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2020-21 ENEWS

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  • COVID-19 Update | August 3, 2020 | DSHA Reopening Update

    August 3, 2020 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    The calendar has turned to August and I’d like to provide a few important updates as we draw closer to the start of school in the hybrid instructional format.

    HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN UPDATE

    On Friday, July 24, we submitted our full health and safety plan to the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Our team met with them on Wednesday, July 29. It was a productive and collaborative meeting and we received feedback that our plan is strong and comprehensive. We expect to hear a formalized approval from the health department by the middle of this week. If we do receive feedback on our plan, we are committed to honoring this feedback by implementing any necessary safety measures prior to the start of school.

    Additionally, order 4.1 was released by the health department on Friday, July 31. In this order all schools — including K-12, trade schools, colleges, and univerisites — will be allowed to open at 50% capacity with an approved health and safety plan.

    In order to assist your family in understanding our DSHA Return to School Plan | 2020-2021 Plan, it is broken down into a more user-friendly format on our website. The site launched this morning.

    Please note, a few key things have changed in the plan since we last shared it with you:
    • Only school issued masks will be allowed to be worn. Each student will receive two.
    • We are hiring a school nurse to be our point person on the health and safety plans, stay current on CDC and health department guidelines, and to serve as the point of contact for the health department.
    • We will be taking temperatures at the door each morning in addition to the self-monitoring that will take place at home prior to each Dasher coming to school.
    Any changes to the plan going forward will be updated on the website and communicated via our Parent eNews or as needed.

    Click here to view the DSHA Return to School Plan | 2020-2021 Plan. 


    DASHER PARENTS: LEARN AND EXPERIENCE | FALL 2020 OVERVIEW ZOOM CALLS

    Regarding our plan, we want to give parents the chance to interact with us on the plan’s main categories. DSHA faculty, administration, and health care professionals will be offering Zoom calls for parents to ask questions about our 2020-2021 plan. Please use the links to RSVP. The Zoom link will be sent to attendees the day before each session.

    Each session will open with prayer followed by a brief overview of the related plan and answers to any themed questions submitted in advance. The remaining time will then be open for Q & A.

    Instructional Plan | Monday, August 10 at 8 a.m.
    Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield and several of our academic department chairs will discuss our instructional approach to the coming year and answer questions parents may have regarding the teaching and learning plan. 
    Click here to RSVP and submit your questions by Sunday, August 9 at noon. 

    Student Activities & Student Life | Monday, August 10 at noon
    Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Brock, Athletic Director Peggy Seegers-Braun, Producing Director Amanda Marsala, Theatre Director Zack Ziegler, and Student Council Moderator Dave Lynch will discuss our approach to student activities and student life in the coming school year and answer any questions that parents may have in this regard.  
    Click here to RSVP and submit your questions by Sunday, August 9 at noon. 

    Faith Formation | Tuesday, August 11 at 8 a.m.
    Director of Campus Ministry Stephanie Monson; Assistant Director of Campus Ministry Catherine Lennon; Director of Salvatorian Service Dr. Katie Pickart; DSHA Chaplains Fr. Dennis Thiessen, SDS, and Fr. Patric Nikolas, SDS; DSHA Campus Ministry Volunteers S. Carol Jean Zais, SDS and S. Mary Lee Grady, SDS will discuss our approach to student faith formation in the coming year and answer questions parents may have regarding liturgy and worship, retreats, and service.
    Click here to RSVP and submit your questions by Monday, August 10 at 5 p.m.

    Student Support and Wellness | Tuesday, August 11 at noon
    Director of Student Services, Equity, and Engagement Lisette Rodriguez-Reed; Counselors Therese Hayden, Dave Lynch, and Kristin Shea; Director of College Counseling Brian Hendricks;Chair of the Applied Wellness Program Joanna McQuide; and Chair of the Fitness Program Brian Calhoun, will discuss our approach to student support and wellness and answer questions parents may have regarding our approach to caring for each girl from a social, emotional, mental health, and wellness perspective.
    Click here to RSVP and submit your questions before Monday, August 10 at 5 p.m. 

    Health & Safety | Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
    President Katie Konieczny, Principal Dan Quesnell, and Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Brock will be joined by DSHA moms and pediatricians Dr. Lori Albright and Dr. Jill Czajkowski, and DSHA moms and therapists Ms. Christine Finerty (Licensed Professional Counselor) and Ms. Candace Wendlick (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). In this session, we will discuss our health and safety mitigation plan as well as answer questions about COVID-19 and mental health concerns of parents as we look to start our school year.
    Click here to RSVP and submit your questions by Wedneday, August 12 at 8 a.m. 

    Instructional Mini-Lessons
    Additionally, our faculty will be offering mini-lessons for student and parent participation prior to Monday, August 24. This will give faculty a chance to practice with the technology and give students and parents a sneak peek into our classrooms. A full list of the offerings and sign-ups will come soon. 


    DASHER RETURN | STUDENT ORIENTATION

    We know that student connection to one another and to teachers is so important. We also know that we are returning to a school setting for the first time in five months and that the start of this school year will look and feel very different than the school we left in March. Therefore, we have come up with a Dasher Return Orientation that will take place over the first two weeks of the semester. Final details are still in progress and will be communicated, but you can expect that the two weeks will not look exactly like the hybrid plan but will still be in alignment with the 50% order by the City of Milwaukee Health Department.

    CHECK-IN DAY

    All aspects of our traditional Check-in Day (originally scheduled for Thursday, August 20) will take place during the first two weeks of the year.

    BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS

    Our goal this week is also to get caught up on several more traditional return to school communications. Thank you for your patience.

    May God continue to bless the DSHA community.

    Sincerely,
    Dan Quesnell
    Principal
  • COVID-19 Update | July 21, 2020 | DSHA Reopening Update

    July 21, 2020 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    Being part of the DSHA community is a blessing. The outpouring of support for the DSHA community over the last several days has been remarkable. The heartfelt words of encouragement and strength comes from a deep commitment to our daughters, our faculty, and for our faith community. This sense of community is a gift of God’s presence among us.

    We are pleased to share with you that the City of Milwaukee Health Department announced today that they will be updating the order that currently has schools closed. The updated order will allow schools like DSHA to open this fall as scheduled with an approved health and safety plan. This creates the pathway for DSHA to open our doors for face-to-face instruction to start the school year!

    We do anticipate that capacity restrictions, masks, and other key aspects of our health and safety plan will be necessary for approval. We also expect that we will need to accommodate students and faculty who are high risk. By opening in our hybrid model and in implementing the technology for online synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning, we are confident that our plan will meet and exceed the expected safety measures.

    Our school health and safety plan is going through all proper final reviews and crosschecking. We plan to send it to the health department in the next 48 hours. 

    Please continue to pray for the DSHA community.

    God Bless,
    Dan Quesnell
    Principal
  • COVID-19 Update | July 18, 2020 | Parent Survey | DSHA Return to School Plan 2020-21

    July 18, 2020 

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Yesterday, we shared the news that the Milwaukee Health Department decided they will no longer allow public and private schools to open during the current phase 4 of the Moving Milwaukee Forward Plan, as they had originally announced. 

    This news has understandably generated a great deal of concern, not just within the DSHA community, but throughout the more than 125 private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities that call Milwaukee home. It has also generated significant attention in the news media, including this article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    I’d like to clarify a couple things. We have already engaged in efforts to clarify and ultimately challenge this unexpected change. Additionally, we have full confidence that our reopening plan will allow us to begin the 2020-2021 school year in a hybrid/blended format that adheres to all recommended health and social distancing precautions while providing a high quality educational experience. DSHA is currently sharing our concerns with leadership in the Milwaukee Health Department and the City of Milwaukee, including the Milwaukee Mayor's Office. If necessary, our outreach in this matter may include a full legal examination regarding the basis of this change. Schools, colleges, and universities throughout the city are doing the same.

    Please know that we understand your concerns and frustrations regarding this matter and we will communicate them to the Milwaukee Health Department and other city leaders. It is vital that they come to understand the full impact that this sudden change will have on families and students throughout the area.

    Lastly, we also ask that all parents please complete a short survey, which contains questions regarding your learning format preferences for the upcoming school year. Your ongoing feedback is very valuable to us.

    Click here to complete the survey. 

    Sincerely,
    Dan Quesnell
    Principal
  • COVID-19 Update | July 17, 2020 | DSHA Return to School Plan 2020-21

    July 17, 2020 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    It came to our attention on Wednesday through a communication from School Choice Wisconsin and was further confirmed in a press release today – that without notification to the general public or private schools, or in response to our inquiries – the Moving Milwaukee Forward Plan issued by the Milwaukee Health Department was revised on June 25 requiring all public and private K-12 and higher education institutions to remain closed until our city reaches phase 5 of the reopening plan. Milwaukee is currently in phase 4; phase 5 will require all green ratings in all gating criteria.

    The Moving Milwaukee Forward Plan evolution has been previously communicated as follows:

    DSHA Response

    DSHA, along with many other Catholic schools in Milwaukee have attempted to connect with the Milwaukee Health Department multiple times over the past several months in order to gain a better understanding of governing mandates that we might face this fall; we have been unable to speak to someone.

    We are currently working with other schools within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee along with different leaders in the Milwaukee area to help us navigate this situation in order to fully investigate our options. Our hope is to present our full plan to city and school leaders in the Milwaukee community to show our extensive preparedness given this is currently, and will continue to be, a very fluid situation.

    What will fall look like at DSHA?

    This change is a surprise to us as we have been committed and preparing to safely and responsibly re-open our doors to students this fall. Prior to the announcement stated above, we were set to announce that we would begin the year in a hybrid model, determining this was the best option for our community. It allows students to be in our building for in-person connection and instruction with faculty and staff; build classroom community; become oriented to a new school and school year — all while providing the highest level of safety for our students and staff. 
     
    Notes on the DSHA Return to School Plan | 2020-21:

    • Three Instructional Models |The hybrid model that we intended to open the year with is covered in our re-open plan, along with plans for being together and fully online as well — all scenarios we are extensively prepared for in the coming year.
    • Finalization Date | Our re-open plan has been sent to legal counsel for review this week with the plan to formally finalize and publish in a cohesive and user-friendly website format on July 31.
    • Full DSHA Experience |We are fully committed to providing the full DSHA all-girls, college-prep, whole-person educational experience in each of the models extensively outlined in the plan.
    • Full Mission Focus |All instructional delivery models include faith formation, student support, applied wellness, and student activities.
    • Schedule Structure |Instructional plan includes:
               - synchronous and asynchronous learning in both the hybrid and fully online formats.
               - structured learning times built into all instructional delivery models.
    • Technology | We have been intentional about using new technology to facilitate human connection in each scenario.
    Click here to view the DSHA Return to School Plan | 2020-2021

    Questions:

    We fully understand – as parents ourselves – that there will be a number of questions about the fall. We were initially planning to hold Zoom meetings the week of August 3 following the formal finalization of the plan, but we will reconsider that timeline as more questions arise.

    Previously communicated items for fall:

    • Revised BYOD policy
    • Web cameras in every classroom allowing synchronous instruction to take place for students learning at home
    • A full extended instruction schedule
    • The Red and Gold group (see explanation for why this choice is best for DSHA versus an entire class at one time)
    • Student and staff safety is a priority
    Click here to review this previous communication from June 26

    We are fully committed to continuing the pursuit of our options for the fall while providing a safe and excellent education your daughters this school year. 

    We will continue to communicate with you as we receive clarity and as decisions are made so each of our families are fully prepared for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Quesnell
    Principal
  • COVID-19 Update | June 26, 2020 | 2020-21 School Year Planning

    Friday, June 26, 2020 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    "Turn your ear to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding." – Proverbs 2:2

    Planning at DSHA this summer is like none we’ve seen before. Most summers are spent wrapping up the year and planning for the coming year. And while that is all true this summer, planning for three variations of the 2020-2021 school year is unique. God willing, we plan to have our students back on campus beginning in August. In fact, some of our athletic teams will be holding summer workouts beginning July 6. We are doing everything possible to assure students and faculty are safely back in the building for the start of the school year and that we are able to remain open.

    I would like to take this opportunity to convey a few important action items as well as foundational plans for the coming year.

    ACTION ITEMS:

    2020 DSHA Summer Read: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
    Incoming freshmen and rising sophomores will be reading the edition adapted for young adults. Please see the specific ISBN numbers below:
    • Freshmen & Sophomores | Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults, by Bryan Stevenson. ISBN: 978-0-525-58006-5
    • Juniors & Seniors | Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. ISBN: 978-0-8129-8496-5
     
    2020-2021 Book Lists and Virtual Dasher Resale
    Book lists for the 2020-2021 school year were mailed home last week. Due to COVID-19, this year's Dasher Resale will be online and held through a Facebook buy/sell group.
    Click here for more information on the Dasher Resale. 
    Click here to access the Dasher Resale buy/sell group on Facebook. 

     
    Parking
    Parking permit forms will be available for juniors and seniors through their myDSHA account beginning July 1. All seniors who complete the online form and pay the permit fee will receive a parking pass. Juniors who complete the online form will go into a lottery for the remaining spots. Anyone who does not receive a parking pass will be placed on a waitlist. All students must possess a valid driver’s license by August 24 in order to obtain a DSHA parking permit.
    Click here for more information about the 2020-2021 Parking Permit Policy. 
     
    Alternate Locker Clean-out
    If you were not able to make it to the scheduled locker clean-out, please contact Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Brock to set a time any day after July 6 when the building reopens. 
     
    Club Sign-Up
    Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are now able to sign up for a club for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to remain in the same club from last year, you will still need to select that club for this coming school year. You will receive a message stating,"completed;" you can still request that club again. 
    To sign up for your club, log into your MyDSHA account, then click on "Course Requests," and under "Available Courses" click on the word "Activities" to display those that are offered.
     
    Athletics
    2020-2021 Dasher athletes, please review the following documents carefully for information and action items regarding the safe and responsible re-opening guidelines for DSHA athletics: 
    Click here for more information about athletics re-opening from Athletics Director Peggy Seegers-Braun.  
    Click here to review the COVID-19 athletics waiver. 
    Click here to review the DSHA summer open gym and contact day release form. 

     
    2020-2021 Parent Associations
    Parents are key members of the DSHA community and important partners in much of the work done through the school on behalf of each student. In addition to individual volunteer activities, three organizations provide opportunities for parents to meet and work together. The parent chairs of the Parent AssociationParent Athletic Association and Parent Fine Arts Association invite you to become involved by supporting these organizations with your time and voluntary dues. Dues are $25 per association.
    Click here for more information about parent associations. 


    2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR PLANNING INFORMATION:

    This past Monday, the WI Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released their Education Forward - Safely and Successfully Reopening Wisconsin Schools that was developed jointly between the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), with the help and feedback from many educational organizations. This document provides guidance and recommendations to schools, not rules and regulations.   

    In her June 10 update to the community, President Katie Konieczny reiterated our intention to bring students back to campus in August. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we are also planning for a hybrid scenario, and for an online scenario. All three of these scenarios will have the following foundational components and will be considerate to the Education Forward recommendations and our local health guidelines:

    Rigorous college-prep academics | DSHA is known for our rigorous, college preparation. We intend to deliver on that academic preparation in the coming year, albeit in a somewhat different and uncertain landscape. Our teachers will deliver curriculum to students in-person and simultaneously online, all with the potential that we might move in and out of different formats for a variety of reasons throughout the school year. Our faculty are already working hard this summer to effectively teach on the first day of the semester and every day thereafter. We are focused on capitalizing on the positive aspects of our learning from the spring while maximizing best practices in student engagement.

    All teaching will be provided both in-person and online. | As we work towards re-opening school and keeping school open, we plan to have all of the appropriate safety protocols in place. We will also need to change the culture of coming to school sick. Because we know girls stress about missing school, all teaching will be provided in-person and online for the coming school year which we hope will help students not feeling 100% on a given day to stay home and learn. Additionally, we know that some students and faculty, due to compromised autoimmune systems, or who live with someone with a compromised autoimmunie system, or who fall into another risk category, will need to teach or learn from home for an extended period of time. By providing instruction in-person and online, we hope to maintain a safe school environment for all.

    Web cameras | DSHA will be installing web cameras in every classroom. When used with Microsoft Teams, this will allow a student learning from home, or a teacher who must teach from home, to be "inside" the classroom remotely.

    BYOD Policy Revision: All students are expected to have a laptop device. | Due to the uncertainty of the school year and the potential for having to move in and out of one or more scenarios during the year, and because we will be teaching both in-person and online, and in order to support a student who may need to learn from home for a day, a series of days, or for the entire semseter, DSHA will now be expecting every student to have access to a laptop device every day at school and at home.  
    Click here to view the revised BYOD policy. 

    Synchronous and asynchronous expectations | We recieved consistent feedback across all constituent groups – students, faculty, and parents – that more face time between students and faculty is desired going forward. Now with our revised BYOD policy, web cameras in every classroom, and more time to plan, students should expect that any online learning (weather days, retreat days, hybrid learning, or an individual student sick day(s)) will have synchronous and asynchronous aspects of the learning experience.

    Full extended instruction schedule for the first semester | DSHA has decided to run a full extended instruction schedule for at least the fall semester, as we see this as the plan that binds everything together.
    • It allows students to focus on 3 or 4 classes per day rather than 6 or 7 classes per day. This is especially helpful given that some students will be learning from home each day due to illness.
    • It allows teachers to focus on 2 or 3 classes per day rather than all 5 (for a full-time teacher) which is especially helpful when considering they will be teaching to students in-person and online each day.
    • It creates continuity for students and faculty under any of the 2020-2021 scenarios.
    • Instructional time over a two-week period is the same as in our traditional schedule.
    • It facilitates the lunchtime considerations for the coming year.
    • It minimizes movement throughout the building.

    Faith Formation 
    DSHA remains committed to the faith formation of our students. Our scriptural theme will be: "Turn your ear to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding." Proverbs 2:2. Three related points:
    • Regular liturgies, all-school and/or optional, are being planned in all scenarios.
    • Fall retreats (freshman and senior) will both take place at DSHA. The overnight aspect will be relieved to allow for proper cleaning of the building. Holding the retreats at DSHA puts us fully in control of our own retreats rather than at the discretion of another facility and their limitations.
    • We are in the process of modifying our community service requirements for the coming year.

    Student Support/Wellness | 
    Student support and wellness has never been more important. In order to meet the needs of students:
    • Plans are being put into place for students to be able to meet with our three full-time counselors both in-person and/or via Microsoft Teams.
    • Wellness programming will continue with students expected to participate according the modified requirements for the coming year.
    • DSHA is investigating the different therapies in school models to determine a fit for our school setting.

    Student Activities | 
    We are working to preserve the co-curricular life of the DSHA experience. This includes:  
    • Incorporating opportunities for students to engage in co-curricular activities such as clubs both inside and outside of the school day.
    • Thinking creatively about our theatre season.
    • Peggy Seegers-Braun, Athletic Director, is working hard to have protocols in place to support the fall athletic season.

    Diversity & Equity | 
    Prior to the tragic death of George Floyd, DSHA was set to use Just Mercy as the springboard into our planning in the area of diversity and equity. We expect that the coming year will allow for students, faculty, and parents to engage in dialogue and experiences that will allow each of us to "Turn your ear to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding." Faculty will continue to engage in professional development around equity, diveristy, and curriculum work in all academic areas. We also expect to finalize our long-range diversity and equity plan, which, if not for COVID-19, would already have been completed.  


    Next Steps and Timeline in Developing DSHA’s Plan for the 2020-21 School Year
    • Our number one goal is to return to in-person teaching and learning in accordance with as many safety measures as possible to mitigate the health concerns for our students and staff.
    • Our goal is also to remain open providing the full DSHA experience to all of our students.
    • We realize some students and staff members may have health-related conditions that will cause their physicians to restrict them from attending school in person. Virtual learning and work accommodations will be determined and implemented as necessary.
    • We also realize COVID-19 cases within our student population, staff population, and county population may require the closing of school and/or spaces within school for a short or long period of time. We are planning for multiple scenarios so that we are prepared to move between each scenario due to incidents of COVID-19 within our school community or the larger community.
    • The information we’ve shared above is based on our experience of the last eight weeks of the school year, feedback from students, faculty, and parents on the end of year surveys, as well as in consultation with other schools and educators within the DSHA community.
    • Our plan will be reviewed by our Academic & Student Life Committee of the DSHA Board of Directors. 
    • As our plans develop off the foundational decisions we’ve already made, our written plan will be shared first with staff members for questions and feedback.
    • Next, that plan will be provided to our DSHA families followed up by a virtual meeting for questions and feedback. 
    • Our plan is to disseminate to our families in late July. 

    We appreciate your prayers and patience as we work hard to develop a school year plan that mitigates health risks while also providing effective, college-preparatory instruction for all 700 DSHA students while remaining keenly focused on our mission to educate the whole girl.

    God Bless,

    Principal Dan Quesnell

2019-20 ENEWS

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  • DSHA COVID-19 Update | July 21, 2020 | DSHA Reopening Update

    July 21, 2020 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    Being part of the DSHA community is a blessing. The outpouring of support for the DSHA community over the last several days has been remarkable. The heartfelt words of encouragement and strength comes from a deep commitment to our daughters, our faculty, and for our faith community. This sense of community is a gift of God’s presence among us.

    We are pleased to share with you that the City of Milwaukee Health Department announced today that they will be updating the order that currently has schools closed. The updated order will allow schools like DSHA to open this fall as scheduled with an approved health and safety plan. This creates the pathway for DSHA to open our doors for face-to-face instruction to start the school year!

    We do anticipate that capacity restrictions, masks, and other key aspects of our health and safety plan will be necessary for approval. We also expect that we will need to accommodate students and faculty who are high risk. By opening in our hybrid model and in implementing the technology for online synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning, we are confident that our plan will meet and exceed the expected safety measures.

    Our school health and safety plan is going through all proper final reviews and crosschecking. We plan to send it to the health department in the next 48 hours. 

    Please continue to pray for the DSHA community.

    God Bless,
    Dan Quesnell
    Principal
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update | July 18, 2020| Parent Survey | DSHA Return to School Plan 2020-21

    July 18, 2020 

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Yesterday, we shared the news that the Milwaukee Health Department decided they will no longer allow public and private schools to open during the current phase 4 of the Moving Milwaukee Forward Plan, as they had originally announced. 

    This news has understandably generated a great deal of concern, not just within the DSHA community, but throughout the more than 125 private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities that call Milwaukee home. It has also generated significant attention in the news media, including this article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    I’d like to clarify a couple things. We have already engaged in efforts to clarify and ultimately challenge this unexpected change. Additionally, we have full confidence that our reopening plan will allow us to begin the 2020-2021 school year in a hybrid/blended format that adheres to all recommended health and social distancing precautions while providing a high quality educational experience. DSHA is currently sharing our concerns with leadership in the Milwaukee Health Department and the City of Milwaukee, including the Milwaukee Mayor's Office. If necessary, our outreach in this matter may include a full legal examination regarding the basis of this change. Schools, colleges, and universities throughout the city are doing the same.

    Please know that we understand your concerns and frustrations regarding this matter and we will communicate them to the Milwaukee Health Department and other city leaders. It is vital that they come to understand the full impact that this sudden change will have on families and students throughout the area.

    Lastly, we also ask that all parents please complete a short survey, which contains questions regarding your learning format preferences for the upcoming school year. Your ongoing feedback is very valuable to us.

    Click here to complete the survey. 

    Sincerely,
    Dan Quesnell
    Principal
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update | July 17, 2020 | DSHA Return to School Plan 2020-21

    July 17, 2020 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    It came to our attention on Wednesday through a communication from School Choice Wisconsin and was further confirmed in a press release today – that without notification to the general public or private schools, or in response to our inquiries – the Moving Milwaukee Forward Plan issued by the Milwaukee Health Department was revised on June 25 requiring all public and private K-12 and higher education institutions to remain closed until our city reaches phase 5 of the reopening plan. Milwaukee is currently in phase 4; phase 5 will require all green ratings in all gating criteria.

    The Moving Milwaukee Forward Plan evolution has been previously communicated as follows:

    DSHA Response

    DSHA, along with many other Catholic schools in Milwaukee have attempted to connect with the Milwaukee Health Department multiple times over the past several months in order to gain a better understanding of governing mandates that we might face this fall; we have been unable to speak to someone.

    We are currently working with other schools within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee along with different leaders in the Milwaukee area to help us navigate this situation in order to fully investigate our options. Our hope is to present our full plan to city and school leaders in the Milwaukee community to show our extensive preparedness given this is currently, and will continue to be, a very fluid situation.

