• October

    Left to right, Mary (DSHA '18), Liam (glad to be DSHA plaid!), and Honor (DSHA '21) pose at the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance.

    Loud and Clear

    By Liam Callanan, Current Parent & Annual Fund Co-Chair
    As parents of a DSHA grad, a current DSHA student, and (we hope) a future DSHA student, we're often asked why we chose DSHA for our daughters' education. Strange as it may (literally) sound, we often wind up talking about yelling.
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  • Les Misérables School Edition Comes to the DSHA Stage this November

    By Rhonda Schmidt, DSHA Theatre Director
    DSHA Theatre Director Rhonda Schmidt shares why she is so excited to present Les Misérables School Edition to the DSHA community. A show that was chosen to highlight the "outrageously talented" and "powerhouse" young women of DSHA. 

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  • September

    Prayer of Remembrance for 9/11

    by Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen, DSHA '05
    Today is a date of significance for our Country and DSHA.
    We remember and honor all of the lives that were lost on 9-11-2001. I will always remember being a freshman in Mrs. Weiss’ World Studies Class when we heard the news. 
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  • August

    Maddie embraces Mrs. Becky Wickert, who nurtured her vocal talent all four years at DSHA.

    Empowered, Clothed in Strength and Courage

    by Madeline "Maddie" Drezek, DSHA '18
    As Maddie Drezek, DSHA '18, heads to Fordham University on an Army ROTC Scholarship, she shares one last expression of gratitude to everyone who made her DSHA journey possible.
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  • July

    Fine Arts: The Bartel family poses at the dedication of the Robert and Marie Hansen Family Fine Arts Theater in 2001.

    Ellen Bartel's Walk Down DSHA Memory Lane

    Ellen Bartel, DSHA President from 1998-2018
    In her 20 years as President of DSHA, Ellen Bartel ushered in exciting innovations, groundbreaking initiatives, and an avalanche of opportunities for Milwaukee's best and brightest young women. Join her for a walk down DSHA memory lane.
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  • May

    Natalie accepts the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel High School Sports Awards

    I Hope You Dance

    On March 9, Paul Sanchez, father of Natalie, DSHA '18, passed away unexpectedly, and far too young. Read below to hear more from Natalie about the impact her father had on her life and many others, and how her DSHA and Dasher Soccer communities have rallied to support Natalie and her family over the past couple of months.  

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  • President Ellen Bartel poses with her greatest DSHA joy and passion — confident, capable young women on scholarship.

    So for today, there is peace within me.

    President Ellen Bartel
    In January, President Ellen Bartel put pen to paper to reflect on her closing months at DSHA. As she enters the days leading up to her final DSHA graduation, and her last month as president of a school community, it seems fitting to share this reflection again with our greater school community. 

    If you would like to join us in celebrating and expressing gratitude for Ellen and Mike Bartel, please join us for "The Last Handshake Party" on June 5th. Click here to learn more!


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  • Podcast Dreams Come True!

    Rissie Lundberg, DSHA '93, and Math Faculty
    How does a bookworm math teacher incorporate literature into her classroom??
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  • April

    The Importance of Generosity

    Murphy Mellowes, DSHA '20
    Seven thirty a.m: I open the doors and the smell of egg bake and a musty basement welcomes me along with an overwhelming amount of “good mornings” from fellow volunteers. The shelves are stocked and the coffee is brewing.
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  • Grace poses with her first semester roommate, Katrina, at their first Minnesota football game in September 2017.

    The DSHA I didn’t get from a book.

    Grace Becker, DSHA '17
    To the Class of 2018:
    Congratulations – you’ve made it. Six weeks, and then you’re done with high school.
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  • March

    Pictured left to right are Mary Duffy, DSHA Theology Faculty; DSHA Alumnae Director Ann Duffy, DSHA ’10; Matthew Duffy; Sarah Duffy, DSHA ’13; Molly Duffy, DSHA ’19; and Patrick Duffy.

    Young Alumnae: Why I give to DSHA.

