instructional Technology Coordinator.

    Senior Portraits for the 2018-19 Yearbook
    New information for handing in senior photos! Jostens has a URL that will directly open into our DSHA yearbook files called Replayit. The photographer or studio may enter the image and information directly and will receive a response from Jostens if the image is received and the correct format. Please go to their website, and the password is 410573672. Remember that the image must be a high-resolution jpg. file, a minimum file size of 3.5MB 300 dpi. The time frame for submitting a photo is February 1, 2019. If there are any issues with uploading the images, they can still be emailed to Yearbook Advisor Nora Larscheid.

    New Items Available at Our Spirit Store!
    New items are now available for purchase at our Spirit Store! Looking for a gift for the Dasher in your life? Apparel and accessories are available year-round and will be shipped directly to your home.


    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Annual Fund Phone-A-Thon | October 14, 16 & 17
    Volunteers needed! In the words of Nikki and Andrew DeGuire (Annual Fund Co-Parent Chairs 2017-18):
    "The Phone-a-thon is an easy way to make a big difference in your daughter's education. Eat a sandwich, drink some wine, wear a fun headset, call a few people you know, and make some new friends along the way. At the end of the night, when the time has gone much faster than you expected, you'll know that you connectd with other parents who also care deeply about their daughters, and you helped DSHA to keep fulfilling their mission." 
    Join for one night (or all three) from 5-8pm as we enjoy food and drinks while making calls to invite others to support the Annual Fund.

    Open House | October 28
    Parent volunteers are needed for our annual Open House! Help DSHA welcome prospective new students and families by helping with set-up, greeting, registration and hospitality!


    Additional Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities | October & November
    Still looking for a way to get involved at DSHA and meet fellow Dasher parents? Take a look at these upcoming volunteer opportunities and click here to sign up on our website.
    Thank you to all of our volunteers! DSHA cannot function with you!


    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    Parent Association Meeting | October 9
    Please join us for the DSHA Parent Association meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at 11am in the Fireside Lounge, located in the Sisters of the Divine Savior Community House (connected to DSHA). Enter through the main entrance of the school, and signage will direct you to the Lounge. Lunch will be served! Optional rosary is at 10:30am in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel. We will hear from our administrators, and our 2019 Auction Committee will unveil the theme and logo for this fantastic event!

    PFAA Raffle Basket Item Collection
    The Parent Fine Arts Association is still seeking donations for baskets/raffle items to raise money for funding arts activities. As of today, we have only received/been advised of enough donations for six baskets. We need a minimum of 42 baskets! Your timely donations help get organized for the October 20 wrap date (more details to follow). Please make a contribution or donate money! If you cannot get donations to DSHA or have not already notified us of your donation, please contact Caron Kloser.


    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Prepaid Lunches | Click here to learn more about prepaid lunches at mymealtime.com.

    DSHA.info News | Did you catch all of the DSHA news stories posted at DSHA.info? Catch up here!
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Tennis Team Wins Conference, Sectional and Heads to WIAA State Team Championship!
    • Anna Myklebust Named Wisconsin Player of the Week!
    • Volleyball Milestone Honors
    • Cross Country Worship Wednesday
    • Bring Your Favorite TSC Member to a Game
    • Grade School Night
    • Tennis Team Update
    • Field Hockey Senior Night
    • Volleyball Senior Night
    • Ski Team Parent & Athlete Meeting
    • Upcoming Conference/State Tournaments
    • Athletic Hall of Fame
    • Beauty of Winning Ugly
    • Swim and Dive Team Gives Back
    • Field Hockey Teams Give Back
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Optional Adoration (October 8)
    • Optional Liturgy (October 9)
    • Rosary (October 12)
    • Collections Day (October 15)
    • Optional Liturgy (October 16)
    • Freshman Retreat Prayer Service (October 22)
    • Senior Retreat Parent Letters
    • Parent Masses
    • Mother-Daughter Service

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    2018 Woman of Faith Award
    Thanks to current and former DSHA parents who gathered with us last Thursday evening to honor Michelle "Shelly" Runte as our 2018 Woman of Faith. If you weren't among our 100+ guests, click below to hear how faith inspires Shelly's servant leadership.

  • September 24, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Spirit Week 2018 | September 24-28
    Student Council is excited to host Spirit Week 2018! It will be a week-long celebration with daily themes, activities and more. Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    Optional Liturgy | October 2
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, October 2.

    October Testing Day/Senior Activity Day | October 10 and November Activity Day | November 2
    Attention parents! October 10 and November 2 are special activity days here at DSHA.


    Les Misérables at DSHA! | November 2-4 & 9-11
    The DSHA Theatre Department presents Les Misérables this November! Based on the Victor Hugo novel, this captivating story of broken dreams, love, redemption, and the survival of the human spirit is set in 19th-century France and features one of the most beloved scores of all time. See our cast at the Soles for Catholic Education Walk on October 20 and receive a coupon for tickets!


    NEWS & NOTES
    Congratulations, National Merit Semifinalists!
    Congratulations to the following five seniors who are Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition: Eleanor Bauer, Caroline Powers, Meghan Quadracci, Kelley Schlise, and Abigail Urban!

    Parking Lot Access
    The sidewalk project has been completed with regard to our two driveways. Vehicle traffic can return to normal. When the 100th Street parking restrictions have been removed, we will provide an update at that time.

    Logging Into myDSHA
    Have you logged into the new myDSHA website to check out your daughter's classes and grades yet? If you have any difficulties logging in, please follow the directions in the PDF below or contact Mr. Loucks, Instructional Technology Coordinator.

    Change to Salvatorian Service Requirement
    An adjustment to the graduation requirement for service was made for the 2018-2019 academic year. Questions? Contact Stephanie Monson, Director of Salvatorian Service.

    Senior Portraits for the 2018-19 Yearbook
    New information for handing in senior photos! Jostens has a URL that will directly open into our DSHA yearbook files called Replayit. The photographer or studio may enter the image and information directly and will receive a response from Jostens if the image is received and the correct format. Remember that the image must be a high-resolution jpg. file, a minimum file size of 3.5MB 300 dpi. The time frame for submitting a photo is February 1, 2019. If there are any issues with uploading the images, they can still be emailed to Yearbook Advisor Nora Larscheid.


    Standardized Tests Prep
    The DSHA library has links to several resources that are available for our students. The library currently subscribes to Testing and Education Reference Center, which has many practice tests, online courses, and ebooks for students. This database has ACT, SAT, PSAT, CLEP, and AP tests along with tutorials for math and English/writing skills. Learning Express, available through Badgerlink, also has practice tests and tutorials, and finally, there is Exam Focus, a free website. Students can access these resources through the DSHA library webpage. Please contact librarian Christina Thiele if you have any questions.

    Check Out Our Spirit Store!
    Looking for a gift for the Dasher in your life? Check out our spirit store! Apparel and accessories are available year-round and can be shipped directly to your home.


    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Dash-A-Thon Volunteers Needed!
    We are in need of parent volunteers to count money raised on our Dash-A-Thon collection days! Volunteers are needed on September 25 from approximately 8am to noon. Thank you in advance!

    Mother Daughter Liturgy and Brunch | November 4
    Moms and daughters – this is an annual tradition not to be missed! Look for your invitation in the mail the last week of September. Interested in volunteering on event day? Don't worry, you'll still be able to enjoy the day with your daughter! Contact Mother Daughter co-chairs Laura Lois and Heidi Stanton with questions or to get involved.


    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    Parent Association Meeting | October 9
    Please join the PA for a light lunch on October 9 at 11am in the Fireside Lounge. Optional rosary is at 10:30am in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel. Come learn more about what is happening at your daughter's school. In addition, all attendees will have their name entered in a drawing for surprise DSHA merchandise. Hope to see you there!

    PFAA Raffle Basket Item Collection
    Each year, the DSHA Parent Fine Arts Association hosts our major fine arts fundraiser through our gift basket raffle, held during the Fall musical. The funds the PFAA raises during this raffle benefit the DSHA Fine Arts program, including scholarships, equipment, and various program needs. We seek donations for the upcoming shows. Typically, we have about 7-10 baskets per show to raffle off, or nearly 60 baskets! Donations are needed by September 29. Make up your own themed basket, join up with others and come up with items for a basket, or feel free to donate individual items. No donated item is too small (or too large!) as we also put items together to create fun and desirable baskets on which people will want to bid. Please send in donations by September 29 so we have time to prepare irresistible baskets for maximum ticket sales! You can drop off donations at the front office with a note designating them for the PFAA basket raffle. Questions? Please contact Bob Helbig, PFAA President.


    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Prepaid Lunches | Click here to learn more about prepaid lunches at mymealtime.com.
    DSHA.info News | Did you catch all of the DSHA news stories posted at DSHA.info? Catch up here!

    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Gymnastics Meeting
    • Tennis Worship Wednesday
    • Varsity Golf Conference Tournament
    • Golf Regional
    • JV Golf Season Wrap Up
    • Athletic Hall of Fame
    • Tennis Team Gives Back

    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Parent Volunteers Needed - Freshmen Service Day
    • Freshmen Service Day Timeline (November 2)
    • Collection Day (September 25)
    • Homecoming Mass (September 28)
    • Optional Mass (October 2)
    • Parent Masses
    • 2018 Women of Christ Conference (November 3) 

    OFF CAMPUS EVENTS

    Wake-Up Call | November 7
    Wake-Up Call is part of an educational series put on by Your Choice Prevention Education and is in affiliation with Rosecrance, a private not-for-profit behavior health organization. The event is for parents and is intended to help provide education around the indicators for alcohol and substance abuse. The event is being hosted by Marquette University High School on November 7 from 6-8 pm.

    REDgen 2018-19 Events
    REDgen, a local nonprofit dedicated to advocating for the mental health and wellbeing of all youth, promotes balance and resiliency in the lives of children, teens and families. DSHA is a member of the Schools' Group of REDgen and promotes their events and programs as parent and teen educational opportunities.


    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    Legacy of Service Endures
    Salvatorian Sisters Jean Marie Hauck and Joan Wagner served at St. Joseph School for a combined 80 years during the Civil Rights struggle in the 1960s. DSHA students travelled on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage this summer; you can read more about this in the upcoming Annual Report. DSHA students stand in solidarity with our sponsoring sisters.

    2018 Woman of Faith Award
    Sisters of the Divine Savior will host our 2018 Woman of Faith Award event on Thursday, September 27. This year, we'll present the award to Michelle Runte, who advocates for acceptance of people of all abilities through the joy of play. Award presentation will begin at 7pm in the Community House Chapel adjacent to DSHA. A reception with refreshments will follow. We invite you to join us in honoring Michelle and to hear how she "found her voice for others" through her daughter Kayla, who never spoke a word.
  • September 10, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Sophomore Risk Behavior Workshop | TONIGHT!
    The second and final night of the mandatory Sophomore Risk Behavior Workshop is tonight, September 10 from 6:30-8:30pm. Sophomore families who were unable to attend the first workshop should plan to attend tonight's workshop.

    PAA Golf Outing & Dinner | Friday, September 14
    Thank you to all who have signed up for the 2018 PAA Golf Outing & Dinner! Whether through attendance at golf and dinner or through sponsorship and volunteer time, we are so grateful to you for your support of Dasher Athletics! Questions about the day? Contact Jim Maslowski, PAA President, or Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events for more info. See you on the green!

    Optional Liturgy | September 19
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, September 19.

    Mother Daughter Invitation Assembly | September 20
    Can you believe Mother Daughter is right around the corner? Save the date of Sunday, November 4 to take part in this special day! Interested in helping with invitation assembly? We'd love your help! Assembly will take place on Thursday, September 20 at 8am. Contact 2018 Mother Daughter Chairs Laura Lois or Heidi Stanton or Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events to sign up!

    October Testing Day/Senior Activity Day | October 10 and November Activity Day | November 2
    Attention parents! October 10 and November 2 are special activity days here at DSHA.

    Les Misérables at DSHA! | November 2-11
    The DSHA Theatre Department presents Les Misérables this November! Based on the Victor Hugo novel, this captivating story of broken dreams, love, redemption, and the survival of the human spirit is set in 19th-century France and features one of the most beloved scores of all time. See our cast at the Soles for Catholic Education Walk on October 20 and receive a coupon for tickets!


    NEWS & NOTES

    Change to Salvatorian Service Requirement
    An adjustment to the graduation requirement for service was made for the 2018-2019 academic year. The new policy states:
    Students will receive .25 credit at the end of each school year for completing their service requirement. A grade of "Pass" will appear on a student's transcript and become part of her permanent record for each year that the requirement is completed by the due date. If a student does not complete the annual service requirement by the due date, she will receive a "Fail" grade on her transcript, and it will become part of her permanent record. In order to change this, a student will need to complete service hours above and beyond her grade requirement. This will be determined by the Director of Salvatorian Service on an individual basis. In addition to this, the "F" will remain on her transcript and she will be ineligible to participate in co-curricular activities until a "Pass" is achieved for her Service Credit. Students who receive an "F" for service will also need to meet with the Director of Campus Ministry and complete an additional written service reflection on her hours.
    Questions? Contact Stephanie Monson, Director of Salvatorian Service.

    Senior Portraits for the 2018-19 Yearbook
    If you go to a studio other than VIP, you are responsible for informing the studio of the following information and dates. Submit the image as a high-resolution jpg. file, a minimum of 3.5MB 300 dpi. Please make sure to include the name of the student in the file name. The ideal composition for a yearbook photo is a head and shoulders shot in a portrait (vertical) format. Your daughter should be the only subject of the photo: no pets, friends, family, etc. The time frame for submitting a photo is February 1, 2019. Please have the portrait studio or photographer email the image to Nora Larscheid, the yearbook advisor, before this date at Larscheid01@dsha.info. For questions, contact Nora Larscheid.

    Fitness & Wellness News
    As a student of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, your daughter will participate in the Fitnessgram assessment program during her fitness class. Fitnessgram is a nationwide physical fitness assessment tool used among high school students across the country. An accurate assessment of fitness is only one component of DSHA's comprehensive Fitness and Wellness curriculum that incorporates health-related education. The goal of our fitness and wellness program is to promote regular, enjoyable physical activity for students so they can reach and maintain a level of physical fitness that will contribute to good health and well-being after they graduate from DSHA.
     
    Standardized Tests Prep
    The DSHA library has links to several resources that are available for our students. The library currently subscribes to Testing and Education Reference Center, which has many practice tests, online courses, and ebooks for students. This database has ACT, SAT, PSAT, CLEP, and AP tests along with tutorials for math and English/writing skills. Learning Express, available through Badgerlink, also has practice tests and tutorials, and finally, there is Exam Focus, a free website. Students can access these resources through the DSHA library webpage. Please contact librarian Christina Thiele if you have any questions.

    Check Out Our Spirit Store!
    Looking for a gift for the Dasher in your life? Check out our spirit store! Apparel and accessories are available year-round and can be shipped directly to your home.


    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Dash-A-Thon Volunteers Needed!
    We are in need of parent volunteers to count money raised on our Dash-A-Thon collection days! Volunteers are needed on September 20 and/or September 25 from approximately 8am to noon. Thank you in advance!

    Calling all Dasher moms and dads! Are you looking to get more involved at school but not sure how? We would love you to visit our volunteer page on the DSHA website! There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities taking place throughout the 2018-19 school year – there’s something for everyone, we promise! Trust us – it’s a GREAT way to meet new friends, get involved and HAVE FUN!
    For questions contact:
    • Sheila Dunne, PA Volunteer Coordinator | 414.828.3002 | smdunne1@icloud.com
    • Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events | 414.616.2810 | bozicl@dsha.info

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Parent Association Meeting | TOMORROW!
    Please join the PA on September 11 at 11am in the Fireside Lounge for our first meeting of the year and a light lunch. We receive updates from President Katie Koniecnzy and Principal Dan Quesnell, Campus Ministry, Fine Arts, Special Events, and Community Relations during most meetings. Optional rosary is at 10:30am in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel. Hope to see you there!


    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    Prepaid Lunches | Click here to learn more about prepaid lunches at mymealtime.com.
    DSHA.info News | Did you catch all of the DSHA news stories posted at DSHA.info? Catch up here!

    ATHLETIC NEWS

    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Rugby Team Opens With a Win
    • Golf Worship Wednesday
    • Field Hockey Team Excels in St. Louis Tournament
    • Varsity Volleyball Team Takes the Silver Bracket
    • Cross Country Team Takes Second
    • Tennis Team Off to a Great Start
    • Gymnastics Meeting
    • Faith Friday Celebrations

    CAMPUS MINISTRY NEWS

    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Fr. Jordan Awareness Week (September 10-14)
    • Bracelet Making with the Sisters (September 10)
    • Fr. Jordan Photobooth (September 12)
    • Foundation Day Mass (September 14)
    • Adoration (September 18)
    • Worship Wednesday (September 19)
    • Parents Needed for Freshmen Service Day (November 2)

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    2018 Woman of Faith Award
    Sisters of the Divine Savior will host our 2018 Woman of Faith Award event on Thursday, September 27. This year, we'll present the award to Michelle Runte, who advocates for acceptance of people of all abilities through the joy of play. Award presentation will begin at 7pm in the Community House Chapel adjacent to DSHA. A reception with refreshments will follow. We invite you to join us in honoring Michelle and to hear how she "found her voice for others" through her daughter Kayla, who never spoke a word.
  • August 27, 2018

    NEWS & NOTES

    Optional Liturgy | Wednesday, August 29
    Our weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, August 29.
     
    Back-to-School Night | Thursday, August 30:
    This event affords you the opportunity to meet your daughter’s teachers following a short program in the theatre at 6:30 p.m.
     
    Sophomore Risk Behavior Workshop | Wednesday, September 5 or Monday, September 10:
    All sophomores and a parent are expected to attend one or the other dates for this workshop. This workshop is a presentation of DSHA data from student responses to the annual Risk Behavior survey that is administered state-wide. Connections are made to the health curriculum and parents have an opportunity to talk with other parents about various topics.

    PAA Golf Outing & Dinner | Friday, September 14

    Parents of Dasher athletes, this reminder is for you! Don’t forget to register for the 2018 Golf Outing and Dinner on Friday, September 14th. Registration and sponsorship deadlines are August 31st, so sign up today! There are many ways you can be part of the day:
    ONE: Register!Click here to come to golf and/or dinner.
    TWO: Sponsor! Click here to have your business logo or personal message on the golf course at the outing.
    THREE: Volunteer!Not a golfer? Click here to look at available volunteer opportunities that’ll keep you right in the middle of the action.
    For questions or to get involved, visit dsha.info/golfouting, or contact Jim Maslowski, PAA President | 262.894.0170 | jimmaslowski@patinasolutions.com
    Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events | 414.616.2810 | bozicl@dsha.info

    Senior Portraits for the 2018-19 Yearbook
    If you go to a studio other than VIP, you are responsible for informing the studio of the following information and dates. Submit the image as a high-resolution jpg. file, a minimum of 3.5MB 300 dpi. Please make sure to include the name of the student in the file name. The ideal composition for a yearbook photo is a head and shoulders shot in a portrait (vertical) format. Your daughter should be the only subject of the photo: no pets, friends, family, etc. The time frame for submitting a photo is February 1, 2019. Please have the portrait studio or photographer email the image to Nora Larscheid, the yearbook advisor, before this date at Larscheid01@dsha.info. For questions, contact Nora Larscheid.