    What will fall look like at DSHA?

    This change is a surprise to us as we have been committed and preparing to safely and responsibly re-open our doors to students this fall. Prior to the announcement stated above, we were set to announce that we would begin the year in a hybrid model, determining this was the best option for our community. It allows students to be in our building for in-person connection and instruction with faculty and staff; build classroom community; become oriented to a new school and school year — all while providing the highest level of safety for our students and staff. 
     
    Notes on the DSHA Return to School Plan | 2020-21:

    • Three Instructional Models |The hybrid model that we intended to open the year with is covered in our re-open plan, along with plans for being together and fully online as well — all scenarios we are extensively prepared for in the coming year.
    • Finalization Date | Our re-open plan has been sent to legal counsel for review this week with the plan to formally finalize and publish in a cohesive and user-friendly website format on July 31.
    • Full DSHA Experience |We are fully committed to providing the full DSHA all-girls, college-prep, whole-person educational experience in each of the models extensively outlined in the plan.
    • Full Mission Focus |All instructional delivery models include faith formation, student support, applied wellness, and student activities.
    • Schedule Structure |Instructional plan includes:
               - synchronous and asynchronous learning in both the hybrid and fully online formats.
               - structured learning times built into all instructional delivery models.
    • Technology | We have been intentional about using new technology to facilitate human connection in each scenario.
    Click here to view the DSHA Return to School Plan | 2020-2021

    Questions:

    We fully understand – as parents ourselves – that there will be a number of questions about the fall. We were initially planning to hold Zoom meetings the week of August 3 following the formal finalization of the plan, but we will reconsider that timeline as more questions arise.

    Previously communicated items for fall:

    • Revised BYOD policy
    • Web cameras in every classroom allowing synchronous instruction to take place for students learning at home
    • A full extended instruction schedule
    • The Red and Gold group (see explanation for why this choice is best for DSHA versus an entire class at one time)
    • Student and staff safety is a priority
    Click here to review this previous communication from June 26

    We are fully committed to continuing the pursuit of our options for the fall while providing a safe and excellent education your daughters this school year. 

    We will continue to communicate with you as we receive clarity and as decisions are made so each of our families are fully prepared for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

    Sincerely,

    Dan Quesnell
    Principal

  • DSHA COVID-19 Update | June 26, 2020 | 2020-21 School Year Planning

    Friday, June 26, 2020 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    "Turn your ear to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding." – Proverbs 2:2

    Planning at DSHA this summer is like none we’ve seen before. Most summers are spent wrapping up the year and planning for the coming year. And while that is all true this summer, planning for three variations of the 2020-2021 school year is unique. God willing, we plan to have our students back on campus beginning in August. In fact, some of our athletic teams will be holding summer workouts beginning July 6. We are doing everything possible to assure students and faculty are safely back in the building for the start of the school year and that we are able to remain open.

    I would like to take this opportunity to convey a few important action items as well as foundational plans for the coming year.

    ACTION ITEMS:

    2020 DSHA Summer Read: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
    Incoming freshmen and rising sophomores will be reading the edition adapted for young adults. Please see the specific ISBN numbers below:
    • Freshmen & Sophomores | Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults, by Bryan Stevenson. ISBN: 978-0-525-58006-5
    • Juniors & Seniors | Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. ISBN: 978-0-8129-8496-5
     
    2020-2021 Book Lists and Virtual Dasher Resale
    Book lists for the 2020-2021 school year were mailed home last week. Due to COVID-19, this year's Dasher Resale will be online and held through a Facebook buy/sell group.
    Click here for more information on the Dasher Resale. 
    Click here to access the Dasher Resale buy/sell group on Facebook. 

     
    Parking
    Parking permit forms will be available for juniors and seniors through their myDSHA account beginning July 1. All seniors who complete the online form and pay the permit fee will receive a parking pass. Juniors who complete the online form will go into a lottery for the remaining spots. Anyone who does not receive a parking pass will be placed on a waitlist. All students must possess a valid driver’s license by August 24 in order to obtain a DSHA parking permit.
    Click here for more information about the 2020-2021 Parking Permit Policy. 
     
    Alternate Locker Clean-out
    If you were not able to make it to the scheduled locker clean-out, please contact Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Brock to set a time any day after July 6 when the building reopens. 
     
    Club Sign-Up
    Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are now able to sign up for a club for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to remain in the same club from last year, you will still need to select that club for this coming school year. You will receive a message stating,"completed;" you can still request that club again. 
    To sign up for your club, log into your MyDSHA account, then click on "Course Requests," and under "Available Courses" click on the word "Activities" to display those that are offered.
     
    Athletics
    2020-2021 Dasher athletes, please review the following documents carefully for information and action items regarding the safe and responsible re-opening guidelines for DSHA athletics: 
    Click here for more information about athletics re-opening from Athletics Director Peggy Seegers-Braun.  
    Click here to review the COVID-19 athletics waiver. 
    Click here to review the DSHA summer open gym and contact day release form. 

     
    2020-2021 Parent Associations
    Parents are key members of the DSHA community and important partners in much of the work done through the school on behalf of each student. In addition to individual volunteer activities, three organizations provide opportunities for parents to meet and work together. The parent chairs of the Parent Association, Parent Athletic Association and Parent Fine Arts Association invite you to become involved by supporting these organizations with your time and voluntary dues. Dues are $25 per association.
    Click here for more information about parent associations. 


    2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR PLANNING INFORMATION:

    This past Monday, the WI Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released their Education Forward - Safely and Successfully Reopening Wisconsin Schools that was developed jointly between the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), with the help and feedback from many educational organizations. This document provides guidance and recommendations to schools, not rules and regulations.   

    In her June 10 update to the community, President Katie Konieczny reiterated our intention to bring students back to campus in August. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we are also planning for a hybrid scenario, and for an online scenario. All three of these scenarios will have the following foundational components and will be considerate to the Education Forward recommendations and our local health guidelines:

    Rigorous college-prep academics | DSHA is known for our rigorous, college preparation. We intend to deliver on that academic preparation in the coming year, albeit in a somewhat different and uncertain landscape. Our teachers will deliver curriculum to students in-person and simultaneously online, all with the potential that we might move in and out of different formats for a variety of reasons throughout the school year. Our faculty are already working hard this summer to effectively teach on the first day of the semester and every day thereafter. We are focused on capitalizing on the positive aspects of our learning from the spring while maximizing best practices in student engagement.

    All teaching will be provided both in-person and online. | As we work towards re-opening school and keeping school open, we plan to have all of the appropriate safety protocols in place. We will also need to change the culture of coming to school sick. Because we know girls stress about missing school, all teaching will be provided in-person and online for the coming school year which we hope will help students not feeling 100% on a given day to stay home and learn. Additionally, we know that some students and faculty, due to compromised autoimmune systems, or who live with someone with a compromised autoimmunie system, or who fall into another risk category, will need to teach or learn from home for an extended period of time. By providing instruction in-person and online, we hope to maintain a safe school environment for all.

    Web cameras | DSHA will be installing web cameras in every classroom. When used with Microsoft Teams, this will allow a student learning from home, or a teacher who must teach from home, to be "inside" the classroom remotely.

    BYOD Policy Revision: All students are expected to have a laptop device. | Due to the uncertainty of the school year and the potential for having to move in and out of one or more scenarios during the year, and because we will be teaching both in-person and online, and in order to support a student who may need to learn from home for a day, a series of days, or for the entire semseter, DSHA will now be expecting every student to have access to a laptop device every day at school and at home.  
    Click here to view the revised BYOD policy. 

    Synchronous and asynchronous expectations | We recieved consistent feedback across all constituent groups students, faculty, and parents that more face time between students and faculty is desired going forward. Now with our revised BYOD policy, web cameras in every classroom, and more time to plan, students should expect that any online learning (weather days, retreat days, hybrid learning, or an individual student sick day(s)) will have synchronous and asynchronous aspects of the learning experience.

    Full extended instruction schedule for the first semester | DSHA has decided to run a full extended instruction schedule for at least the fall semester, as we see this as the plan that binds everything together.
    • It allows students to focus on 3 or 4 classes per day rather than 6 or 7 classes per day. This is especially helpful given that some students will be learning from home each day due to illness.
    • It allows teachers to focus on 2 or 3 classes per day rather than all 5 (for a full-time teacher) which is especially helpful when considering they will be teaching to students in-person and online each day.
    • It creates continuity for students and faculty under any of the 2020-2021 scenarios.
    • Instructional time over a two-week period is the same as in our traditional schedule.
    • It facilitates the lunchtime considerations for the coming year.
    • It minimizes movement throughout the building.

    Faith Formation
    DSHA remains committed to the faith formation of our students. Our scriptural theme will be: "Turn your ear to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding." Proverbs 2:2. Three related points:
    • Regular liturgies, all-school and/or optional, are being planned in all scenarios.
    • Fall retreats (freshman and senior) will both take place at DSHA. The overnight aspect will be relieved to allow for proper cleaning of the building. Holding the retreats at DSHA puts us fully in control of our own retreats rather than at the discretion of another facility and their limitations.
    • We are in the process of modifying our community service requirements for the coming year.

    Student Support/Wellness | 
    Student support and wellness has never been more important. In order to meet the needs of students:
    • Plans are being put into place for students to be able to meet with our three full-time counselors both in-person and/or via Microsoft Teams.
    • Wellness programming will continue with students expected to participate according the modified requirements for the coming year.
    • DSHA is investigating the different therapies in school models to determine a fit for our school setting.

    Student Activities | 
    We are working to preserve the co-curricular life of the DSHA experience. This includes:  
    • Incorporating opportunities for students to engage in co-curricular activities such as clubs both inside and outside of the school day.
    • Thinking creatively about our theatre season.
    • Peggy Seegers-Braun, Athletic Director, is working hard to have protocols in place to support the fall athletic season.

    Diversity & Equity | 
    Prior to the tragic death of George Floyd, DSHA was set to use Just Mercy as the springboard into our planning in the area of diversity and equity. We expect that the coming year will allow for students, faculty, and parents to engage in dialogue and experiences that will allow each of us to "Turn your ear to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding." Faculty will continue to engage in professional development around equity, diveristy, and curriculum work in all academic areas. We also expect to finalize our long-range diversity and equity plan, which, if not for COVID-19, would already have been completed.  


    Next Steps and Timeline in Developing DSHA’s Plan for the 2020-21 School Year
    • Our number one goal is to return to in-person teaching and learning in accordance with as many safety measures as possible to mitigate the health concerns for our students and staff.
    • Our goal is also to remain open providing the full DSHA experience to all of our students.
    • We realize some students and staff members may have health-related conditions that will cause their physicians to restrict them from attending school in person. Virtual learning and work accommodations will be determined and implemented as necessary.
    • We also realize COVID-19 cases within our student population, staff population, and county population may require the closing of school and/or spaces within school for a short or long period of time. We are planning for multiple scenarios so that we are prepared to move between each scenario due to incidents of COVID-19 within our school community or the larger community.
    • The information we’ve shared above is based on our experience of the last eight weeks of the school year, feedback from students, faculty, and parents on the end of year surveys, as well as in consultation with other schools and educators within the DSHA community.
    • Our plan will be reviewed by our Academic & Student Life Committee of the DSHA Board of Directors. 
    • As our plans develop off the foundational decisions we’ve already made, our written plan will be shared first with staff members for questions and feedback.
    • Next, that plan will be provided to our DSHA families followed up by a virtual meeting for questions and feedback. 
    • Our plan is to disseminate to our families in late July. 

    We appreciate your prayers and patience as we work hard to develop a school year plan that mitigates health risks while also providing effective, college-preparatory instruction for all 700 DSHA students while remaining keenly focused on our mission to educate the whole girl.

    God Bless,

    Principal Dan Quesnell
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update | June 10, 2020 | Message from the President

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 

    Dear DSHA families,

    We are experiencing so much as a country right now. While we would typically be enjoying the start of summer, we are collectively facing some challenging times – individually and as a community at large. But as a DSHA community, we know that growth comes from struggle; hope comes from sorrow when it is met with prayer; and we are rooted in a strong Salvatorian mission to guide us along the way.

    We know this school year did not end in the way we hoped it would. I would like to share some important information about events in the coming weeks along with planning for the 2020-2021 school year—including tuition and financial aid assistance.

    Dasher Dialogue on Racial Injustice | June 9

    On Monday, June 1, we sent a response to the current events of racial injustice that our country is experiencing. Last night over Zoom, June 9, we held a Dasher Dialogue to serve as a safe space for students to discuss reactions, feelings, and questions regarding racial injustice in America. This was organized and led by the Student Diversity & Inclusion Council. We will continue to have ongoing dialogues of this nature; students should stay tuned to their emails for information and links.

    DSHA Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation | August 1

    The entire school community is very proud of the young women in this class. They have risen to the challenge and finished the school year with determination and perseverance; they will forever remember how they have handled the challenges of this spring. As a TSC, we are looking forward to celebrating this very special class at the Baccalaureate Mass on July 31 at DSHA, and at their graduation on August 1 at Miller Park.

    Online Learning Year-End Surveys

    Thank you to all of the parents, students, and faculty that completed these surveys. They are providing insight into the online learning experience and will help inform our planning for this coming school year. 

    2020-2021 School Year | Re-Open Plans in Progress

    Working with experts | DSHA is collaborating with MUHS and a team of medical professionals in the Milwaukee area to best inform us on how to open our school buildings to our faculty and staff this summer, and eventually our students at the start of the fall semester. We are developing safety procedures and policies to keep our school community safe. We will continue to refer to this team, the Center for Disease Control, the Wisconsin Health Department, and the Medical College of Wisconsin to inform our plans.  
     
    Building re-open to staff on July 6 | We have new procedures and policies in place to increase the sanitation and safety for all. Face coverings will be required for any person that enters the building throughout the summer. Additional sanitation and cleaning protocols will be in place as well.

    In-person instruction in August | We are building plans to be back to school in person with safety protocols and procedures in place.* Some of these plans include optimizing the full space within our building; adding technology measures that will allow flexibility for a student to stay home and engage with her classroom learning if she has a cold, etc.; and moving to an extended instruction schedule to minimize movement within in the building and optimize in-person student/faculty time together.Our academic administration and teaching faculty are hard at work putting these plans in place over the summer. We plan to communicate with you on an ongoing basis throughout this summer so you are fully prepared for the fall.

    *Should our state require schools to open with social distancing in place, or require schools to close, we are preparing two alternative plans: 1.) a hybrid plan with a staggered schedule to reduce the number of students in the building at one time while prioritizing regular in-person instruction; and 2.) a virtual learning plan should we be required to close school. 

    2020-2021 School Year | Tuition Assistance and Financial Aid Adjustments

    Due to the wide-spread effects of COVID-19, we understand that this is a financially difficult time for many. COVID-19 has created increased and unprecedented financial need for many of our families. If you are dealing with changing financial circumstances, we are here to help.

    The DSHA Financial Aid Committee has created a form that will help families explain any change to financial circumstances due to COVID-19 that may not be accurately reflected on their most recent tax documentation. In addition, the questions will help the committee understand a family’s full picture in order to make necessary adjustments to financial aid applications and awards when possible.

    If you have already applied for financial aid this spring, received an award amount, and are now interested in more aid due to COVID-19:

    If you have not previously applied for, or have not needed financial aid before COVID-19, but you would like to apply at this time:

    Of note, DSHA has its own procedures to follow when awarding financial aid. We own the responsibility to be good stewards of the money given to DSHA from various sources for the financial aid of our students. Although we have limited resources, we will do our best to meet your family’s needs so your daughter can continue to receive all of the many benefits a DSHA education offers.

    That being said, if you have any financial concerns due to the unique circumstances of this time, we want to hear them. Please contact Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Ann Duffy, DSHA ’10, to express your concers. If you have any other questions that we can help with, please reach out to Principal Dan Quesnell or me.

    We will continue to keep you informed throughout the summer. I am praying for all of you, that you remain safe and healthy during this time.

       
    God Bless,
    Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92
    President  
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update | May 18, 2020

    COVID-19 Update | Monday, May 18 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    The DSHA mission calls us to focus on developing the whole person. Each young woman at DSHA is made in the image and likeness of God. She is talented, unique, and perfectly imperfect. Under normal operations as well as during this time of online learning, our faculty strives to challenge each girl appropriately and build her critical thinking and learning skills in preparation for college. As a Catholic institution, we bring students into closer relationship with God through the various retreat, worship, and service experiences. From a social and emotional perspective, we deliver on co-curricular activities, wellness activities, and student social emotional support. The totality of this Catholic, college-preparatory school experience for girls is why parents send daughters to DSHA; it is why girls embrace their high school years; and why faculty come back year after year to DSHA.

    On short notice we implemented the move to online learning this spring with a distinct focus on our mission with continued attention given to developing the whole person of each Dasher. Throughout this time, I have remained proud of this community. Our faculty has given great effort to find effective teaching and learning strategies. Our students have engaged in the lessons and the myriad of faith, wellness, and student life offerings. Our parents have continued to support our effort. I am grateful to be part of such a wonderful community – a community I continue to hold in prayer.

    Fall Semester 2020 | Planning and Preparation

    Our primary goal, and the foundation of our planning, is to have students and staff back in the building, delivering on the mission of DSHA in-person to start next school year with face-to-face classroom instruction, programming, and activities. We also note that all plans to re-open will be done in a thoughtful and systematic manner to keep the health and safety of students, employees, and the larger community as our highest priority.

    As the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 evolve, we will plan according to the most current public health guidelines and mandates. In all planning we remain committed to delivering on our mission to educate young women of faith, heart, and intellect.

    Second, in an effort to guide our decision-making in the months ahead, Divine Savior Holy Angels and Marquette University High School have joined together to assemble a task force of medical health experts. Of course, we will continue to turn to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Milwaukee Health Department, and the Medical College of Wisconsin to implement best practices, policies, and protocols for re-opening our school.

    Finally, last week Friday, May 15, students, parents, and faculty received a survey to gather information for our evaluation of the last eight weeks. These surveys were sent independently so as to not confuse the different links. This information will inform our planning for any potential scenario requiring a component of online learning. Additionally, our faculty will engage in collaborative evaluation and planning throughout the week of May 26 focused on both the positive and constructive feedback; the opportunities for learning; and curricular considerations. Your feedback on our related survey is important. We value the voices of each constituent and we strongly encourage your participation.

    Updates for the week are as follows:

    Cancelled events | Click here for an updated list of cancelled events.   

    myDSHA resources | This continues to be the hub for all student resources. Upon login, student and parent resources are available via myDSHA accounts. See department updates below for relevant resources by area of support.

    2020 Online Learning page | All communication, along with additional general resources, can be found here.  

    Aladdin Meal Card Balance | Graduating seniors with a meal card balance with our food service provider Aladdin can expect a full refund on the balance. The DSHA business office is still working with Aladdin on the process and timing of the refund. Returning students can expect that the balance will remain on cards for the 2020-2021 school year.  

    Student Locker Clean Out
    • Click here for the full schedule and procedure for locker clean out for all grade levels. Please note, this document has been updated; changes are highlighted in yellow.
    • IMPORTANT Safety Precaution | Only one person is allowed in the building per locker. Parents, siblings, and friends cannot accompany a student into the building to assist with the locker. Students should bring a bag or tote large enough to carry all of their items in one trip. If needed, a parent can clean out the student's locker if the student is not available.  
    • IMPORTANT Safety Precaution | All students will be expected to wear a protective mask inside the building. Staff managing the process will be in masks as well.  
    • Locker Numbers | Students can find their locker numbers by logging into myDSHA and clicking on "Profile" and then the "Contact Tab." Click here to find instructions on how to find your locker number.  
    • Parking | Seniors are to park in the front lot. Students whose locker number begins with an "A" should park in the back lot. All other students should park in the front lot. 
    • Mailboxes | Contents of student mailboxes will be placed in the student's locker. Students will not need to go to their mailboxes. In an envelope, students will find their Pre-ACT results as well as Honors Night awards.
    • Book Return | There will be a library book cart at check-in and on each floor. Students who were issued textbooks by the school will receive an email from Mrs. LaGuardia with instructions.  
    • Final Food Collection | The final food collection days will be during locker cleanout. Please bring canned food items on your assigned locker cleanout day and drop them in the bins near the south gym entrance as you enter the building. Canned food donations will be donated to La Causa, a non-profit that provides bilingual services and education in the Milwaukee community. Our food will be given to the nursery families so please be generous! 
    Dasher Resale
    The Dasher Resale is organized by parent volunteers. This year the resale of books and uniforms will be done virtually through a Facebook Buy/Sell site.The sale will begin July 1. More information on how to access the buy/sell site is still to come. Book lists for the 2020-2021 school year will be mailed home the week of June 15. 

    Questions? Contact Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Brock, DSHA '92.

    Academic Updates | Academic Calendar for the week of May 18-22 
    All work must be submitted this week. | Students and parents, please note that we are coming to the end of our semester, and thus, teachers are grading all work. Students, please submit any and all assignments so your grade can reflect all of your work! Teachers have the deadline to submit all grades by 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 27.   
    Last assessment/assignment/projects due, following our old exam schedule:
    • All deadlines are 11:59 p.m.
    • Monday, May 18 | Math and Social Studies (both year-long and semester-long) 
    • Tuesday, May 19 | Science and Theology
    • Wednesday, May 20 | Fine Arts; Anatomy & Physiology; World Languages  
    • Thursday, May 21 | English; Specialized Studies; Health  
    2020 DSHA Summer Read: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
    Incoming freshmen and rising sophomores will be reading the edition adapted for young adults. Please see the specific ISBN numbers below:
    • Freshmen & Sophomores | Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults, by Bryan Stevenson. ISBN: 978-0-525-58006-5
    • Juniors & Seniors | Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. ISBN: 978-0-8129-8496-5
    Questions? Contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield.

    Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry Update
    • Final Food Collection | The final food collection days will be during locker cleanout. Please bring canned food items on your assigned locker cleanout day and drop them in the bins near the south gym entracne as you enter the building. Canned food donations will be donated to La Causa, a non-profit that provides bilingual services and education in the Milwaukee community. Our food will be given to the nursery families so please be generous!
    • Campus Ministry Recap Video, "Love Binds All" — Click here to view |This recap video was complied by our fabulous communications offers Soraya Keiser, DSHA '20Olivia Larson, DSHA '20; and Lucy Radocha, DSHA '20. A special thanks to all seniors who ministered this year and to all of our campus ministry officers. You are in our prayers and we hold you in our hearts.  
    • Prayer Intentions | Students, please add any of your prayer intentions for the school year to the Prayer Board. We will continue to have this as a resource throughout the summer and beyond.  
    • Final Faith Friday | On Friday, May 15, we celebrated the End of Year Mass as a virtual school community.Click here to view Fr. Patric's homily from Friday along with past Faith Friday messages.  
    Questions? Contact Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen Ritter, DSHA '05. 

    Student Services Update

    School Counseling
    • Student Pre-ACT |All students who participated in the Pre-ACT exam in March will be able to pick up their testing booklet and results in the envelope in their lockers during their assigned locker clean-out day. For any questions related to the Pre-ACT or ACT, please contactCollege Center Assistant Donna LaGuardia.  
    • Student Support | School counselors will be finalizing student requests and continuing to offer student support as needed. Our school counselors will be available through Friday, May 29.
              Last names beginning with A-Di:Ron Weiss 
              Last names beginning with Do-Hi:Jennifer O'Brien
              Last names beginning with Ho-M:Dave Lynch
              Last names beginning with N-So:Jacky Krawczyk
              Last names beginning with Sp-Z:Sister Mary Lee Grady         
    • Student and Family Assistance Program | Divine Savior Holy Angels High School is pleased to offer the Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP), which provides valuable services to help address some of the challenges students and families experience. These services are free and confidential to all DSHA students and their immediate families. Click here for additional details about the program.To access SFAP services, call 800-236-3231.  
    College Counseling
    • Attention All Seniors | If you have not contacted College Center Assistant Donna LaGuardiaabout your final college decisions, please do so ASAP. DSHA needs this information to send final trascripts to your schools.
    • Letters of Recommendation for Juniors | Our counselors have been reviewing information packets that juniors filled out in March. They have been connecting with juniors to discuss their skills, expertise, interests, backgrounds, and accomplishments.
                        - As of Friday, May 15, almost all of the letters have been written.
                        - Not all letters will be written strictly by caseload. The counselor writing each letter should have already reached out to students for information as needed.

     Questions? Contact Director of College Counseling Brian Hendricks.