    Sarah Duffy, DSHA 13; Gaby Nuñez, DSHA '10; and Samantha Erchsen-Turner, DSHA ’05, share why they choose to give back to DSHA. 
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  • Our President-Elect Katie Brown Konieczny, DSHA ’92, enjoyed the weekend festivities, not only as our President-Elect, but as a fellow alumna celebrating her 25th class reunion!

    President-Elect Katie Brown Konieczny, DSHA '92 Reflects on Alumnae Weekend

    Katie Brown Konieczny, DSHA '92
    President-Elect Katie Brown Konieczny, DSHA '92, reflects on her 25th class reunion, celebrated at DSHA this past October.
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  • February

    President Ellen Bartel accompanies Tatyana Lynn, DSHA '18, and Dr. Weiss at the Milwaukee Business Journal's Women of Influence

    Inspired by Perseverance

    Tatyana Lynn, DSHA '18
    On Thursday, November 9, Dr. Katie Weiss, DSHA '97, returned to DSHA to speak to current students about her remarkable two decades of work in the STEM field. Dashers learned she was the first woman to graduate from Marquette University with a degree in computer engineering; that MIT was an amazing experience for a woman to pursue doctoral degrees in astronautics and aeronautics; and what it was like to turn a childhood passion for space exploration into playing a lead role in writing the code that landed the Mars Curiosity Rover on the red planet in 2012. As the first female flight software lead at at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Weiss also shared stories of how she dealt with discrimination as female in this male-driven field. 

    The following day, Dr. Weiss was the keynote speaker at the Milwaukee Business Journal's Women of Influence "SOAR" event, and DSHA senior Tatyana Lynn introduced her to a crowd of 600+ women. The opportunity was significant for Tatyana and has inspired her in both her pursuit of a career in STEM, as well as persevering through the unforseen obstacles that life can bring.

    Read Tatyana's reflection below.

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  • January

    Ann Druml, DSHA, '18 (left) and Madi Daleiden, DSHA '18 (right) pose with a new friend from their two weeks spent at the 92nd Street Curative Care.

    Vocare 2018 Reflection: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    Madi Daleiden, DSHA '18
    "God is calling us forth constantly in our lives: through experiences, through places, and especially through people. After I realized that all people, despite their age or disability, are fearfully and wonderfully made by our creator, I could confidently open my eyes and ears to God’s call to go forth."

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  • Kiomara Schaefer-Garcia, DSHA '18, poses with a student at Kagel Elementary of Milwaukee.

    Vocare 2018 Reflection: God is Calling Me

    Kiomara Schaefer-Garcia, DSHA '18
    "Even though it was only two short weeks I knew that God is calling me to help and serve in the community. After this experience my desire to become a therapist and work with young adolescents who are struggling even stronger. I hope to create a supportive environment for kids and become the person that they can look up to, and help them realize that their circumstances do not define them, but God’s love, patience, and desire for their success does."

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  • Marina Von Rueden, DSHA '18, shares her Vocare experience with a new friend from Easter Seals.

    Vocare 2018 Reflection: The Evidence of God's Love

    Marina Von Rueden, DSHA '18
    "Vocare gave us the opportunity to learn about the importance of being passionate for other people, learn to appreciate the many blessings in our lives, and to see how God truly is present in every person regardless of whether they are different from us."

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  • Molly Sullivan, DSHA '04, stands in front of the exterior Miss Molly's Cafe and Pastry Shop which opened its doors in 2017.

    Lady owned and locally grown.

    Molly Sullivan, DSHA '04
    When I graduated from DSHA I was convinced I was going to change the world. I went into college with strong principles about social justice and community activism that fueled my pursuit of a degree in Sociology. I graduated from St. Joseph’s University, a small Jesuit school in Philadelphia, with the intentions becoming a youth counselor, or social worker, or environmental activist, most definitely not a baker. I think a lot of people wind up in a career they never imagined but, for me, somehow it makes sense.
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  • Sam Windsor, DSHA '15, poses during her Vocare experience with a giant smile and her friend Laurel.

    Vocare Senior Send-Off

    Sam WIndsor, DSHA '15
    Currently a junior at the University of Dayton, Sam Windsor returned to DSHA on Friday, January 5th to share the following speech with the current senior class at the Vocare send-off assembly. Read below to learn more 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. 
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