    Fitness & Wellness News
    As a student of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, your daughter will participate in the Fitnessgram assessment program during her fitness class. Fitnessgram is a nationwide physical fitness assessment tool used among high school students across the country. An accurate assessment of fitness is only one component of DSHA's comprehensive Fitness and Wellness curriculum that incorporates health-related education. The goal of our fitness and wellness program is to promote regular, enjoyable physical activity for students so they can reach and maintain a level of physical fitness that will contribute to good health and well-being after they graduate from DSHA. Click here to read the full parent letter.

    Upload DSHA's Calendar Today!
    You are able to download DSHA's calendar to your personal email calendar through our website. Click here for more instructions on how to import the calendar.


    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Calling all Dasher moms and dads! Are you looking to get more involved at school but not sure how? We would love you to visit our volunteer page on the DSHA website! There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities taking place throughout the 2018-19 school year – there’s something for everyone, we promise! Trust us – it’s a GREAT way to meet new friends, get involved and HAVE FUN!
    For questions contact:
    • Sheila Dunne, PA Volunteer Coordinator | 414.828.3002 | smdunne1@icloud.com
    • Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events | 414.616.2810 | bozicl@dsha.info

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Parent Association Meeting
    Please join the PA on September 11 at 11am in the Fireside Lounge for our first meeting of the year and a light lunch. We receive updates from President Katie Koniecnzy and Principal Dan Quesnell, Campus Ministry, Fine Arts, Special Events, and Community relations during most meetings. Optional rosary is at 10:30am in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel. Hope to see you there!


    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    Prepaid Lunches | Click here to learn more about prepaid lunches at mymealtime.com.
    DSHA.info News | Did you catch all of the DSHA news stories posted at DSHA.info? Catch up here!

    ATHLETIC NEWS

    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • DSHA's Athletics Schedules
    • DSHA First Home Volleyball Game
    • DSHA and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Launch Healthy Roster App
    • Student-Athlete Leadership Workshop
    • DSHA Student-Athletic Training Internship
    • Fitness Center Hours
    • Volleyball Team Academic Honor for 2017-2018
    • Soccer Team Academic Honor for 2017-2018
    • Megan Crevoiserat Named All-American for 2018
    • Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)
    • Fall Athletic Team Worship Wednesdays

    CAMPUS MINISTRY NEWS


    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Parents Needed for Freshmen Service Day (November 2)
    • Service Hours
    • Grade Level Requirements
    • Worship Wednesday (August 29)
    • Eucharistic Minister Training (August 30 and September 6)
    • Sandwich Day (September 4)
    • Worship Wednesday (September 5)
    • Collection Day (September 5)
    • Opening of the Year Mass (August 25)
  • August 20, 2018

    NEWS & NOTES
    
    College Information Night | TONIGHT! Monday, August 20:
    College Information Night for seniors will begin at 6:30 p.m. Of note, DSHA recently announced that Mr. Brian Hendricks has been hired as the new Director of College Advising. Mr. Hendricks has experience as an admissions counselor at Marquette University and the Director of College Counseling at Carmel Catholic HS.

    Optional Liturgy | Wednesday, August 29
    Our weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, August 29.

    Back-to-School Night | Thursday, August 30:
    This event affords you the opportunity to meet your daughter’s teachers following a short program in the theatre at 6:30 p.m.

    Sophomore Risk Behavior Workshop | Wednesday, September 5 or Monday, September 10:
    All sophomores and a parent are expected to attend one or the other dates for this workshop. This workshop is a presentation of DSHA data from student responses to the annual Risk Behavior survey that is administered state-wide. Connections are made to the health curriculum and parents have an opportunity to talk with other parents about various topics.

    PAA Golf Outing & Dinner | Friday, September 14
    
    Parents of Dasher athletes, this reminder is for you! Don’t forget to register for the 2018 Golf Outing and Dinner on Friday, September 14th. Registration and sponsorship deadlines are August 31st, so sign up today! There are many ways you can be part of the day:
    ONE: Register!Click here to come to golf and/or dinner.
    TWO: Sponsor! Click here to have your business logo or personal message on the golf course at the outing.
    THREE: Volunteer!Not a golfer? Click here to look at available volunteer opportunities that’ll keep you right in the middle of the action.
    For questions or to get involved, visit dsha.info/golfouting, or contact:

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Calling all Dasher moms and dads! Are you looking to get more involved at school but not sure how? We would love you to visit our volunteer page on the DSHA website! There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities taking place throughout the 2018-19 school year – there’s something for everyone, we promise! Trust us – it’s a GREAT way to meet new friends, get involved and HAVE FUN!
    For questions contact:
    • Sheila Dunne, PA Volunteer Coordinator | 414.828.3002 | smdunne1@icloud.com
    • Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events | 414.616.2810 | bozicl@dsha.info

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    
    Prepaid Lunches | Click here to learn more about prepaid lunches (including a $10 bonus through August 24!) at mymealtime.com.

    DSHA.info Summer News | Did you catch all of the DSHA news stories posted at DSHA.info over the summer? Catch up here!


2017-18 eNews Archive

List of 19 items.

  • May 25, 2018

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
    Tonight the DSHA community gathers in celebration of the Class of 2018 at their commencement ceremony! Visual Image Photography (VIP) will be taking photos at graduation. All images will be posted 3-5 business days after graduation under at vipis.com. You are encouraged to pre-register to have your portraits emailed directly to you. Questions? Contact VIP at support@vipis.com or 262.375.9633.

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Dasher Resale (Wednesday, June 13)
    This year's annual Dasher Resale (formerly the used textbook and used uniform sales) will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in The Quad. Textbooks will be sold from 7:30-11 a.m. and uniforms will be sold from 8-11 a.m.

    2018-19 student course lists will be available at the sale. Numbers will be handed out beginning at 7:15 a.m. to everyone in line. Visit dsha.info/dasheresale for complete details.

    Last Handshake Party – Farewell to Ellen & Mike Bartel (Tuesday, June 5)
    Please join us as we thank Ellen and Mike for their dedicated service to this community. They have done so much for DSHA over the past 20 years. Take this opportunity to shake Ellen’s hand one last time and say a collective “thank you” to the Bartels!

    June 5, 2018 at DSHA
    5:30-8:30 p.m. | Brief program at 6:30 p.m.
    Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres

    Be a Part of Willy Wonka This Summer! (Summer 2018)
    Community Theatre Works production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is fast approaching! Auditions are June 4-5 – all students are required to audition, but every middle or high school student is guaranteed a part in the show. Adult roles are also available!
    Sign up your rising 5-12th grader for the DSHA summer musical experience at dsha.info/ctw – there are only four slots remaining, so do not delay!

    Les Misérables Auditions (Tuesday, May 29)
    Auditions for DSHA’s fall production of Les Misérables will be held on Tuesday, May 29 for current DSHA students, incoming freshmen, and all high school boys. Find complete audition information at dsha.info/fallmusical.

    Senior College Application Night (Monday, August 20)
    Senior College Application Night is the Class of 2019's official "college application season kick-off!" It will be held on Monday, August 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Robert and Marie Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre. Mr. Stamatakos will review the important college application-related information and procedures that seniors need to be aware of as they begin applying to colleges.

    Attendance at this event is mandatory for all seniors. Parents/family members/guardians are encouraged to attend, even if they have attended this program in a previous year with an older daughter. A session for Spanish-speaking families will also be held on this night.
    Please contact Mr. Stamatakos with any questions about the program.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    2018 Dasher Golf Outing (Friday, September 14)
    DSHA is already looking ahead to the 2018-19 school year! If you’re interested in volunteering for this fun-filled day in support of DSHA Athletics, contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info or 414.616.2810. Golf Outing volunteer opportunities include:
    • Set-up and registration
    • Drive vs. The Principal
    • On-course help (distributing beverages)
    • Putt vs. The President
    • Nametags for Dinner
    • Clean-up
    Interested in helping plan the 2018 Golf Outing? We’re looking for 6-8 parents to help recruit golfers, sponsors, silent and voice auction prizes and volunteers for event day. Planning committee meetings will take place at 7 p.m. at O’Donoghue’s Pub in Elm Grove on the following Tuesdays:
    • June 12
    • July 17
    • August 14 & 28
    • September 4
    Event registration will be live mid June at dsha.info/golf.

    Dasher Resale
    Parent volunteers are needed to help with Dasher Resale! Opportunities include:
    • Presale (June 12)
    • Dasher Resale (June 13)
    Resale volunteers will be allowed to shop early. Click here to sign up today, and contact Tracey Fricker with questions. Click here for details on the sale.

    NEWS & NOTES
    Note for Rising Sophomores
    Rising Sophomores, click here for important information about the August Reading Text and Holt Handbook.

    Thank You from the Business Office
    Thank you for completing your daughter's enrollment for the 2018-19 school year using the new online process. We aim to make the billing/payment process easy and convenient for families and efficient for the business office. Your timeliness is greatly appreciated.

    The Business Office: 414.721.2916 | businessoffice@dsha.info

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, June 12)
    Please join the PFAA for our last meeting of the year, which will be held on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. The current executive committee will be handing off our administrative baton to the incoming officers. We will also wrap up our business from the 2017-18 school year, and begin planning for the fall. We still have a few board positions open for next year – let us know if you are interested in taking on one of those jobs, and providing needed support for our DSHA Fine Arts students. Thank you!

    Contact Sue Lappen, PFAA President, with any questions at414.871.0554 or s.lappen@att.net.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
  • May 14, 2018

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
    Important Note: The city of Milwaukee will be closing 100th Street at Capitol Drive and Grantosa Drive sometime this week for a few days of roadwork. The best route is to approach from the north via Hampton Avenue. Please allow extra time and plan your route appropriately.

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Congratulations, Mr. Grandy! (May 16 & 30)
    A few months ago, you learned of Mr. Grandy's retirement at the end of this school year. Before he grades his last paper, we want to send him off with our warmest wishes! You have two opportunities to celebrate with him:
    • Wednesday, May 16 | Coffee and Donut Open House: Join us in the Quad at DSHA from 8-10 a.m.
    • Wednesday, May 30 | Happy Hour: Join us at O'Donoghue's in Elm Grove from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Appetizers will be provided; cash bar. Please register in advance! You can do that here.
    Questions? Contact Alumnae Director Ann Duffy, DSHA ’10

    DSHA Dad Get Together (Thursday, May 17)
    DSHA dads of the past, present, and future are invited to gather on Thursday, May 17 at St. Anne's! Join us for Mass at 5:45 p.m., with beer and food to follow. It will be an honor to have presider Fr. Eric Nielsen with us. Fr. Eric is the Pastor and Executive Director of St. Paul University Catholic Center at UW-Madison. Kevin O'Brien, father of sophomore Jadin O'Brien, will speak briefly after Mass. 

    St. Anne's is located at 3800 N. 92nd Street (less than a mile from DSHA). Parking can be tight so if necessary park on 92nd street or in the Margaret Mary parking lot. Your RSVP is not necessary, but to help get an accurate count for beer and food, let Kevin O'Brien or Dawn Mowbray know that you plan on attending. Questions? Call or text Dan Mowbray at 262.366.4024.

    Preperation for Dasher Resale: Uniform Collection (May 23), Textbook Collection (May 24 & 25)
    Save the date for this year's annual Dasher Resale (formerly the used textbook and used uniform sales), held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in The Quad.
    • Textbook Collection (May 24 & 25): Used textbooks will be collected May 24 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and May 25 (9-11:30 a.m.) in The Quad. 
    • Uniform Collection (May 22 & 23): Used uniform items may be brought to the concession window in the Commons on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23 from 7-8 a.m.
    Last Handshake Party – Farewell to Ellen & Mike Bartel (Tuesday, June 5)
    Please join us as we thank Ellen and Mike for their dedicated service to this community. They have done so much for DSHA over the past 20 years. Take this opportunity to shake Ellen’s hand one last time and say a collective “thank you” to Ellen and Mike!

    June 5, 2018 at DSHA
    5:30-8:30 p.m. | Brief program at 6:30 p.m.
    Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres
     
    Summer Cool 2018 (Save 30% on Select Camps + Register by this Friday, May 18!)
    We have extended the registration deadline to Friday, May 18 and select camps are now 30% off! New this year – customize a camp experience that suits your schedule! Click here to read our full brochure of offerings or visit dsha.info/summer to register today.

    It's not too late to be a part of this summer's production of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory! Learn more about auditions and sign up to register today at dsha.info/ctw. June 1 is the Community Theatre Works registration deadline.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    2018 Dasher Golf Outing (Friday, September 14, 2018)
    DSHA is already looking ahead to the 2018-19 school year! If you’re interested in participating in this fun-filled day in support of DSHA athletics, contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info or 414.616.2810. Golf Outing volunteer opportunities include:
    • Set-up and registration
    • Drive vs. The Principal
    • On-course help (distributing beverages)
    • Putt vs. The President
    • Nametags for Dinner
    • Clean-up
    Interested in helping plan the 2018 Golf Outing? We’re looking for 6-8 parents to help recruit golfers, sponsors, silent and voice auction prizes and volunteers for event day. Planning committee meetings will take place at 7 p.m. at O’Donoghue’s Pub in Elm Grove on the following Tuesdays:
    • June 12
    • July 17
    • August 14 & 28
    • September 4
     
    Be on the lookout for your Save-the-Date in the next Parent Express for more details!

    Dasher Resale
    Parent volunteers are needed to help with Dasher Resale! Opportunities include:
    • Uniform collection (May 22 & 23)
    • Textbook collection (May 24 & 25)
    • Presale (June 12)
    • Dasher Resale (June 13)
    Resale volunteers will be allowed to shop early. Click here to sign up today, and contact Tracey Fricker with questions. Click here for details on the sale.

    Parent Volunteers Needed for Graduation Week Events!
    Are you a parent of a current junior, curious to see how graduation plays out? DSHA has the perfect opportunity to get the “scoop” on graduation before your daughter is a senior. We are looking for a few volunteers to help on Thursday, May 24 for Baccalaureate Mass and Friday, May 25 for the graduation ceremony. Please contact Stephanie Czosnek, Assistant to the President, if you can help.

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    Update from the PFAA
    • Thank you to everyone who attended the PFAA Fine Arts Awards Night on May 8 and helped make it a success! The PFAA Board was thrilled to present 14 Summer Fine Arts Scholarships, along with the Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award. Check out the PFAA webpage for the complete list of winners! 
    • Remember that the Senior Fine Arts Exhibit (beginning at 6 p.m.) and the Spring Orchestra Concert (beginning at 7 p.m.) will both be held this Wednesday, May 16 in the Quad. Please stop in and see/hear more of our artistically-talented daughters!
    • The PFAA Board is planning for the future! Due to the graduation of their daughters, we will be losing several PFAA board members at the end of this month. Therefore, we have several board positions which need to be filled for next year. If you are interested in becoming an active member of the PFAA Board, and perhaps taking on one of these roles, please attend our last meeting of the year, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Board Room on Tuesday, June 12.
    NEWS & NOTES
    Tuition Agreements are Ready for Your Review! 
    If you have not yet done so, please login to your myDSHA to review and submit your tuition agreement. All students have an agreement and enrollment is not complete until it is submitted. Click here for instructions.

    Please submit your tuition agreement before May 18.
    Please contact the Business Office with questions at 414.721.2916 or businessoffice@dsha.info. Thank you!

    Stock up on Uniform Items!
    Save 40% off Lands' End full-price styles now through Wednesday, May 16. At checkout manually enter promotion code LESUFRIEND and pin 2581.

    Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior
    Located on the fourth floor of DSHA, the Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior is an ideal place to purchase a gift for weddings, births, baptisms, communions, birthdays, confirmations, or any other special occasion. Sister Karlyn is happy to personalize the piece of artwork that you wish to purchase. If you have any questions, call 414.461.6446 or e-mail b.braatz@aol.com.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    IN THE NEWS
    • Did you see the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday, May 7th? Students and staff participating in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage were featured as they took their first physical steps toward a pilgrimage that will take them to Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Memphis and St. Louis this May/June. On Sunday, May 6th, those steps took them across the 16th St. Viaduct to honor those who fought for open housing legislation in the 1960s.
    • Milwaukee Magazine wrote a feature story on St. Anne’s Prom – a tradition where students from DSHA organize and host a “Senior” Prom for residents at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus. Click here for the full story – including amazing pictures of the “Enchantment Under the Sea” theme!
    • Junior Madeleine Keane, performed with the Florentine Opera this past weekend in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Click here to read about her inspiring experience working with professionals as told by Urban Milwaukee.
    • Junior Iris Rameriz finds her “guitar voice” playing with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Select Template Jazz Sextet. Click here to read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    Two Weeks to Go!
    There’s still time to submit a nomination for the 2018 Woman of Faith Award presented by the Sisters of the Divine Savior. Deadline is Friday, May 25. Learn more here.
  • April 30, 2018

    Tonight Arike Ogunbowale, DSHA '15 takes her athletic prowess to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom! Who wants to help Arike win that famous Mirrorball Trophy and bring continued attention to women’s basketball?? We do! How can you help?? VOTE!

    Here's how {pay attention longtime DWTS viewers, because these are new rules!}:
    1. As soon as the show starts tonight (7 p.m. CST), start voting for Arike and Gleb at dwtslivevote.com! You can cast your vote even before they dance! Week one eliminations will be based on live viewer votes cast during the show + the judges’ scores.
    2. After voting closes around 9 p.m., the votes will be tallied and two couples will be eliminated. Just moments later, you can vote again to save Arike and Gleb from next week's elimination. Vote by phone, at ABC.com or Facebook. This voting period is only 24 hours and closes Tuesday night (5/1)!
    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Student Wellness Week (May 14-18)
    The Fitness and Health Department continues to strive to meet the health and fitness needs of our students. As we continue on this journey and examine their interests and needs, we are observing a dedicated Wellness Week the week prior to exams. Although wellness should be practiced on a regular basis, our students are still learning how to find a wellness balance. During this week students will have the option during both their Fitness and Wellness hours to choose from a variety of wellness options so they can access what they need at that time. This wellness week differs from our typical fitness and wellness hours as we are further collaborating with Student Services, Campus Ministry, the ALPHA center and teacher volunteers to offer more options every hour of the day and not just during wellness. Please support this effort by encouraging your daughter to be mindful of her nutrition, sleep, exercise and emotional needs throughout the rest of this school year and beyond. Click here to learn more about our mission for healthy students and your involvement.