    Applied Wellness Update
    • COVID-19 Student Online Learning Survey | This week students will be asked to complete their version of the online learning survey; this can be found in their Applied Wellness assignments. As we are look toward the fall semester as a learning institution, we are committed to evaluating our approach to online, whole-person education during COVID-19. Our goal through this evaluation is to gather information from parents, students, and faculty in order to build on our successes and make improvements and innovations for the future. Therefore, student feedback is imperative and we have sweetened the pot by adding some prizes for completion. Students who complete the survey this week will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of four- $50 Amazon gift cards! 
    • Applied Wellness Live Groups | We offered the Applied Wellness Live Groups over the course of virtual learning as an opportunity for students to take breaks and find some connection with others. We gained new insight to our students through this new way of learning. Whether we continue virtually, in person, or engage in a hybrid of both, we will continue to develop programming that best meets the needs and interests of our girls. Our final week of live groups has a mix of student-led and facilitator-led experiences. Click here to see all of the upcoming Live Group offerings for the week.  
    • State of the Students | This team has met weekly and will engage in an end of the semester discussion about ways it can be sustained and improved as we move into the fall 2020 semester.
    • COVID-19 Teen Tool Box from stressedteens.com |Click here to access resources for teens to help them to increase their self-care and mindfulness skills.
    • Follow Applied Wellness on Instagram | For the latest live group updates and wellness information, follow@dshappliedwellness on Instagram.
    Questions? Contact Applied Wellness Department Chair Joanna McQuide or Applied Wellness Coordinator Rachel Uihlein. 

    Athletics Update
    WIAA Extends Physicals for Fall of 2020 | If you are having trouble getting a physical scheduled for your athlete and have a physical on file at DSHA, you can file for an extension if you meet certain criteria. Our first choice would be to try and get a physical for your daughter before her fall sport begins in August. We are also looking into partnering with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin to have athletic physicals avaiable prior to fall sports. More information will be provided as soon as we have it. If neither option works prior to the beginning of fall sports, the WIAA is providing a waiver which must be completed and on file prior to the first day of fall sports.

    WIAA Membership rules require a physical examination prior to participation in interscholastic athletics and every two years thereafter. The board’s action allows a one-time extension of the two-year period for student athletes with physical exams forms already on file. For fall sports in 2020, student athletes that have had a physical within the past two years may receive an extension into the third year until they are able to get a physical with their primary care physician.

    Parents of participants are required to complete the newly created physical examination extension form and submit the document to the Athletic Administrative Assistant at DSHA. If answers to any of the questions on the form raises medical concerns since the physical form on file, or if a student athlete has not had a sports physical in the past two years, one will be required before the student athlete will be allowed to participate in practice or competition.

    Questions or need a form? Contact Athletic Director Peggy Seegers-Braun or Athletic Administrative Assistant Maureen Stowell.  

    Good News | The 2020 Campus Ministry End of the Year video displays all the emotions, highlights, and accomplishments of Campus Ministry, including messages from the Campus Ministry student officers. God's love binds all even in this unsusal year. Click here to view the video.

    May God bless each and every member of the DSHA community. Enjoy your families and have a safe summer.

     God of wisdom,
    We thank you for all the gifts you have given us throughout this school year. We praise you for giving us life, for saving us in Christ, and for choosing us to be your people. As we come to the end of this school year, we voice our gratitude for the good things you have done in us, and we praise you for all who have shared in the work of this school. We ask you to bless them in your love and give them refreshment and peace. We praise you, God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen. Holy Mary, Mother of Our Savior, Pray for Us.
    - Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers/Revised Edition. USCCB
     
    Principal
  • DSHA COVID-19 Parent Survey | May 15, 2020

    COVID-19 Parent Survey | Friday, May 15

    Dear DSHA Parents,

    As a learning institution, we are committed to evaluating our approach to online, whole-person education during COVID-19. Our goal through this evaluation is to gather information from parents, students, and faculty, in order to build on our successes and make improvements and innovations for the future.

    Your voice matters! Will you please help us gather as complete of a picture as possible, and fill out the COVID-19 Parent Survey by Friday, May 22?

    Click here to complete the DSHA 2020 Online Learning COVID-19 Parent Survey. 

    Click here for full communications regarding DSHA online learning. 
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update | May 11, 2020

    COVID-19 Update | Monday, May 11 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    As we move into our seventh and final week of online learning, prior to end of virtual term assessments, I would like to take us back in time.

    At the onset of navigating virtual learning, schools across America chose one of two types of formats: synchronous or asynchronous learning. DSHA chose asynchronous learning as the best fit for our school community. We also made a deliberate decision to stay true to our Catholic, college-preparatory mission that emphasizes the development of the entire girl. We committed to filtering all of our decisions through the lens of our priority: Student Connection, Engagement and Support.

    In addition to building in daily Dasher Time opportunities for students to connect with teachers and other students, we have offered opportunities for faith formation, applied wellness groups, and school counseling resources to meet students in their particular need. We have surveyed our students weekly through the Applied Wellness Department, conducted a weekly State-of-the-Students (student support team) meeting to review the survey results, and identified both individual and large group student needs. This student survey data has revealed that students have consistently felt connected to peers and faculty throughout this pandemic.

    In many ways seven weeks seems long. Our human desire is to connect — and not in the virtual sense but through real face-to-face contact. We have had traditional experiences that have shaped our mindset for how we close a class, a school year, or a high school career. In other ways seven weeks is a small sample size. Although our patience may be wearing thin, perhaps the timing of COVID-19 within the school year was the most ideal. These seven weeks have given us a chance to learn things that will help us shape the fall under the myriad of considerations and recommendations that the Center for Disease Control, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Department of Health Services, Governor’s office, or other policy makers may have in place for the fall. Plunging into this experience as a student, administrator, faculty member, or student support team member has challenged our flexibility, creativity, and planning skills. It has also shown us that we can do this well.

    In last week’s communication we indicated that we would be surveying students, parents, and staff regarding our online learning 2020 experience. Those surveys will be forthcoming next week. We value all of your feedback and insights as we look to prepare for the fall. We highly encourage full participation.

    Updates for the week are as follows:

    SDS Salvatorian Senior Awards Night & Underclasswomen Honors | Click here this Wednesday night, May 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual version of the annual SDS Salvatorian Senior Awards Night & Underclasswomen Honors. Tune in to celebrate the amazing honors and achievement of our students!

    Cancelled events | Click here for an updated list of cancelled events.   

    myDSHA resources | This continues to be the hub for all student resources. Upon login, student and parent resources are available via myDSHA accounts. See department updates below for relevant resources by area of support.

    2020 Online Learning page | All communication, along with additional general resources, can be found here.  

    Student Locker Clean Out
    • Click here for the full schedule and procedure for locker clean out for all grade levels. Please note, this document has been updated since last week; changes are highlighted in yellow.
    • IMPORTANT Safety Precaution | Only one person is allowed in the building per locker. Parents, siblings, and friends cannot accompany a student into the building to assist with the locker. Students should bring a bag or tote large enough to carry all of their items in one trip. If needed, a parent can clean out the student's locker if the student is not available.  
    • IMPORTANT Safety Precaution | All students will be expected to wear a protective mask inside the building. Staff managing the process will be in masks as well.  
    • Locker Numbers | Students can find their locker numbers by logging into myDSHA and clicking on "Profile" and then the "Contact Tab." 
    • Parking | Seniors are to park in the front lot. Students whose locker number begins with an "A" should park in the back lot. All other students should park in the front lot. 
    • Mailboxes | Contents of student mailboxes will be placed in the student's locker. Students will not need to go to their mailboxes.  
    • Book Return | There will be a library book cart at check-in and on each floor. Students who were issued textbooks by the school will receive an email from Mrs. LaGuardia with instructions.  
    • Final Food Collection | The final food collection days will be during locker cleanout. Please bring canned food items on your assigned locker cleanout day and drop them in the bins near the south gym entrance as you enter the building. Canned food donations will be donated to La Causa, a non-profit that provides bilingual services and education in the Milwaukee community. Our food will be given to the nursery families so please be generous! 
    Dasher Resale
    The Dasher Resale is organized by parent volunteers. This year the resale of books and uniforms will be done virtually through a Facebook Buy/Sell site.The sale will begin July 1. More information on how to access the buy/sell site is still to come. Book lists for the 2020-2021 school year will be mailed home the week of June 15. 

    Questions? ContactDean of Student Affairs Ruby Brock, DSHA '92.

    Academic Updates
    • AP Exam Resources | Students, in case you missed it, please check out the following AP exam resources in preparation for your upcoming online AP exams:
              Exam Day Checklist 
    • Analysis of DSHA's Response to COVID-19 Online Learning |We are in the process of creating surveys for our students, parents, and faculty in order to gather feedback about our approach to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please look for survey links to be released on Monday, May 18.  
    Questions? Contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield.

    Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry Update
    • Student Support | Campus ministers continue to offer spiritual support/pastoral care both indiviudally and in groups for our students.
    • This week we say "thanks!" to our Campus Ministry Officers | We will see their end of the year slideshow of Campus Ministry highlights this Thursday via email.
    • Applied Wellness Spiritual Offering | The Final Divine Mercy Chaplet Group will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. on Zoom; all are welcome to join.
    • Faith Friday | Fr. Patric will share our end of the year Mass homily and reflection on Friday for Faith Friday.Click here to view on Friday along with past Faith Friday messages.  
    • Baccalaureate Mass Planning | This meeting will take place on Zoom next Wednesday, May 20 at 1 p.m.; all seniors are welcome to attend.
    Questions? Contact Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen Ritter, DSHA '05. 

    Student Services Update

    School Counseling
    • Student Support | School counselors will continue making connections with students who may need extra support in finalizing assignments during this last week of instruction. Our goal is to help all of our Dashers feel supported and encouraged to finish this semester in a very successful manner. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your daughter, please feel encouraged to reach out to her counselor for support. Our school counselors will be available through Friday, May 29.
              Last names beginning with A-Di:Ron Weiss 
              Last names beginning with Do-Hi:Jennifer O'Brien
              Last names beginning with Ho-M:Dave Lynch
              Last names beginning with N-So:Jacky Krawczyk
              Last names beginning with Sp-Z:Sister Mary Lee Grady         
    • Student and Family Assistance Program | Divine Savior Holy Angels High School is pleased to offer the Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP), which provides valuable services to help address some of the challenges students and families experience. These services are free and confidential to all DSHA students and their immediate families. Click here for additional details about the program.To access SFAP services, call 800-236-3231.  
    College Counseling
    Questions? Contact Director of College Counseling Brian Hendricks.

    Applied Wellness Update
    Questions? Contact Applied Wellness Department Chair Joanna McQuide or Applied Wellness Coordinator Rachel Uihlein. 

    Athletics Update

    The June 8 and August 3 mandatory athletic meetings have been cancelled and will move into an online format to register for participation in athletics during the 2020-2021 school year.

    A few notes for the meeting:
    • Please hang on to your WIAA green physical card or cream WIAA alternate year card as you will need to upload these during the online registration process.
    • Once the online registration process is complete, we ask that you mail in or drop off your WIAA green physical card or WIAA cream alternate card so we have a physical copy on file at school. 
    • You will receive an email in June letting you know that the registration process is open. You and your daughter will need to watch the video meeting, read all material, and complete all of the forms at least one week prior to tryouts or the beginning of your season. 
    Athletic Training Services | May 1 - June 30
    Due to the Safer At Home order, as well as the continued school closure, our athletic training service provider, Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin, has made the difficult decision to put their high school outreach athletic trainers on low census beginning Friday, May 1 and extending through June 30. During this time period, our current athletic trainer will not be working. Supervisor of Athletic Training Services Joe Hoff will be our contact for any questions or athletic training needs. He can be reached at the following: 414-805-7117 (office); 414-699-2521 (mobile); or joseph.hoff@froedtert.com.

    Good News | Last week was teacher and staff appreciation week. Eileen DeGuire, DSHA '20, put together a video of messages of gratitude from the senior class to the faculty and staff. This class will most certainly be missed! Click here to view the video.

    As we have ventured through the past seven weeks I have prayed the prayer below from St. Francis de Sales several times. It is a prayer for unfailing strength and is found in the DSHA prayer book. Every twist and turn has required a form of strength. There have been aspects of this experience that have brought a ray of sunlight, and aspects of this experience that leave us feeling weak for me personally. I suspect this is true for many but remembering that we have strength in God’s love for us brings peace.
     
    Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow.

    The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day.

    Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.

    Be at peace, then.

    Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually:

    "The Lord is my strength and my shield.

    My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped.

    He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him."

    - St. Francis de Sales
    Principal 
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update | May 7, 2020 | Class of 2020 Graduation Announcement

    Dear DSHA Community,

    We are writing to share our upcoming plan for the Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation. The rescheduled dates are outlined below.

    We understand that the state is continually re-evaluating recommendations regarding in-person public events like graduation ceremonies, as those recommendations are based upon seeing a sustained downward trajectory in COVID-19. With this in mind, we are prepared to implement alternative plans if need be. 

    DSHA Graduation Weekend Schedule:
    • Baccalaureate Mass | Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. 
                        Location: DSHA with accommodations for social distancing  

    • Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony | Saturday, August 1 at 1:30 p.m 
                         Location: Miller Park, Milwaukee 

    As a Catholic community, opportunities to come together in celebration and prayer that honors significant life milestones is deeply important to us. Honoring the achievements of our girls matters. Because of this, we have been committed to finding a way to celebrate the DSHA Class of 2020 in the way we expected to be able to do at the beginning of the year. (This desire was reinforced by the responses from the senior student and parent surveys regarding graduation preferences.) We feel that Miller Park gives us the best option to do so — with room to account for the unknown social distancing expectations at this time, as well as offering a venue to allow for weather control via the stadium's roof. This is possible because DSHA is partnering with Marquette University High School to rent the space for the day; MUHS will hold their graduation at 9:30 a.m. on the same Saturday.

    We thank you for your patience as we have been sourcing options. Further details are forthcoming.

    God Bless,

    Dan Quesnell
    Principal

    Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92
    President
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update May 4, 2020

    COVID-19 Update | Monday, May 4 

    Dear DSHA Community,

    Last week Friday, more than 30 members of the DSHA faculty and staff participated in a special delivery to the Class of 2020. Our seniors received a commemorative yard sign, a red and gold rose (they traditionally receive these at graduation), their graduation tassel, the Vocare pin they would have received at the welcome back prayer service, a "class ring" (think ring pop!) and some other sweet treats. This was also symbolic as May 1 is traditionally decision day for colleges. In fact, many of our seniors were wearing thier college t-shirts at the time of delivery.

    As May is traditionally a time to celebrate our seniors, we are working to establish a new date for graduation that will be communicated as soon as possible. In addition, this communication includes information regarding"The Last Day of School"for seniors (see below).

    Nationally, this is teacher appreciation week and I would like to take this moment to publicly recognize our faculty and staff as I am grateful to each and every one of my colleagues at DSHA. In normal circumstances our faculty and staff is deeply committed to breathing life into our mission on behalf of the amazing young women who walk our halls. COVID-19 has challenged every member of our community to rethink how we do things – and we’ve done this with the girls at the forefront of our minds. In this time of great uncertainty, we did our best to provide stability and structure to all of our students. We’ve done our best to care for each student through our counseling and spiritual and applied wellness programs. We’ve learned new technologies, thought creatively about lessons, and wrestled with assessments. We’ve considered what it means to teach and learn in a new environment. Our faculty has taken risks, tried new things, and evolved along the way. As we venture through this week I would invite our students and parents to keep our faculty and staff in prayer.

    Updates for the week are as follows:

    Summer Cool Camps & Classes – COVID-19 Update| As a Catholic school, all of our programming falls under the direction of Archbishop Listecki that no in-person school-sponsored events of any kind are to be held by Catholic schools until at least July 1. For high school level academic courses for rising sophomores – seniors, we hope to either reschedule or move to an online format. For camps for rising grades 1-9, click here for more information.

    PFAA Awards Night | Click here this Wednesday night, May 6, beginning at 7 p.m. for a virtual version of the annual PFAA Awards night. You will also be able to find a link on the DSHA PFAA web page beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Tune in to see all the wonderful things our fine arts students have accomplished this year!

    Cancelled events | Click here for an updated list of cancelled events.

    myDSHA resources | This continues to be the hub for all student resources. Upon login, student and parent resources are available via myDSHA accounts. See department updates below for relevant resources by area of support.

    2020 Online Learning page | All communication, along with additional general resources, can be found here.  

    Student Locker Clean Out
    • Click here for the full schedule and procedure for locker clean out for all grade levels.
    • IMPORTANT: Only one person is allowed in the building per locker. Parents, siblings, and friends cannot accompany a student into the building to assist with the locker. Students should bring a bag or tote large enough to carry all of their items in one trip. If needed, a parent can clean out the student’s locker if the student is not available.
    • Class of 2020 "Last Day of School" | On May 22, seniors will clean out their lockers on what would have been their graduation day. Our goal is to give them their own day to come to school to clean out their lockers, and have their picture taken by VIP while wearing their uniform one last time. 
    Dasher Resale
    Dasher Resale will move to a virtual format this year. We are still working through details, but this is something parents will want to know as the girls are cleaning out their lockers. More information is still to come on the details of the sale.

    Questions? Contact Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Brock, DSHA '92.

    Academic Updates
    • AP Exam Resources | Students, in case you missed it, please check out the following AP exam resources in preparation for your upcoming online AP exams:
              Exam Day Checklist
    • Analysis of DSHA's Response to COVID-19 Online Learning | We are in the process of creating surveys for our students, parents, and faculty in order to gather feedback about our approach to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please look for survey links to be released on Monday, May 11.   
    Questions? Contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield.

    Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry Update
    • Availability | Campus ministers are still available to chat or call on Microsoft teams. They will also be offering spiritual Zoom groups for the rest of the school year.
    • Applied Wellness Spiritual Offerings | There are many ways you can continue to nurture your faith virtually through Applied Wellness spiritual groups offered this week: Mercy Monday, Cor Jesu Adoration, 10 p.m. Mass at Marquette University’s Joan of Arc Chapel and more!
    • Prayer Intention Board | Add a prayer intention for our seniors to the Community Prayer Board. Take a look at the DSHA Class of 2020 Instagram (made by senior Mary Kaupp) to see what decisions seniors have made. 
    • Collection Days |These are restarting on Tuesday, May 5. Give $1 (or more!) on Collection Day via Venmo (Account: Mary-stern-5). Donations will benefit Riverwest Food Pantry and Bread of Healing Food Pantry. Drop off canned goods at Catholic Charities Adult Day Center at 1919 N. 60th St., Milwaukee. Click here for needed items. Empress Crown points will be automatically awarded for monetary donations. If you are donating canned goods, take a picture of the cans and post them on the Student Council Teams page. We will update you throughout the day.  
    • Nurse Appreciation Week |The final Notes of Love campaign started yesterday and will be for our nurse heroes. Create a card with a personal message from DSHA (ex. Thank you nurses! Love, DSHA student). Watch a tutorial on how to make a card here.  Mail or drop them off at Medical Workers Notes of Support c/o Sam Thurner, 11032 West Ruby Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53222. Deadline is May 8.
    • Faith Friday | Virtual Faith Friday will continue each week. Click here to view the Friday, May 1 Faith Friday message.
    Questions? Contact Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen Ritter, DSHA '05. 

    Student Services Update

    School Counseling
    • Student Support | Student Services continues our ongoing collaboration with Campus Ministry and Applied Wellness to utilize Wellness survey data to inform our Dasher outreach efforts. In addition, we will be making purposeful connections with students who may need more academic planning support based on the most recent progress report information provided to us this past week. Our goal is to help all of our Dashers feel supported and encouraged to finish this semester in a very successful manner. These connections may occur via audio or video conferences, Microsoft chats, or email. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your daughter, please feel encouraged to reach out to her counselor for support.
               Last names beginning with: A-Di |Ron Weiss
               Last names beginning with: Do-Hi |Jennifer O’Brien
               Last names beginning with: Ho-M |Dave Lynch
               Last names beginning with: N-So |Jacky Krawczyk
               Last names beginning with: Sp-Z |Sister Mary Lee Grady
    • Student and Family Assistance Program | Divine Savior Holy Angels High School is pleased to offer the Aurora Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP), which provides valuable services to help address some of the challenges students and families experience. These services are free and confidential to all DSHA students and their immediate families. Click here for additional details about the program. To access SFAP services, call 800-236-3231.  
    College Counseling
    Questions? Contact Director of College Counseling Brian Hendricks.

    Applied Wellness Update
    Questions? Contact Applied Wellness Department Chair Joanna McQuide or Applied Wellness Coordinator Rachel Uihlein.

    Athletics Update
    The June 8 and August 3 mandatory athletic meetings have been cancelled and will move into an online format to register for participation in athletics during the 2020-2021 school year.
    A few notes for the meeting:
    • Please hang on to your WIAA green physical card or cream WIAA alternate year card as you will need to upload these during the online registration process.
    • Once the online registration process is complete, we ask that you mail in or drop off your WIAA green physical card or WIAA cream alternate card so we have a physical copy on file at school. 
    • You will receive an email in June letting you know that the registration process is open. You and your daughter will need to watch the video meeting, read all material, and complete all of the forms at least one week prior to tryouts or the beginning of your season. 
    Athletic Training Services | May 1 - June 30
    Due to the Safer At Home order, as well as the continued school closure, our athletic training service provider, Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin, has made the difficult decision to put their high school outreach athletic trainers on low census beginning Friday, May 1 and extending through June 30. During this time period, our current athletic trainer will not be working. Supervisor of Athletic Training Services Joe Hoff will be our contact for any questions or athletic training needs. He can be reached at the following: 414-805-7117 (office); 414-699-2521 (mobile); or joseph.hoff@froedtert.com.

    Questions? Contact Athletic Director Peggy Seegers-Braun.

    Good News |The Class of 2020 is celebrating college decisions and looking forward to the future in a virtual way during this time. As National Decision Day for our seniors was May 1, Mary Kaupp, DSHA '20, created a DSHA Class of 2020 Instagram page featuring each senior's picture, college, and major. We can't wait to see the great things each young woman will accomplish as she takes the next step in her journey!

    This is our seventh week of online learning and the calendar has turned to May. We begin to anticipate the end of the school year and a time to begin seeing friends. Archbishop Listecki announced plans for how we can return to Mass and the Safer at Home order is set to expire soon. And yet we remain socially distanced and that is hard.

    One of the favorite songs sung at all-school liturgies is "We Are One Body." As the refrain goes, we are one body, and we do not stand alone. DSHA stands together.

    May God continue to bless each and every member of our community,

    Principal 
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update April 27, 2020

    COVID-19 Update | Monday, April 27
     
    Dear DSHA Community,

    Our scriptural theme this year is this:

    “Above all, clothe yourself with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
    ~ Colossians 3:14

    Praying over this scripture passage has been helpful. Hopefully for many, spending extra time clothed in the love of our family has been a blessing. And yet this situation can challenge our own abilities to stay positive and hopeful. We remained clothed in God’s love too.

    One of the challenges of our world today, exasperated by the virtual environment, is the ability to keep up with each new video, photo, link, story, etc. It can be draining. I recently watched Alicia Keyes’ song Good Job, produced about the COVID-19 scenario. In the chorus she says, “you are doing a good job, don’t get too down, the world needs you now, know that you matter.” And so we are also reminded to clothe ourselves in love of ourselves during this time.

    I am impressed by our community. Our faculty and staff have done a good job taking teaching into an online environment. Our students have done a good job adjusting to learning in an online format without having the chance to interact in person with teachers and friends. Our parents are doing a good job supporting their daughters. Let us be reminded that we are all doing a good job and that clothing ourselves in love will bind everything together in perfect harmony.

    The end of this week finds us in May and our attention turns to the end of the school year. This year is no exception.
    • Communication from the Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee | Through a recent meeting with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the administrations of Catholic schools in the area, Archbishop Listecki has offered some clarity as to what Governor Evers’ school closure directive will mean for Catholic schools. It has been communicated that no in-person school sponsored events of any kind are to be held by Catholic schools until at least July 1. We continue to work hard to address questions as they arise in this fluid situation, and we commit to communicating with you as soon as decisions have been made.
    • Awards’ Nights | The Parent Fine Arts Association Awards night will be recorded and released on May 6, 2020. The Sisters of the Divine Savior Salvatorian Senior & Underclasswomen Awards Night will be recorded and released on May 13, 2020.
    • End-of-Term Virtual Assessment | This May, our students will not be taking the usual cumulative, traditional final exam, but instead will be engaged in an end-of-virtual-term assessment that will help bring closure to their virtual learning experience and will be focused on the time they have spent in online education. The faculty are working with their respective departments to collaborate and create the end-of-virtual-term assessments; the assessments may be things like final chapter tests, papers, projects, a Power Point, a short video presentation, or some other type of assessment.
    • Baccalaureate Mass & Graduation | Class of 2020 student and parent survey responses were due today. Alternate plans will be identified and communicated in the days to come.
    • Student Locker Clean-Out | Schools are starting to announce plans for students to clean out regular lockers as well as athletic lockers. DSHA is working on our own plan that we hope will also include drop off of used books and uniforms for an eventual Dasher Resale.
    • Faculty Classroom Clean-Out | Plans will also be made for faculty to get back into classrooms to clean out and organize for the summer.
    • 2020-2021 Academic Year Calendar | Normally we have finalized our full calendar by now. We had published the major dates in the eNews several weeks ago and they are republished here.
    Check-in Day: August 20, 2020
    Freshmen Orientation: August 21, 2020
    First Traditional Day of School: August 24, 2020 
    Semester Exams: December 15-18, 2020
    Christmas Vacation: December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021
    Winter Break: February 4-7, 2021 Note: Feb. 4 is Mother Mary Mission Day for TSC
    Easter Vacation: April 1 – 11, 2021
    Semester Exams: May 25-28, 2021
    Graduation: May 28, 2021

    We hope to finalize the full calendar in the next couple weeks.

    Cancelled events | Click here for an updated list of cancelled events.

    myDSHA resources | This continues to be the hub for all student resources. Upon login, student and parent resources are available via myDSHA accounts. See department updates below for relevant resources by area of support.

    2020 Online Learning page | All communication, along with additional general resources, can be found here.  

    Academic Updates | Important end-of-term notes for students:
    • No final exams means no 10% or 20% weighting for a final exam. Because we are moving to an end-of-virtual-term assessment, there will not be a 10% or 20% final exam placeholder in your semester grade for each class.  
    • Any missing or late work must be completed and submitted for all classes by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 15. If you have any late/missing work, please note that all work must be turned in for each class by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 15. If your work is not submitted, the consequence would be a zero for that assignment; depending on how much work is missing, a student could potentially earn a very low grade or even failing grade for a class. Students — don't let this happen to you! Turn in all work.
    Questions? Contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield.

    Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry Update
    • Availability | Campus ministers are still available to chat or call on Microsoft teams. They will also be offering spiritual Zoom groups for the rest of the school year.
    • Applied Wellness Spiritual Offerings | There are more Applied Wellness spiritual groups offered this week. Take a look at Centering Prayer & Presence or Gratitude Journaling. Other prayer offerings are also available; these are great opportunities to get more connected and care for yourself and your community.
    • Faith Friday | Virtual Faith Friday will continue each week.Click here to view the Friday, April 24 Faith Friday message.
    Questions? Contact Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen Ritter, DSHA ‘05.

    Student Services Update

    School Counseling
    • Student Support | Student Services continues our ongoing collaboration with Campus Ministry and Applied Wellness to utilize Wellness survey data to inform our Dasher outreach efforts. In addition, we will be making purposeful connections with students who may need more academic planning support based on the most recent progress report information provided to us this past week. Our goal is to help all of our Dashers feel supported and encouraged to finish this semester in a very successful manner. These connections may occur via audio or video conferences, Microsoft chats, or email. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your daughter, please feel encouraged to reach out to her counselor for support.
               Last names beginning with: A-Di | Ron Weiss
               Last names beginning with: Do-Hi | Jennifer O’Brien
               Last names beginning with: Ho-M | Dave Lynch
               Last names beginning with: N-So | Jacky Krawczyk
               Last names beginning with: Sp-Z | Sister Mary Lee Grady
    • School Counselor Survey | As we search for a school counselor to fill our needs for 2020-2021, we want to find out what you value most in a school counselor. We will ensure that each candidate has the appropriate training and background, but we also want to know from our community what specific traits or characteristics would be the best for our DSHA student population. Students, parents, and TSC, click here to take the survey.
    College Counseling
    Questions? Contact Director of College Counseling Brian Hendricks.

    Applied Wellness Update

    Once again, we remain committed to keeping you in the loop as changes occur and decisions are made in the coming weeks. And we continue to pray for each of you and your families as you navigate the end of the school year.

    While we collectively face the challenges of our current situation, we recognize that each family is in a unique situation right now. Please let us know if you have special prayer intentions or needs that we can help you with. And let us remember that together as a Catholic community, we are clothed in the love of God and one another.  

    God Bless,
    Principal 
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update April 20, 2020

    COVID-19 Update | Monday, April 20

    Dear DSHA Community,

    I hope that you have each had a restful and unplugged spring break, and that you and your families were able to celebrate the beauty of the Easter season and the Risen Christ in new ways this year.

    That said, there is a sense of mourning and loss that we are all feeling right now. On Thursday, April 16, per a press release announcement from Governor Evers’ Office, the Safer at Home Order will remain in place until Tuesday, May 26, and in-person private and public K-12 schools, and all in-person co-curricular programs, will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Thus, DSHA will continue with virtual learning through the remainder of the school year.

    The events of this unprecedented time are beyond our control, and as a faculty and staff we are heartbroken first and foremost for our students — especially the Class of 2020 and the milestone moments that go along with closing out this phase of each girl’s academic career. We are also grieving our own loss – that we are unable to be with our girls in person this spring. We acknowledge the disappointments that each student and family is facing. The cancellation of major events come with a certain sting — theatre performances, sports seasons, art shows, prom and graduate dinner dance, end of year projects and celebrations – the list is endless. And this is difficult for all. Today, we are meeting with a group of seniors to discuss graduation options with the goal of providing the best possible celebratory option for the Class of 2020 and their families given the current circumstances.

    But in these challenges I’d like to call attention to two things. Our doors may be closed, but our DSHA school community is certainly wide open:
    1. I have the utmost confidence in our faculty and staff as they continue to connect with students and deliver the highest quality Catholic, college-prep education to our girls. We are committed to finishing this semester strong, and it has been a joy to see our TSC go above and beyond to meet the needs of our students – in all facets of their whole person. We will continue to do this each and every day for the rest of the school year.
    2. I have the utmost confidence in our girls to continue receiving the outreach and instruction that our TSC is providing. I am so proud of the way our students have handled these unprecedented events with strength and maturity – answering the call at hand to study remotely, working hard while doing so, and letting us know what they need along the way.

    Below you will find updates from the various areas within our school.

    Cancelled events | Click here for an updated list of cancelled events.

    myDSHA resources | This continues to be the hub for all student resources. Upon login, student and parent resources are available via myDSHA accounts. See department updates below for relevant resources by area of support.

    2020 Online Learning page | All communication, along with additional general resources, can be found here.  

    Academic Updates
    • End-of-Virtual-Term Assessments | This May, our students will not be taking the usual cumulative, traditional final exam, but instead will be engaged in an end-of-virtual-term assessment that will help bring closure to their virtual learning experience and will be focused on the time they have spent in online education. The faculty are working with their respective departments to collaborate and create the end-of-virtual-term assessments; the assessments may be things like papers, projects, a Power Point, a short video presentation, or some other type of assessment.  
    • AP Exam Schedule| College Board released their online, synchronous AP testing schedule, May 11-22. Please click here for the tests, dates and times relevant to DSHA. Please note: ALL faculty are aware of and are planning their end-of-virtual-term assessments keeping in mind that some of their students may be engaged in one or more AP exams. 
    • Progress Reports | Teachers will be emailing parents by Tuesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. if their daughter is earning below a 73% (C). Information about missing work, low assessment scores, or anything else contributing to the grade will be provided. We do encourage parents to email their daughter's teachers with any specific questions.
    • Traditional Grading | DSHA will maintain its traditional grading and grade reporting. We are adding a notation on each DSHA transcript* indicating "2019-20 Semester 2: COVID-19 Pandemic Disruption" to reflect historical record. *The transcript is the document that shows final semester grades each year; e.g. the official student academic record.
    Questions? Contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield.

    Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry Update
    • Availability | Campus ministers are still available to chat or call on Microsoft teams. They will also be offering spiritual Zoom groups for the rest of the school year.
    • Applied Wellness Spiritual Offerings | There are more Applied Wellness spiritual groups offered this week. Take a look at the Service on the Frontlines or Gratitude Journaling. Other prayer offerings are also available; these are great opportunities to get more connected and care for yourself and your community.
    • Campus Ministry Coordinator Application Deadline | If you are planning to apply for a Campus Ministry Coordinator position, applications are due April 21 at 3 p.m. All of the applications were emailed electronically.
    • Faith Friday | Virtual Faith Friday will continue each week.
    Questions? Contact Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen Ritter, DSHA ‘05.

    Student Services Update

    School Counseling
    • Student Support | Student Services continues to have proactive interaction with the Dashers. In collaboration with Applied Wellness and Campus Ministry, we are utilizing data gleaned from the girls’ most recent Wellness surveys to inform our individual outreach and our new Zoom video group programming. This collaboration allows us to attend to the physical, social/emotional, and spiritual parts of your daughters. As always, we are connected with faculty to attend to successes and areas of need academically.
    • School Counselor Survey | As we search for a school counselor to fill our needs for 2020-2021, we want to find out what you value most in a school counselor. We will ensure that each candidate has the appropriate training and background, but we also want to know from our community what specific traits or characteristics would be the best for our DSHA student population.Students, parents, and TSC, click here to take the survey.
    College Counseling
    Questions? Contact Director of College Counseling Brian Hendricks.

    Applied Wellness Update
    • Applied Wellness Live Groups | These live groups were held over break and will continue this week. Some new offerings include: Faith on the Frontlines: Discussions with the Ronald McDonald House and Riverwest Food Pantry, Live Bootcamp, Check in & Chat and Let's talk about College for the seniors. Click here for a full listing of live groups for the week of April 20-24.
    • Survey Data | We are happy to report the survey data has revealed that students continue to report high levels of connection with their DSHA classmates and faculty. The State of the Students group will continue to meet weekly to discuss and address the needs of the students.
    • Mental Health Tips During a Quarantine | Click here for some ways to support your daughter (and yourself!) during this challenging time.
    • Follow and win an Amazon gift card! | Follow @dshappliedwellness on Instagram for Applied Wellness information, updates and more! Students that follow our page by April 24 will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win TWO-$50 Amazon gift cards! 
    Questions? Contact Applied Wellness Department Chair Joanna McQuide or Applied Wellness Coordinator Rachel Uihlein.

    We are committed to keeping you informed of how we are doing and changes that arise in the coming weeks.

    In the meantime, let us remember that as a Catholic community, we are a community of prayer and service. We are praying daily for the health and safety of our students and their families. We are praying for those in our community who are serving on the frontlines; we are praying for those who have family and friends who have fallen ill. Being a true, faith-based community is what we do best at DSHA. If you have special intentions or needs that we can help you and your family with at this time, please let us know. And we will get through this together.

    God Bless,
    Principal 







  • DSHA COVID-19 Update April 6, 2020

    COVID-19 Update | Monday, April 6

    Dear DSHA Community,

    We are nearing Easter break. And during this year more than ever, I am reminded of why we choose to take this pause over Easter as a Catholic school community. As we enter into Holy Week this year, I hope that we can finish strong, but that we also allow ourselves to take some time to unplug, to connect with our families, and experience Holy Week in a new way. My prayer is that we feel both the mourning and joy of this season a little deeper this year.

    I would like to give special recognition to a resource guide that our Campus Ministry staff has put together for this week. For full details, please see the Campus Ministry update below. Our prayer is that this guide would be a blessing for your daughter — and truly to your entire family, allowing you to connect more fully this Easter. You will find this linked on the homepage of our website and on the 2020 Online Learning page along with additional Lenten resources.

    Click here to view the full DSHA Holy Week resource guide. 

    Message from the President | Click here to read a message from President Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92, about how she has seen beauty, goodness, and truth rise from the challenging situation we face together.

    Cancelled events | Click here for an updated list of cancelled events.

    myDSHA resources | This continues to be the hub for all student resources. Upon login, student and parent resources are available via myDSHA accounts. See department updates below for relevant resources by area of support.

    2020 Online Learning page | All communication, along with additional general resources, can be found here.  

    Academic Updates
    • Easter Break: April 9-19 | Easter Break will be a real break for students and faculty; everyone will need to step away from the long hours and days of virtual learning, the focus of always being plugged in and connected to technology. Please use this time to unplug and step away (even if it's just for a few days) from screens, pings, alerts, and posts. AP classes may be the one exception to this rule for students see AP testing info below.
    • AP Updates | College Board, the AP organization, just published its guidelines, test dates, and all information at their site: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students. If your daughter is in an AP course, please check out the website for the testing process under COVID-19. The teacher of her AP course is also available for questions.
    Questions? Contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield.

    Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry Update
    Campus Ministry efforts this week will be focused on Holy Week. A resource guide has been compiled to help your daughter and your family honor and celebrate Holy Week in the midst of the unique circumstances we face together. Resources include:
    • Links to Holy Week homilies from the DSHA Chaplains for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.
    • Links to Holy Week small groups with the DSHA Campus Ministers.
    • A guide on how to attend Mass online with links to online Mass options.
    • Links to Holy Week online prayers services including Coronavirus Stations of the Cross, Magnificat daily prayer, Holy Week in the Domestic Church from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and more.
    • Ideas for celebrating Holy Week at home including a recipe for unleavened bread, movie options, and how to spend Easter Vigil as a family.
    Questions? Contact Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen Ritter, DSHA ‘05.

    Student Services Update

    School Counseling
    • Student Services continues to have active interaction with the Dashers.
    • In collaboration with Applied Wellness and Campus Ministry, we are utilizing data gleaned from the girls’ most recent Wellness surveys to inform our individual outreach and our new Zoom video group programming. This collaboration allows us to attend to the physical, social/emotional, and spiritual parts of your daughters.
    • As always, we are connected with faculty to attend to successes and areas of need academically.
    • We are enjoying the new ways in which we are facilitating the girls attending and caring for their whole person in this new remote context.
    Questions? Contact Principal Dan Quesnell or your daughter's counselor.

    College Advising
    Questions? Contact Director of College Advising Brian Hendricks.

    Applied Wellness Update
    • We held our first week of Applied Wellness Group Chats with success! Some new offerings this week include LIVE fitness classes, Serving without Service Sites, and How to Deal with Boredom. Click here to see the variety of offerings available this week. Note, the live chat weekly schedule is emailed to students and available on the myDSHA Applied Wellness page.
    • Applied Wellness will continue to post supportive and helpful wellness information on the myDSHA platform to help students. Upon login, parents are able to view this content via your daughter's Applied Wellness class. Topic boards will continue to have new posts each week. Check out the TSC "Hi Everyone" topic board and see brief video messages from our faculty and staff. We are adding new videos every few days.
    • We continue to encourage weekly goal setting/sharing so girls can check in on each other.
    • The "State of the Students" team continues to meet weekly to discuss data and DSHA's response to student needs.
    • Click here to view the Applied Wellness student survey results from last week. We will continue to grow and evolve in how we meet the needs of students based on what is working and what is not.
    Questions? Contact Applied Wellness Department Chair Joanna McQuide or Applied Wellness Coordinator Rachel Uihlein.

    Good news of the week  → STEM Scholars | At the close of the application deadline for the inaugural STEM scholars program this week, we are thrilled to share that we had 23 students apply, ranging from freshmen – juniors. This program will kick off next year and is designed for motivated students who are curious about, and willing to be highly engaged, in learning and applying science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Students in the STEM Scholars program will show a commitment to STEM-related academic and career options; thus, the program will emphasize specific coursework, hands-on research, and projects that extend beyond classroom learning.

    God Bless,
    Principal 



  • DSHA COVID-19 Update March 30, 2020

    COVID-19 Update | Monday, March 30

    Dear DSHA Community,

    In our Faith Friday homily last week, Fr. Dennis Thiessen, SDS, shared with our community via YouTube, a reflection on a Gospel reading from John, chapter 7. Jesus went to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles – a celebration of remembrance when the Jewish people honored where they came from. It was a time to remember the 40 years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt, fully reliant on God and community for the basic necessities of life. Fr. Dennis relates this passage to our current situation sharing:

    All of our plans have been thrown up in the air. It hits home that we’re in this together and we have to rely on one another and ultimately on our dear, good God and His loving providence.”

    And this is what I am proud to have seen in our own community, as we haved pulled together to accomplish our first eight days of online instruction – with great effort, patience, and care for one another. I pray that we may all see God amidst these challenges and trust in Him to guide us in faith, hope, and love.

    Below you will find several important updates as it relates to how we are doing, including some updated plans as we move forward.

    Opportunity for feedback | After our first eight days of online instruction we have provided opportunities for students, parents, and staff to provide feedback on our initial efforts to create an online structure. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your daughter’s teacher or relevant faculty/staff member.

    School closure update | Governor Evers’ stay at home order has been stated to last through 8 a.m. on Friday, April 24. This order does not mean that we will reopen school on April 24. Assuming the order is not extended, it remains uncertain how DSHA and our community at large will return to normal activities. Therefore, we are planning for school to remain closed beyond the order and/or until further notice.

    Easter break, April 9 – 19 | As a point of clarification, Easter vacation will take place as scheduled from April 9 – 19. Although religious services are cancelled, it remains a time for prayer and reflection about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In addition, this time each year students, faculty, and staff are always ready for a break and that remains true this year.

    myDSHA resources | Upon login, student and parent resources are available via myDSHA accounts. See department updates below for relevant resources by area of support. For general updates, continue to visit the 2020 Online Learning page at dsha.info.

    School sanitization |I want to extend a special thank you to our entire maintenance team. Since we closed school, our entire building has been sanitized. In that regard we are prepared to begin using our facility when the time comes.

    Academic Updates
    • Assignment, paper, and project deadlines: A new, school-wide deadline for all assignment completions will be 11:59 p.m. This deadline will be implemented beginning Monday, March 30
    • This change is meant to alleviate confusion for students about various deadlines for different classes. 
    • Attendance: Faculty will be able to check student submissions each weekday morning, ensuring student attendance for the previous school day is marked by 10 a.m. the following school day. 
    Questions? Contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield.

    Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry Update
    • Pastoral resources are available via myDSHA login. Click on your daughter’s “Service” class, i.e., Freshman Service, Sophomore Service, Junior Service, or Vocare for Campus Ministry resources. (Please note: while these resources are housed under the “Service” class, the resources available are not only related to service.)
    • Faith Fridays are underway. Visit the DSHA Campus Ministry Facebook and Instagram accounts to stay up to date on Faith Friday Gospel readings with homily and other resources along the way.
    • Lenten resources – for high school age and adults – continue to be posted on the 2020 Online Learning web page in the upper right corner.
    • We are excited to start daily, all-school prayer today. Click here to view the daily prayer with announcements.
    Questions? Contact Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen Ritter, DSHA ‘05.

    Student Services Update

    School Counseling
    • Student Services continues to reach out to all students through video and email communications about their adjustment to remote learning. Counselors will continue to reach out to girls proactively and are available for any questions, concerns, and success stories.
    • Utilizing the data generated from the Wellness Departments’ student surveys, Student Services is providing targeted academic and social/emotional resources to those in need.
    • Plans are underway to provide optional groups to address any needs which come up during this unique time as well as to share healthy and effective practices that are working for the girls.
    • Our counselors normally convene in a Student Support Team meeting weekly during the school year. The purpose of the support team is to assure that all student needs are being met. This group will continue to meet virtually.
    • Students and parents should continue to see our school counselors as important resources during this time.
    • For our Spanish-speaking families, a complete library of coronavirus information is avaialble at cdc.gov/spanish or espanol.cdc.gov.
    Questions? Conatct Principal Dan Quesnell.

    College Advising
    Questions? Contact Director of College Advising Brian Hendricks.

    Applied Wellness Update
    • Applied Wellness will continue to post supportive and helpfull wellness information on the myDSHA platform to help students. Upon login, parents are able to view this content via your daughter's Applied Wellness class.
    • Topic boards will continue to have new posts each week. Check out the TSC "Hi Everyone" topic board and see brief video messages from our faculty and staff. We are adding new videos every few days.
    • We continue to enourage weekly goal setting/sharing so girls can check in on each other.
    • We are excited to begin adding Zoom group chats to our Applied Wellness offerings. Offerings this week will include: How to Make a Schedule, Grief & Loss, and Keeping Connected. We will be communicating more information to students via email this week about the Zoom chat process.
    • The "State of the Students" team continues to meet weekly to discuss data and DSHA's response to student needs.
    • We will share our next round of student survey data results next week.
    • We will continue to grow and evolve in how we meet the needs of students based on what is working and what is not.
    Questions? Contact Applied Wellness Department Chair Joanna McQuide orApplied Wellness Coordinator Rachel Uihlein.

    Good news of the week |
    Today we will begin to post video of daily morning prayers, announcements, and birthdays on our 2020 Online Learning web page. Students and staff have been collaborating to make this happen as a point of rhythm and connection that is familiar to our community. We hope this brings a prayerful centering (and some smiles) for all in our community. Today, stay tuned to the end for an extra special video – you do not want to miss this!
    Click here to view the daily morning prayer and announcements. 

    We hope that everyone has a safe and healthy week.

    God Bless,

    Principal

    Academic Dean


  • DSHA COVID-19 Update March 23, 2020

    COVID-19 Update | Monday, March 23

    An opening prayerful reflection by Theology Department Chair Lisa Metz:
    The words of St. Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, can give us some direction during these uncertain times: “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." This has been our guiding scripture passage during the entire academic year, and it seems fitting that we continue to focus on these words in a time of crisis. Let us remember that we are truly bound together as a community. We know and believe that God loves us. And in turn, we love one another with the same abiding commitment. We continue to move through this unfolding saga under this belief and we ask that prayers for health and peace can live in each of our hearts.


    Dear DSHA Parents,

    We hope you had a restful weekend as we all begin to transition into a new normal for the coming weeks. Our regular bi-weekly parent eNews will transition to a weekly update from each area of student engagement. These updates will continue to be housed on the 2020 Online Learning page on our website.

    How is your daughter doing?
    As a reminder, we are focusing on student learning outcomes and the priority of student connection, engagement, and support in each of the following areas: Academics, Campus Ministry, Student Services, and Applied Wellness. With this in mind, we would love to know how you feel your daughter(s) is doing. Please click here to fill out this parent survey (one per each daughter). We will use this information to gauge both how we can better support our girls as individuals and as a community at large.


     Academic Update
    • Teachers and students are making connections; faculty are ensuring that students see content, can use our platforms reliably (myDSHA, Microsoft Teams, and DSHA email), and feel they understand the flow of their classes.
    • Teachers are encouraging students to reach out to them directly (via Microsoft Teams or email) if they are feeling overwhelmed or confused. There is a lot of patience and support, and a strong desire to help each student navigate any issues.  
    • Teachers have an internal channel in Microsoft Teams called "Teachers Teaching Teachers" to share tweaks, help with troubleshooting, and provide input and feedback on lessons, assignments, and assessments.  
    • From the College Board on AP exams: Based on the number and length of school closures, it is clear that the usual way AP Exams are given at schools won’t be possible. Click here for the most up-to-date information on Advanced Placement exams administered by the College Board.
     
    Pastoral Care & Campus Ministry Update
    • We have been providing spiritual resources and prayers to students through myDSHA and our social media platforms. In addition to this, we have been chatting with individual students and ministry teams through Microsoft Teams.
    • Faith Fridays: We will continue to have Faith Fridays. This past Friday, March 20, we had our first virtual Faith Friday where chaplain Fr. Patric gave a 3-minute homily to the DSHA community. 
    • This week we plan to pilot an interactive prayer intentions page; we will also continue our Lent "Mercy Mondays" virtually where students/staff will have the option to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet together. 
     
    Student Services Update
    • School counselors continue to be available for virtual counseling to guide students through their social/emotional and mental health needs.
    • College advising will continue to take place as scheduled via virtual communication. 
     
    Applied Wellness Update
    • We continue to use the Applied Wellness myDSHA Platform to support and engage our students by:
    1. Shaing a variety of topic boards for students to access including: TSC video of the week; physical; nutrition/healthy cooking; social/emotional; spiritual; humor; streaming suggestions.
    2. Posting discussion questions to keep girls connected and chatting.
    3. Encouraging weekly goal setting/sharing.
    4. Sending weekly surveys for dissemination with the intention to use data to: reach out to students of concern, and to create groups that can live chat on the Microsoft Teams platform. Click here to view the first round of survey results.
    5. Looking to offer opportunity for drop-in group  chats in the Microsoft Teams platform.
    • We have created a “State of Students” team that will meet weekly to discuss data and DSHA’s response to student needs.
    • We will continue to grow and evolve how we meet the needs of students based on what is working and what is not.
     