    Congratulations Mr. Grandy! (May 16 & 30)
    Congratulations Mr. Grandy for 37 years of service to DSHA! Join us to send him off with our warmest wishes — before he grades his last paper! You have two opportunities to celebrate with him:
    • Wednesday, May 16 | Coffee and Donut Open House: Join us in the Quad at DSHA from 8-10 a.m.
    • Wednesday, May 30 | Happy Hour: Join us at O'Donoghue's in Elm Grove from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Appetizers will be provided; cash bar. Please register in advance! You can do that here.
    Parent Association Wine and Cheese Social (Thursday, May 10)
    Please join us May 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a Wine and Cheese Social at our last Parent Association meeting of the year. We will thank the outgoing Core Team and toast next year's Core Team. We will also warmly welcome freshman parents and help them with questions they might have about the next four years at DSHA!

    DSHA Dad Get Together (Thursday, May 17)
    DSHA dads of the past, present, and future are invited to gather on Thursday, May 17 at St. Anne's! Join us for Mass at 5:45 p.m., with beer and food to follow. It will be an honor to have presider Fr. Eric Nielsen with us. Fr. Eric is the Pastor and Executive Director of St. Paul University Catholic Center at UW-Madison. Kevin O'Brien, father of sophomore Jadin O'Brien, will speak briefly after Mass. 

    St. Anne's is located at 3800 N. 92nd Street (less than a mile from DSHA). Parking can be tight so if necessary park on 92nd street or in the Margaret Mary parking lot. Your RSVP is not necessary, but to help get an accurate count for beer and food, let Kevin O'Brien or Dawn Mowbray know that you plan on attending. Questions? Call or text Dan Mowbray at 262.366.4024.

    Graduation Reminders for Senior Parents (Friday, May 25)
    We are looking forward to seeing the Class of 2018 walk across the stage at the Al McGuire Center on the campus of Marquette University. Just a reminder that the outside doors to the lobby open at 4 p.m. on graduation day, May 25. The doors to the seating area will open at 4:30 p.m. Due to the lobby size, you may be waiting outside. There will be reserved seating on a first come, first served basis for those guests with limited mobility and one guest. These seats will be clearly marked. The seating on the floor is reserved for the graduates, faculty and staff of DSHA.  If you have any questions, please contact Lara Geronime or Stephanie Czosnek.

    Walk for a Cure (Friday, June 1, 5-11 p.m.)
    For the fourth year, Student Council is coordinating a walk-a-thon to support cancer research and education. This year, the event will benefit the MACC Fund. Students are encouraged to join teams and come together for a worthy cause. Click here to check out the event details. Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions (414.721.2914 or lynchd@dsha.info).

    You and your guest are invited to join us for a thank you and final farewell to Ellen and Mike Bartel!

    Last Handshake Party – Farewell to Ellen & Mike Bartel (Tuesday, June 5)
    Please join us as we thank Ellen and Mike for their dedicated service to this community. They have done so much for DSHA over the past 20 years. Take this opportunity to shake Ellen’s hand one last time and say a collective “thank you” to Ellen and Mike!

    June 5, 2018 at DSHA
    5:30-8:30 p.m. | Brief program at 6:30 p.m.
    Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres
    Summer Cool 2018 (Registration deadline extended to May 18!)
    Hurry – our camps for 1st-9th grade girls are selling out quickly! We have extended the registration deadline to Friday, May 18. New this year – customize a camp experience that suits your scehdule! Click here to read our full brochure of offerings or visit dsha.info/summer to register today.

    It's not too late to be a part of this summer's production of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory! Learn more about auditions and sign up to register today at dsha.info/ctw. June 1 is the Community Theatre Works registration deadline.

    VOLENTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    DSHA has many volunteer opportunities left this year! Below are more ways for you to get involved before school’s out:
    • Used Book Sale (May 18 and June 13)
    • Used Uniform Sale (May 18 and June 13)
    • Graduation Week
    • Honors Night (May 21)
    • Mass (May 24)
    • Graduation Ceremony (May 25)
    • Graduation Dinner Dance (May 29)
    Click here to register for any of these events, or contact Director of Volunteer Engagement, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info or (414) 616-2810 with any questions.

    Parent Volunteers Needed for Graduation Week Events!
    Are you a parent of a current junior, curious to see how graduation plays out? DSHA has the perfect opportunity to get the “scoop” on graduation before your daughter is a senior. We are looking for a few volunteers to help on Thursday, May 24 for Baccalaureate Mass and Friday, May 25 for the graduation ceremony. Please contact Stephanie Czosnek, Assistant to the President, if you can help.
     
    PAA Golf Outing (Friday, September 14, 2018)
    DSHA is already looking ahead to the 2018-19 school year! If you’re interested in participating in this fun-filled day in support of DSHA athletics, contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info or 414.616.2810. Golf Outing volunteer opportunities include:
    • Golf Outing Committee (prior to event day)
    • Set-up and registration
    • Drive vs. The Principal
    • On-course help (distributing beverages)
    • Putt vs. The President
    • Nametags for Dinner
    • Clean-up
    Best Buddies Friendship Walk – Volunteers Needed! (Saturday, May 5)
    DSHA Best Buddies is holding their annual Friendship Walk coming on Saturday, May 5. The club is  in need of 20 volunteers to help with registration and guiding walkers along the path. The walk takes place at ManPower Group downtown. Please contact students Laney Tarantino or Bella Puchner with any questions. 

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, May 1)
    The PFAA Board will meet tomorrow, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. If you are interested in supporting the fine arts endeavors of our students, we welcome your participation!

    PFAA Awards Night (Tuesday, May 8)
    May 8 is the annual PFAA Awards Night! The Fine Arts Woman of the Year will be announced, along with our summer scholarships for student pursuits in the fine arts. It will be a fun night that you do not want to miss – we look forward to seeing you there!

    Please note, any student who applied for a PFAA Summer Scholarship or the Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award must be in attendance at the May 8 awards night to receive her award.

    NEWS & NOTES

    Diversity & Inclusion Update
    As you are aware, our diversity & inclusion theme this year is “Build Bridges, Not Walls.” Beyond the current school year we have a demonstrated institutional commitment to becoming the best version of ourselves in the area of diversity and inclusion. Our community is richer due to our diversity and our world needs young people who can see the world from different respective positions and who can recognize, celebrate and embrace diversity around us. Diversity and inclusion work is not always easy and it is never done. While we are proud of our track record in this regard we know that we have more work to do. As such, we are pleased to announce that we have engaged Derute Consulting Cooperative as a partner in this work.

    Derute Consulting Cooperative will conduct focus groups with various DSHA constituents and they will analyze student academic performance data, student involvement, and student leadership. This work will take several months to complete  and the result of this study will inform future strategic planning pertaining to diversity and inclusion at DSHA.

    We wanted to remind you about our deliberate and significant efforts in this important area and share enthusiastically with you our collaboration with Derute Consulting Cooperative. To learn more about our past efforts, please click here for some DSHA Diversity & Inclusion resources.

    From the Business Office
    Tuition Agreements will be online for your review on May 4 and are due May 18.You will receive an email with these instructions when the agreements are ready for your review. The instructions will also be available on the DSHA website here. For new families with an incoming freshman – please be on the lookout for your myDSHA account login information to be mailed to your home the week of April 30. Please contact the Business Office at 414.721.2916 or businessoffice@dsha.info. Thank you!

    Leadership Opportunities for Future Dashers and Incoming Freshmen
    Student Council is hosting summer leadership opportunities for incoming freshmen and 4th-5th grade girls:
    • Leadership Bootcamp focuses on building leadership skills with the incoming freshmen and helps the Class of 2022 create positive connections. It is a great way for our newest Dashers to kick-start their high school experience.
    • The Elementary Leadership Conference is a day of hands-on learning designed to challenge and inspire 4th-5th grade girls to be leaders at home, at school, and in the community. 
    If you have daughters or friends who would love opportunities like these, please encourage them to check them out! Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions (414.721.2914 or lynchd@dsha.info).

    Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior
    Located on the fourth floor of DSHA, the Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior is an ideal place to purchase a gift for weddings, births, baptisms, communions, birthdays, confirmations, Mother's Day, or any other special occasion. Sister Karlyn is happy to personalize the piece of artwork that you wish to purchase. If you have any questions, call 414.461.6446 or e-mail b.braatz@aol.com.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    Job Opening with the Society of the Divine Savior
    The Society of the Divine Savior provincial offices located at 1735 N. Hi Mount Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53208 has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant/Office Manager. Click here for the job description. Resumes should be sent to sds@salvatorians.com or call Tina D’Alessio at 414.258.1735 x300 for more information.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    DSHA IN THE NEWS
    • On Saturday, April 22 Dashers and alumnae packed over 30,000 nutrient-dense meals for hunger relief in West Africa. Click here for Fox6's coverage of the story.
    • Last week we celebrated Arike on campus in anticipation of her Dancing with the Stars premiere! Check out the WISN 12 and CBS 58 coverage.
    • ABC 57 from South Bend was on campus last week to speak to students, faculty and staff to learn more about Arike before her dancing debut tonight. But they also learned about the long-standing legacy between DSHA and Notre Dame. Click here to hear from senior Meghan Scott as she is preparing to run for the Fighting Irish next year, and learn more about how a Dasher alumna helped pave the way for women's basketball at Notre Dame!
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    What Do All of These Women Have in Common?
    She started a mentoring program for women, to stop the revolving door in and out of incarceration.

    She spearheaded an education-based response to dire needs of urban families to help all children reach their God-given potential.

    She reached out to survivors of violence and trauma response teams with empathy born from the loss of her own son to violence.

    She listened to the stories of people with mental illness to seek a better way to help them heal.

    She taught her medical students how seemingly unrelated needs can impact health and wellness for vulnerable populations.

    All the women described above have been honored by the Sisters of the Divine Savior with the annual Woman of Faith Award. You can read their stories and learn how to nominate someone you know for 2018: http://sistersofthedivinesavior.org/2018-woman-faith/

  • April 16, 2018

    Students in the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 should retain their ID cards. DSHA will no longer be providing new ID cards each year but rather one card for each student's entire high school career. This will save money and make for a more efficient Check-In Day.

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Charlie Berens Benefit Show (April 21)
    Oh my gosh! Join us at DSHA this Saturday night, April 21 at 7 p.m. for a comedy concert from “Manitowoc Minute” comedian – and MUHS grad – Charlie Berens! Tickets can be purchased in the Campus Ministry Center this week or at the door Saturday night for $20/each. All proceeds will benefit our Lenten Project, a Catholic Relief Services food pack serving Burkina Faso.

    Coming Up in DSHA Theatre (Spring, Summer & Fall 2018)
    Mark your calendars for the DSHA Advanced Acting production of Thriller of the Year! You have only three chances to see the show – click here to scoop up your tickets now! Performance dates are Thursday, April 26- Saturday, April 28. 

    Auditions for DSHA's fall musical, Les Miserables, will be held Tuesday, May 29! Go to dsha.info/fallmusical to sign-up for your audition slot. 
    Don't forget to register for the DSHA Community Theatre Works whimsical production of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory! Auditions will be held June 4-6. Visit dsha.info/ctw for more information.

    Summer Cool 2018 (Registration Closes May 1!)
    It's not too late to remind the 1st-9th grade girls in your life about Summer Cool! But hurry – our camps are selling out quickly! New this year – families can customize their own camp experience. Click here to read our full brochure of offerings or visit dsha.info/summer to register today.

    Parent Association Wine and Cheese Social (Thursday, May 10)
    Please join us May 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a Wine and Cheese Social at our last Parent Association meeting of the year. We will thank the outgoing Core Team and toast next year's Core Team. We will also warmly welcome freshman parents and help them with questions they might have about the next four years at DSHA!

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

    DSHA has many volunteer opportunities left this year! Below are more ways for you to get involved before school’s out:
    • Used Book Sale (May 18th and June 13th)
    • Used Uniform Sale (May 18th and June 13th)
    • Graduation Week
    • Honors Night (May 21st)
    • Mass (May 24th)
    • Graduation Ceremony (May 25th)
    • Graduation Dinner Dance (May 29th)
    Click here to register for any of these events, or contact Director of Volunteer Engagement, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info or (414) 616-2810 with any questions.

    PAA Golf Outing, held on Friday, September 14, 2018
    DSHA is already looking ahead to the 2018-2019 school year. If you’re interested in participating in this fun-filled day in support of DSHA athletics, contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info or (414) 616-2810. Golf Outing volunteer opportunities include:
    • Golf Outing Committee (prior to event day)
    • Set-up and registration
    • Drive vs. The Principal
    • On-course help (distributing beverages)
    • Putt vs. The President
    • Nametags for Dinner
    • Clean-up

    NEWS & NOTES:

    Senior Parents – Graduate Dinner Dance Ticket Sales
    Senior Parents: Please note that there was an error in the letter sent home regarding Graduate Dinner Dance ticket sales. May 9 and 10 are the dates to purchase tickets during lunch – click here for the updated parent letter.

    Attention: Parents of Rising Sophomores
    There will be an August 2018 reading assignment for your daughter. All students going into sophomore English (College Prep English II) are required to read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer ISBN: 978-0-385-48680-4. It is recommended that your daughter read the book in August so she is prepared to take an assessment in her sophomore English class within the first few days of school.

    *Please note:  this summer reading assignment is for rising sophomores only. DSHA will not have a whole-school read this summer.

    Rising Seniors! Sign up for the College Essay Writing Workshop
    Registration for Mr. Stamatakos’ summer College Essay Writing Workshop is still open! This course is for rising seniors who want to produce an effective, personalized, and compelling personal essay for their college applications. Students will participate in a thorough lecture series, continuous instruction on strategies and techniques, and daily individual writing conferences with the instructor on each and every draft of the essay.

    To register, visit dsha.info/summer and click on the purple button that reads "Click here to register for Summer Cool." Click on the “New User” link – the course can be found under “High School Only”. Questions? E-mail Mr. Stamatakos

    UnSelfie with Dr. Michele Borba (Wednesday, April 18)
    Marquette University High School presents UnSelfie with Dr. Michele Borba on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. In her presentation, Dr. Borba will share a revolutionary, research-based, nine-step plan for reversing the lack of empathy that harms children today. Admission is free for this event. Click here to learn more.

    Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior
    Located on the fourth floor of DSHA, the Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior is an ideal place to purchase a gift for weddings, births, baptisms, communions, birthdays, confirmations,  Mother's Day, or any other special occasion. Sister Karlyn is happy to personalize the piece of artwork that you wish to purchase. If you have any questions, call 414.461.6446 or e-mail b.braatz@aol.com.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA:

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, May 1)
    The PFAA Board will meet next on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. If you are interested in supporting the fine arts endeavors of our students, we welcome your participation! Also, note that any student who applied for a PFAA Summer Scholarship or the Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award must be in attendance at the Fine Arts Award Night on Tuesday, May 8 to receive her award, so please be sure to mark that date on your calendar.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO








  • April 2, 2018

    Arike Ogunbowale, DSHA '15 Captures the Notre Dame National Championship!
    DSHA's very own Arike Ogunbowale made a last second three-point shot in Sunday's championship NCAA basketball game, clinching the national championship for Notre Dame for the first time in 17 years! Congratulations to Arike and to the Notre Dame women’s team on an incredible season!
    Click here to watch Arike's winning shot!
    Message for the DSHA Community
    Before Easter break DSHA experienced a car stolen twice from the DSHA parking lot in the past three weeks. We have been in close contact with District #7 Milwaukee Police Department who has been a highly responsive community partner. They are committed to being a partner and will sporadically have patrols rolling through our parking lot.

    On Monday, April 9, the District #7 community liaison officer will be coming to DSHA to give a presentation to all of our students. The presentation will focus on tips and tools to protect their vehicles, and will serve as an opportunity for our students to hear other general safety reminders from a Milwaukee police officer.

    DSHA has contracted with MPD to have a regular sporadic presence in our parking lots during each school day for the remainder of this school year. This effort is part of the MPD extra-duty employment program. 

    In the March 5 parent enews, we included the following information:

    Safety & Security at DSHA
    • Our buildings & grounds committee of the board annually reviews our policies and procedures. This process in recent years has led to several security enhancements such as:
    • The annual student safety and security assembly to start the year.
    • Fencing around our property.
    • Improved security cameras.
    • Updated safety and security plan including crisis response to armed intruder.
    • Physical plant upgrades such as moving the main office to the front door.
    In the long view we have issued an RFP and have received proposals from security firms to provide a thorough review leading to recommendations regarding the safety and security of our campus, and to assure that our policies and procedures remain current. 
     
    Spring Spirit Week (April 9-13)
    Student Council is excited to sponsor Spring Spirit Week! Kick off the last stretch before the end of the school year with daily theme days and activities, including the annual Seniors v. Staff Basketball Game. Click here to check out all of the details. Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions (414.721.2914 or lynchd@dsha.info).
     
    Coming Up in DSHA Theatre (Spring, Summer & Fall 2018)
    Mark your calendars for the DSHA Advanced Acting production of Thriller of the Year! You have only three chances to see the show! Tickets go on sale April 12. Performance dates are Thursday, April 26- Saturday, April 28. 
     
    Auditions for DSHA's fall musical, Les Miserables, will be held Tuesday, May 29! Go to dsha.info/fallmusical to sign-up for your audition slot. 
     
    Don't forget to register for the DSHA Community Theatre Works production of Willy Wonka! Auditions will be held June 4-6. Visit dsha.info/ctw for more information.
     
    Walk for a Cure (Friday, June 1, 5-11 p.m.)
    For the 4th year, Student Council is coordinating a walk-a-thon to support cancer research and education. This year, the event will benefit Susan G. Komen organization – Wisconsin chapter. Students are encouraged to join teams and come together for a worthy cause. Click here to check out the event details. Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions (414.721.2914 or lynchd@dsha.info).

    Summer Cool 2018 (Registration Closes May 1!)
    DSHA is offering more than 65 summer camps this year for rising 1st-9th grade girls! And new this year – customize your own camp experience! With schedule blocking by grade and Dasher Downtime between camps, families can create a schedule that works just for them. Click here to read our full brochure of offerings or visit dsha.info/summer to register today.
     
    From the Business Office
    Please look for your 2018-19 tuition packet to be delivered by mail during the first week of April. This mailing has important information regarding next year’s tuition payment process, including personal login information for your myDSHA and Smart Tuition accounts that will be needed to review your Tuition Agreement on May 4.
     
    College Center Update – College Essay Writing Workshop
    Registration for Mr. Stamatakos’ summer College Essay Writing Workshop is open! The college application process has become increasingly competitive; so, while a student's academic record, standardized test scores, and co-curricular activities are central to her acceptance, her essay is now of even more importance. This course is designed for rising seniors who want to produce an effective, personalized, and compelling personal essay for their college applications. Students will produce a quality essay, ready for submission, at the completion of the week-long seminar. The course consists of a thorough lecture series, continuous instruction on strategies and techniques, and daily individual writing conferences with the instructor on each and every draft of the essay - from topic ideas through the finished product.  To register for the class, visit
    dsha.info/summer and click on the purple button that reads "Click here to register for Summer Cool." Click on the “New User” link, and the course will be found under the “High School Only” category. E-mail Mr. Stamatakos with any questions.