    Cancellations | For an updated list of cancellations, visit the 2020 Online Learning page and click the cancelled events button at the top of the page.
     
    How can we help? | Many of us find ourselves asking, as a Catholic community, how can we love and serve others during this time of need, yet still practice safe social distancing? We have been informed of an extremely critical shortage of blood supply in the Milwaukee community. Donating blood is a practical way for us to lift one another up and meet a need in a very tangible way. From VersitiTM Blood Center of Wisconsin:
     
    Good News | Each week we will close with some good news from the community. Today, we share a Vocare reflection written by Kaitlin Schwarz, DSHA ’20, on her time spent serving at Northwest Catholic School. In their Catholic Social Teaching theology classes, seniors are further discussing and reflecting on their Vocare experiences.

    "Honestly, my time at Northwest Catholic was incredible. I learned so much about gratitude and the importance of love. There are two quotes that I absolutely love. The first is a quote by Dieter V. Uchtdorf and it reads, ‘As we love ourselves in the service to others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness.’ The second one is by Thomas Merton and says, ‘Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.’ I believe I have tried to implement these quotes at my site this week. With each individual I encountered throughout my two weeks, I tried to learn their story, love them endlessly regardless of their actions or choices, and worked my best to instill these lessons of showing love, kindness, and respect to all people within them. I believe one of the key components of service is to serve without judgment, putting an emphasis on loving each person unconditionally. I learned that in serving others, those I tend to often serve me, and for this, I am forever grateful." – Kaitlin Schwarz, DSHA ‘20
     
    Blessings,

    Principal

    Academic Dean
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update March 17, 2020

    Dear DSHA Parents,

    We know this is an uncertain time for many reasons. If there is one thing you can be sure of, please know that we are doing everything we can to be present for your daughters in the coming weeks. Our first priority right now is this: Student Connection, Engagement, and Support. This is the filter through which all decisions have been made as we move into an online structure. Our faculty and staff are deeply committed to caring for and engaging with your daughter; we will be present via the same structures that she has been used to working within throughout the entire year: Academics, Campus Ministry, Student Services, and Applied Wellness.
     
    For more information on how this new mode of learning will work, along with resources, please visit our new 2020 Online Learning page at dsha.info.
     
    You will find the following information and resources to help guide you and your daughter through this time:

    DSHA Student Connection & Online Instruction Info:
    -Timeline
    -Attendance
    -Technology | Platforms + Tech Support
    -Academic Coursework
    -Campus Ministry & Pastoral Care
    -Student Services | Counseling + College Advising
    -Applied Wellness

    2020 COVID-19 | Parent Communications

    Lenten Prayer & Liturgy Resources

    COVID-19 Resources
     
    We will be updating this page as our process evolves. If a significant change occurs, we will send an email communication to parents (in addition to communicating with students along the way.)
     
    We thank you for trusting us with your daughters’ education during this time. Our faculty and staff are already looking to find beauty rise from the ashes as our plans to be together in the traditional sense have been forced to change. Faculty and staff are actively seeking new ways to inspire creative thinking and leadership; to encourage growth in what feels uncomfortable; and to have faith and confidence that our students will rise to this unforeseen challenge. We look forward to sharing these stories with you as we go forth.
     
    Blessings on behalf of our entire faculty and staff,
     
    Academic Dean
     
    Principal
  • DSHA COVID-19 Update March 13, 2020

    March 13, 2020 | DSHA COVID-19 Update

    Dear DSHA Community,

    We are in full support of Gov. Evers’ statewide mandate to close schools for the coming weeks. We have been planning to do the same as we’ve continued to monitor the fluid and evolving developments as related to the COVID-19 outbreak. While we have no confirmed cases in the DSHA community, we are fully and proactively committed to the safety and health of our student body, faculty, and staff.

    We have been consulting resources from the CDC, WHO, DPI, Milwaukee metro area health departments, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. We have also been in considerable conversation with leadership at other area high schools – both Catholic and suburban public schools – and have been consulting with medical professionals on the Medical College of Wisconsin leadership team.

    As a Catholic community rooted in developing the whole person and making known the goodness and kindness of Jesus Christ in the world, we are also deeply committed to protecting our larger community. With students attending DSHA from all counties within the greater metro area, and due to the highly contagious nature of this virus, along with the threat that it poses to vulnerable populations, we will be closing DSHA with the intention of returning to in-classroom instruction on Monday, April 20, following Easter break. We will continue to monitor the situation and make any necessary adjustments along the way as needed for the safety of our community at large.

    The following plan is in place to move academic instruction online during this time, as well as to continue to provide the vital social/emotional/mental health resources to our students, and pastoral care.

    Timeline 
    • Monday, March 16 – Tuesday, March 17 |Students will not report to school on these days.DSHA faculty and staff will report to prepare for moving to online instruction.
    • Wednesday, March 18 – Wednesday, April 8 | Online instruction will occur
    • Thursday April 9 – Friday, April 17 | Easter break
    • Monday, April 20 | In-school classroom instruction will resume (unless notified otherwise)

    Academic coursework | 
    We are committed to continuing and progressing with academic coursework during this time as follows:
          Faculty commitment to student learning outcomes:
    • Faculty will focus on student learning outcomes as our primary goal for all areas of academic discipline.
    • Decisions will be made prioritizing intentional, focused-learning experiences.
    • These outcomes will drive all choices around content and materials (as we may not be able to cover everything that would have been covered.)
    • We understand that one size does not fit all: some classes are highly performance based and moving to myDSHA may not make as much sense for some classes as it does for other classes. 
    • Faculty will be intentional and choosy regarding learning content. The goal is not to inundate students with “stuff”, but to engage them in meaningful ways in direct alignment with the course outcomes, moving students closer to achieving these outcomes.
    • Faculty will be transparent about their learning outcomes for each of their courses and will communicate this on their myDSHA class pages for both students and parents to have an understanding of the big picture.
        How online learning and accountability to coursework will work:
    • DSHA will send a communication on behalf of Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield before end of day on Tuesday, March 17. This email will communicate how the online learning will occur following the plans put in place by each department early next week.
    • Faculty and students will continue use their myDSHA accounts to serve as the primary communication platform.  
    • We are currently taking an assessment to understand how many families do not have internet access at home. If you are in need of internet, please contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield. DSHA is willing to work with any family in need of internet to ensure all students have the resources needed to continue with academic coursework at this time.
    • DSHA is committed to working with students and families who may be dealing with illness during this time.
         Questions:
    • For general academic questions, contact Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield.
    • When online classroom learning begins, please feel free to directly contact your daughter’s teacher.
      
    Student Services offerings | DSHA will continue to provide counseling and college advising during this time.
    • Counseling | Counselors will be available via video chats for academic, social, emotional, and mental health support.
    • College Advising | College Advisor Brian Hendricks will be available via video chats regarding college counseling.
     
    Pastoral care and faith formation | DSHA will continue to provide pastoral support and resources to students during this time.

    Books, binders, and other student materials |
    DSHA will be accessible during normal business hours on Monday for seniors and any other students who need to empty out lockers. The school office will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

    Co-curricular and school sponsored events, including athletics |Gatherings of this nature, including sports practices, will be on hold until school re-opens for in-classroom learning.

    Travel plans and restrictions | With spring break on the tail-end of this timeline, please be aware of the following as you make spring break travel plans: As directed by CDC guidelines, you will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days following the return from: 1.) a country with a Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Health Notice; 2.) a state or community with community-wide spread of COVID-19 as indicated by the CDC website.

    Notification to DSHA if COVID-19 is confirmed | If someone in your household has a confirmed case of COVID-19, for the safety of our greater community, we request that you let us know by contacting Principal Dan Quesnell.

    With the safety of both the DSHA community and our greater community at large, and our commitment to the whole-person development of your daughters, we appreciate your patience and compliance as we navigate the weeks ahead. As an administration, we are committed to the ongoing monitoring of this evolving situation.

    Sincerely,

    Katie Konieczny, DSHA ‘92
    President
    koniecznyk@dsha.info

    Dan Quesnell
    Principal
    quesnelld@dsha.info
  • Special eNews March 9, 2020

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    DSHA continues to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and specifically, Wisconsin and the Milwaukee area. 

    This new type of virus spreads like other viruses do: through person-to-person contact. Symptoms can show up anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Early on, they are a lot like the common cold. You might notice: fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

    We are closely monitoring updates from numerous informed sources, and in particular, the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Additionally, DSHA obtains regular updates from the Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 

    Currently, the risk remains low for an outbreak in Wisconsin. If that changes, DSHA will follow all CDC and state guidelines and protocols. In the unlikely event that the spread of the disease affects our community, we will close school and plan for students to continue their education through online learning platforms. More information will be made available should that become necessary. 

    The safety of our students is always our main priority, and accordingly, will guide any decision-making and planning. Most importantly, please remember that all of us have responsibility in reducing the likelihood of an outbreak of the coronavirus or influenza in our school by abiding by the following: 
    • Avoid exposure to people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    • Stay home when you are ill, even if symptoms are mild.
    • Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and throw it away.
    • Clean and disinfect household items regularly. DSHA diligently cleans all rooms in the building on a daily basis. Cleaning will include disinfecting desks and door handles. 
    • Effective hand-washing requires thorough scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. (See link below.)
    • DSHA has placed hand sanitizer in all classrooms and other common locations throughout the building.
    • DSHA will also follow guidelines directed from the Archdiocese as it pertains to Mass.
    While we monitor the spread of this disease, please be advised that all domestic and international travel programs of DSHA will continue as scheduled. Currently, per CDC guidelines, if your daughter is returning from countries with a Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Health Notice, it recommends that you follow the self-quarantine and self-regulating protocols (see links below for the definitions of level 2, level 3, and these protocols). If your daughter is traveling to one of these countries, it is important that you contact either Mrs. Brock or myself prior to your daughter returning to school.

    We will continue to keep you updated as information becomes available. We suggest that you discuss openly with your daughters the facts regarding this virus strain and help them dispel any erroneous information they may have encountered on social media or elsewhere. 

    Thank you for your attention to this matter and for the trust you place in DSHA.  

    Sincerely,

    Dan Quesnell

    Principal
     
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2018-19 eNews Archive

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  • May 20, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    2019 Dasher Re-Sale | Collections on May 21-23; Re-Sale on June 12
    Save the date for this year's annual Dasher Re-Sale (formerly the used textbook and used uniform sales) held on Wednesday, June 12 in the Quad.
    Dasher Re-Sale inventory collection happens first!
    • Uniform collection (May 21 and 22): Used uniform items may be brought to the concession window in the Commons on May 21 and May 22 from 8-10 a.m.
    • Textbook collection (May 22 and 23): Used textbooks will be collected May 22 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and May 23 (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) in the Quad.
    Pick-up of unsold items will be on June 12 from 12-2 p.m. Unsold books that are not picked up during this time will be discarded. Money from sales will be available in the Business Office during DSHA's summer hours starting on June 13.
    Questions? Please contact Patti Miller.

    Click here for more information and to volunteer!


    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    DSHA at Sherman Phoenix | June 5
    We are thrilled to roll our spring DSHA Connect into this special community-wide event at the newly-opened Sherman Phoenix in Milwaukee. Alumnae, current parents, and friends of DSHA are invited to join us on June 5 from 6-8 p.m.
    Owner and DSHA parent and board member JoAnne Sabir will speak along with her daughter Ameera Pearsall, DSHA '20. Learn about their experience building what they hope to be "a model for healing our city by generating positive economic and social returns in communities of color."
    Registration opens mid-May. Questions? Contact Ann Duffy, Alumnae Director.

    DSHA Welcomes Second Salvatorian Priest to Faculty | June 23
    DSHA is pleased to announce that we will have two Salvatorian priests as faculty members beginning in 2019-2020. Fr. Dennis Thiessen, SDS, DSHA Social Studies & Theology teacher as well as DSHA Chaplain, will be joined by Dcn. Patric Nikolas, SDS. Dcn. Patric is a member of the Salvatorian Family finishing final formation as a priest and will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 23 at Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Milwaukee. All are invited to attend.
    Prior to entering the Salvatorians in 2012, Dcn. Patric spent three years as a Cistercian-Trappist Monk at the Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux. His formation experience includes serving as a prison minister, as a pastoral and social justice minister and English teacher at the Colombian Province of the Society of the Divine Savior, and religious education teacher at Mother of Good Counsel Parish. Dcn. Patric holds a BA in Music from California State University, as well as both an MDiv degree and an MA in Systematic Theology from Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology.


    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT DSHA
    Current DSHA Employment Opportunities
    Would you like a rewarding career that is focused on the DSHA philosophy of whole-person education and development? Check out our employment opportunities, and if your profile matches our criteria, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Interested parties must complete the online application and include resume, cover letter, and salary expectations.
    Current opportunities include:
    • Graphic Design Intern
    • Senior Director of Development
    • Grounds Maintenance Worker
    • Dance Team Coach
    • Custodian

    NEWS & NOTES
    2019-2020 Co-Curricular Sign-Up
    It is that time of the year – club sign-up time! Everyone must sign up for a club. If you do not sign up, you will be placed in a silent study hall. Some clubs have limits on the number of members that can join. Preference will be given to next year's seniors and club officers.
    Sign into myDSHA to register for next year's club! If you have any questions or need assistance registering for a club, please contact Ruby Brock.

    Dance Team Informational Meeting
    Is your daughter interested in joining the 2019-2020 DSHA Dance Team? Please complete the form below. Information will be used to communicate the upcoming informational meeting along with tryout dates and times.
    If you have questions regarding the Dance Team, please contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Student Affairs.

    2019-2020 Parking Passes
    The 2019-2020 Student Automobile Registration form is now available through your myDSHA account. Seniors are given priority. Juniors will automatically be entered in a lottery. The junior lottery pull will be at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22.
    Please contact Dawn Hathaway with any questions.

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    Tuition agreements were due May 17. Note: enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is not secure until the tuition agreement is completed.
    Tuition information for the 2019-2020 school year was made available through your myDSHA account. If you have issues accessing your myDSHA account, please contact Kathy Rendflesh in the Business Office.

    Applied Wellness and Your Daughter
    Students have been given another presentation about the Applied Wellness Program, which begins in Fall. Parents will also learn more in the coming months! You can help with this transition by asking your daughter a few questions.
    • Does your daughter have an accurate SignUp Genius account set up?
    • Does your daughter understand that she is responsible for signing up for her applied wellness class choices next year?
    The Applied Wellness Program allows for girls to apply their wellness during the school day. This is an opportunity for girls to learn, grow, and reflect on their own wellness needs.
    Please contact Joanna McQuide with any questions.

    Marine Science Trip to Hawaii Summer 2020: Only 5 Spots Left!
    The DSHA Science Department offers marine biology or nature study seminar trips to a variety of destinations every two years. The most recent travel destination offered to students occured this past summer when 20 students traveled to a Marine Science Seminar in Hawaii. Students who participated most recently continue to rave about their astounding experiences and enduring knowledge. They strongly encourage other students to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. The Marine Science Seminar trip has been led by Great Destinations Travel for forty consecutive years.
    The dates for the trip are June 23-July 8. These 17 days are filled with adventures that cannot be found elsewhere, life-long learning, enduring friendships, and a school letter of recognition. The cost for this academic travel opportunity is $5,590.
    Please contact Science Faculty Stacey Strandberg if you have any questions.


    DSHA Annual Fund: You Make It All Possible!
    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the DSHA Annual Fund so far this school year. Your gift makes it all possible!
    We are just shy of our 2018-2019 goal to raise $931,000 for academic programming, faith formation experiences, tuition support, student activities, faculty and staff professional development, campus maintenance, and so much more.
    If you have yet to make your gift, would you help us hit the mark? Please consider making your gift before June 30 when our fiscal year ends. This ensures next year will continue to be transformative for our young women and that your name will be listed in the next DSHA Annual Report.

    Student Textbooks/Books for 2019-2020 School Year
    All departments are updating book lists for next year as needed. We encourage students to try and resell books at the DSHA book sale on June 12.
    Sophomore parents: We strongly encourage you to resell your daughter's Holt Handbook (from her sophomore English class College Prep English II). All incoming freshmen will need to purchase a copy of the book.
    If you have any questions, please contact Heather Mansfield, Academic Dean.

    Summer Cool Musicianship Training for High School Students
    Late enrollment is currently being accepted for this opportunity! This camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon at DSHA during the week of July 15. Incoming freshmen through graduating seniors are welcome to sign up. We will be covering all aspects of musicianship, including ear-training, sight-singing, music theory, and several topics customized for the participants (music history, improvisation, music business, tips for majoring/minoring in music in college, etc.). It is suitable for anyone who is interested in improving their musicianship. Participants can be vocalists or instrumentalists, and the cost is $90.
    Please contact Dr. Kristin Sponcia ASAP if you are interested.

    2019 DSHA Auction Follow-up
    We still have 22 seats available for the shopping trip in Chicago on Sunday, November 24.
    Interested or have questions? Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, to reserve your seats today!
    DSHA Summer Cool | Some Camps Still Available!
    Experience girl power at DSHA Summer Cool with 100+ camps created and designed just for girls. Offerings are for girls in 1st-9th grade (with additional camps for K4-K5 and 10-12) and include Academic, Athletics & Wellness, Faith Formation, Fun & Fine Arts, Leadership, and STEM camps. There is something for every girl at DSHA Summer Cool!
    Please contact Allison Caswell, Admissions & Marketing Assistant, with any questions.

    Basement Work This Summer
    This summer, we will be executing a project in our basement. Like many basements in buildings built from this era, we have had water coming in, which has led to a mild case of mold. We are taking this as an opportunity to remediate the mold, professionally clean the rooms and items, edit the contents in the basement, create new storage systems, and repair foundation areas that are letting in water. This project will officially begin on June 3 and will take approximately 3-4 weeks. We are looking forward to a more organized storage space at the end of this project!


    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Volunteers Needed for Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony
    Are you a parent of a current Junior or Sophomore and curious to see how Graduation at DSHA 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 23 for Baccalaureate Mass and Friday, May 24 for the Graduation Ceremony.
    Please contact Stephanie Czosnek if you would like to volunteer to help.

    Join the 2019 PAA Golf Outing Planning Committee!
    Calling all Dasher parents! DSHA is still looking for volunteers to join the 2019 PAA Golf Outing Planning Committee. By joining, you'll be making a difference for all Dasher athletes through the Parent Athletic Association's only annual fundraising event.
    Some things to note:
    • 2019 Golf Outing takes place on Friday, September 13, 2019 at The University Club of Milwaukee (formerly Tripoli)
    • Committee of 10-12 will meet once a month starting in June
    • Looking for parents to help with acquiring silent & voice auction items, sponsorships, and golfers/attendees
    Questions or want to sign up for this fun volunteer role? Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events. We can't wait to hear from you!


    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    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:
    • Spring Rugby Wins Nationals
    • Coaches Award, Sportswoman of the Year Award, and WIAA Scholar Athlete Award
    • 2019 Spring Greater Metro Conference Scholar Athletes
    • Track and Field Wins Conference
    • Softball Wins Conference
    • Soccer Post-Season Play
    • Bring Your Favorite TSC Member to a Game
    • Journal Sentinel Sports Awards
    • Senior Nights
    • Track and Field Team Gives Back
    • Soccer Team Gives Back
    • Mandatory Athletic Sign-up Meeting for 2019-2020
    • Katie Wissing DSHA '17 Wins Triple Jump Championship

    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • A Summer Blessing
    • Baccalaureate Mass (May 23)
    • Save the Date (August 25)

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    2019 Woman of Faith Award Nominations
    SDS seeks nominations for the 2019 Woman of Faith Award! Our 2016 Woman of Faith advocates for a quality Catholic education in every zip code. Our 2017 Woman of Faith finds Christ in women released from incarceration. Our 2018 Woman of Faith builds bridges of compassion between people of all abilities.
    Now it's your turn to nominate a Woman of Faith for 2019. Nominations will be accepted through May 24.



  • May 6, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | May 8
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, May 8.

    2019 Dasher Re-Sale | Collections on May 21-23; Re-Sale on June 12
    Save the date for this year's annual Dasher Re-Sale (formerly the used textbook and used uniform sales) held on Wednesday, June 12 in the Quad.
    Dasher Re-Sale inventory collection happens first!
    • Textbook collection (May 22 and 23): Used textbooks will be collected May 22 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and May 23 (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) in the Quad.
    • Uniform collection (May 21 and 22): Used uniform items may be brought to the concession window in the Commons on May 21 and May 22 from 8-10 a.m.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Milwaukee Parental Choice Meeting | May 7
    The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program requires that DSHA hold 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 Katie Konieczny and other members of the Board of Directors. The next meeting will be held on May 7 from 3-3:30 p.m in the Fireside Lounge.
    Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

    Strike Out Cancer JV Softball Game | May 8
    Join us on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. at DSHA for our Strike Out Cancer JV softball game! The idea for the game started as a way to remember Sue Reidy (science teacher at DSHA who passed away in 2014) and to raise funds for ovarian cancer in her name. Since then, the JV softball teams have had three players who have either lost a parent or a brother to cancer. As a team, this is our opportunity to highlight the character traits that those who fight cancer possess and to raise funds to help toward a cure. During the game, we will have a tailgate in which the funds raised will go toward ovarian cancer research.

    Marine Science Parent/Student Informational Meeting | May 8
    The DSHA Science Department offers marine biology or nature study seminar trips to a variety of destinations every two years. The most recent travel destination offered to students occured this past summer when 20 students traveled to a Marine Science Seminar in Hawaii. Students who participated continue to rave about their astounding experiences and enduring knowledge. They strongly encourage other students to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. The Marine Science Seminar trip has been lead by Great Destinations Travel for forty consecutive years.
    The dates for the trip are June 23-July 8. These 17 days are filled with adventures that cannot be found elsewhere, life-long learning, enduring friendships, and a school letter of recognition. The cost for this academic travel opportunity is $5,590.
    Please contact Science Faculty Stacey Strandberg if you would like more information.

    Holy Land Pilgrimage Parent/Pilgrim Information Meeting | May 15
    Parents and participants in DSHA's summer pilgrimage to the Holy Land, there will be an important informational meeting that will take place at DSHA on Wednesday, May 15 from 6-7 p.m. in room 213 (Mr. Pavlovich's room).
    At this meeting, we will discuss practical items like what to pack, how to dress at the sacred sites we will be visiting, drop-off and pick-up times, flight information, etc.
    In the event you are not able to attend the meeting, please contact Theology Faculty Danny Pavlovich to make arrangements to go over the information individually.

    DSHA at Sherman Phoenix | June 5
    We are thrilled to roll our spring DSHA Connect into this special community-wide event at the newly-opened Sherman Phoenix in Milwaukee. Alumnae, current parents, and friends of DSHA are invited to join us on June 5 from 6-8 p.m.
    Owner and DSHA parent and board member JoAnne Sabir will speak along with her daughter Ameera Pearsall, DSHA '20. Learn about their experience building what they hope to be "a model for healing our city by generating positive economic and social returns in communities of color."
    Registration opens mid-May. Questions? Contact Ann Duffy, Alumnae Director.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT DSHA
    Current DSHA Employment Opportunities
    Would you like a rewarding career that is focused on the DSHA philosophy of whole-person education and development? Check out our employment opportunities, and if your profile matches our criteria, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Interested parties must complete the online application and include resume, cover letter, and salary expectations.
    Current opportunities include:
    • Graphic Design Intern
    • Director of Diversity & Engagement
    • Senior Director of Development
    • Grounds Maintenance Worker
    • Dance Team Coach
    • Custodian

    NEWS & NOTES

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    Tuition information for the 2019-2020 school year was made available through your myDSHA account. If you have issues accessing your account, please contact the Business Office.
    Tuition agreements are now available online for your review and are due May 17.

    Finals Care Packages
    Send your daughter(s) a care package full of her favorite treats and healthy, high-energy foods! A percentage of each order will be donated to support this year's designated cause.

    Applied Wellness and Your Daughter
    The NEW Applied Wellness Program for 2019-2020 is being presented to and discussed with your daughters on May 6 and 7 during their Fitness hour. Students set up a SignUp Genius account, and they will receive information on the Applied Wellness requirements for next year during this class. The key to this program's success is student engagment and ownership. This program is unlike any other class students have taken thus far at DSHA. Students will be responsible for signing up and attending wellness offerings throughout the year, utilizing a system of structured choice. They need to monitor their own requirements and attendance. Students will meet with wellness mentors the first Tuesday of each month to ensure they are on track and to reflect on where they are in their wellness journey. We will continue to communicate to parents and students as we move forward with this growing wellness program. Keep your eye out for more information toward the end of this year and into summer.

    2019 DSHA Auction Follow-up
    Thank you so much to all who, in any way, participated in DSHA's 2019 auction, Forever Plaid. We hope you had an amazing time! We are so grateful to all for your generosity toward sustaining the DSHA mission.
    Unable to attend the auction? While our online bidding catalog has closed, there are still some exciting auction opportunities to support the DSHA mission.
    We still have 22 seats available for the shopping trip in Chicago on Sunday, November 24.
    Interested or have questions? Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, to reserve your seats today!

    DSHA Summer Cool | Deadline Extended to May 15!
    Experience girl power at DSHA Summer Cool with 100+ camps created and designed just for girls. Offerings are for girls in 1st-9th grade (with additional camps for K4-K5 and 10-12) and include Academic, Athletics & Wellness, Faith Formation, Fun & Fine Arts, Leadership, and STEM camps. There is something for every girl at DSHA Summer Cool!
    Please contact Allison Caswell, Admissions & Marketing Assistant, with any questions.

    Student Textbooks/Books for 2019-2020 School Year
    All departments are updating book lists for next year as needed. We encourage students to try and resell books at the DSHA book sale on June 12.
    Sophomore parents: We strongly encourage you to resell your daughter's Holt Handbook (from her sophomore English class College Prep English II). All incoming freshmen will need to purchase a copy of the book.
    If you have any questions, please contact Heather Mansfield, Academic Dean.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Volunteers Needed for Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony
    Are you a parent of a current Junior or Sophomore and curious to see how Graduation at DSHA 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 23 for Baccalaureate Mass and Friday, May 24 for the Graduation Ceremony.
    Please contact Stephanie Czosnek if you would like to volunteer to help.

    Join the 2019 PAA Golf Outing Planning Committee!
    Calling all Dasher parents! DSHA is still looking for volunteers to join the 2019 PAA Golf Outing Planning Committee. By joining, you'll be making a difference for all Dasher athletes through the Parent Athletic Association's only annual fundraising event.
    Some things to note:
    • 2019 Golf Outing takes place on Friday, September 13, 2019 at The University Club of Milwaukee (formerly Tripoli)
    • Committee of 10-12 will meet once a month starting in June
    • Looking for parents to help with acquiring silent & voice auction items, sponsorships, and golfers/attendees
    Questions or want to sign up for this fun volunteer role? Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events. We can't wait to hear from you!

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    Teacher Staff Appreciation Lunch | May 7
    The PA will be sponsoring the Teacher Staff Appreciation lunch on Tuesday, May 7.

    Fine Arts Awards Night Celebration | May 8
    Please join us for light treats on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. as we celebrate the 2018-19 student fine arts achievements, recognize participation, announce the 2019 PFAA scholarship award winners, and announce the DSHA Fine Arts Woman of the Year. No RSVP necessary.
    Please contact PFAA President Bob Helbig with any questions.

    PA Core Team Thank You and New Parent Welcome Wine & Cheese | May 9
    Join us on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons for the PA 2018-19 Core Team Thank You/New Parent Welcome Wine & Cheese. Parents of 8th grade future Dashers will be in attendance, and it is nice to have as many current DSHA parents there as we can to welcome them and help answer their questions.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Rugby Team Wins Midwest Tournament
    • Journal Sentinel High School Sports Winter Sport Nominees Special Congratulations to: Jadin O'Brien and Catie Malone!
    • Congratulations to Spring Captains
    • Senior Nights
    • Bring Your Favorite TSC Member to a Game
    • Rugby Team Heads to Nationals
    • National Letter of Intent Signing
    • 2019-20 Fall Tryout Information
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Sandwich Making (May 7)
    • Adoration (May 7)
    • Worship Wednesday (May 8)
    • Collections (May 15)
    • Salvatorian Service Awards/Senior Awards Night (May 16)
    • End of the Year Mass (May 17)
    • Baccalaureate Mass (May 23)

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    2019 Woman of Faith Award Nominations
    SDS seeks nominations for the 2019 Woman of Faith Award! Our 2016 Woman of Faith advocates for a quality Catholic education in every zip code. Our 2017 Woman of Faith finds Christ in women released from incarceration. Our 2018 Woman of Faith builds bridges of compassion between people of all abilities.
    Now it's your turn to nominate a Woman of Faith for 2019. Nominations will be accepted through May 24.
  • April 15, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Grandparent Liturgy | May 1
    DSHA will host the 15th Annual Grandparent Liturgy on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. RSVP's are requested before April 24.
    Please contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Optional Liturgy | May 8
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, May 8.

    2019 Dasher Re-sale | Collections on May 21-23, Re-sale on June 12
    Save the date for this year's annual Dasher Re-sale (formerly the used textbook and used uniform sales) held on Wednesday, June 12 in the Quad.
    Dasher Re-sale inventory collection happens first!
    • Textbook collection (May 22 and 23): Used textbooks will be collected May 22 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and May 23 (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) in the Quad.
    • Uniform collection (May 21 and 22): Used uniform items may be brought to the concession window in the Commons on May 21 and May 22 from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Parent Presentation by Dr. Brian Fidlin | April 15
    Dr. Brian Fidlin, clinical psychologist and nationally-recognized speaker, will present to parents on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School. Dr. Fidlin will speak with parents about adolescent brain development, why it seems our high school and college students are more stressed and anxious, and how we as parents can help them. More information will be forthcoming. 

    Planning for Your Daughter's Education & "Why DSHA?" Event | April 16
    Know any families who are interested in sending their daughters to DSHA but still have questions? Please invite them to join us on April 16 at 7 p.m.
    Current parent and financial advisor Mike Hodan will be giving a presentation about:
    • Financial tools to help save for education
    • Who qualifies for financial aid
    • The difference between Catholic and public school education
    A panel discussion will follow, and tours will also be available.
    For questions, please contact Norma Herbers, Community Relations Officer.

    Strategic Planning Parent Focus Group | April 30
    DSHA is working through a strategic planning process that will guide our continuous improvement efforts over the next several years. In January, all parents had the opportunity to complete a survey tied to the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools. All students and staff were also invited to complete the survey.
    On April 30 at 6:30 p.m., we will be holding a focus group for parents, and you are invited to participate. Feedback from the focus group will be used in the formulation of the actual plan.
    Please RSVP with Dawn Hathaway before Wednesday, April 24.
    The focus group discussion will center around two themes formulated from the survey responses.

    Optional Milwaukee Parental Choice Meeting | May 7
    The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program requires that DSHA hold 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 Katie Konieczny and other members of the Board of Directors. The next meeting will be held on May 7 from 3-3:30 p.m in the Fireside Lounge.
    Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

    Strike Out Cancer JV Softball Game | May 8
    Join us on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. at DSHA for our Strike Out Cancer JV softball game! The idea for the game started as a way to remember Sue Reidy (science teacher at DSHA who passed away in 2014) and to raise funds for ovarian cancer in her name. Since then, the JV softball teams have had three players who have either lost a parent or a brother to cancer. As a team, this is our opportunity to highlight the character traits that those who fight cancer possess and to raise funds to help toward a cure.
    During the game, we will have a tailgate in which the funds raised will go toward ovarian cancer research. In order to have 100% of the sales go toward research, we are looking for donations for the food items.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT DSHA
    Current DSHA Employment Opportunities
    Would you like a rewarding career that is focused on the DSHA philosophy of whole-person education and development? Check out our employment opportunities, and if your profile matches our criteria, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Interested parties must complete the online application and include resume, cover letter, and salary expectations.
    Current opportunities include:
    • English Teacher
    • World Language Teacher
    • Theatre Director
    • Human Resources Coordinator
    • Director of Diversity & Engagement
    • Senior Director of Development
    • Grounds Maintenance Worker
    • Dance Team Coach

    NEWS & NOTES

    Social Media Wellness Follow-up Information
    Thank you to everyone who attended Ana Homayoun's presentation on social media wellness on April 8. She would like to share more information with parents about social media and technology use.

    Finals Care Packages
    Send your daughter(s) a care package full of her favorite treats and healthy, high-energy foods! A percentage of each order will be donated to support this year's designated cause.

    2019 DSHA Auction Follow-up
    Thank you so much to all who, in any way, participated in DSHA's 2019 auction, Forever Plaid. We hope you had an amazing time! We are so grateful to all for your generosity toward sustaining the DSHA mission.
    Unable to attend the auction? While our online bidding catalog has closed, there are still some exciting auction opportunities to support the DSHA mission.
    We still have seats available for the shopping trip in Chicago on Sunday, November 24.
    Interested or have questions? Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, to reserve your seats today!

    DSHA Summer Cool | Register by May 1!
    Experience girl power at DSHA Summer Cool with 100+ camps created and designed just for girls. Offerings are for girls in 1st-9th grade (with additional camps for K4-K5 and 10-12) and include camps in Academic, Athletics & Wellness, Faith Formation, Fun & Fine Arts, Leadership, and STEM. There is something for every girl at DSHA Summer Cool!
    Please contact Allison Caswell, Admissions & Marketing Assistant, with any questions.

    Student Textbooks/Books for 2019-2020 School Year
    All departments are updating book lists for next year as needed. We encourage students to try and resell books at the DSHA book sale on June 12.
    Sophomore parents: We strongly encourage you to resell your daughter's Holt Handbook (from her sophomore English class College Prep English II). All incoming freshmen will need to purchase a copy of the book.
    If you have any questions, please contact Heather Mansfield, Academic Dean.

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    Tuition information for the 2019-2020 school year was made available through your myDSHA account on March 25.
    Tuition agreements will be online for your review on May 3 and are due May 17. You will receive an email with instructions for submitting the agreements prior to May 3.
    If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account, please contact DSHA's Business Office.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Grandparent Liturgy Set-up & Hospitality | April 30-May 1
    We are looking for volunteers to help make this very special morning possible. If you can help with setting up on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 30 or if you can be a friendly face helping grandparents find their granddaughters the morning of the event on Wednesday, May 1, please sign up!
    Please contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Join the 2019 PAA Golf Outing Planning Committee!
    Do you have a passion for Dasher athletics? Are you interested in meeting more Dasher parents? Join the 2019 PAA Golf Outing Planning Committee, and you'll be making a difference for all Dasher athletes through the Parent Athletic Association's only annual fundraising event.
    Some things to note:
    • 2019 Golf Outing takes place on Friday, September 13, 2019 at The University Club of Milwaukee (formerly Tripoli)
    • Committee of 10-12 will meet once a month starting in June
    • Looking for parents to help with acquiring silent & voice auction items, sponsorships, and golfers/attendees
    Questions or want to sign up for this fun volunteer role? Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events. We can't wait to hear from you!

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    Teacher Staff Appreciation Lunch | May 7
    The PA will be sponsoring the Teacher Staff Appreciation lunch on Tuesday, May 7.

    PA Core Team Thank You and New Parent Welcome Wine & Cheese | May 9
    Join us on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons for the PA 2018-19 Core Team Thank You/New Parent Welcome Wine & Cheese. Parents of 8th grade future Dashers will be in attendance, and it is nice to have as many current DSHA parents there as we can to welcome them and help answer their questions.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Jadin O'Brien Named PlayInTheDells.com Athlete of the Week April 1-7
    • Congratulations Track and Field Team
    • Journal Sentinel High School Sports Winter Sport Nominees
    • Faith Friday for Lacrosse and Rugby
    • 2019-20 Fall Tryout Information
    • Arike Ogunbowale Drafted By Dallas

    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Campus Ministry Leadership Roles
    • Softball Gives Back
    • Service Is Due Monday, May 4
    • Collections (April 15)
    • Adoration for Applied Wellness (April 16)
    • Worship Wednesday (April 17)

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    2019 Woman of Faith Award Nominations
    SDS seeks nominations for the 2019 Woman of Faith Award! Our 2016 Woman of Faith advocates for a quality Catholic education in every zip code. Our 2017 Woman of Faith finds Christ in women released from incarceration. Our 2018 Woman of Faith builds bridges of compassion between people of all abilities.
    Now it's your turn to nominate a Woman of Faith for 2019. Nominations will be accepted through May 24.

    Employment Opportunity | Administrative Assistant
    The Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorian Priests and Brothers) is hiring a part-time administrative assistant for the provincial office at 1735 N Hi Mount Blvd in Milwaukee. Applications may be submitted by April 24.
  • April 1, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | April 3
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, April 3.

    DSHA Student Auction | April 3
    We are having our annual Campus Ministry Student Auction on Wednesday, April 3. This year, our Lent project is "Goodness for Ghana," and all of the proceeds go toward building a maternity ward for a health clinic in Ghana through Catholic Relief Services.
    We have many generous donations for this year (over 200 items!), and we wanted to highlight two extra special items. We have a Malcolm Brogdon signed basketball and a Giannis Antetokounmpo signed hat!
    Thanks in advance for any contributions to our Lent project. Please contact Barb Seidl with any questions.

    Grandparent Liturgy | May 1
    DSHA will host the 15th Annual Grandparent Liturgy on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. RSVP's are requested before April 24.
    Please contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Social Media Wellness Speaker | April 8
    National speaker and author Ana Homayoun will be presenting to students, faculty, and parents on Monday, April 8. The parent presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
    Parents from other schools and of all grade levels are welcome to attend!
    Ana is the real deal! She's appeared in interviews with USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Washington Post, and more!
    Are you concerned about your teen's social media use?

    Parent Presentation by Dr. Brian Fidlin | April 15
    Dr. Brian Fidlin, clinical psychologist and nationally-recognized speaker, will present to parents on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School. Dr. Fidlin will speak with parents about adolescent brain development, why it seems our high school and college students are more stressed and anxious, and how we as parents can help them. More information will be forthcoming. 

    Planning for Your Daughter's Education & "Why DSHA?" Event | April 16
    Know any families who are interested in sending their daughters to DSHA but still have questions? Please invite them to join us on April 16 at 7 p.m.
    Current parent and financial advisor Mike Hodan will be giving a presentation about:
    • Financial tools to help save for education
    • Who qualifies for financial aid
    • The difference between Catholic and public school education
    A panel discussion will follow, and tours will also be available.
    For questions, please contact Norma Herbers, Community Relations Officer.

    Strategic Planning Parent Focus Group | April 30
    DSHA is working through a strategic planning process that will guide our continuous improvement efforts over the next several years. In January, all parents had the opportunity to complete a survey tied to the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools. All students and staff were also invited to complete the survey.
    On April 30 at 6:30 p.m., we will be holding a focus group for parents, and you are invited to participate. Feedback from the focus group will be used in the formulation of the actual plan.
    Please RSVP with Dawn Hathaway before Wednesday, April 24.
    The focus group discussion will center around two themes formulated from the survey responses.

    Optional Milwaukee Parental Choice Meeting | May 7
    The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program requires that DSHA hold 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 Katie Konieczny and other members of the Board of Directors. The next meeting will be held on May 7 from 3-3:30 p.m in the Fireside Lounge.
    Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT DSHA
    Current DSHA Employment Opportunities
    Would you like a rewarding career that is focused on the DSHA philosophy of whole-person education and development? Check out our employment opportunities, and if your profile matches our criteria, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Interested parties must complete the online application and include resume, cover letter, and salary expectations.
    Current opportunities include:
    • English Teacher
    • World Language Teacher
    • Theatre Director
    • Human Resources Coordinator
    • Director of Diversity & Engagement
    • Senior Director of Development
    • Head Swim Coach
    NEWS & NOTES
    2019 DSHA Auction Follow-up
    Thank you so much to all who, in any way, participated in DSHA's 2019 auction, Forever Plaid. We hope you had an amazing time! We are so grateful to all for your generosity toward sustaining the DSHA mission.
    Unable to attend the auction? There are still some exciting auction opportunities to support the DSHA mission.
    We still have 26 seats available for the shopping trip in Chicago on Sunday, November 24.
    Questions? Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    DSHA Summer Cool | Register by May 1!
    Experience girl power at DSHA Summer Cool with 100+ camps created and designed just for girls. Offerings are for girls in 1st-9th grade (with additional camps for K4-K5 and 10-12) and include camps in Academic, Athletics & Wellness, Faith Formation, Fun & Fine Arts, Leadership, and STEM. There is something for every girl at DSHA Summer Cool!
    Please contact Allison Caswell, Admissions & Marketing Assistant, with any questions.

    Student Textbooks/Books for 2019-2020 School Year
    All departments are updating book lists for next year as needed. We encourage students to try and resell books at the DSHA book sale on June 12.
    Sophomore parents: We strongly encourage you to resell your daughter's Holt Handbook (from her sophomore English class College Prep English II). All incoming freshmen will need to purchase a copy of the book. More information on the June 12 book sale will be coming in the next few months.
    If you have any questions, please contact Heather Mansfield, Academic Dean.

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    Tuition information for the 2019-2020 school year was made available through your myDSHA account on March 25.
    Tuition agreements will be online for your review on May 3 and are due May 17. You will receive an email with instructions for submitting the agreements prior to May 3.
    If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account, please contact DSHA's Business Office.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Junior Prom Parent Volunteers Needed | April 13
    Prom is Saturday, April 13, and we want to make the night special and safe for all of the young ladies at DSHA. With the Prom location new to DSHA, we need a few parental chaperones to ensure activities go smoothly. We are looking for assistance throughout the duration of the night (7:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) but will take any help we can get!

    Grandparent Liturgy Set-up & Hospitality | April 30-May 1
    We are looking for volunteers to help make this very special morning possible. If you can help with setting up on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 30 or if you can be a friendly face helping grandparents find their granddaughters the morning of the event on Wednesday, May 1, please sign up!
    Please contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Thank you, Auction Volunteers!
    DSHA would like to extend a great big thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who helped bring Forever Plaid to life. We can't do it without you, and we're forever grateful to you for being #foreverplaid!

    Join the 2019 PAA Golf Outing Planning Committee!
    Do you have a passion for Dasher athletics? Are you interested in meeting more Dasher parents? Join the 2019 PAA Golf Outing Planning Committee, and you'll be making a difference for all Dasher athletes through the Parent Athletic Association's only annual fundraising event.
    Some things to note:
    • 2019 Golf Outing takes place on Friday, September 13, 2019 at The University Club of Milwaukee (formerly Tripoli)
    • Committee of 10-12 will meet once a month starting in June
    • Looking for parents to help with acquiring silent & voice auction items, sponsorships, and golfers/attendees
    Questions or want to sign up for this fun volunteer role? Contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events. We can't wait to hear from you!

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    PFAA Monthly Meeting | April 2
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help!

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Softball and Track and Field Worship Wednesday
    • Soccer Worship Wednesday
    • Track and Field Update
    • Upcoming Faith Friday
    • Spring Sports Calendar
    • DSHA Summer Sports Camps
    • Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the 2019 DSHA Athletic Hall of Fame
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Sandwich Making (April 2)
    • Student Auction (April 3)
    • Collections (April 5)
    • Parent Association Mass (April 5)
    • Faith Friday (April 5)
    • Baccalaureate Mass Planning (April 11)
    • Lent Mass Project (April 12)
    • Service Due (May 6)
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    Come As You Are to Pray With Us
    Sisters of the Divine Savior invite DSHA families to join us for our final Lenten Vesper service on Thursday, April 11. Vespers will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community House chapel adjacent to the high school. All are welcome.
    For more information, please call 414-466-7414.

    Employment Opportunity | Health Care Associate
    Sisters of the Divine Savior (SDS) seek an associate to assist the RN Health Care Coordinator (RN-HCC) in managing health/wellness needs of its members in the U.S., including retired sisters at Salvatorian Sisters Residence (SSR) and those receiving skilled care at St. Ann's Salvatorian Campus. Both facilities are located in Milwaukee. This part-time position requires 8-12 scheduled hours per week plus on-call hours 2-3 weekday evenings/nights and alternate weekends.

    Employment Opportunity | Administrative Assistant
    The Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorian Priests and Brothers) is hiring a part-time administrative assistant for the provincial office at 1735 N Hi Mount Blvd in Milwaukee. Applications may be submitted by April 24.
  • March 18, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | March 20
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, March 20.

    Grandparent Liturgy | May 1
    DSHA will host the 15th Annual Grandparent Liturgy on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. Invitations will be mailed to your daughter's grandparents soon.
    Please contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions..

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Parent-Teacher Conferences | March 19
    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 4-7:45 p.m.
    Please note the time change due to our effort to reclaim instructional time.

    DSHA Auction | March 23
    Attention Parents! We need gift card donations from $25 and up, and you can purchase them straight from our wish list!
    How would you like to host a party or go on vacation for $150? Buy a 2019 Auction Golden Ticket, and one of the voice auction packages could be yours! Need a refresher on your Golden Ticket options? Check out these exciting packages:
    • Ready-to-go Party: Live Music by Fat Andy + Catering by Lee John's Catering
    • Vacation Stay in Winter Park Colorado + Luggage + Airfare Credit
    • Reserved Seats for Graduation + Baccalaureate Mass
    • Scavenger Hunt Dinner Party at The Chef's Table
    • Hamilton + Dear Evan Hansen at Marcus Performing Arts Center + $200 Bartolotta and $50 Uber Gift Cards
    • The Pfister Hotel Experience for Ten - Overnight Stay + Dinner
    • 1 Week Stay at Green Lake Vacation Home (6BR)
    • DSHA Parking Spot
    Mexico trip is excluded from Golden Ticket. Stop by DSHA Mon-Fri from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to buy a ticket. Questions? Contact Allison Caswell, Marketing and Admissions Assistant, for more information or to arrange ticket purchase. Good luck!

    Our first-ever digital auction catalog is now live! Visit DSHA2019.givesmart.com - click the "Register Now" button to create a simple profile and start bidding! Can't attend the auction in person? No problem - the profile you create will allow you to bid remotely. Thank you for supporting Forever Plaid, we can't wait to see you this Saturday, March 23!

    Please contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, with any questions.

    Social Media Wellness Speaker | April 8
    National speaker and author Ana Homayoun will be presenting to students, faculty, and parents on Monday, April 8. The parent presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
    Parents from other schools and of all grade levels are welcome to attend!
    Ana is the real deal! She's appeared in interviews with USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Washington Post, and more!

    Parent Presentation by Dr. Brian Fidlin | April 15
    Dr. Brian Fidlin, clinical psychologist and nationally-recognized speaker, will present to parents on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School. Dr. Fidlin will speak with parents about adolescent brain development, why it seems our high school and college students are more stressed and anxious, and how we as parents can help them. More information will be forthcoming. 

    Planning for Your Daughter's Education & "Why DSHA?" Event | April 16
    Know any families who are interested in sending their daughters to DSHA but still have questions? Please invite them to this event on April 16 at 7 p.m.
    Mike Hodan, current parent and financial advisor, will be speaking to families about how to plan and save for private school education. There will also be a Q&A Session about DSHA, followed by tours of the school.
    Questions? Contact the DSHA Admissions team.

    Optional Milwaukee Parental Choice Meeting | May 7
    The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program requires that DSHA hold open meetings each year for all Choice and non-Choice parents. Attendance at these meetings is now mandatory. They are completely optional. The meetings will be attended by President Katie Konieczny and other members of the Board of Directors. The next meeting will be held on May 7 from 3-3:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge. 
    Please contact the Admissions office with any questions.

    Major Calendar Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year
    Save the dates! Here are important dates to know for next year:
    • August 15 | Check-in Day
    • August 16 | Freshmen Orientation
    • August 19 | First Day of School
    • December 17-20 | Semester Exams
    • December 21-January 5 | Christmas Vacation
    • April 9-20 | Easter Vacation
    • May 18-21 | Semester Exams
    • May 22 | Graduation
    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    Alumnae Service Scholarship Applications Now Available
    The Alumnae Service Scholarship will be awarded to a current sophomore or junior who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to volunteering in the community. The award will be at least $4,000 and applied to tuition for the 2019-2020 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 Friday, March 22. The recipient will be announced at the Underclasswomen Honors Assembly on May 16.
    Questions? Contact Ann Duffy, Alumnae Director.