    UnSelfie with Dr. Michele Borba (Wednesday, April 18)
    Marquette University High School presents UnSelfie with Dr. Michele Borba on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. In her presentation, Dr. Borba will share a revolutionary, research-based, nine-step plan for reversing the lack of empathy that harms children today. Admission is free for this event. Click
    here to learn more.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian
    Christina Thiele.
     
    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, April 10)
    The PFAA Board will meet next on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. If you are interested in supporting the fine arts endeavors of our students, we welcome your participation! Also, note that any student who applied for a PFAA Summer Scholarship or the Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award must be in attendance at the Fine Arts Award Night on Tuesday, May 8 to receive her award, so please be sure to mark that date on your calendar.
     
     
    Employment Opportunities with the Sisters of the Divine Savior
    Full-time House Manager for Salvatorian Sisters’ Residence (SSR)
    Work as a team with the community Coordinator and caregivers for retired Salvatorian Sisters at their community residence on 92nd St. and Lisbon Ave. Ideal candidate brings patience and a sense of humor to whatever each new day brings in serving the needs of the elderly sisters.  Managing a household with attention to detail, effective communication skills, computer proficiency and multi-tasking agility is essential.  

    Part-time Driver/Transport Assistant for Salvatorian Sisters’ Residence (SSR)
    Work 5-15 hours/week driving senior sisters to and from appointments, shopping trips and other local destinations. Patiently accommodate sisters with walkers and wheelchairs, and assist them in safely entering and exiting vehicles and buildings. 

    Learn more about these opportunities and how to apply at:  http://sistersofthedivinesavior.org/current-employment-opportunities/
    Do you know a Woman of Faith?
    April 1 officially opens the call for nominations for our 2018 Woman of Faith Award. If you know a woman who models our Salvatorian core values through her life of service, we want to know her too. Find out more
    here.
  • March 5, 2018

    March 14, 2018: A Prayerful Response
    In light of the recent and tragic school shootings in Parkland, Florida, you may be aware of the national call for students to walk out of school at 10:00 a.m. on March 14. Please click here to read about our commitment to the safety and security of our students, a prayerful response to the recent tragedy, and some constructive platforms and opportunities for students to respond to this relevant topic on the 14th.


    DSHA AUCTION - MARCH 17, 2018

    Good day, fellow Lads and Lassies! As you know, the 2018 Auction is right around the corner! While we’re hard at work preparing for the best St. Patrick’s Day party in Milwaukee, here are a few reminders:
    • RSVP deadline: Wednesday, March 7
    • Volunteer: We’ve still got plenty of volunteer opportunities for setup on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th for setup, as well as the night of the auction, and cleanup on Sunday morning. Click here to view all volunteer opportunities, and contact Mary Jo Maslowski with any questions (mjmazfam@gmail.com or 262.853.3586). Thank you so much for your help!
    • Donate items: Still looking to donate something to the auction? We’re a wee bit light on Travel & Leisure and Wine & Dine items. Concert tickets, experiences or gift certificates to your favorite restaurant are all great options! Contact Acquisitions Chair, Meagan Wigchers (wwigchers@me.com) with questions.
    • Gift cards needed!: From $25-$250.Contact Acquisitions Chair, Meagan Wigchers (wwigchers@me.com) with questions.
    • Auction catalog is here!: Take a peek at the 2018 auction catalog to read about the amazing items that have already been donated.
    • Stop-the-Auction will benefit scholarships again!: Click here to get inspired by the 2017 scholarship video.
    • Pot o’ Golden Ticket: The Golden Ticket is back – stay tuned for a special email tomorrow with purchase instructions!

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, March 6)
    The next PFAA Meeting will be held tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the DSHA Board Room.

    PA Meeting (Tuesday, March 6)
    Please come and join our Parent Association meeting this Tuesday March 6, at 11 a.m. for a light lunch. We will be starting with a Lenten Reflection from our very own Mary Stoiber. We can all use 10 to 15 minutes of reflection during Lent. We will then hear from faculty and staff including Mr. Quesnell and Dr. Geronime about the 2018-19 schedule adjustments. We would love to see many new and familiar faces. Bring a friend and you might just win a gift card to brighten your spring! Hope to see you there!

    This Weekend Only! Stage Door (March 9, 10, 11)
    Tickets for Stage Door are on sale now; click here to purchase yours! The theatre department presents Stage Door this weekend only – March 9, 10 and 11! This comical play is about a group of young women who travel to New York to study acting and find work on stage. 

    Visit dsha.info/tickets to learn more about our special Dashers & Donuts event on Sunday, March 11 – Dashers are encouraged to invite their grandparents to the show to experience an era gone by!

    Carla Olle Career Day (Tuesday, March 20)
    Career Day is just around the corner here at DSHA! The day will provide students an opportunity to meet with female working professionals in career areas of interest to the students along with other career-oriented activities and presentations. Click here for more information, or contact Mr. Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services (McAndrewP@dsha.info or ext. 2919) with any questions.

    Parent Teacher Conferences (Tuesday, March 20)
    Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 3-6:45 p.m. Click here for detailed conference information, including teacher availability and locations. Please note: This document is subject to change. The most current information can be found on the DSHA website calendar.

    Summer Cool 2018 (Register Today!)
    DSHA is offering more than 65 summer camps this year for rising 1st-9th grade girls! And new this year – customize your own camp experience! With schedule blocking by grade and Dasher Downtime between camps, families can create a schedule that works just for them. Click here to read our full brochure of offerings or visit dsha.info/summer to register today. 

    DSHA's Community Theatre Works Presents Willy Wonka (Summer 2018)
    DSHA Community Theatre Works presents Willy Wonka this summer! Girls and boys grades 5-12 and adults are encouraged to participate in this beloved play of Charlie and Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Grades 5-12 must register through DSHA's Summer Cool program – all students will get a part in the production. Auditions will be held June 4-6, performances July 13-15. 

    NEWS & NOTES

    Student Council Selection
    The selection process for the 2018-19 school year is underway! Student Council is one of the largest student organizations at DSHA with over 35% of DSHA students serving either as elected leaders or within many of the school community-wide events. Students interested in serving a year-long term on Student Council must attend one of the upcoming information sessions (March 8, 9, or 12) during lunch. No previous Student Council experience is required. Click here to check out an overview of Student Council and the selection process. Questions? Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor at 414.721.2914 or lynchd@dsha.info.

    DSHA Student Wins the Madison Mayor's Award!
    Junior Grace Glaszcz has won the Madison Mayor's Award! Her artwork was entered into the Wisconsin Art Educators Association (WAEA) Youth Art Month annual celebration and went on to be shown at the state capitol. Artwork from throughout the state of Wisconsin was judged on February 24 and Madison mayor Paul Soglin chose her artwork out of all the other high school work represented. This Friday, March 9, the mayor will present this award to her at the Youth Art Month Ceremony. 

    From the Business Office
    Click here to read about what is new for 2018-19 tuition billing processes.

    Mary Mross Public Policy Scholarship Opportunity
    DSHA will award one $1,500 scholarship to a current sophomore or junior who demonstrates exemplary knowledge and passion for public policy. The award will be applied to her 2018-19 academic year tuition. Note: students who applied as sophomores are eligible to re-apply their junior year if they have not previously been awarded the scholarship.
     
    Applications are now available at Ms. Caswell’s desk in the Advancement Suite, as well as in Mrs. Weiss’s and Mr. Dawson’s Social Studies classrooms. Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The Public Policy Scholarship recipient will be announced on May 17 at the Honors Award Night for Underclasswomen. Please contact Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Rick Majerus Loyalty & Caring Award: Nomination Request
    DSHA has the privilege of annually honoring a current sophomore student with the Rick Majerus Loyalty & Caring Award, which was created in 2014 to honor Mr. Majerus, his values and the impact he had on DSHA. This award recognizes a student who either in extraordinary ways or in extraordinary circumstances demonstrates and lives the values of loyalty and caring. For more information about the Rick Majerus Loyalty & Caring Award, or to nominate a DSHA sophomore student, click here by Monday, March 12. Contact Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Alumnae Service Scholarship
    The DSHA Alumnae Association will award its Alumnae Service Scholarship of at least $4,000 to a current sophomore or junior who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to volunteering in the community. Awards will be applied to tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. Students who applied as sophomores are eligible to reapply their junior year if they meet the requirements. 

    Applications are available at Ms. Caswell’s desk in the Advancement Office. Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, March 19. The recipient will be announced at the Underclasswomen Honors Assembly on May 17, 2018. Questions? Contact Alumnae Director Ann Duffy, DSHA ’10 at DuffyA@dsha.info or 414.616.2808.

    College Center Update – College Essay Writing Workshop
    Registration for Mr. Stamatakos’ summer College Essay Writing Workshop is open! The college application process has become increasingly competitive; so, while a student's academic record, standardized test scores, and co-curricular activities are central to her acceptance, her essay is now of even more importance. This course is designed for rising seniors who want to produce an effective, personalized, and compelling personal essay for their college applications. Students will produce a quality essay, ready for submission, at the completion of the week-long seminar. The course consists of a thorough lecture series, continuous instruction on strategies and techniques, and daily individual writing conferences with the instructor on each and every draft of the essay - from topic ideas through the finished product.  To register for the class, visit dsha.info/summer and click on the purple button that reads "Click here to register for Summer Cool" – the course is found under the “High School Only” category. E-mail Mr. Stamatakos with any questions.

    Middle School Leadership Conference (Rescheduled: Tuesday, May 29)
    Due to inclement weather, the 4th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference had to be rescheduled to Tuesday, May 29. Student Council is excited to be able to find a date that works for the participating school. Over 350 6th & 7th grade girls and chaperones from 40+ middle schools will come to DSHA for a day of leadership development. Registration information has been sent to elementary/middle schools and students must attend with a school group. The entire conference is coordinated by DSHA students. Plenty of leadership positions are still available for DSHA students interested in helping at the Conference. Questions? Contact Student Council Advisor, Dave Lynch at lynchd@dsha.k12.wi.us.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    OFF CAMPUS EVENTS

    Men of Christ Conference (Saturday, March 10)
    It’s not just a conference. It’s about changing our world, one man at a time. Today more than ever, Catholic men need answers. Balancing commitments to faith, family, and work can sometimes seem to be an impossible task. How can these very important but distinct areas of life be reconciled? At Men of Christ, it begins with a deeper and more solid understanding of our Catholic faith. The Men of Christ Conference seeks to start this process of understanding the faith. The goal of the Men of Christ Conference is to improve men–to make them courageous leaders–and to provide answers to these difficult life questions. This process starts with a Conference, but it is not about a Conference. Click here to register.


    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    2018 National Catholic Sisters Week
    Thursday, March 8 begins the fifth annual celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week. Across the U.S., Catholic Sisters are hosting events to raise awareness of their presence in our local communities. Each school day from March 8-14, the Sisters of the Divine Savior will lead morning prayer at DSHA. On Wednesday, March 14, the sisters will host a drop-in gathering in Campus Ministry from 7:50-8:30 a.m. Encourage your daughters to come for the cookies and stay for the conversation!

    Come as you are to pray with us
    The Sisters of the Divine Savior invite DSHA families to join us for Lenten Vespers on the following dates: 
    Tuesday, March 6
    Monday, March 19 

    All services will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community House chapel adjacent to the high school. All are welcome. For more information, call 414.466.7414.
  • February 19, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Blood Drive (Wednesday, February 21)

    The DSHA Blood Drive will take place this Wednesday, February 21 from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Please discuss this with your daughter to determine if she would like to participate. We still have appointment slots open. If you are also able to help save lives through a donation, consider making an appointment between those times. If you have any questions regarding the drive or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Sue Goulee.

    ACT Test at DSHA (Tuesday, February 27)
    Attention parents of juniors: DSHA will be administering the ACT test to the junior class on Tuesday, February 27, which is a no school day for juniors. Students will be notified of which classroom to report to for testing, and should be in that classroom by 7:50 a.m. to start the test. Testing will conclude at approximately 1 p.m., and students will be dismissed from school at the conclusion of the test. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services (McAndrewP@dsha.info or at ext. 2919).

    DSHA Theatre Department Presents Stage Door (March 9, 10, 11)
    Tickets for Stage Door are on sale now; click here to purchase yours! Stage Door hits the DSHA stage March 9, 10 and 11! This comical play is about a group of young women who travel to New York to study acting and find work on stage. Visit dsha.info/tickets to learn about our special Dashers & Donuts event on Sunday, March 11 – Dashers are encouraged to invite their grandparents to the show to experience an era gone by!

    Carla Olle Career Day (Tuesday, March 20)
    Career Day is just around the corner here at DSHA! The day will provide students an opportunity to meet with female working professionals in career areas of interest to the students along with other career-oriented activities and presentations. Click here for more information, and contact Mr. Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services (McAndrewP@dsha.info or ext. 2919) with any questions.   

    Grandparent Liturgy (Wednesday, May 2)
    DSHA will host the 14th Annual Grandparent Liturgy on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 a.m. Invitations will be mailed to your daughter’s grandparents in March. Please contact Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, with address updates for grandparents.

    Summer Cool 2018 (Registration Is Now Open!)
    DSHA is offering more than 65 summer camps this year for rising 1st-9th grade girls! And new this year – customize your own camp experience! With schedule blocking by grade and Dasher Downtime between camps, families can create a schedule that works just for them. Click here to read our full brochure of offerings or visit dsha.info/summer to register today. 

    DSHA's Community Theatre Works Presents Willy Wonka (Summer 2018
    DSHA Community Theatre Works presents Willy Wonka Summer 2018! Boys and girls grades 5-12 and adults are encouraged to participate in this beloved play of Charlie and Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. Grades 5-12 must register through DSHA's Summer Cool program – everyone will get a part in the production. Auditions are held June 4-6, performances July 13-15.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Support the St. Patrick's Day Auction!
    It's that time of year again – time for the DSHA Annual Auction! We welcome and appreciate everyone's effort in making the evening a success! Please join us this St. Patrick's Day for an evening of Love, Loyalty & Friendship. There are many opportunities for you to help and many hands make light work – click here to view and sign up for the volunteer opportunity that is right for you, and please forward this link to your friends. All volunteers will have the opportunity to register to bid on items during the event night. Volunteer as much as you can. Dads are also needed!! Contact Mary Jo Maslowski with any questions (mjmazfam@gmail.com or 262.853.3586) Thank you for all your help.

    Join the PFAA!
    The Parent Fine Arts Association supports all of the fine arts endeavors offered at DSHA. Our fundraising supports summer fine arts scholarships for DSHA students, the Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award, providing receptions for various fine arts events, and supporting our teachers, by sponsoring their wish list items. We welcome any parents who would like to participate – from volunteering to sell theatre tickets or baking cookies, to attending board meetings and offering your input. We need you! Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the board room. Questions? Contact Sue Lappen, PFAA President, at 414.871.0554 or s.lappen@att.net

    NEWS & NOTES


    Mary Mross Public Policy Scholarship Opportunity
    DSHA will award one $1,500 scholarship to a current sophomore or junior who demonstrates exemplary knowledge and passion for public policy. The award will be applied to her 2018-19 academic year tuition. Note: students who applied as sophomores are eligible to re-apply their junior year if they have not previously been awarded the scholarship.
     
    Applications are now available at Ms. Caswell’s desk in the Advancement Suite, as well as in Mrs. Weiss’s and Mr. Dawson’s Social Studies classrooms. Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The Public Policy Scholarship recipient will be announced on May 17 at the Honors Award Night for Underclasswomen. Please contact Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Rick Majerus Loyalty & Caring Award: Nomination Request
    DSHA has the privilege of annually honoring a current sophomore student with the Rick Majerus Loyalty & Caring Award, which was created in 2014 to honor Mr. Majerus, his values and the impact he had on DSHA. This award recognizes a student who either in extraordinary ways or in extraordinary circumstances demonstrates and lives the values of loyalty and caring. For more information about the Rick Majerus Loyalty & Caring Award, please click here. If you feel inclined to nominate a DSHA sophomore student, please submit your nomination via the online survey by Monday, March 12. Contact Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Alumnae Service Scholarship
    The DSHA Alumnae Association will award its Alumnae Service Scholarship of at least $4,000 to a current sophomore or junior who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to volunteering in the community. Awards will be applied to tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. Students who applied as sophomores are eligible to reapply their junior year if they meet the requirements. 

    Applications are available at Ms. Caswell’s desk in the Advancement Office. Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, March 19. The recipient will be announced at the Underclasswomen Honors Assembly on May 17, 2018. Questions? Contact Alumnae Director Ann Duffy, DSHA ’10 at DuffyA@dsha.info or 414.616.2808.

    Fitness & Wellness Department Update
    As a DSHA student, your daughter will participate in the Fitnessgram assessment program during her fitness class. Fitnessgram is a nationwide physical fitness assessment tool used among high school students across the country. An accurate assessment of fitness is only one component of DSHA’s comprehensive Fitness and Wellness curriculum that incorporates health-related education.

    The goal of our fitness and wellness program is to promote regular, enjoyable, physical activity for students so they can reach and maintain a level of physical fitness that will contribute to good health and well-being after they graduate from DSHA. Click here to read the full parent letter.

    College Center Update – College Essay Writing Workshop
    Registration for Mr. Stamatakos’ summer College Essay Writing Workshop is open! The college application process has become increasingly competitive; so, while a student's academic record, standardized test scores, and co-curricular activities are central to her acceptance, her essay is now of even more importance. This course is designed for rising seniors who want to produce an effective, personalized, and compelling personal essay for their college applications. Students will produce a quality essay, ready for submission, at the completion of the week-long seminar. The course consists of a thorough lecture series, continuous instruction on strategies and techniques, and daily individual writing conferences with the instructor on each and every draft of the essay - from topic ideas through the finished product. Click here to register for the class – it is found under the “High School Only” category. E-mail Mr. Stamatakos with any questions.

    40% off Lands' End Uniforms
    Save 40% on full-price uniform items through tomorrow, February 20. At checkout, manually enter the Promotion Code LESUFRIEND and PIN 3093. Click here for sale details.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHAThe library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Dashers Exhibit Artwork at the Madison State Capitol Rotunda
    Nine DSHA students received a first place award, and will be exhibiting their artwork at the Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda. The exhibit will be up from February 24 through noon on March 9, at which time the exhibit will conclude with an awards ceremony featuring the Madison Mayor’s Award and the Wisconsin Governor’s Award presented by those Madison officials. The grand finale will be UW-Madison’s Marching Band performance! 

    Congratulations to our award winners: Audrey O’Neill, Jenna Organ, Grace Dugan, Olivia Larson, Arianna de la Torre Sanchez, Grace Glaszcz, Leah Giese, Lizzie Wroblewski, and Elizabeth Sklenarz. Click here for more information.

    Student Visual Art Exhibit at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral
    Paintings displayed by junior, Faith Adewunmi, are on view at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral commemorating Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the open housing marches. The show will highlight artist work celebrating diversity. This gallery will feature young emerging artists representative of Milwaukee area Catholic high schools. We are very proud to have Faith share her talents with the community.

    The exhibit runs during the month of February in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Treasury. The Cathedral is open to the public on Sunday afternoon and during Mass times.