    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 circumstances demonstrates and lives the values of loyalty and caring.
    If you feel inclined to nominate a DSHA sophomore, please submit your nomination via the online survey by Monday, March 18.
    Contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT DSHA
    Current DSHA Employment Opportunities
    Would you like a rewarding career that is focused on the DSHA philosophy of whole-person education and development? Check out our employment opportunities, and if your profile matches our criteria, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Interested parties must complete the online application and include resume, cover letter, and salary expectations.
    Current opportunities include:
    • English Teacher
    • World Language Teacher
    • Theatre Director
    • Human Resources Coordinator
    • Director of Diversity & Engagement
    • Senior Director of Development
    • Head Swim Coach
    NEWS & NOTES
    DSHA Summer Cool | Early Bird Discount Available!
    Experience girl power at DSHA Summer Cool with 100+ camps created and designed just for girls. Offerings are for girls in 1st-9th grade (with additional camps for K4-K5 and 10-12) and include camps in Academic, Athletics & Wellness, Faith Formation, Fun & Fine Arts, Leadership, and STEM. There is something for every girl at DSHA Summer Cool!
    Receive 20% off camps when you register by March 15! Note: the discount is not valid for Community Theatre Works and Dasher Downtime.
    Please contact Allison Caswell, Admissions & Marketing Assistant, with any questions.

    Applied Wellness Pilot | March 26
    In Fall 2019, the scheduled class hour that is currently known as Wellness Hour will be formally changed to Applied Wellness Hour. The hour name change goes hand-in-hand with the intention of our Applied Wellness Program and the students' utilization of the Wellness Hour moving into next year. Students will be offered a structured choice wellness program in Fall 2019. Wellness is subjective and fluid with different meaning for each of us. Our Applied Wellness Program will provide students time to access wellness offerings and explore their personal wellness through experiences. The Juniors/Seniors will be embarking on this small-scale pilot to help coordinators better understand some logistical considerations as we move into the larger school-wide wellness model in Fall. During the pilot, students will have the opportunity to choose their fitness offerings during their wellness hour and/or study hall for the remainder of the year. Students will learn more about this pilot and sign-up process during class on March 19. The Applied Wellness Pilot begins on March 26.
    Please contact Joanna McQuide with any questions.

    Men of Christ Conference | March 30
    The annual Men of Christ Conference takes place on Saturday, March 30 at the Miller High Life Theater. Registration is now available!

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    New this year: Tuition information for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online. Look for notification in late March.
    Tuition agreements for the 2019-2020 school year will be processed again through your myDSHA accounts and will be ready for review in early May.
    Please access your Smart Tuition account through your myDSHA account under the Resource tab before the 2019-2020 tuition agreements are available. This creates a link between your myDSHA and Smart Tuition accounts and will ensure the re-enrollment process goes smoothly.
    If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account, please contact DSHA's Business Office.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Auction Set-up, Event Night, and Tear Down Help Needed | March 22-24
    The 2019 DSHA Auction team is still looking for volunteers to help bring this special night to life, and we could use your help!
    We've updated the auction volunteer Sign-Up Genius with specific auction tasks, dates, and times.
    To learn more, contact Meagan Wigchers, Engagement Chair, or Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    Junior Prom Parent Volunteers Needed | April 13
    Prom is Saturday, April 13, and we want to make the night special and safe for all of the young ladies at DSHA. With the Prom location new to DSHA, we need a few parental chaperones to ensure activities go smoothly. We are looking for assistance throughout the duration of the night (7:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) but will take any help we can get!

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    PFAA Monthly Meeting | April 2
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help!

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Ski Team State Champions!
    • Ice Hockey Finishes Season
    • Gymnastics Finishes Season
    • Basketball Team Wraps Up Their Season
    • Greater Metro Conference Scholar Athlete Award Winners
    • 2017-2018 Varsity Soccer Team Receives Academic Honor
    • Spring Sports
    • Soccer Sign-up Meeting
    • Mandatory Player/Parent Meetings for Spring Sports
    • Spring Sports Picture Day
    • Worship Wednesdays for Spring Sports
    • DSHA Summer Sports Camps
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Stations of the Cross
    • Collections (March 5)
    • Sandwich Making (March 5)
    • Ash Wednesday Mass (March 6)
    • All School Lent Reconciliation (March 13)
    • Walking Stations of the Cross (March 15)
    • Parent Volunteers Needed for Service Events
    • Service Due (May 6)
    • Student Auction - NEW DATE! (April 3)
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    Employment Opportunity | Health Care Associate
    Sisters of the Divine Savior (SDS) seek an associate to assist the RN Health Care Coordinator (RN-HCC) in managing health/wellness needs of its members in the U.S., including retired sisters at Salvatorian Sisters Residence (SSR) and those receiving skilled care at St. Ann's Salvatorian Campus. Both facilities are located in Milwaukee. This part-time position requires 8-12 scheduled hours per week plus on-call hours 2-3 weekday evenings/nights and alternate weekends.
  • March 4, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | March 20
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, March 20.

    Grandparent Liturgy | May 1
    DSHA will host the 15th Annual Grandparent Liturgy on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. Invitations will be mailed to your daughter's grandparents in March.
    Please share address updates for grandparents with Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Angelaires Workshop and Auditions | March 4 & 5
    All interested in auditioning for Angelaires must be present at the workshop. Sign up for the audition in groups of six. If you join the Angelaires, you must register for Camerata Choir in Fall 2019.

    Almost, Maine Performances | March 8-9  NEW SHOW TIMES!
    In the cold and remote town of Almost, Maine, the northern lights flash over a series of love stories as relationships begin and end, and love flickers and fades on a magical midwinter night.
    New show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and for the first time in a long time, we're excited to offer a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.!

    Implicit Bias Presentation | March 14
    As part of our effort to help our community be aware of biases and to help us understand and celebrate the diversity of our community, we are pleased to announce that Judge Derek Mosley will be presenting to students and parents on the topic of Implicit Bias on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. Judge Mosley trains fellow judges in implicit bias throughout the state of Wisconsin. The entire DSHA faculty participated in this training during the January in-service and found this presentation to be impactful. Small group discussions will be held for students during Dasher Time on one of the days following the student presentation.
    Parents planning to attend the evening session are encouraged to complete the Harvard Race IAT survey below. Survey responses are confidential, and you will not be asked to share your results with others. Students will also be encouraged to take the survey.
    Please contact Principal Dan Quesnell with any questions.

    Walk for a Cure | March 16-17
    Now is the time for students to start forming their teams for the 5th Annual Walk for a Cure! Over the years, Walk for a Cure has raised over $15,000 in support of cancer education and research. Angel on My Shoulder, the beneficiary of this year's event, is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children affected by cancer. All proceeds from this event will support their great work. Each team must have at least two DSHA students/staff/alumnae as members.
    Donations are always welcome! Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences | March 19
    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 4-7:45 p.m.
    Please note the time change due to our effort to reclaim instructional time.

    DSHA Auction | March 23
    Attention Parents! Don't forget to send in your 2019 Auction RSVP by Monday, March 11. You don't want to miss this event!
    Still pondering what to donate? Every auction needs great items to bid on! Not sure what to buy? Click below and check out our recently-refreshed auction wish list!
    We need gift card donations from $25 and up, and you can purchase them straight from our wish list!
    Have another item or unique experience you'd love to donate? Contact Acquisitions Chair Jen Martone or complete the Acquisition Form to drop at DSHA with your donation. Other items of interest include gift cards from $25 and up, craft beer baskets, sports tickets/experiences, and college-themed baskets! Can't decide? The Acquisitions team is accepting cash donations; just note that your donation is for silent auction purchases. No amount is too small, and all donations are appreciated!
    Auction sponsorships directly impact day-to-day operations at DSHA. We've got exciting new ways to showcase your business like never before!
    Is your daughter a Senior? Does she participate in athletics or a club?
    After the auction, the ad is yours to keep!
    Contact Underwriting & Advertising Chair Jennie Mulcahy or Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, with any questions.
    As always, we are forever grateful to you, our Forever Plaid community, for helping us to continue the DSHA mission. We cannot do it without you!

    Social Media Wellness Speaker | April 8
    National speaker and author Ana Homayoun will be presenting to students, faculty, and parents on Monday, April 8. The parent presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
    Parents from other schools and of all grade levels are welcome to attend!
    Ana is the real deal! She's appeared in interviews with USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Washington Post, and more!

    Parent Presentation by Dr. Brian Fidlin | April 15
    Dr. Brian Fidlin, clinical psychologist and nationally-recognized speaker, will present to parents on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School. Dr. Fidlin will speak with parents about adolescent brain development, why it seems our high school and college students are more stressed and anxious, and how we as parents can help them. More information will be forthcoming. 

    Affording Your Daughter's Education & Why DSHA? Event | April 16
    Know any families who are interested in sending their daughters to DSHA but still have questions? Please invite them to this event on April 16 at 7 p.m.
    Mike Hodan, current parent and financial advisor, will be speaking to families about how to plan and save for private school education. There will also be a Q&A Session about DSHA, followed by tours of the school.
    Questions? Contact the DSHA Admissions team.

    Major Calendar Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year
    Save the dates! Here are important dates to know for next year:
    • August 15 | Check-in Day
    • August 16 | Freshmen Orientation
    • August 19 | First Day of School
    • December 17-20 | Semester Exams
    • December 21-January 5 | Christmas Vacation
    • April 9-20 | Easter Vacation
    • May 18-21 | Semester Exams
    • May 22 | Graduation
    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    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 2019-2020 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 and Mr. Dawson's Social Studies classrooms. Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15. The Public Policy award recipient will be announced on May 16 at the Honors Award Night for Underclasswomen.
    Please contact Maggie McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Alumnae Service Scholarship Applications Now Available
    The Alumnae Service Scholarship will be awarded to a current sophomore or junior who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to volunteering in the community. The award will be at least $4,000 and applied to tuition for the 2019-2020 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 Friday, March 22. The recipient will be announced at the Underclasswomen Honors Assembly on May 16.
    Questions? Contact Ann Duffy, Alumnae Director.

    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 circumstances demonstrates and lives the values of loyalty and caring.
    If you feel inclined to nominate a DSHA sophomore, please submit your nomination via the online survey by Monday, March 18.
    Contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    NEWS & NOTES
    DSHA Summer Cool | Early Bird Discount Available!
    Experience girl power at DSHA Summer Cool with 100+ camps created and designed just for girls. Offerings are for girls in 1st-9th grade (with additional camps for K4-K5 and 10-12) and include camps in Academic, Athletics & Wellness, Faith Formation, Fun & Fine Arts, Leadership, and STEM. There is something for every girl at DSHA Summer Cool!
    Receive 20% off camps when you register by March 15! Note: the discount is not valid for Community Theatre Works and Dasher Downtime.
    Please contact Allison Caswell, Admissions & Marketing Assistant, with any questions.

    Diversity & Inclusion Update
    For many years, diversity and inclusion has been a priority at DSHA. While we have taken several intentional steps, this important work is never done. Our All Girls Makes All the Difference strategic plan calls upon us to author a long-range diversity and inclusion plan. Last Spring, we engaged Derute Consulting Cooperative to help us analyze and provide direction for our long-range planning.

    Men of Christ Conference | March 30
    The annual Men of Christ Conference takes place on Saturday, March 30 at the Miller High Life Theater. Registration is now available!

    DSHA Students at the Scholastic Art Awards
    The visual arts department is happy to announce that six students are representing DSHA this year at the Scholastic Art Awards for the Wisconsin region. Our students represent eight individual artworks and one portfolio chosen from over 3,000 works in 16 different media categories submitted this year. Receiving one honorable mention is Carolyn Ashe, Ellise Little, and Maritza Hernandez with Grace Dugan receiving two honorable mentions. Madeleine Kellner won a silver key. Irisema Ramirez received multiple awards, one honorable mention, one gold key and a gold for her photography portfolio. Madeleine and Irisema will have their works on display at the Milwaukee Art Musem until March 17. Please support these young artists by visiting their work today!

    Applied Wellness Hour: DSHA's Commitment to Student Wellness
    Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will see an Applied Wellness Hour in their schedules beginning Fall 2019. This Applied Wellness Hour replaces the Wellness Hour and Upperclassmen Fitness Elective in their schedules this year. We are enhancing the wellness experience of our students with this innovative approach. Students were given a high-level introduction to this change during Fitness class. More information will be coming home to parents and students.

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    New this year: Tuition information for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online. Look for notification in late March.
    Tuition agreements for the 2019-2020 school year will be processed again through your myDSHA accounts and will be ready for review in early May.
    Please access your Smart Tuition account through your myDSHA account under the Resource tab before the 2019-2020 tuition agreements are available. This creates a link between your myDSHA and Smart Tuition accounts and will ensure the re-enrollment process goes smoothly.
    If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account, please contact DSHA's Business Office.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Auction Set-up, Event Night, and Tear Down Help Needed | March 22-24
    The 2019 DSHA Auction team is still looking for volunteers to help bring this special night to life, and we could use your help!
    We've updated the auction volunteer Sign-Up Genius with specific auction tasks, dates, and times.
    To learn more, contact Meagan Wigchers, Engagement Chair, or Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    Junior Prom Parent Volunteers Needed | April 13
    Prom is Saturday, April 13, and we want to make the night special and safe for all of the young ladies at DSHA. With the Prom location new to DSHA, we need a few parental chaperones to ensure activities go smoothly. We are looking for assistance throughout the duration of the night (7:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) but will take any help we can get!
    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    PA Monthly Meeting | March 5
    The next PA Meeting will be held on March 5 at 11 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge, and lunch will be provided. The Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel.

    PFAA Monthly Meeting | March 5
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help!

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Ski Team State Champions!
    • Ice Hockey Finishes Season
    • Gymnastics Finishes Season
    • Basketball Team Wraps Up Their Season
    • Greater Metro Conference Scholar Athlete Award Winners
    • 2017-2018 Varsity Soccer Team Receives Academic Honor
    • Spring Sports
    • Soccer Sign-up Meeting
    • Mandatory Player/Parent Meetings for Spring Sports
    • Spring Sports Picture Day
    • Worship Wednesdays for Spring Sports
    • DSHA Summer Sports Camps
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Stations of the Cross
    • Collections (March 5)
    • Sandwich Making (March 5)
    • Ash Wednesday Mass (March 6)
    • All School Lent Reconciliation (March 13)
    • Walking Stations of the Cross (March 15)
    • Parent Volunteers Needed for Service Events
    • Service Due (May 6)
    • Student Auction - NEW DATE! (April 3)
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    Turn the Page on Conversation About Race
    Sisters of the Divine Savior invite you to join a book discussion for National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14). Our book selection, Debby Irving's Waking Up White, breaks the ice for honest conversation about race. Choose from two sessions at the SDS Community House (adjacent to DSHA): Saturday, March 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30-3 p.m. Thanks to generous grant funding, we can offer a free copy of Waking Up White with your RSVP. Questions? Contact the SDS Community House at 414.466.7414.  
  • February 18, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | February 20
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, February 20.

    ACT at DSHA | February 20
    DSHA will be administering an official ACT test to the junior class on Wednesday, February 20 during the school day. The test will begin at 7:50 a.m. and will conclude at approximately noon. Students will be dismissed from school at the conclusion of the test, and it is an out-of-uniform day for the juniors. Please contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.

    Blood Drive | February 22
    DSHA's annual Blood Drive will take place on Friday, February 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Parents are welcome to donate, too! Please email Sue Goulee to request an appointment.

    Senior v. Staff Basketball Game | February 28
    The annual showdown between seniors and members of the faculty/staff is fast approaching on February 28 from 2-3 p.m.! Student Council is excited to again host this all-school event. As in previous years, students can sponsor staff members by pledging money per point scored. Proceeds will benefit Angel on My Shoulder, this year's beneficiary for the Walk for a Cure.
    Families are welcome to attend the event to cheer on their favorite players. Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions.

    Grandparent Liturgy | May 1
    DSHA will host the 15th Annual Grandparent Liturgy on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. Invitations will be mailed to your daughter's grandparents in March.
    Please share address updates for grandparents with Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Angelaires Workshop and Auditions | March 4 & 5
    All interested in auditioning for Angelaires must be present at the workshop. Sign up for the audition in groups of six. If you join the Angelaires, you must register for Camerata Choir in Fall 2019.

    Almost, Maine Performances | March 8-10 
    DSHA Theatre presents Almost, Maine on March 8-10! Tickets are now on sale. In the cold and remote town of Almost, Maine, the northern lights flash over a series of love stories as relationships begin and end, and love flickers and fades on a magical midwinter night.
    Showtimes are: March 8 at 7 p.m., March 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and March 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Implicit Bias Presentation | March 14
    As part of our effort to help our community be aware of biases and to help us understand and celebrate the diversity of our community, we are pleased to announce that Judge Derek Mosley will be presenting to students and parents on the topic of Implicit Bias on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. Judge Mosley trains judges in implicit bias throughout the state of Wisconsin. The entire DSHA faculty participated in this training during the January in-service and found this presentation to be impactful. Small group discussions will be held for students during Dasher Time on one of the days following the student presentation.
    Parents planning to attend the evening session are encouraged to complete the Harvard Race IAT survey below. Survey responses are confidential, and you will not be asked to share your results with others. Students will also be encouraged to take the survey.
    Please contact Principal Dan Quesnell with any questions.

    Walk for a Cure | March 16-17
    Now is the time for students to start forming their teams for the 5th Annual Walk for a Cure! Over the years, Walk for a Cure has raised over $15,000 in support of cancer education and research. Angel on My Shoulder, the beneficiary of this year's event, is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children affected by cancer. All proceeds from this event will support their great work. Each team must have at least two DSHA students/staff/alumnae as members.
    Donations are always welcome! Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    DSHA Auction | March 23
    We are still accepting sponsorships, ads, and item donations for the auction. Please contact Lisa Bozic, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, to make arrangements.
    Still pondering what to donate? Every auction needs great items to bid on! Not sure what to buy?
    Have another item or unique experience you'd love to donate? Contact Acquisitions Chair Jen Martone or complete the Acquisition Form to drop at DSHA with your donation. Other items of interest include gift cards from $25 and up, craft beer baskets, sports tickets/experiences, and college-themed baskets! Can't decide? The Acquisitions team is accepting donations; just note that your donation is for silent auction purchases. No amount is too small, and all donations are appreciated!
    Auction sponsorships directly impact day-to-day operations at DSHA. We've got exciting new ways to showcase your business like never before!
    Is your daughter a Senior? Does she participate in athletics or a club?
    After the auction, the ad is yours to keep!
    Questions? Contact Underwriting & Advertising Chair Jennie Mulcahy.
    As always, we are forever grateful to you, our Forever Plaid community, for helping us to continue the DSHA mission. We cannot do it without you!

    NEWS & NOTES
    DSHA Summer Cool | Registration Now Open!
    Experience girl power at DSHA Summer Cool with 100+ camps created and designed just for girls. Offerings are for girls in K4-9th grade and include camps in Academic, Athletics & Wellness, Faith Formation, Fun & Fine Arts, Leadership, and STEM. There is something for every girl at DSHA Summer Cool!
    Please contact Allison Caswell, Admissions & Marketing Assistant, with any questions.

    Private School Tuition Tax Deduction
    Parents with a child in a private school are able to receive a tax deduction for private school tuition. Parents statewide are able to deduct up to $4,000 per student in grades K-8 and up to $10,000 per high school student. The tax deduction will save the average parent an estimated $240 per K-8 and $600 for high school students on their state tax bill. As you prepare your Wisconsin income tax returns, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and complete "Schedule PS, Private School Tuition."

    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 2019-2020 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 and Mr. Dawson's Social Studies classrooms. Applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15. The Public Policy award recipient will be announced on May 16 at the Honors Award Night for Underclasswomen.
    Please contact Maggie McAsey, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    DSHA Students at the Scholastic Art Awards
    The visual arts department is happy to announce that six students are representing DSHA this year at the Scholastic Art Awards for the Wisconsin region. Our students represent eight individual artworks and one portfolio chosen from over 3,000 works in 16 different media categories submitted this year. Receiving one honorable mention is Carolyn Ashe, Ellise Little, and Maritza Hernandez with Grace Dugan receiving two honorable mentions. Madeleine Kellner won a silver key. Irisema Ramirez received multiple awards, one honorable mention, one gold key and a gold for her photography portfolio. Madeleine and Irisema will have their works on display at the Milwaukee Art Musem until March 17. Please support these young artists by visiting their work today!

    Applied Wellness Hour: DSHA's Commitment to Student Wellness
    Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will see an Applied Wellness Hour in their schedules beginning Fall 2019. This Applied Wellness Hour replaces the Wellness Hour and Upperclassmen Fitness Elective in their schedules this year. We are enhancing the wellness experience of our students with this innovative approach. Students were given a high-level introduction to this change during Fitness class. More information will be coming home to parents and students.

    2018 Tuition Statements
    Your 2018 tuition statements are available through Smart Tuition and can be accessed through your myDSHA login under the Resources tab on the Smart Tuition link or by logging into Smart Tuition's website. DSHA's Tax Identifying Number (FEIN) is 39-0929898.
    Please contact the Business Office with any questions.

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    New this year: Tuition information for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online. Look for notification in late March.
    Tuition agreements for the 2019-2020 school year will be processed again through your myDSHA accounts and will be ready for review in early May.
    Please access your Smart Tuition account through your myDSHA account under the Resource tab before the 2019-2020 tuition agreements are available. This creates a link between your myDSHA and Smart Tuition accounts and will ensure the re-enrollment process goes smoothly.
    If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account, please contact DSHA's Business Office.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    New Auction Volunteer Opportunities
    Looking for opportunities to meet more awesome Dasher parents?
    NEW! We've updated the auction volunteer Sign-Up Genius with specific auction tasks, dates, and times.
    To learn more, contact Meagan Wigchers, Engagement Chair, or Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    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
    The PA Needs Your Help!
    Joan Bauer, Beverly Manthey, and the Teacher Appreciation Committee are providing food during Parent Teacher Conferences on March 19. Sign up here!

    PA Monthly Meeting | March 5
    The next PA Meeting will be held on March 5 at 11 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge, and lunch will be provided. The Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel.

    PFAA Monthly Meeting | March 5
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help!

    PFAA Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award Applications
    The Parent Fine Arts Association continues to seek DSHA seniors to apply for the Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award. The $1,000 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. The application form for the senior Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award is available on the DSHA website. The award will be presented at the PFAA Fine Arts Awards Night on May 8. The winner must be present to receive the award.

    PFAA Summer Scholarship Awards Applications
    The Parent Fine Arts Association continues to seek DSHA freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to apply for Summer Scholarship Awards. They may be used toward fine arts summer camps, DSHA Community Theatre Works productions, art supplies, fine arts-related workshops, clinics, and lessons. Application forms for the summer scholarships are available on the DSHA website. Parents must already be members of the DSHA Parent Fine Arts Association for their students to apply for a Summer Scholarship. The student winners must be present at the Fine Arts Awards Night on May 8 to receive their scholarship awards.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Senior Night for Basketball
    • Ski Team Update
    • Bring Your Favorite TSC Member to a Game
    • National Letter of Intent Signings
    • Ice Hockey Team Wrap-up
    • Ice Hockey Team Begins Post-Season Play
    • WIAA Tournament Series Begins for Basketball
    • Basketball Team Gives Back
    • Nominations Open for the 2019 DSHA Athletic Hall of Fame
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Worship Wednesday (February 20 & 27)
    • Collections (February 25)
    • Service Hours
    • Student Auction (April 4)
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    Turn the Page on Conversation About Race
    Sisters of the Divine Savior invite you to join a book discussion for National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14). Our book selection, Debby Irving's Waking Up White, breaks the ice for honest conversation about race. Choose from two sessions at the SDS Community House (adjacent to DSHA): Saturday, March 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30-3 p.m. Thanks to generous grant funding, we can offer a free copy of Waking Up White with your RSVP. Questions? Contact the SDS Community House at 414.466.7414.  


  • February 4, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | February 6
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, February 6.

    ACT at DSHA | February 20
    DSHA will be administering an official ACT test to the junior class on Wednesday, February 20 during the school day. The test will begin at 7:50 a.m. and will conclude at approximately noon. Students will be dismissed from school at the conclusion of the test, and it is an out-of-uniform day for the juniors. Please contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.