    PFAA Scholarships for Fine Arts Students – Apply Today! 
    Two PFAA scholarship opportunities are available for qualifying DSHA students through the end of February.
    • PFAA Summer Scholarship Awards – open to current DSHA freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Summer Scholarship Awards may be used toward fine arts summer camps, DSHA Community Theatre Works productions, art supplies, fine arts-related workshops, clinics, and lessons.
    • PFAA Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award – open to all DSHA seniors. This monetary award is designed to honor a senior who has made a contribution to the Fine Arts at DSHA through her participation, dedication, and/or talent in any of the fine arts disciplines.  
    Click here for the application forms for these scholarships, available now through February 28. Both awards will be presented at the PFAA Fine Arts Awards Night on May 8. Winners must be present to receive their awards.

    OFF CAMPUS EVENTS

    Men of Christ Conference (Saturday, March 10)
    It’s not just a conference. It’s about changing our world, one man at a time. Today more than ever, Catholic men need answers. Balancing commitments to faith, family, and work can sometimes seem to be an impossible task. How can these very important but distinct areas of life be reconciled? At Men of Christ, it begins with a deeper and more solid understanding of our Catholic faith. The Men of Christ Conference seeks to start this process of understanding the faith. The goal of the Men of Christ Conference is to improve men–to make them courageous leaders–and to provide answers to these difficult life questions. This process starts with a Conference, but it is not about a Conference. Click here to register.



    NEW AT DSHA.INFO


    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    Come as you are to pray with us
    The Sisters of the Divine Savior invite DSHA families to join us for Lenten Vespers on the following dates:

    Wednesday, February 21
    Tuesday, March 6
    Monday, March 19 

    All services will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community House chapel adjacent to the high school. All are welcome. For more information, call 414.466.7414.


  • February 5, 2018

    2018-19 Co-Curricular & Schedule Changes
    Please check out this brochure to learn what’s new for the DSHA weekly schedule and co-curricular program next year!

    Diversity & Inclusion Survey
    Diversity makes the DSHA community special and we have worked deliberately to make our community diverse and inclusive to the benefit of all students and families. In our effort to be the best version of ourselves we are conducting a survey on the topic of diversity and inclusion at DSHA and we need your help. We are asking all parents to complete this short, eight question survey by Monday, February 12. The survey will be used for future programming called for in our All Girls Makes All The Difference strategic plan and for planning purposes beyond the strategic plan. Click here to take the survey.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Middle School Leadership Conference (Friday, February 9)
    Student Council is excited to host the 4th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference Building Tomorrow’s Leaders this Friday, February 9. This all day conference will include opening and closing sessions, break-out sessions facilitated by DSHA students, and a pep assembly. 292 6th & 7th grade girls from 43 Catholic, private, and public middle schools from across the greater Milwaukee area will participate. Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with questions at 414.721.2914.

    DSHA Theatre Department Presents Stage Door (March 9, 10, 11)
    Stage Door hits the DSHA stage March 9, 10 and 11! Stage Door is a play about a group of young women who travel to New York to study acting and find work on stage. Stage Door is set in Mrs. Orcutt’s boarding house, where the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of these aspiring actresses are revealed in scenes of entertaining comedy. Tickets are available beginning February 12 at dsha.info/tickets.

    Grandparent Litrugy (Wednesday, May 2)
    DSHA will host the 14th Annual Grandparent Liturgy on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 a.m. Invitations will be mailed to your daughter’s grandparents in March. Please contactLeslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, with address updates for grandparents.

    Summer Cool 2018! (Registration Opens Thursday, February 15)
    Do you know a rising 1st-9th grade girl who would love to spend time at DSHA this summer? We are offering more than 65 summer camps this year! And new this year – customize your own camp experience! With schedule blocking by grade and Dasher Downtime between camps, families can create a schedule that works just for them. Offerings include: academic, athletic & wellness, creative & fine arts, faith formation, leadership, and STEM. Click here to read our full brochure of offerings or visit dsha.info/summer for more information. Registration opens February 15.

    DSHA's Community Theatre Works Presents Willy Wonka (Summer 2018)
    DSHA Community Theatre Works presents Willy Wonka Summer 2018! Boys and girls grades 5-12 and adults are encouraged to participate in this beloved play of Charlie and Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. Grades 5-12 must register through DSHA's Summer Cool program – everyone will get a part in the production. Auditions are held June 4-6, performances July 13-15.

    DSHA AUCTION - MARCH 17, 2018

    Auction (March 17, 2018)
     
    Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 7!
    Greetings fellow lads and lassies! Be on the lookout for your 2018 auction invitation and mark your calendars for March 17, 2018. Guaranteed to be the best St. Patrick’s Day Party in Milwaukee, you’ll even hear live, traditional Irish music by Fat Andy (starring Theology faculty, Mr. Danny Pavlovich!)
     
    Interested in contributing an ad, sponsorship or item to the auction this year?
    There’s still time! We’ve extended our submission deadline through today, February 5, so if you’re interested in contributing in any way, there’s still time. For more information, please visit dsha.info/auction or contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events Lisa Bozic at BozicL@dsha.info or 414.616.2810.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We Need You to Ensure the Auction's Success!
    We’re looking for volunteers to help transform DSHA into the emerald isle!  There are many ways you can help:
    • Thursday, March 15, after school/evening: auction set-up – help with decorating, item displays, etc.
    • Friday, March 16, all day: auction set-up – help with decorating, item displays, etc.
    • Saturday, March 17, AUCTION DAY!: help with things like coat check, work the Dasher Dozen or Gift Card Wall, or help distribute items.
    • Sunday, March 18, all day: Take down and cleanup
    Not sure how to get involved? Contact Auction Engagement Chair, Mary Jo Maslowski at mjmazfam@gmail.com to help you find the right volunteer role. We look forward to working with you!!
     
    Join the PFAA!
    The Parent Fine Arts Association supports all of the fine arts endeavors offered at DSHA. Our fundraising supports summer fine arts scholarships for DSHA students, the Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award, providing receptions for various fine arts events, and supporting our teachers by sponsoring their wish list items. We welcome any parents who would like to participate – from volunteering to sell theatre tickets or baking cookies, to attending board meetings and offering your input. We need you! Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the board room. Any questions? Contact Sue Lappen, PFAA President at 414.871.0554.

    NEWS & NOTES

    From the Business Office
    New for 2018-2019 Billing and Payment:
    • 2018-19 Tuition Agreements (formerly Payment Intent Forms) will be processed online through your myDSHA account in May. Click here for myDSHA login instructions.
    • An accepted Tuition Agreement will be required for every student.
    • Your Smart Tuition account for 2018-19 will be activated upon acceptance of the Tuition Agreement in May.
    • Please login to your Smart Tuition account now to ensure all parent and payer contact information is correct to ensure a smooth rollover for the 2018-19 year.
    • Families with a 2017-18 Smart Tuition account will need their Smart login information to accept the Tuition Agreement. New families will be prompted to set up a Smart Tuition account during the Tuition Agreement acceptance process.
    • Down payments for the 10 Month Payment Plan are due June 15, 2018.
    • Payments will be due the 15th of the month following each billing cycle. Payments can be made to Smart Tuition or at the DSHA Business Office.
    2017 Tuition Statements:
    Tuition statements are easy to find on your Smart Tuition account. Login and check it out!
    DSHA Fein: 39-0929898

    Thank you!
    Business Office: 414.721.2916
    Smart Tuition:  888.868.8828

    Lenten Season (begins Wednesday, February 14)
    The Season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 14. If you are interested in a free daily reflection sent via email, please consider subscribing to Dynamic Catholic’s Best Lent Ever program. Click here for more details. In addition, please visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s website for more Lenten resources, prayers and events.

    Thank You to our Gr8 Lengths Donors!
    Student Council hosted the 17th Annual Gr8 Lengths Assembly on Monday, January 29. 131 students and staff donated 8+ inches of hair to make hairpieces for children. The non-profit organization, Children with Hair Loss will receive the donations and gift wigs to children at no cost. Monday's hair-cutting assembly was featured on Fox6 News Milwaukee; click here to watch the full story. Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor with questions at 414.721.2914.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    PFAA Scholarships for Fine Arts Students – Apply Today! 
    The Parent Fine Arts Association is pleased to announce two scholarship opportunities for DSHA students.
    • PFAA Summer Scholarship Awards – open to current DSHA freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Summer Scholarship Awards may be used toward fine arts summer camps, DSHA Community Theatre Works productions, art supplies, fine arts-related workshops, clinics, and lessons.
    • PFAA Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award – open to all DSHA seniors. This monetary award is designed to honor a senior who has made a contribution to the Fine Arts at DSHA through her participation, dedication, and/or talent in any of the fine arts disciplines.  
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    Come as you are to pray with us
    The Sisters of the Divine Savior invite DSHA families to join us for Lenten Vespers on the following dates:
    Wednesday, February 21
    Tuesday, March 6
    Monday, March 19 

    All services will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community House chapel adjacent to the high school. All are welcome. For more information, call 414.466.7414.
  • January 22, 2018


    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Upcoming Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Meetings
    The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program requires that DSHA hold two open meetings each year for all choice and non-choice parents. Attendance at these meetings is not mandatory. They are completely optional. The meetings will be attended by President Ellen Bartel and other members of the Board of Directors. These meetings will be held on March 13 and May 8, both from 3-3:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge. Please contact the Admissions office with any questions at admissions@dsha.k12.wi.us or 414.466.3707.

    DSHA AUCTION - MARCH 17, 2018

    Auction
    We hope you’ve got your Save the Date magnet on your refrigerator! As you know, this year’s auction falls on St. Patrick’s Day and is going to be the best St. Patrick’s Day party in Milwaukee! While you get in the spirit and enjoy a pint o’ Guinness, explore our 2018 auction page on the DSHA website to learn about the following:
    • The many different volunteer opportunities before and/or during the auction. 
    • How to donate an item. Click here to check out the auction Amazon wish list!
    • How you or your business can become an underwriting sponsor or advertise in our auction catalog.
    Plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s day at DSHA – including live, traditional Irish Music by Fat Andy. We’ll see you on March 17, 2018!

    VOLENTEER OPPERTUNITIES

    The auction, as you know, is a big undertaking, and we need many volunteers to make the night a success. Contact Engagement Chair, Mary Jo Maslowski, at mjmazfam@gmail.com to learn how you can help with tasks like:
    • Decorating DSHA for the auction
    • Item Set up and Display
    • Outreach phone calls
    • Auction Catalog delivery
    • And many more…
    Not sure how to help?  We can help you find a volunteer job that’s a great fit for you! Contact Mary Jo Maslowski or DSHA Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info.

    NEWS & NOTES

    DSHA Art Students Recognized in the Scholastic Art Competition
    DSHA has 13 winning artworks from 8 students! Awards include 6 Honorable Mentions; 6 Silver Keys; and 1 Gold Key winner. Click here for the full list of award winners. The Silver Key artwork from the Scholastic Art Competition will be on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum from February 3 until March 18. The Gold Key winning artwork is too large to exhibit at MAM, but will be entered in the National Competition in New York City. You can see the Honorable Mentions and the Gold Key artworks in this semester’s art exhibit at DSHA in the Fridl Family Foyer Art Gallery.

    News from the Business Office
    2017 Tuition Statements are available on your Smart Tuition account.

    DSHA
    4257 N 100th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53222

    FEIN#: 39-0929898

    Fitness and Health Department News
    During Catholic Schools week ALL students will receive hands-only CPR and AED training during their scheduled fitness class. Each student will attend two training sessions during the week. Session one includes the hands-only CPR training and practice, and the second session will focus on AED training and emergency scenarios to put the two skills together. 

    Did you know that we have 15 AED’s in our building? We are working towards becoming a Heart Safe School through the Project ADAM and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin program. Stay tuned!

    More information:
    • 2017 Hands-Only CPR Fact Sheet
    • National Wear Red Day® is Friday, February 2, 2018
    • Go Red For Women is Leading the Fight
      • The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. The first facts you need to know are very serious: Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
      • Follow the DSHA Health Department on Facebook and Twitter, and learn more at dsha.info/health.
    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    Salvatorian Sisters’ Service Award
    A reminder to those parents who have been notified that their daughters are eligible for this award. Your nomination is due by February 2, 2018 to Sister Mary Lee Grady.
  • January 9, 2018

    2018-19 Co-Curricular Program
    Please click here to read over important co-curricular and schedule changes for next year.

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Student Art Exhibit in Brookfield (January 13-19)
    The Sharon Lynn Wilson Center in Brookfield is hosting a student art exhibit featuring high school student art work from southeastern Wisconsin. DSHA will have 15 fabulous student artists represented in this exhibit, which is only on view for one week. The public is invited to view this exhibit from Saturday, January 13 through Friday, January 19. There will be a reception on January 19 at 6 p.m. with an awards ceremony, followed by a take-down of the exhibit. Be sure to stop by to see these amazing young artists!

    Junior College Information Night (Wednesday, January 17)
    Junior College Information Night will be held Wednesday, January 17 from 7-9 p.m. in The Robert and Marie Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre. This event is the Class of 2019's official "college search kick-off!" Mr. Stamatakos will review the important college-related deadlines that juniors need to be aware of. Afterward, students and families will attend three of four breakout sessions of their choice, covering information about college and the college search.

    Attendance at this event is mandatory for all juniors. Parents/family members/guardians are encouraged to attend, even if they have attended this program in a previous year with an older daughter.

    Please contact Mr. Stamatakos at StamatakosJ@dsha.info with any questions about the program.

    Father Daughter Dinner Dance (Saturday, January 20)
    It's not too late to register for the 2018 Father Daughter Dinner Dance at the Pfister Hotel on Saturday, January 20. Forgot to turn in your RSVP card? No worries! Go to dsha.info/fatherdaughter to register online by tomorrow, January 10.


    Winter Formal Dance (Saturday, February 3)
    This is just a reminder that the Winter Formal dance for Juniors and Seniors is on Saturday, February 3 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Doors will lock at 8:30 p.m. and reopen at 10 p.m. Questions? Contact Libby Wissing at wissingl@dsha.info  or Mary Duffy at duffyma@dsha.info

    DSHA AUCTION - MARCH 17, 2018

    Auction
    We hope you’ve got your Save the Date magnet on your refrigerator!  As you know, this year’s auction falls on St. Patrick’s Day and is going to be the best St. Patrick’s Day party in Milwaukee!  While you get in the spirit and enjoy a pint o’ Guinness, explore our 2018 auction page on the DSHA website to learn about the following:
    • The many different volunteer opportunities before and/or during the auction. 
    • How to donate an item. Click here to check out the auction Amazon wish list!
    • How you or your business can become an underwriting sponsor or advertise in our auction catalog.
    Plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s day at DSHA – we’ll see you on March 17, 2018!

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We Could Use Some Help De-Christmas-ing the School! (Wednesday, January 17)
    The time has come – baby Jesus has made his appearance in the manger in the Quad, the Epiphany has passed and the Baptism of our Lord has occurred. Although there are some girls that would appreciate it if DSHA stuck to the Vatican timeline of February 2, the decorations that have made The Quad and Commons feel festive should come down and we could use your help on January 17 from 1-2:30 p.m.!  Please email Assistant to the President, Stephanie Czosnek or Volunteer Coordinator, Sheila Dunne to let us know if you are willing to help!

    Father Daughter Dinner Dance (Saturday, January 20)
    Moms, if you’ve always been curious what Father Daughter is like, volunteer at the event to find out! We are still in need of 8 volunteers for the evening from 6-8 p.m.: 4 to help with nametags and registration, and 4 to sell raffle tickets.
    Contact Chair Jody Elliott at jody.g.elliott@gmail.com or Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA, ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info if interested!

    Auction Invitation Assembly (Monday, January 29)
    We’ll be assembling and mailing auction invitations on Monday, January 29 at 8 a.m. and we would love your help! Contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA, ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info to sign up. This is also the day of Gr8 Lengths, so start your day helping the auction, and stay to witness this great DSHA tradition!

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    PFAA Meeting
    The next PFAA meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the DSHA Board Room.


    NEWS & NOTES

    News from the Business Office
    Please Verify Your Smart Account Contact Info

    All billing for the 2018-19 school year will again be processed through Smart Tuition. Please take a moment to log into your Smart account and verify your contact information, including the primary email address which is used for regular business office communication.

    New Registration Fee Billing Process
    New this year! The 2018-19 Nonrefundable Registration Fee for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be billed through Smart Tuition accounts in January. Payments will be credited against next year’s tuition in July and can be made directly to Smart or by cash/check to the DSHA business office. Please contact the business office if your daughter(s) might not be returning to DSHA for the 2018-19 school year.

    Thank you!

    Business Office: 414.721.2916 | Smart Tuition:  888.868.8828
    Join the Motorcycle Rebuild Team!
    DSHA is looking for students to join our all-girls BUILD team! This Milwaukee-area organization connects high school students with technical mentors to rebuild a motorcycle. Female mentors from Harley-Davidson will be leading our team. Most meetings will be held after school hours at a local automotive repair shop, January - April. Click here for information about our first formal meeting at DSHA.

    DSHA is seeking a Graphic Design & Marketing Intern
    Do you know a college student who is working toward a degree in marketing or graphic design? Our Advancement Department is looking to hire a dynamic and creative Graphic Design & Marketing Intern for the spring semester. This is a paid position. Candidates must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and able to work 10 hours/week on a flexible schedule. Click here for application information.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    Sam Windsor, DSHA '15 recently returned to DSHA  to speak to the current senior class at the Vocare send-off assembly. Click here to visit the Voices of DSHA Blog and read about the impact of Sam's Vocare experience, and her charge and challenge to the seniors – to embrace and be present in their service, and to consider loving others to be the most important of concerns. 

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    Salvatorian Sisters’ Service Award
    The invitation to nominate your daughter for this award has been emailed to parents of those Seniors who have met the requirements.

  • December 11, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    “The Weight of the Wait” – Advent Reflection (Wednesday, December 13)
    Mark your calendars for a very special Parent Association-sponsored Advent Reflection to be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13 in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel. Join us as we welcome back Joan Carey, who will present “The Weight of the Wait.”  After our reflection, you are invited to stay and enjoy some refreshments in the Campus Ministry Department! We hope to see you there!
     
    Early Dismissal (Thursday, December 18)
    Thursday, December 18 is for review and final preparations. Teachers will be at DSHA, available to students, until 3:15 pm. The schedule for the day is listed below.
     
    Day Before Exams Schedule
    1st hour
    7:50-8:20
    2nd hour
    Prayer & Announcements 8:24-8:29
    8:29-8:59
    3rd hour
    9:03-9:33
    4th hour
    9:37-10:07
    5th hour
    10:11-10:41
    6th hour
    10:45-11:15
    Early Lunch/Dasher Time
    11:19-11:49
    Late Lunch/Dasher Time
    11:49-12:18
    7th hour
    12:22-12:52
    8th hour
    12:56-1:26
    Teacher Availability in Classrooms
    1:30-3:15
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     











    Alumnae Mother Daughter (Thursday, December 28)
    If you are an alumna and/or have alumnae daughters, mark Thursday, December 28 on your calendar! Take a break from the busy Christmas season and enjoy a night at DSHA! Moms, grandmas, sisters, aunts and special friends are invited to DSHA for a night with just girls.

    We'll learn from Chef David and Julia Newby Magnasco, DSHA '97 about how their favorite things (food and wine, among others!) led them to open The Chef's Table. They'll also share fun tips on pairing food and wine, so you'll walk away with knowledge to share! 

    Local alumnae received information in the mail last week. Click here for more information and to register. Questions? Contact Alumnae Director Ann Duffy, DSHA '10.

    Stage Door Auditions (Wednesday, January 3)
    This March the DSHA Theatre Department will present Stage Door! Auditions for the play will be held January 3 from 3:45-7 p.m., the day students return back from break. Callbacks will be held January 4 from 4-7 p.m.
     
    Stage Door is a play about a group of young women who travel to New York to study acting and find work on stage. Stage Door is set in Mrs. Orcutt’s boarding house, where the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of these aspiring actresses are revealed in scenes of entertaining comedy. The play was adapted into a film by RKO in 1937 and starred the incomparable Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and Lucille Ball.

    Auditions are open to all DSHA students and all high school boys. Visit dsha.info/stagedoor for more information about audition materials, sign-up, and carpool connections.

    Sophomore Success Night  (Tuesday, January 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
    Sophomore Success Night is the annual mandatory meeting for sophomores and their families. As students approach the half-way point of their high school careers, it is important to make well-informed decisions regarding the next two years and the world beyond DSHA. This event will provide you with a wealth of information and ideas. Students and parents will begin in the theatre in a large group for a presentation and then will have the opportunity to choose from multiple break-out sessions in classrooms on important topics. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, at McAndrewP@dsha.info, or 414.721.2919. 

    Junior College Information Night (Wednesday, January 17)
    Junior College Information Night will be held Wednesday, January 17 from 7-9 p.m. in the theatre. This event is the Class of 2019's official "college search kick-off!" Mr. Stamatakos will review the important college-related deadlines that juniors need to be aware of. Afterward, students and families will attend three of four breakout sessions of their choice, covering information about college and the college search.

    Attendance at this event is mandatory for all juniors. Parents/family members/guardians are encouraged to attend, even if they have attended this program in a previous year with an older daughter.

    Please contact Mr. Stamatakos at StamatakosJ@dsha.info with any questions about the program.

    Gr8 Lengths Assembly (Monday, January 29, 1:30-3 p.m.)
    Student Council is excited to host the 17th annual Gr8 Lengths Assembly!  One of the most exciting traditions of the year, Gr8 Lengths is all about giving. Students and staff donate at least 8 inches of hair to benefit Children with Hair Loss, a non-profit organization that provides wigs to children at no cost. Over 120 students and staff have already registered, and the final day to sign up and/or buy a t-shirt is Thursday, January 4. Click here for the donation form. Gr8 Lengths is an event for students and staff only. If you wish to make a donation or if you have any questions, please contact Student Council Advisor, Dave Lynch.

    Benefit Parties (Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3)
    Senior parents, save the date! Your 2018 Auction Benefit Party will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the home of Bill and Mary Stoiber! Come and gather with your fellow senior parents for a fun evening while also supporting the 2018 DSHA Auction! If you’ve never attended, it’s not too late to join the benefit party fun! Click here to RSVP!

    Sophomore parents, save the date! Your 2018 Auction Benefit Party will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the home of Pedro and Betty Colon! Come and meet fellow sophomore parents for a fun evening while also supporting the 2018 DSHA Auction! If you’ve never attended, it’s not too late to join the benefit party fun!  Interested in co-hosting? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00 at bozicl@dsha.info for more information. Click here to RSVP!

    Winter Formal Dance (Saturday, February 3)
    The Winter Formal invitation and permission slip were recently placed in your junior or senior daughter’s mailbox. The dance is on Saturday, February 3 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Doors will lock at 8:30 p.m. and reopen at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 for one person/$40 per couple. After the deadline the price increases to $30 per person/$60 per couple. Tickets for the dance will be sold during both lunch hours on January 4, 5, and 8. Questions? Contact Libby Wissing, DSHA '10 or Mary Duffy.

    Middle School Leadership Conference (Friday, February 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
    The 4th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference is coming soon, and Student Council is busy getting organized. Over 350 6th & 7th grade girls and chaperones from 40+ middle schools will come to DSHA for a day of leadership development. Registration information has been sent to elementary/middle schools, and students must attend with a school group. The entire conference is coordinated by DSHA students. Plenty of leadership positions are still available for DSHA students interested in helping at the conference. Questions? Contact Student Council Advisor Dave Lynch.
     
    DSHA AUCTION – MARCH 17, 2018

    Auction Volunteer Opportunities
    Not only is the Christmas season upon us, it’s also auction season!  We are looking for volunteers to help make the 2018 DSHA Auction the best yet, and there are so many ways to get involved.
    • Are you creative and love decorating? We’ve got an Environment team that would love your contributions! 
    • Do you have fundraising experience? Think about joining the Underwriting & Advertising team! 
    • Might you have a great connection for fun silent or voice auction items? The Acquisitions team might be for you! 
    • Do you have a lot of wonderful friends who can entice others to attend the auction? Consider being a Table Captain with our Engagement team!
    • Not sure what you want to do but know you want to be involved? There is a place for you!
    Contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00, at 414.616.2810 or bozicl@dsha.info to learn more!  See you at the auction!

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Father Daughter Dinner Dance
    DSHA’s annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance is right around the corner – Saturday, January 20, 2018, to be exact!  Are you interested in volunteering and participating in this extremely fun event?  There are many ways to get involved! Contact Director of Volunteer Engagement, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 at bozicl@dsha.info to sign up!

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Check DSHA teachers off your Christmas shopping list!
    Each year, the DSHA Parent Association hosts a special holiday luncheon for our DSHA faculty (teaching) and staff (administration and other support members). It is a festive event that recognizes every faculty and staff member for the time and talents they impart upon our daughters throughout the year.

    In addition, each of the nearly 100 faculty and staff members will receive a gift card from you, the parent community, in appreciation for the gifts they share in support of our daughters every day. Please help this cause by giving what you can to this tax deductible fund. We are looking for 100% participation this year and need your help! Click here to donate now and be sure to click on PA Faculty/Staff appreciation gift under designation.
    Thank you for your generous support to help make possible this valued gift of appreciation to all of our DSHA faculty and staff members from the entire DSHA family!

    PFAA Membership & Summer Scholarship Information
    Everyone interested in supporting the Fine Arts at DSHA is welcome to become a member of the PFAA Board. All you have to do is join us for our monthly meetings, share your ideas, and roll up your sleeves! Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room.

    Also, just a reminder that applications for the summer PFAA Fine Arts Scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of each student’s Fine Arts interests, and not her financial status, will be distributed after the holidays. In order for a student to be considered for a scholarship, her parents must become PFAA members by December 31, 2017. Therefore, if you have not already done so, pay your $25 membership dues soon to insure your daughter’s eligibility. Scholarships can be applied to any summer Fine Arts endeavor and used to pay for a variety of things, including music lessons, workshop fees, or art supplies.

    If you have any questions please contact Sue Lappen, PFAA President (414.871.0554). Thanks!

    NEWS & NOTES

    DSHA Snow Closing Procedures
    In the event of inclement weather, DSHS strives to follow the following procedures related to closing.

    News from the Business Office
    Please Verify Your Smart Account Contact Info

    All billing for the 2018-19 school year will again be processed through Smart Tuition. Please take a moment to log into your Smart account and verify your contact information, including the primary email address which is used for regular business office communication.

    New Registration Fee Billing Process
    New this year! The 2018-19 Nonrefundable Registration Fee for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be billed through Smart Tuition accounts in January. Payments will be credited against next year’s tuition in July and can be made directly to Smart or by cash/check to the DSHA business office. Please contact the business office if your daughter(s) might not be returning to DSHA for the 2018-19 school year.

    Thank you!

    Business Office: 414.721.2916 | Smart Tuition:  888.868.8828

    Send Your Daughter a Finals Care Package!
    Support your daughter by sending her a finals care package full of her favorite treats & healthy, high energy foods. Click here for more information. Orders are due by this Wednesday, December 13 and will be delivered to students on Friday, December 15.

    DSHA is seeking a Graphic Design & Marketing Intern
    The DSHA Advancement Department is looking to hire a dynamic and creative Graphic Design & Marketing Intern. This is a paid position. Candidates must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and able to work 10 hours/week on a flexible schedule. Click here for application information or visit www.dsha.info/careers.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.
  • November 28, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Best Buddies Dance (Saturday, December 2)
    The MUHS Best Buddies chapter is hosting a dance for all Best Buddies chapters and we would love to see strong DSHA attendance at the event. The dance is on Saturday, December 2 from 6-10 p.m. at MUHS and tickets are $5. We hope to see many DSHA students, especially Best Buddies members, at the dance!

    An Afternoon in Santa’s Workshop (Sunday, December 3)
    On Sunday, December 3, the DSHA Alumnae Board presents an Afternoon in Santa’s Workshop! This is a great event for families to kick off the Christmas season. Join us for crafts, sweet treats, and photo opportunities with Santa. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Alumnae Board President Erin Strohbehn, DSHA '98

    Alumnae Mother Daughter (Thursday, December 28)
    If you are alumna and/or have alumnae daughters, mark Thursday, December 28 on your calendar! Take a break from the busy Christmas season and enjoy a night at DSHA. Moms, grandmas, sisters, aunts and special friends are welcome! We'll learn from Chef David and Julia Newby Magnasco, DSHA '97 about how their favorite things (food and wine, among others!) led them to open The Chef's Table. They'll also share fun tips on pairing food and wine, so you'll walk away with knowledge to share. More details and registration information will be sent to alumnae next week. Questions? Contact Ann Duffy, DSHA ’10, Alumnae Director.

    Sophomore Success Night  (Tuesday, January 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
    Sophomore Success Night is the annual mandatory meeting for sophomores and their families. As students approach the half-way point of their high school careers, it is important to make well-informed decisions regarding the next two years and the world beyond DSHA. This event with provide you with a wealth of information and ideas. Students and parents will begin in the theatre in a large group for a presentation, and then will have the opportunity to choose from multiple break-out sessions in classrooms on important topics. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, at McAndrewP@dsha.info, or 414.721.2919. 

    Class Benefit Parties (Winter 2017)
    Sophomore & Senior Parents: Stay tuned for more information on your Class Benefit Party dates – they’re parties not to be missed! Questions? Contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, at BozicL@dsha.info or 414.616.2810.

    Save the date for the DSHA Auction on St. Patrick's Day!
    If you haven't already, it’s time to officially mark your calendars for the 2018 DSHA Auction on March 17, 2018! You won't want to miss the best St. Patrick’s Day party in Milwaukee! You will soon be sent a packet of information sharing how you can support our biggest fundraising event of the year – please watch for it in the mail. Sláinte!

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Volunteer at DSHA!
    The holidays are officially here, which means some fun DSHA events are right around the corner!  We’re talking about the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance and the 2018 Auction!! Want to get involved and volunteer but not sure how to sign up/pick a volunteer position? We can always use volunteers the evening of the Father Daughter Dinner Dance. Does the Auction appeal to you?  We’ve got committees for the Acquisitions, Engagement, Environment and Underwriting & Advertising teams that would love your involvement. Check out the volunteer section of the DSHA website or contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, DSHA ’00 for details!!

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Check DSHA teachers off your Christmas shopping list!
    Each year, the DSHA Parent Association hosts a special holiday luncheon for our DSHA faculty (teaching) and staff (administration and other support members). It is a festive event that recognizes every faculty and staff member for the time and talents they impart upon our daughters throughout the year. In addition, each of the nearly 100 faculty and staff members will receive a gift card from you, the parent community, in appreciation for the gifts they share in support of our daughters every day. Please help this cause by giving what you can to this tax deductible fund. We are looking for 100% participation this year and need your help! Click here to donate now and be sure to click on PA Faculty/Staff appreciation gift under designation. Thank you for your generous support to help make possible this valued gift of appreciation to all of our DSHA faculty and staff members from the entire DSHA family!

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, December 5)
    You are more than welcome join the PFAA at its next meeting on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. We will be conducting an “autopsy” of our support work for the fall musical, and planning ahead for the upcoming Christmas concerts. Any parent who would like to lend a helping hand (or two, or three!) in support of the many fine arts endeavors at DSHA is welcome to join us! If you have any questions, please call Sue Lappen, PFAA President, at 414.871.0554.

    NEWS & NOTES

    Send Your Daughter a Finals Care Package!
    Support your daughter by sending her a finals care package full of her favorite treats & healthy, high energy foods. Click here for more information. Orders are due by Wednesday, December 13 and will be delivered to students on Friday, December 15.

    DSHA is seeking a Graphic Design & Marketing Intern
    Do you know someone who is currently working toward a degree in graphic design, marketing or communications? We are looking to hire a dynamic and creative Graphic Design & Marketing Intern to work in our Advancement Department. This is a paid position. Candidates must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and able to work 10 hours/week on a flexible schedule. Click here for application information or visit www.dsha.info/careers.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    Art Gallery Holiday Open House (Today – November 28 & December 5)
    Browse the Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior in all its Christmas finery at our 2017 Holiday Open House. Nibble home-baked sweets while viewing artwork by Sisters Karlyn Cauley and Clarice Steinfeldt. Shop for charming holiday gifts and the perfect piece to enhance your home décor.

    Tuesday, November 28 & Tuesday, December 5
    10 a.m. – 7 p.m. both dates
    You’ll find plenty of parking behind DSHA between the U-shape building. Ring the bell at Art Studio Entrance and take elevator to the Art Gallery. Call 414.461.6446 for more information.

    Come As You Are to Pray with Us (Monday, December 4)
    All DSHA families are welcome to join the Sisters of the Divine Savior for Advent Vespers on Monday evening, December 4. Find peace amid the rush of the holiday season in our Queen of Apostles Chapel adjacent to DSHA. Our prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. Call SDS Mission Advancement at 414.466.7414 with questions.

    Employment Opportunity
    The Sisters of the Divine Savior provincial office next door to DSHA is seeking an associate director for New Membership. Collaborate with our New Membership director in connecting with women who are prospective candidates for our religious community. Click here to learn more about this full-time, salaried position.
  • November 13, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Picture Retakes (Wednesday, November 15)
    Just a reminder: Picture retakes are this Wednesday, November 15 at DSHA.

    Class Benefit Parties (Fall 2017)
    Sophomore & Senior Parents: Stay tuned for more information on your Class Benefit Party dates – they’re parties not to be missed! Questions? Contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, at BozicL@dsha.info or 414.616.2810.

    Save the date for the DSHA Auction on St. Patrick's Day!
    It’s time to officially mark your calendars for the 2018 DSHA Auction on March 17, 2018! Is that St. Patrick’s Day, you ask? It sure is, so, come and enjoy the best St. Patrick’s Day party in Milwaukee!  On behalf of the 2018 DSHA Auction chairs, Mary Jo Maslowski (Engagement), Laura Mullen (Underwriting and Advertising), Meagan Wigchers (Acquisitions) and Monica Zela-Koort (Environment), we present to you, our 2018 Auction Theme: Love, Loyalty & Friendship. See you there! 

    Stay tuned for more information on how to attend and/or get involved. Sláinte!

    VOLUNTEER

    Let’s make the school merry and bright! (Tuesday, November 28)
    Join us Tuesday November 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to help decorate The Quad and Commons for Christmas. Enjoy treats, hot chocolate or coffee, and holiday fellowship! Santa knows that many elves make the workload lighter. Come when you can - any amount of time is appreciated. Decorations provided!

    If you are able to help, please contact Parent Association President, Moe Tarantino at moetino@gmail.com or Stephanie Czosnek, Assistant to the President at czosneks@dsha.info.

    Additional Volunteer Opportunities
    Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents and positively contribute to your daughter's high school experience. Click here to browse the upcoming opportunities and sign up! Thank you in advance for your support. For more information, contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, or Sheila Dunne, Parent Association Volunteer Coordinator.

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Thank You & Update from the PFAA

    Little Mermaid Thank You


    Thank you to all of you who gave your time and talents to help with The Little Mermaid. We appreciate your hours of ushering, pretzel baking, popcorn popping, serving, cleaning, and much more. The show was a tremendous success, and we could not have done it without your help! The proceeds from our concession sales and raffle will help support our summer fine arts scholarships, as well as provide wish list items for our fine arts teachers.

    Summer 2018 Student Fine Arts Scholarships
    We will soon begin the application process for our Summer 2018 Student Fine Arts Scholarships. In order to be eligible, an applicant’s parents must become members of the PFAA by December 31, 2017. Becoming a member at large of the PFAA simply involves the payment of $25 for annual dues.

    Upcoming PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, December 5)
    The next meeting for the PFAA Executive Board will take place in the board room, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5. Please join us if you would like to help support our fine arts programs at DSHA. We can use your help! Please contact Sue Lappen, PFAA President, with questions at 414.871.0554 or s.lappen@att.net. Thanks again!

    NEWS & NOTES

    Join us as a 2018 Summer Cool Instructor
    Do you know someone who may be interested in sharing their educational passion or hobby with elementary and/or middle school girls? Perhaps that person is you! DSHA is currently seeking camp instructors for our 2018 Summer Cool program. If you are interested in leading a Summer Cool class, please contact Principal Dan Quesnell with the following information:

    • Paragraph Program Description
    • Desired Dates/Times between June 11, 2018 and August 10, 2018
    • Target grade of participating students
    • Any special estimated costs for supplies
    • Any special facility needs
    • Where you teach (if applicable)
    • Where you attend school (if applicable)

    To learn more about Summer Cool at DSHA and view class offerings from last summer, visit dsha.info/summer.

    DSHA is seeking a Graphic Design & Marketing Intern
    Do you know someone who is currently working toward a degree in graphic design, marketing or communications? We are looking to hire a dynamic and creative Graphic Design & Marketing Intern to work in our Advancement Department. This is a paid position. Candidates must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and be able to work 10 hours/week on a flexible schedule. Click here for application information or visit www.dsha.info/careers.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    New at DSHA.INFO

    REDgen-sponsored Events
    The upcoming REDgen-sponsored events are ones you won’t want to miss. Delve into the issues of social anxiety and social rejection, learn about teen addiction and substance abuse and embrace the gift of failure—all upcoming speakers and events that help equip you to parent with knowledge, compassion and intention. Click here for more information. DSHA is a member of the REDgen Schools’ Group.

    Art Gallery Holiday Open House (November 28 & December 5)
    Browse the Gallery of the Sisters of the Divine Savior in all its Christmas finery at our 2017 Holiday Open House. Nibble home-baked sweets while viewing artwork by Sisters Karlyn Cauley and Clarice Steinfeldt. Shop for charming holiday gifts and the perfect piece to enhance your home décor. 

    Tuesday, November 28 & Tuesday, December 5 
    10 a.m. – 7 p.m. both dates

    You’ll find plenty of parking behind DSHA between the U-shape building. Ring the bell at Art Studio Entrance and take elevator to the Art Gallery. Call 414.461.6446 for more information.
  • October 30, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    The Little Mermaid Opens This Friday!
    DSHA is bringing Disney’s The Little Mermaid to life November 3-5 and 10-11! Opening night is just a few days away – be sure to purchase your tickets today at dsha.info/tickets.
    • Special Events: Swim on over to dsha.info/tickets for more information on our special events including Family Fun Night, Mermaid Madness Matinees and High School # Night.
    • #DSHALittleMermaid Contest: Use #DSHALittleMermaid on social media November 3-11 for a chance to win special giveways including Little Mermaid goodies, Dasher spirit wear, and DSHA theatre tickets!
    • Best Buddies Preview Night: DSHA is hosting a special Best Buddies Preview of The Little Mermaid on Thursday, November 2. Entry is free for individuals with special needs and additional tickets are $5 person. The performance is at 6 p.m.

    Class Benefit Parties (Fall 2017)
    • Freshman Parents: Please join us on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. for the Freshman Benefit Party to meet other Freshman parents and to benefit the 2018 DSHA Auction! The RSVP deadline has been extended to today – October 30. Click here to RSVP today!
    • Junior Parents: Don’t forget to RSVP for your November 10, 2017 Class Benefit Party by November 2! Click here to RSVP.
    • Sophomore & Senior Parents: Stay tuned for more information on your Class Benefit Party dates – they’re parties not to be missed!
    • Questions? Contact Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, Lisa Bozic, at BozicL@dsha.info or 414.616.2810.

    Mother Daughter Liturgy & Luncheon (Sunday, November 12)
    Just a reminder that Mother Daughter Liturgy and Luncheon reservations are due no later than November 3, 2017. Registration is online only this year, so click here to RSVP! If you’re interested in volunteering at Mother Daughter, please contact Event Chair, Laura Lois, at laurajlois@gmail.com or Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, at bozicl@dsha.info.

    Save The Date of the DSHA Auction!
    Is it too early to start thinking about your St. Patrick’s Day plans? We don’t think so! Mark your calendars for March 17, 2018 and join us for the 2018 DSHA Auction, guaranteed to be the best St. Patrick’s Day party in the city – you won’t want to miss it!

    Interested in getting involved as a donor, sponsor or volunteer? Visit dsha.info/volunteer. Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events at bozicl@dsha.info or 414.616.2810. See you there!

    VOLUNTEER

    A number of volunteer opportunities are still available this fall and throughout the school year. Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents and positively contribute to your daughter's high school experience. Click here to browse the opportunities and sign up!

    Some upcoming volunteer opportunities include:
    • Freshman Service Day (November 4)
    • Mother Daughter Liturgy & Luncheon (November 12)
    • Christmas decorating in The Quad and Commons (November 28)

    Thank you in advance for your support. For more information, contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, or Sheila Dunne, Parent Association Volunteer Coordinator

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    PA Meeting (Tuesday, November 7)
    Please join us November 7 at 11 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge for next PA meeting. We will enjoy a light lunch while we hear from Principal Dan Quesnell, President Ellen Bartel, Director of College Advising Jim Stamatakos, and other DSHA staff members. We will continue with our "Bring A Friend Raffle" but with a new twist – if you bring a freshman parent you get to put your name in twice! We look forward to seeing you there. Please note: There will not be a December meeting.

    Donate to the PFAA Basket Raffle – It's not too late!
    Our production of the Little Mermaid is almost here and so is the PFAA Basket Raffle. We are still in need of baskets, ribbons, gifts for the guys, and all things nautical! You may drop your donation in the main office this week or email LaToyaBarnes@woundedwings.org for more information.

    NEWS & NOTES

    Join us as a 2018 Summer Cool Instructor
    Do you know someone who may be interested in sharing their educational passion with elementary and/or middle school girls? Perhaps that person is you! DSHA is currently seeking camp instructors for our 2018 Summer Cool program. This is a great way to gain additional teaching experience and contribute to DSHA's effort to recruit the next generation of Dashers! You will be compensated for your time. Many of our instructors are DSHA alumnae and faculty members. If you are interested in leading a Summer Cool class, please contact Principal Dan Quesnell with the following information:
    • Paragraph Program Description
    • Desired Dates/Times between June 11, 2018 and August 10, 2018
    • Target grade of participating students
    • Any special estimated costs for supplies
    • Any special facility needs
    • Where you teach (if applicable)
    • Where you attend school (if applicable)
    To learn more about Summer Cool at DSHA and view class offerings from last summer, visit dsha.info/summer.

    Recyle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. Please drop them off at the library. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele.

    Dashers to Exhibit in Loominosity Show (November 2-4)
    30 DSHA students will be exhibiting their fiber weavings in the annual Loominosity Art Exhibit and Sale put on by Wisconsin Handweavers organization. There will be beautiful weavings and fiber artworks for sale, along with demonstrations, but the students’ work is for exhibit only. The event is at the New Berlin Public Library this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 2-4. Hours: Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • October 16, 2017

    Parent-Teacher Conferences (October 25 & 26)
    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 25 (5:15-8:15 p.m.) and Thursday, October 26 (4:15-6:45 p.m.) Click here
    for a detailed schedule and additional information.

    Little Mermaid: Tickets On Sale Now! (November 3-5, 10-11)
    DSHA is bringing Disney’s The Little Mermaid to life on stage November 3-5 and 10-11! Purchase your tickets today at dsha.info/tickets. Swim on over to dsha.info/fallmusical for more information on our special events including Family Fun Night, Mermaid Madness Matinees and High School # Night.

    Dashers to Exhibit in Loominosity Show (November 2-4)
    30 DSHA students will be exhibiting their fiber weavings in the annual Loominosity Art Exhibit and Sale put on by Wisconsin Handweavers organization. There will be beautiful weavings and fiber artworks for sale, along with demonstrations, but the students’ work is for exhibit only. The event is at the New Berlin Public Library on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 2-4. Hours: Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Women of Christ Conference (November 4)
    The Women of Christ story began in 2007 after the overwhelming success of the Men of Christ conference. A hunger exists amongst the lay faithful that needs to be fed, especially for women. Society tells us to be something so much different than what God calls us to be. Our hope is to clear the fog and bring to light the authenticity and truth of God’s gifts just for women. Click here to learn more and to register.

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, November 7)
    Please join the Parent Fine Arts Association at our next meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. We will be focusing on our support efforts for the theatre department’s production of The Little Mermaid, along with the December holiday concerts. If you would like more information on how you can be involved and support the Fine Arts at DSHA, please  contact Sue Lappen, PFAA President, at 871-0554 or s.lappen@att.net. Thanks!

    Class Benefit Parties (Fall 2017)
    Each year, DSHA holds a benefit auction to raise funds to cover the difference between tuition and the full cost of a DSHA education. Each grade sponsors its own party in the fall, and all of the class parents are invited. The benefit parties serve two purposes: to be social get-togethers with other parents and to provide invaluable start-up funds for the auction. Party planning is in full swing – please watch the mail for an invitation to your class gathering.Save these dates!:
    • Freshman Benefit Party: Saturday, November 4 at the home of Joe and Karen Arcara.
    • Junior Benefit Party: Friday, November 10 at the home of John and Karla Florance.
    • Note: Sophomore and Senior Benefit Party dates TBD. Stay tuned!

    Mother Daughter Liturgy & Luncheon (Sunday, November 12)
    This year’s Mother Daughter Liturgy and Luncheon is Sunday, November 12 at The Pfister Hotel. RSVPs are being collected online only – click here to RSVP and pay special attention to the new reservation instructions. Questions? Contact Event Chair Laura Lois at laurajlois@gmail.com.

    Volunteers Needed for DSHA Open House (October 29)
    We are in need of parent volunteers to assist with Open House on Sunday, October 29. Your help is needed for registration, hospitality, student supervision and hall monitoring. Two shifts are available: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Please reach out to Adrienne Ognacevic or Lisa Bozic for more information!

    Additional 2017-2018 Volunteer Opportunities
    In addition to Open House, many volunteer opportunities are still available this fall and throughout the school year. Online volunteer sign-up is just as easy as ever – click here to browse the opportunities and sign up!

    Thank you in advance for your support – we could never accomplish what we do without your help. For more information, contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, or Sheila Dunne, Parent Association Volunteer Coordinator.

    Donate to the PFAA Basket Raffle    It's not too late!
    Our production of the Little Mermaid is almost here and so is the PFAA Basket Raffle. We are in need of baskets, ribbons, gifts for the guys, and all things nautical! We need your help by Friday, October 20. You may drop your donation in the main office or email  LaToyaBarnes@woundedwings.org for more information. 

    Student Email & Mailbox Expectations
    Students are expected to check their DSHA email and their mailbox daily.

    Accessing your Daughter’s Grades Online
    Click here for information on how to access your daughter's grades online.

    Attendance Reminder
    Please remember that a parent must CALL the attendance line (414-721-2920) by 7:30 a.m. to excuse your daughter from class. Written notes are not accepted for attendance purposes (other than those from a medical office as documentation after an appointment.) Please refer to page 56 of the Student Handbook for more details.

    Building Bridges, Not Walls
    Last week Tuesday evening the DSHA parent education committee sponsored the “What Do We Really Know About Islam?” panel discussion. Several resources were made available last week and those resources are listed here:
    Girls + Data Workshop Cancelled
    Parents: due to low enrollment/interest, the Girls + Data workshop to be held on October 24 is being cancelled. 

    Lands' End Sale on Uniforms
    Shop Lands' End for your uniform needs October 16-October 23 to take advantage of FREE logo application. At checkout, enter the promotion code: LOGO and pin: 5782.

  • October 2, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    PA Meeting (Tuesday, October 3)

    Please join the Parent Association (PA) for a light lunch tomorrow, October 3, at 11 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge. We will hear from Dan Quesnell, Ellen Bartel, faculty and staff, and DSHA's President-Elect Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92. Come and get informed on what is happening at your daughter's school. If you bring a friend, your name will go into a drawing for a surprise gift card! Hope to see you there!

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, October 3)
    Please join the Parent Fine Arts Association for our monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3 in the Board  Room. We currently could use your help in supporting our theatre department’s production of The Little Mermaid. Other upcoming fine arts events to be discussed are the winter orchestra and choir concerts. Feel free to direct any questions to Sue Lappen, PFAA President, at s.lappen@att.net or 871-0554. Thanks!

    DSHA at Brookfield Village Art Crawl (Friday, October 13)
    Student fiber art work will be represented at the Brookfield Village Art Crawl on Friday, October 13 from 4-9 p.m. Along with 30 artists, we will have an exhibit with DSHA student work and a weaving demonstration by visual arts faculty member Jill Pitterle. Also represented will be our very prolific sophomore Grace Dugan with her own outside booth! Come for art, music, food and fun. Brookfield Village Art Crawl is located on Brookfield Road just north of Calhoun Road. Click here to learn more or visit their website.

    Parent Phone-a-thon for the Annual Fund (October 15, 16, 17)
    We are looking for parent volunteers to help make phone calls for the DSHA Annual Fund. It’s fun, easy, and does not require any experience!

    Schedule:
    Sunday, October 15 (5-8 p.m.)
    Monday, October 16 (5-8 p.m.)
    Tuesday, October 17 (5-8 p.m.)

    Click here to sign up and see who else is making calls! For questions, please contact Nikki DeGuire, Parent Chair of the Annual Fund, at 414-803-8492 or nsdeguire@gmail.com or Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, at 414-721-2911 or dietzl@dsha.info.

    Upcoming Parent Education Programming
    The parent education committee of the Parent Association is pleased to announce the full schedule of parent education programming for the fall 2017 semester. Please mark your calendars for the following events:
     
    Data + Girls Workshop (Tuesday, October 24)
    A hands-on career workshop! Have your daughter join the female trailblazers in “Girls + Data” to learn all about a great career in data analytics. Don’t know what that is? (Hint: it’s not writing computer code, but it is all about organization, business and communication). On Tuesday, October 24, DSHA girls can join their friends for a two-hour workshop—all lively, hands-on and career-focused! Check out this flier for more information or have your daughter contact Dr. Mansfield at MansfieldH@dsha.info. Deadline for registration is October 10! Click here to learn more.

    The Little Mermaid at DSHA this fall!
    Tickets go on sale next Monday – October 9 – for Disney’s The Little Mermaid! Performances are November 3-5 and 10-11 here at DSHA. Swim on over to dsha.info/fallmusical for more information on our special events including Family Fun Night, Mermaid Madness Matinees and High School # Night.
     
    We are holding two special school matinee abbreviated performances of The Little Mermaid, on Thursday, November 9.  Please help us spread the word among teachers, parishes and classes who might be interested – download the details here. These bus-in performances will be offered from 9:30-11 a.m. and Noon-1:30 pm. The show is recommended for grades 1-8. The small fee of $2 per student and chaperone helps us cover our additional licensing fees. 

    Class Benefit Parties (Fall 2017)
    Each year, DSHA holds a benefit auction to raise funds to cover the difference between tuition and the full cost of a DSHA education. Each grade sponsors its own party in the fall, and all the class parents are invited. The benefit parties serve two purposes: to be social get-togethers with other parents and to provide invaluable start-up funds for the auction. Party planning is in full swing – please watch the mail for an invitation to your class gathering.

    Save these dates! This year’s Freshman Benefit Party is Saturday, November 4 at the home of Joe and Karen Arcara, and this year’s Junior Benefit Party is Friday, November 10 at the home of John and Karla Florance. Sophomore and Senior Benefit Party dates TBD.

    Mother Daughter Liturgy & Luncheon (Sunday, November 12)
    Save the date! This year’s Mother Daughter Liturgy and Luncheon is Sunday, November 12 at The Pfister Hotel.  Invitations will be sent electronically with a link to make your reservation. Questions? Contact Event Chair Laura Lois at laurajlois@gmail.com.

    VOLUNTEER
    We Need You – Volunteer!
    Many volunteer opportunities are still available this fall and throughout the school year. Online volunteer sign-up is just as easy as ever – click here to browse the opportunities and sign up!

    Thank you in advance for your support – we could never accomplish what we do without your help. For more information, contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, or Sheila Dunne, Parent Association Volunteer Coordinator.

    NEWS & NOTES
    New Online School Directory
    As a reminder, the new online school directory (which replaces the former Buzz Book) is now available online by logging into your myDSHA account at www.dsha.info. Click here for details on how to access the directory and update your contact information.

    Updates from the College Center
    • Financial Aid Information Night (Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m. @ MUHS): Susan Teerink, the Director of Marquette University’s financial aid office, will provide information about applying for need-based financial aid using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the CSS Profile. It is highly recommended that families intending to complete one or both of these applications during the college search process attend this workshop.
    • College Admission Case Study Night (Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. @ MUHS): Representatives from 12 Jesuit colleges and universities will be on hand to walk students and their parents through reviews of sample college applications. This workshop will provide a better understanding of how all the parts of an application are reviewed when admissions offices are looking at them
    • JET Tour @ DSHA (Tuesday, October 10 during Dasher/Lunch times): The 12 Jesuit schools that will be at the College Admission Case Study workshop will be visiting DSHA for a mini college fair the next day! The schools that will be on campus are:
    • Creighton University – Omaha
    • NEFordham University – Bronx, NY
    • John Carroll University – Cleveland, OH
    • Loyola University Chicago – Chicago, IL
    • Marquette University – Milwaukee WI
    • Regis University – Denver, CO
    • Rockhurst University – Kansas City, MO
    • Saint Joseph’s University – Philadelphia, PA
    • Saint Louis University – St. Louis, MO
    • Seattle University – Seattle, WA
    • University of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
    • Xavier University – Cincinnati, OH
    School Lunch Accounts
    To put money on your daughter's school lunch account, send a check with your daughter to the cafeteria or mail your check to DSHA, ATTN: Kitchen. Checks should be made payable to A'viands.

    PFAA Gift Basket Raffle
    This school year the PFAA hopes to raise funds to repair the tables in the art room, to purchase new instruments, music stands and theatre equipment, and to provide scholarships to help DSHA fine arts students study the arts over the summer. To help reach our goal of $2,000, the PFAA will raffle gift baskets off during each of the upcoming Little Mermaid performances.

    We need your donations to create raffle baskets. Items needed include:
    • Baskets
    • Clear basket wrap
    • Ribbons
    • Large Ursula decorations
    • Gifts for guys
    • Little Mermaid items for kids
    • Beauty products, lipsticks and gloss
    • Chocolate, candies and other treats
    • Body scrubs, pampering products
    • All things sea shell and nautical
    We also welcome big ticket items like airfare, concert tickets, timeshare use or trips. If you can give it, we can use it. Gift cards and monetary donations are also always great donations!

    Donations must be received by Friday, October 20. To donate, please contact LaToya Barnes at 414-243-5864 or email LaToyaBarnes@woundedwings.org.
  • September 18, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Robotics Meetings (September 21 & September 30)
    The Robotics Team will be holding two identical meetings that are mandatory for any interested and returning students to the robotics team. Students only need to attend one of these meetings, not both. At least one parent must attend. The meetings are open to attend at either location. The meeting dates are:

    Thursday, September 21 at DSHA - Room 418
    6:30 p.m. arrival time for new team members, 7 p.m. for existing/returning team members.

    Saturday, September 30 at MUHS - Blue and Gold Room
    2 p.m. arrival time for new team members, 2:30 p.m. for existing/returning team members

    Freshman Social Event (Saturday, September 23)
    Student Council is excited to sponsor Disney Channel Throwback Night on Saturday, September 23, 6:30-9 p.m. The event is for DSHA freshman only and was planned by members of the freshman class. Click here for more information. Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor (414-721-2914 or lynchd@dsha.info) with questions.

    DSHA/MUHS Financial Aid Information Night (Monday, October 2)
    Join Susan Teerink, the Director of Financial Services at Marquette University for an information session about using the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile to apply for financial aid from colleges and universities. This event will take place on Monday, October 2 beginning at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School.

    Spirit Week (October 2-7)
    Student Council is excited to sponsor Spirit Week! All students are encouraged to show their Dasher spirit and participate in daily theme days and activities. Click here to check out the overview. Questions? Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor (414-721-2914 or lynchd@dsha.info).

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, October 3)
    The PFAA will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Parents who are interested in providing service work to support the fine arts endeavors of DSHA students are very welcome to attend and participate! The focus of our current work is supporting the theatre department's upcoming fall musical, The Little Mermaid. We also have two openings on our executive board – the positions of Treasurer and Chair of the Volunteer Committee. Would you be the perfect fit for one of them? Join us on October 3 to find out! Questions or concerns can be directed to Sue Lappen, PFAA President (414-871-0554).

    Homecoming Dance (Saturday, October 7)
    The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 7. Tickets must be purchased in advance ($15/student). Tickets will not be sold at the door. The ticket price includes admission to the dance and a commemorative t-shirt. Permission form and ticket money will be collected during lunch on September 18 (Monday), September 19 (Tuesday) and September 20 (Wednesday). After this time, tickets will be sold at full price but will not include a t-shirt. Contact Ms. Thiele with any questions. Parent chaperones are needed for this dance. If you can help us, please contact Patti Marsch or sign up online at dsha.info/volunteer.

    Activity Days (October 11 & November 3)
    Attention students and parents, there will be special schedule days this fall on October 11 and November 3. October 11 will be Testing Day for freshmen through juniors and an activity day for seniors. November 3 will be Freshman Service Day, Junior Activity Day, and a no school day for sophomores and seniors. Please click here for more information on both days, and contact Mr. Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services with any questions.

    Parent Phone-a-thon for the Annual Fund (October 15, 16, 17)
    We are looking for parent volunteers to help make phone calls for the DSHA Annual Fund. It’s fun, easy, and does not require any experience!
    Schedule:

    Sunday, October 15 (5-8 p.m.)
    Monday, October 16 (5-8 p.m.)
    Tuesday, October 17 (5-8 p.m.)

    Click here to sign up and see who else is making calls! For questions, please contact Nikki DeGuire, Parent Chair of the Annual Fund, at 414-803-8492 or nsdeguire@gmail.com or Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, at 414-721-2911 or dietzl@dsha.info.

    Upcoming Parent Education Programming
    The parent education committee of the Parent Association is pleased to announce the full schedule of parent education programming for the fall 2017 semester. Please mark your calendars for the following events:
    The Little Mermaid at DSHA this fall!
    This fall, DSHA is bringing Disney’s The Little Mermaid to life on stage November 3-5 and 10-11! Rehearsals have begun and the students are working their fins off making this show a splash. Check out the students working on the sea-ne in this behind the scenes clip! Tickets will be on sale beginning October 9. Swim on over to dsha.info/fallmusical for more information.

    VOLUNTEER

    We Need You – Volunteer!
    Many volunteer opportunities are still available this fall and throughout the school year. Online volunteer sign-up is just as easy as ever – click here to browse the opportunities and sign up!

    Thank you in advance for your support – we could never accomplish what we do without your help. For more information, contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, or Sheila Dunne, Parent Association Volunteer Coordinator.

    NEWS & NOTES

    New Online School Directory
    You hopefully have noticed a number of exciting changes at www.dsha.info. This new site will continue to improve the resources at your fingertips over the next year as we roll out features for you to take advantage of. Logging into the myDSHA portal on the new website will give you access to an Online BuzzBook directory. The BuzzBook will no longer be printed and distributed to families. Instead, the information is accessible online by logging into your myDSHA account at www.dsha.info. Click here for details on how to access the directory and update your contact information.

    Land's End Sale
    Lands' End is offering 40% off regular prices, now through September 26! Promo Code: LESUFRIEND. Pin: 4911. Click here to shop now.

    Making the Most of DSHA Resources
    In case you missed the short presentation in the theatre prior to Back to School night, click here for the powerpoint. The presentation focused on maximizing DSHA resources including self-advocate (the new quality of the DSHA graduate), the new DSHA website, and the new policy limiting student cell phone usage.

    Civil Rights Pilgrimage (Applications Due September 22)
    Applications are now available for members of the Class of 2019 & 2020 to participate in this opportunity to delve into a chapter of our shared American history, that of the Civil Rights Movement, through the lens of faith, prayer and Catholic Social Teaching. Students will explore the impact this history has on our current life together in Milwaukee. Partnering schools include Dominican High School, Marquette University High School and Messmer High School. This is a weeklong bus trip taking place May 30 - June 5, 2018. The cost for DSHA students is $1,080. Applications are due to the main office by Friday, September 22. Click here for the application and contact Mrs. Metz with any questions.

    Updates from the College Center

    College Admission Case Study
    Join representatives from the colleges and universities on this year’s Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) as they lead students and parents through a simulated college application review. This session will allow students and parents to go “behind the curtain” and better understand the factors that go into application review. This event will take place on Monday, October 9 beginning at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School.

    Milwaukee National College Fair
    Join us for a fantastic opportunity to speak with admission counselors from colleges around the country and the world right here in Milwaukee! Workshops covering college essay writing, financial aid, and the college search will also be held. This year’s fair takes place on Sunday, October 15 from 3-6 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

    Fall Art Exhibit – Up Now!
    The fall art exhibit is up now in the Fridl Family Foyer! Current student work is on display from the visual arts classes. Stop by and come check out the immense talent of our Dashers!

    VIP Photography
    Two reminders:
    1. Families can order school pictures throughout the year by visiting www.vipis.com and typing in Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.

    2. Seniors can save 10% on their senior portrait order when they are photographed in the month of September. Call VIP today at 414-456-0848.

    Scholarship Opportunity
    Attention, parents of juniors who live in Brookfield and Elm Grove! There is a unique scholarship opportunity for junior girls that recognizes leadership, scholarship, and talent. The Distinguished Young Women Program is a national program that is administered through local representatives determined by geographic lines, not by schools. The Brookfield/Elm Grove chapter is holding an information session on September 20 at 7 p.m. at Brookfield Central High School, Room 2020. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the program. DSHA graduate Brooke McArdle won the scholarship last year!

    Woman of Faith Event hosted by the Sisters of the Divine Savior
    The Sisters of the Divine Savior invite DSHA parents and students to join us in honoring Linda Pischke as our 2017 Woman of Faith. Linda’s longtime service with St. Dismas Jail Ministry inspired her Joyful Souls aftercare program for women released from incarceration and her 2011 book, “The Women of Block 12.”

    The award presentation on Thursday, September 21 will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Community House chapel adjacent to DSHA. A reception with refreshments will follow. This event is free, but registration is requested by September 16. We hope you can join us for an inspiring evening of faith sharing and fellowship.

    RSVP and read more about Linda online.

    Recycle Your Used Electronics
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. All you have to do is have your daughter bring those items to school and drop them off at the library. UPDATE: Printer Toners no longer qualify for fundraising. Please do not send to school. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele at 414.462.3742 or ThieleM@dsha.info.
  • September 5, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Small Great Things: DSHA Parent Book Discussion Opportunities – Complete List

    The DSHA Parent Education Committee has organized several opportunities for parents to discuss the themes presented in Small Great Things. The book lends itself to a provocative discussion on differences among us and how we might build understanding. Click here for a complete list of DSHA Parent Book Discussion Opportunities.

    PFAA Meeting (Tonight, September 5)
    The first PFAA meeting of the year will be held in the Board Room tonight at 7 p.m. We welcome back returning members as well as any parents interested in learning more about how they can support students in their DSHA Fine Arts endeavors. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting but wants to be involved should contact PFAA President Sue Lappen at 414-871-0554.

    Welcome Back Dance (Saturday, September 9)
    DSHA’s annual Welcome Back Dance will be held in the gym on Saturday, September 9 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. All students must arrive by 8 p.m. and may not leave before 10 p.m. Admission is $5 and all students/guests must show a valid high school ID to enter. All grades are welcome to attend!

    Dasher Golf Outing & Dinner (Friday, September 15)
    Support Dasher athletes at the only Parent Athletic Association sponsored event of the year! Join us for the Dasher Golf Outing & Dinner on Friday, September 15, 2017 at The New University Club of Milwaukee (formerly known as Tripoli Country Club). All funds go to support our athletes. Click here to register for golf and dinner and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

    Freshman Social Event (Saturday, September 23)
    Student Council is excited to sponsor Disney Channel Throwback Night on Saturday, September 23, 6:30-9 p.m. The event is for DSHA freshman only and was planned by members of the freshman class. Click here for more information. Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor (414-721-2914 or lynchd@dsha.info) with questions.

    Parent Phone-a-thon for the Annual Fund (October 15, 16, 17)
    We are looking for parent volunteers to help make phone calls for the DSHA Annual Fund. It’s fun, easy, and does not require any experience!
    Schedule:

    Sunday, October 15 (5-8 p.m.)
    Monday, October 16 (5-8 p.m.)
    Tuesday, October 17 (5-8 p.m.)

    Click here to sign up and see who else is making calls! For questions, please contact Nikki DeGuire, Parent Chair of the Annual Fund, at 414-803-8492 or nsdeguire@gmail.com or Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, at 414-721-2911 or dietzl@dsha.info.

    Upcoming Parent Education Programming
    The parent education committee of the Parent Association is pleased to announce the full schedule of parent education programming for the fall 2017 semester. Please mark your calendars for the following events:
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We Need You – Volunteer!
    Would you consider sharing your time and talents with DSHA? Many volunteer opportunities are available this fall, including assembling Dash-A-Thon packets, assisting at the Dasher Golf Outing & Dinner, helping with set up and greeting guests at Open House, and more much! Online volunteer sign-up is just as easy as ever – click here to sign up!

    Thank you in advance for your support – we could never accomplish what we do without your help. For more information, contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, or Sheila Dunne, Parent Association Volunteer Coordinator.

    Chaperone the Welcome Back Dance (September 9)
    We are in special need of parent volunteers for the Welcome Back Dance on September 9. Click here to sign up or contact Mrs. Marsch at 414-721-2920.

    NEWS & NOTES

    Uniform Reminders
    Please make sure that your daughter’s uniform skirt is the proper length. Girls should not roll their skirt, and if skirts are hemmed they should be at least as long as the fingertips with arms fully extended at the side. Demerits will be issued if skirts do not meet this requirement.

    Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form
    The deadline is past due for Student Handbook acknowledgement form submissions. Please make sure that your daughter submits this form online with one parent/guardian no later than Monday, September 5.

    Civil Rights Pilgrimage (Applications Due September 22)
    Applications are now available for members of the Class of 2019 & 2020 to participate in this opportunity to delve into a chapter of our shared American history, that of the Civil Rights Movement, through the lens of faith, prayer and Catholic Social Teaching. Students will explore the impact this history has on our current life together in Milwaukee. Partnering schools include Dominican High School, Marquette University High School and Messmer High School. This is a weeklong bus trip taking place May 30 - June 5, 2018. The cost for DSHA students is $1,080. Applications are due to the main office by Friday, September 22. Click here for the application and contact Mrs. Metz with any questions.

    Fitness Department Updates
    The Fitness Department would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! Every student’s fitness & wellbeing is important to us. To help us do our job effectively, we ask for your cooperation with the following:
    1. Please provide an up-to-date medical excuse if your daughter has restrictions. The students who work on their PT exercises during class are considered participating and will not need to make up missed classes. The more detail about limitations and modifications from your doctor/physical therapist, the better!
    2. Students should always be in proper athletic shoes and in fitness uniform.
    3. All students are required to have a gym lock and locker. The fitness locker room is used by visiting teams after school. It is not a supervised area so important belongings should always be locked up.
    4. Encourage your daughter to use the fitness center! We have a dedicated staff ready to help assist! Click here for fitness center hours.
    5. Ask your daughter about what they are doing in our classes! What have they enjoyed so far?
    6. Get active as a family and talk about making good life style choices!
    If you were not able to make it to Back to School Night, please click here for our handout. Be sure to follow us on Facebook (@DSHAHeath&Fitness) and Twitter (@DSHAFitPerform).

    Grandparent Contact Information
    Please remember to share your daughter’s grandparent contact information with the Advancement Department for DSHA’s Annual Grandparent Liturgy, taking place on May 2. You can mail in your completed form to DSHA or send it to school with your daughter. Please contact Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    The USCCB'S National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities and the Feast of St. Peter Claver
    Please join your Catholic sisters and brothers from across the Archdiocese for a special Mass to pray for peace in our communities, something for which our city so desperately yearns. Mass will be held Saturday, September 9 at 5:15 p.m. at the Mother Church - Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Click here for details.

    100th Anniversary Essay and Art Contest
    It is the 100th year anniversary of the Wisconsin State Capitol, and an invitation has been extended to our students to take part in helping celebrate. The State Capitol Commemorative Commission is sponsoring an essay and art competition. For more information on the 100th anniversary, click here.

    Woman of Faith Event hosted by the Sisters of the Divine Savior
    The Sisters of the Divine Savior invite DSHA parents and students to join us in honoring Linda Pischke as our 2017 Woman of Faith. Linda’s longtime service with St. Dismas Jail Ministry inspired her Joyful Souls aftercare program for women released from incarceration and her 2011 book, “The Women of Block 12.”

    The award presentation on Thursday, September 21 will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Community House chapel adjacent to DSHA. A reception with refreshments will follow. This event is free, but registration is requested by September 16. We hope you can join us for an inspiring evening of faith sharing and fellowship.

    RSVP and read more about Linda online.

    Recyle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library recycles small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. All you have to do is have your daughter bring those items to school and drop them off at the library. UPDATE: Printer Toners no longer qualify for fundraising. Please do not send to school. Questions? Contact DSHA Librarian Christina Thiele at 414.462.3742 or ThieleM@dsha.info.
  • August 21, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Small Great Things:
     DSHA Parent Book Discussion Opportunities
    As you know, we began our school year today as a community in prayer, with a presentation of our “Build Bridges, Not Walls” theme. Following the presentation, students discussed the summer required reading, Small Great Things, in their first hour classes. The DSHA Parent Education Committee has organized several opportunities for parents to discuss the themes presented in Small Great Things. The book lends itself to a provocative discussion on differences among us, and how we might build understanding. Click here for a complete list of DSHA Parent Book Discussion Opportunities.

    PA Meeting (Tuesday, September 5)
    Please join the PA September 5 in the Fireside Lounge for our first meeting of the year and a light lunch. Dan Quesnell, Kathleen Cullen Ritter, and Rhonda Schmidt, our new Theater Director, will join us along with Jim Wilkinson to talk about this year's Diversity & Inclusion Theme: Build Bridges, Not Walls. We will end the meeting with a discussion about the girl’s summer read, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. For every person that brings a friend your name will be put into a drawing for a gift card! Hope to see you all there!

    PFAA Meeting (Tuesday, September 5)
    The first PFAA meeting of the year will be held in the Board Room at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5. We welcome back returning members and we also welcome any parents interested in learning more about how they can support students in their DSHA Fine Arts endeavors. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting but wants to be involved should contact PFAA President Sue Lappen at 414-871-0554).

    Dasher Golf Outing & Dinner (Friday, September 15)
    Support Dasher athletes at the only Parent Athletic Association sponsored event of the year! Join us for the Dasher Golf Outing & Dinner on Friday, September 15, 2017 at The New University Club of Milwaukee (formerly known as Tripoli Country Club). All funds go to support our athletes. To register for golf and/or dinner and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

    Upcoming College Center Events
    Contact Mr. Stamatakos in the College Center with any questions about the following events:
    • DSHA/MUHS Financial Aid Information Night: Join Susan Teerink, the Director of Financial Services at Marquette University for an information session about using the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile to apply for financial aid from colleges and universities. This event will take place on Monday, October 2 beginning at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School.
    • College Admission Case Study: Join representatives from the colleges and universities on this year’s Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) as they lead students and parents through a simulated college application review. This session will allow students and parents to go “behind the curtain” and better understand the factors that go in to application review. This event will take place on Monday, October 9 beginning at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School.
    • Milwaukee National College Fair: Join us for a fantastic opportunity to speak with admission counselors from colleges around the country and the world right here in Milwaukee! Workshops covering college essay writing, financial aid, and the college search will also be held. This year’s fair takes place on Sunday, October 15 from 3-6 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.

    VOLUNTEER

    We Need You – Volunteer!
    There is no better way to have a direct, positive impact on your daughter’s experience at DSHA than for you to take part in the experience. Volunteering is a great way to connect with fellow parents and help further the mission of DSHA. Your involvement is essential to the strength of our community.

    We have lots of great things happening at DSHA from Dash-A-Thon in September to graduation in May, and we need your help to make it all come together. Online volunteer sign-up is just as easy as ever – click here to sign up!

    Thank you in advance for your support – we could never accomplish what we do without your help. For more information, contact Norma Herbers, Community Relations Officer, or Sheila Dunne, Parent Association Volunteer Coordinator.

    NEWS & NOTES

    Build Bridges, Not Walls – DSHA 2017-18 Diversity & Inclusion Theme
    “In the social and civil context as well, I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges...To not respond to evil with evil. To defeat evil with good, the offence with forgiveness. A Christian would never say 'you will pay for that.' Never," expressed Pope Francis. "That is not a Christian gesture. An offence you overcome with forgiveness. To live in peace with everyone."  – Pope Francis
     
    The concept of building bridges instead of walls has been used by many, from Isaac Newton to Dr. Martin Luther King, but Pope Francis most recently used that message to implore us to love one another and live in peace together.
     
    We have decided to use “Build Bridges, not Walls” as our Diversity and Inclusion theme for the 2017-18 school year. We want to work to find common ground among all at DSHA, and it starts with the faith in God we hold in common. Click here for a complete list of 2017-18 activities that have been planned with this theme in mind.

    Dining Dollars Program

    The A'viands Dining Dollars program allows your daughter to use her student ID card to make purchases in the cafeteria only. To encourage the use of student ID cards, we are offering a special limited time deal. If you load your daughter's student ID with an initial $100 in Dining Dollars, an additional $10 bonus will be loaded onto the card. Your daughter can add money to her Student ID card by bringing a check to the cafeteria. This offer is good through August 25 only. Please note, the bonus dollars are not refundable and will not carry forward to future years.

    Grandparent Contact Information
    Please remember to share your daughter’s grandparent contact information with the Advancement Department for DSHA’s Annual Grandparent Liturgy, taking place on May 2. You can mail in your completed form to DSHA or send it to school with your daughter. Please contact Leslie Dietz, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Befriend a Marquette International Student
    Nothing beats living in the greater Milwaukee community! Except perhaps for sharing that experience with one of Marquette University's international students.

    Marquette's International Friendship Program is currently looking for individuals and families interested in spending time once a month with a new international student over the course of the 2017-18 academic year. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture while participating in your usual social or family activities. The program does not involve home-stays, just occasional get-togethers.

    For more information and an application to get involved, click here. Submit your completed application online by September 15.

    News from the Sisters of the Divine Savior
    The Sisters of the Divine Savior will honor their 2017 Woman of Faith for her ministry to women released from prison. Linda Pischke’s longtime service with St. Dismas Jail Ministry inspired her Joyful Souls aftercare program to bridge the gap for women rebuilding their lives. It also inspired her 2011 book, “The Women of Block 12.”

    We invite members of the DSHA community to join us in honoring Linda on Thursday, September 21. The award presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Community House chapel adjacent to the school. A reception with refreshments will follow. RSVP by September 16.

    Go online to read about Linda and register for this free event. We hope you can join us for an inspiring evening of faith sharing and fellowship.
     
    Recycle Your Used Electronics at DSHA
    The library will continue to recycle small electronics such as digital cameras, mp3 players, iPods, cell phones and ink cartridges. All you have to do is have your daughter bring those items to school and drop them off at the library. UPDATE: Printer Toners no longer qualify for fundraising. Please do not send to school. Questions? Contact DSHA librarian Christina Thiele at 414.462.3742 or ThieleM@dsha.info.

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