    Grandparent Liturgy | May 1
    DSHA will host the 15th Annual Grandparent Liturgy on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 a.m. Invitations will be mailed to your daughter's grandparents in March. Please share address updates for grandparents with Maggie Shelledy McAsey, Director of Annual Fund.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    2018-19 Auction Class Benefit Parties
    Calling all Senior Parents! DSHA is excited to share that your 2019 Auction Benefit Party will take place on Saturday, February 16 at the home of John and Norma Herbers! We know that's right around the corner, but this year's Senior Party is a special opportunity to reconnect with recent DSHA past parents. Catch up and find out what life is like after your daughter graduates!
    Did you know we host a Past Parent Benefit Party, as well? We're combining the Senior and Past Parent parties this year and hope you'll join us as we come together to support the auction and further the DSHA mission. Start your Saturday evening with dinner on the town and then make your way to the Herbers household for desserts!
    Questions? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    Alumnae Night at DSHA Basketball | February 5
    Join us on Tuesday, February 5 for alumnae night at DSHA basketball! Varsity tipoff is at 7:15pm against Brookfield East. Admission is FREE for alumnae! Visit the alumnae table outside of the gym entrance for a wristband before the game. Go Dashers!
    Almost, Maine Performances | March 8-10 
    DSHA Theatre presents Almost, Maine on March 8-10! Tickets go on sale on February 1. In the cold and remote town of Almost, Maine, the northern lights flash over a series of love stories as relationships begin and end, and love flickers and fades on a magical midwinter night.

    Walk for a Cure | March 16-17
    Student Council is proud to coordinate the 5th Annual Walk for a Cure. Over the past four years, our school community has raised over $15,000 for Walk for a Cure in support of cancer education and research. Angel on My Shoulder, the beneficiary of this year's event, is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children affected by cancer. All proceeds from this event will support their great work. Students are encouraged to start forming teams soon; each team must have at least two DSHA students/staff/alumnae as members. Donations are always welcome! Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    DSHA Auction | March 23
    Attention parents! The 2019 DSHA Auction donation deadline has been extended to Friday, February 15!
    Wondering what to donate? Every auction needs great items to bid on! Not sure what to buy?
    Have another item or unique experience you'd love to donate? Contact Acquisitions Chair Jen Martone or complete the Acquisition Form to drop at DSHA with your donation. Other items of interest include gift cards from $25 and up, craft beer baskets, sports tickets/experiences, and college-themed baskets! Can't decide? The Acquisitions team is accepting donations; just note that your donation is for silent auction purchases. No amount is too small, and all donations are appreciated!
    Auction sponsorships directly impact day-to-day operations at DSHA. We've got exciting new ways to showcase your business like never before!
    Is your daughter a Senior? Does she participate in athletics or a club?
    After the auction, the ad is yours to keep!
    Questions? Contact Underwriting & Advertising Chair Jennie Mulcahy.
    As always, we are forever grateful to you, our Forever Plaid community, for helping us to continue the DSHA mission. We cannot do it without you!

    NEWS & NOTES
    Parent Input Survey for Strategic Planning
    We are in the process of gathering information and input for our next strategic plan. Please take the brief survey below to provide your input and feedback about DSHA. The survey questions are adapted from Loyola University of Chicago's Center for Catholic School Effectiveness "Catholic Identity Defining Characteristics Parents and Community Survey." Thank you!

    Applied Wellness Hour: DSHA's Commitment to Student Wellness
    Sophomores, juniors, and seniors will see an Applied Wellness Hour in their schedules beginning Fall 2019. This Applied Wellness Hour replaces the Wellness Hour and Upperclassmen Fitness Elective in their schedules this year. We are enhancing the wellness experience of our students with this innovative approach. Students were given a high-level introduction to this change during Fitness class. More information will be coming home to parents and students.

    2018 Tuition Statements
    Your 2018 tuition statements are available through Smart Tuition and can be accessed through your myDSHA login under the Resources tab on the Smart Tuition link or by logging into Smart Tuition's website. DSHA's Tax Identifying Number (FEIN) is 39-0929898. Please contact the Business Office with any questions.

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    Please access your Smart Tuition account through your myDSHA account under the Resource Tab before the 2019-2020 tuition agreements are available. This will ensure re-enrollment processes smoothly. If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account, please contact the DSHA Business Office.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Auction Committees Need Your Help!
    Looking for opportunities to meet more awesome Dasher parents? The DSHA Auction Committees are one of the best (and most fun!) ways to connect with other parents while making a direct impact and furthering the DSHA mission!
    The 2019 auction chairs are looking for a few more parents to round out their fun-tastic Underwriting & Advertising and Engagement teams and help bring Forever Plaid to life on March 23.
    To learn more or to join our amazing auction teams, contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    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
    The PA Needs Your Help!
    Joan Bauer, Beverly Manthey, and the Teacher Appreciation Committee are hosting a Soup Lunch for faculty and staff on February 12 as well as providing food during Parent Teacher Conferences on March 19.

    PA Monthly Meeting | February 5
    The next PA Meeting will be held on February 5 at 11 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge, and lunch will be provided. The Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel.

    PFAA Monthly Meeting | February 5
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help!

    PFAA Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award Applications
    The Parent Fine Arts Association is pleased to announce the Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award application process is open to all DSHA seniors. The 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. The application form for the senior Fine Arts Woman of the Year Award will be available on the DSHA website during the month of February. The award will be presented at the PFAA Fine Arts Awards Night on May 8, 2019. The winner must be present to receive the award.

    PFAA Summer Scholarship Awards Applications
    The Parent Fine Arts Association Summer Scholarship Awards are available for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Awarded at the Fine Arts Night at the end of each school year, the PFAA is pleased to provide Summer Scholarship Awards that may be used toward fine arts summer camps, DSHA Community Theatre Works productions, art supplies, fine arts-related workshops, clinics, and lessons. Application forms for the summer scholarships will be available during the month of February on the DSHA website. Parents must already be members of the DSHA Parent Fine Arts Association for their students to apply for a Summer Scholarship. The student winners must be present at the Fine Arts Awards Night on May 8, 2019 to receive their scholarship awards.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Bring your favorite TSC member to a game!
    • National Letter of Intent Signings
    • Senior Night for Basketball
    • Upcoming Games
    • Golf Team Gives Back
    • Nominations for the 2019 DSHA Athletic Hall of Fame
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Collection Days (February 5 and 15)
    • Time for Change Tuesday (February 5)
    • Worship Wednesday (February 6)
    • Adoration (February 12)
    • Black History Celebration Mass (February 14)
    • Student Auction (April 4)
    • Optional Junior Retreat (April 7-8)

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    Salvatorian Sisters' Service Award
    Parents who have already received information about their daughter's eligibility to receive the Salvatorian Sisters' Service Award are reminded that the nomination form for their daughter is due to Sister Mary Lee Grady by 3 p.m. on February 8.

    Turn the Page on Conversation About Race
    Sisters of the Divine Savior invite you to join a book discussion for National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14). Our book selection, Debby Irving's Waking Up White, breaks the ice for honest conversation about race. Choose from two sessions at the SDS Community House (adjacent to DSHA): Saturday, March 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30-3 p.m. Thanks to generous grant funding, we can offer a free copy of Waking Up White with your RSVP. Questions? Contact the SDS Community House at 414.466.7414.  
  • January 22, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | January 23
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, January 23.

    Gr8 Lengths | January 28
    The 18th annual Gr8 Lengths Assembly will see over 150 students and staff donating 8+ inches of hair. The non-profit Children with Hair Loss will receive all of the donations as well as money raised through t-shirt sales. Questions? Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor.

    Senior vs. Staff Basketball Game | January 31
    The annual showdown between seniors and members of the faculty/staff is fast approaching! Student Council is excited to host this all-school event on January 31 from 2-3 p.m. Students can sponsor staff members by pledging money per point scored. Proceeds will benefit Angel on My Shoulder, this year's beneficiary for the Walk for a Cure. Families are welcome to attend the event to cheer on their favorite players. Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions.

    ACT at DSHA | February 20
    DSHA will be administering an official ACT test to the junior class on Wednesday, February 20. Please contact Donna LaGuardia in Student Services with any questions.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    2018-19 Auction Class Benefit Parties
    Interested in getting to know your fellow Dasher parents while at the same time supporting the mission of DSHA? Attend your class' Auction Benefit Party!
    Each class has their own party – see below for more information!
    • Senior Parents – We're still looking for hosts and cohosts for the Senior Class Benefit Party. These are such a fun tradition! Interested in hosting or cohosting? Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.
    Sophomore Fling | January 26
    It's sophomores' special night with a formal dance just for them! Tickets are $15 per person and will be on sale Wednesday, January 23 and Thursday, January 24 during lunch. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and a signed permission slip is required. The form has been distributed to students in their mailboxes and via e-mail. Please contact Rissie Lundberg, Sophomore Fling Moderator, or Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions.

    Parent Presentation by Dr. Brian Fidlin | January 28
    Dr. Brian Fidlin, clinical psychologist and nationally-recognized speaker, will present to parents on Monday, January 28 at 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School. Dr. Fidlin will speak with parents about adolescent brain development, why it seems our high school and college students are more stressed and anxious, and how we as parents can help them. More information about the presentation will be forthcoming.

    DSHA Recognized as a Heart Safe School | January 30
    We will be recognized as a Heart Safe School on Wednesday, January 30 during our Staff CPR/AED training! A representative will be here from Project ADAM and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to present the recognition banner for the efforts we have taken to become a Heart Safe School.

    Almost, Maine Performances | March 8-10 
    DSHA Theatre presents Almost, Maine on March 8-10! Tickets go on sale on February 1. In the cold and remote town of Almost, Maine, the northern lights flash over a series of love stories as relationships begin and end, and love flickers and fades on a magical midwinter night.

    Walk for a Cure | March 16-17
    Student Council is proud to coordinate the 5th Annual Walk for a Cure. Over the past four years, our school community has raised over $15,000 for Walk for a Cure in support of cancer education and research. Angel on My Shoulder, the beneficiary of this year's event, is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children affected by cancer. All proceeds from this event will support their great work. Students are encouraged to start forming teams soon; each team must have at least two DSHA students/staff/alumnae as members. Donations are always welcome! Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    DSHA Auction | March 23
    Attention parents! This is a reminder that the deadline for 2019 Auction donation submissions is right around the corner: Friday, February 1.
    Wondering what to donate? Every auction needs great items to bid on! Not sure what to buy?
    Have another item or unique experience you'd love to donate? Contact Acquisitions Chair Jen Martone or complete the Acquisition Form to drop at DSHA with your donation.
    Auction sponsorships directly impact day-to-day operations at DSHA. We've got exciting new ways to showcase your business like never before!
    Is your daughter a Senior? Does she participate in athletics or a club?
    After the auction, the ad is yours to keep!
    Questions? Contact Underwriting & Advertising Chair Jennie Mulcahy.
    As always, we are forever grateful to you, our Forever Plaid community, for helping us to continue the DSHA mission. We cannot do it without you!

    NEWS & NOTES
    Parent Input Survey for Strategic Planning
    We are in the process of gathering information and input for our next strategic plan. Please take the brief survey below to provide your input and feedback about DSHA. The survey questions are adapted from Loyola University of Chicago's Center for Catholic School Effectiveness "Catholic Identity Defining Characteristics Parents and Community Survey." Thank you!

    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 Hands-Only CPR training and practice, and the second session will focus on AED training and emergency scenarios to put the two skills together. We will be joined by two Milwaukee County EMS/Paramedics to assist in the training during the Wednesday classes!

    Last Call for Senior Portraits for the 2019 Yearbook
    Last Call! All senior portraits and baby pictures are due February 1. Your daughters have been notified via email for instructions. Baby photos should be labeled and placed in a Ziploc bag and handed into Mrs. Larscheid for scanning. Photographs will be returned once scanned. Senior portraits should be uploaded directly to Jostens. 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, please contact Yearbook Advisor Nora Larscheid.

    2018 Tuition Statements
    Your 2018 tuition statements are available through Smart Tuition and can be accessed through your myDSHA login under the Resources tab on the Smart Tuition link or by logging into Smart Tuition's website. DSHA's Tax Identifying Number (FEIN) is 39-0929898. Please contact the Business Office with any questions.

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    Please access your Smart Tuition account through your myDSHA account under the Resource Tab before the 2019-2020 tuition agreements are available. This will ensure re-enrollment processes smoothly. If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account, please contact the DSHA Business Office.

    Freshmen Pre-ACT Results
    Freshmen met with counselors in the theatre on January 15 to receive their score reports and test booklets for the Pre-ACT test. An instructional pamphlet was included to help students and families review the results. Students were administered the Pre-ACT test in October of the current school year. Parents are encouraged to review the results of the tests with their daughters, and if there any further questions, please contact your daughter's counselor.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Help at the Incoming Freshman Lock-In!
    Want to help us welcome next year's freshman class? Remember how much fun your daughter had at her Lock-In? We would love your assistance at our annual Lock-In! Incoming students will be spending the night at DSHA on January 25 and departing the morning of January 26. If you are able to help us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25 or from 6:30-8:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, please contact the Admissions Office. Thank you in advance!

    Auction Committees Need Your Help!
    Looking for opportunities to meet more awesome Dasher parents? The DSHA Auction Committees are one of the best (and most fun!) ways to connect with other parents while making a direct impact and furthering the DSHA mission!
    The 2019 auction chairs are looking for a few more parents to round out their fun-tastic Underwriting & Advertising and Engagement teams and help bring Forever Plaid to life on March 23.
    To learn more or to join our amazing auction teams, contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    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
    The PA Needs Your Help!
    Joan Bauer, Beverly Manthey, and the Teacher Appreciation Committee are hosting a Soup Lunch for faculty and staff on February 12 as well as providing food during Parent Teacher Conferences on March 19.

    PA Monthly Meeting | February 5
    The next PA Meeting will be held on February 5 at 11 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge, and lunch will be provided. The Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel.
    PFAA Monthly Meeting | February 5
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help!

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Bring your favorite TSC member to a game!
    • National Letter of Intent Signings
    • Nominations for the 2019 DSHA Athletic Hall of Fame
    • Worship Wednesday for the Ski Team
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Catholic Schools Week 2019 (January 28-February 1)
    • Vocare Welcome Back and Gr8 Lengths (January 28)
    • Adoration (January 29)
    • Trivia! (January 30)
    • Senior v. Staff Basketball (January 31)
    • Parent Mass (February 1)
    • Catholic Schools Week Mass (February 1)
    • Freshmen Ministry Team
    • Encourage your daugther to become a tutor!
    • Student Auction (April 4)
    • Optional Junior Retreat (April 7-8)

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    Turn the Page on Conversation About Race
    Sisters of the Divine Savior invite you to join a book discussion for National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14). Our book selection, Debby Irving's Waking Up White, breaks the ice for honest conversation about race. Choose from two sessions at the SDS Community House (adjacent to DSHA): Saturday, March 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30-3 p.m. Thanks to generous grant funding, we can offer a free copy of Waking Up White with your RSVP. Questions? Contact the SDS Community House at 414.466.7414.  
  • January 7, 2019

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | January 9
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be on Wednesday, January 9.

    Senior vs. Staff Basketball Game | January 31
    The annual showdown between seniors and members of the faculty/staff is fast approaching! Student Council is excited to host this all-school event on January 31 from 2-3 p.m. Students can sponsor staff members by pledging money per point scored. Proceeds will benefit Angel on My Shoulder, this year's beneficiary for the Walk for a Cure. Families are welcome to attend the event to cheer on their favorite players. Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions.

    ACT at DSHA | February 20
    DSHA will be administering an official ACT test to the junior class on Wednesday, February 20. In order to plan for the day, we need to get an accurate number of students who would like to take the test. Students can elect to have their scores sent to up to four colleges for free before taking the test. If your daughter would like her official scores sent to a college or university, ACT's list of college codes can be found below, and the codes should be filled out on the intent form. Students should fill out the form and return it to Student Services by Wednesday, January 9.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Almost, Maine Auditions | January 8 (3:45-6 p.m. DSHA students and area boys grades 9-12)
    DSHA Theatre presents auditions for Almost, Maine on January 8! All DSHA girls and any high school boys may audition for this touching and timely play by John Cariani. In the cold and remote town of Almost, Maine, the northern lights flash over a series of love stories as relationships begin and end, and love flickers and fades on a magical midwinter night.
    College Information Night for Juniors | January 9
    Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the DSHA Theatre for our kickoff to college for the junior class! Come see different sessions on admissions, financial aid, the college search, and busting college admissions myths. Mr. Hendricks, Mr. Lynch, and many college admissions reps will be leading talks and answering questions to help you jump start your college search. Questions? Contact Mr. Brian Hendricks, Director of College Advising.

    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!
    • Junior Benefit Party – Your party is right around the corner! RSVP by today, January 7 to attend. Join us on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the home of parents Jim and Maureen Stern - you'll have a blast, we promise! Questions? 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.
    Sophomore Success Night | January 15
    Sophomore Success Night is the annual mandatory meeting for sophomores and their families. As students approach the halfway point of their high school careers, it is important to make well-informed decisions regarding the next two years and the world beyond DSHA. The event will provide you with a wealth of information and ideas to help plan for junior and senior years at DSHA. Questions? Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services.


    Father Daughter Dinner Dance | January 19 (RSVP at school January 7 & 8)
    Father Daughter is right around the corner! By now you should have received your invitation, so start planning your tables!
    New this year: the Pfister will not accommodate tables larger than 10 guests.
    RSVP collection will take place during lunch today, January 7 and tomorrow, January 8. The registration deadline is tomorrow, January 8!
    Questions? Contact Father Daughter Co-chairs Jody Elliott and Megan Hambrook or Lisa Bozic at DSHA. Start shining those dancing shoes, and we'll see you on January 19!


    Winter Formal | February 2
    This is just a reminder that the Winter Formal invitation and permission slip were placed in your Junior or Senior daughter's mailbox. The dance is on Saturday, February 2 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Doors will lock at 8:30 p.m. and reopen at 10:00 p.m.
    Tickets for the dance will be sold during both lunch hours on January 7 and 8. The cost this year is $20/person or $40/couple. Please note: the price increases for those who sign up late ($30/person, $60/couple).

    Walk for a Cure | March 16-17
    Student Council is proud to coordinate the 5th Annual Walk for a Cure. Over the past four years, our school community has raised over $15,000 for Walk for a Cure in support of cancer education and research. Angel on My Shoulder, the beneficiary of this year's event, is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children affected by cancer. All proceeds from this event will support their great work. Students are encouraged to start forming teams soon; each team must have at least two DSHA students/staff/alumnae as members. Donations are always welcome! Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    DSHA Auction | March 23
    Greetings, Dasher parents! Auction planning is in full swing, and we hope you've saved the date of March 23 to attend DSHA's 2019 Auction Forever Plaid. What does it mean to be Forever Plaid? It means that once you're a part of this special DSHA community, you're forever a part of the community.
    Item Donations Needed: Not loving that Insta-Pot you got for Christmas? Regift it to the Auction! Every great auction needs items to bid on. Not sure what to buy?
    Have something else you'd love to donate? Contact Acquisitions Chair Jen Martone.
    Sponsorships and Advertising:The DSHA experience would not be possible without the generosity of our community. Keep DSHA in mind when considering your giving opportunities! Your auction sponsorships directly impact day-to-day operations at DSHA.
    Questions? Contact Underwriting & Advertising Chair Jennie Mulcahy.
    The deadline for ad/sponsorship materials and auction items is February 1.
    As always, we are forever grateful to you, our Forever Plaid community, for helping us to continue the DSHA mission. We cannot do it without you!

    NEWS & NOTES
    School Closure Procedures
    In the event of inclement weather, DSHA will use the below guidelines for school closings.

    2019-2020 Tuition Billing
    Please access your Smart Tuition account through your myDSHA account under the Resource Tab before the 2019-2020 tuition agreements are available. This will ensure re-enrollment processes smoothly. If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account, please contact the DSHA Business Office.
    Course Selection for the 2019-2020 School Year
    Course selection for the upcoming school year is in progress. Students will meet with counselors to go over the selection process, review the courses available to them, and discuss their four-year plans.


    Senior Portraits for the 2018-19 Yearbook
    Important information: All senior portraits and baby pictures are due February 1. Your daughters have been notified via email for instructions. Baby photos should be labeled and placed in a Ziploc bag and handed into Mrs. Larscheid for scanning. Photographs will be returned once scanned. Senior portraits should be uploaded directly to Jostens. 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, please contact Yearbook Advisor Nora Larscheid.

    Motorcycle Rebuild Team Seeking One More Member!
    DSHA is looking for one more student to join our all-girls BUILD team! This Milwaukee-area organization connects high school students with technical and business mentors to rebuild a motorcycle. Female mentors from Harley-Davidson and other local companies lead our team. Most meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. January-May. No experience necessary! Have your daughter see Mrs. Phillips in room 416 or email her for an application.

    2018 Tuition Statements
    Your 2018 tuition statements are available through Smart Tuition and can be accessed through your myDSHA login under the Resources tab on the Smart Tuition link or by logging into Smart Tuition's website. DSHA's Tax Identifying Number (FEIN) is 39-0929898. Please contact the Business Office with any questions.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Help at the Incoming Freshman Lock-In!
    Want to help us welcome next year's freshman class? Remember how much fun your daughter had at her Lock-In? We would love your assistance at our annual Lock-In! Incoming students will be spending the night at DSHA on January 25 and departing the morning of January 26. If you are able to help us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25 or from 6:30-8:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, please contact the Admissions Office. Thank you in advance!


    Auction Committees Need Your Help!
    Looking for opportunities to meet more awesome Dasher parents? The DSHA Auction Committees are one of the best (and most fun!) ways to connect with other parents while making a direct impact and furthering the DSHA mission!
    The 2019 auction chairs are looking for a few more parents to round out their fun-tastic Underwriting & Advertising and Engagement teams and help bring Forever Plaid to life on March 23.
    To learn more or to join our amazing auction teams, contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    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
    PFAA Monthly Meeting | January 8
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is tomorrow, January 8 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help!

    PA Monthly Meeting | February 5
    Due to funeral arrangements for Gary Brock, husband of Dean of Students Ruby Brock, the PA Meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow is cancelled. The next PA Meeting will be held on February 5.
    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Worship Wednesday for the Ski Team
    • Upcoming Games
    • Guidebook for College Athletics and the Recruiting Process
    • Journal Sentinel High School Sports Fall Sport Nominees
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Sophomore Retreat (January 16-17 and January 17-18)
    • Time for Change Tuesday (January 8)
    • Worship Wednesday (January 9)
    • Vocare Send-off (January 11)
    • Optional Rosary (January 11)
    • Collection Day (January 15)
    • Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally (March 16)
    • Do Service During the DSHA School Day!
    • Vocare Policies
    • Freshmen Ministry Team
  • December 17, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | January 9
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, January 9.

    Gr8 Lengths Assembly | January 28
    Student Council is excited to host the 18th Annual Gr8 Lengths Assembly. Over 150 students and staff will be donating 8+ inches of hair to benefit the non-profit Children with Hair Loss. Gr8 Lengths is open to current students and staff. Friday, January 4 is the last day for students to register and to order a t-shirt. Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, if you have any questions about Gr8 Lengths.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Winter Field Hockey at DSHA | January 5
    There will be a winter field hockey league hosted at DSHA by the Milwaukee Field Hockey Club in January and February. This eight-week league will include four weeks of practices that alternate with four weeks of Play-Day Scrimmages. There are three age groups: K-5th, 6th-8th, and high school. The league is open to boys and girls of all ages, and this is a great opportunity to invite a friend to try field hockey  new players can try the first week free! Please share this information with your friends. We really want to promote the sport in the younger age groups and show that DSHA is a great place to learn and play! For any questions, contact the DSHA Field Hockey program.

    Almost, Maine Auditions | January 8 (3:45-6 p.m. DSHA students and area boys grades 9-12)
    DSHA Theatre presents auditions for Almost, Maine on January 8! All DSHA girls and any high school boys may audition for this touching and timely play by John Cariani. In the cold and remote town of Almost, Maine, the northern lights flash over a series of love stories as relationships begin and end, and love flickers and fades on a magical midwinter night.

    College Information Night for Juniors | January 9
    Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the DSHA Theatre for our kickoff to college for the junior class! Come see different sessions on admissions, financial aid, the college search, and busting college admissions myths. Mr. Hendricks, Mr. Lynch, and many college admissions reps will be leading talks and answering questions to help you jump start your college search. Questions? Contact Mr. Brian Hendricks, Director of College Advising.

    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!
    • Junior Benefit Party – Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the home of parents Jim and Maureen Stern. RSVP at dsha.info/juniorparty by January 7 to attend! Questions? 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.
    Sophomore Success Night | January 15
    Sophomore Success Night is the annual mandatory meeting for sophomores and their families. As students approach the halfway point of their high school careers, it is important to make well-informed decisions regarding the next two years and the world beyond DSHA. The event will provide you with a wealth of information and ideas to help plan for junior and senior years at DSHA. More information will be provided closer to the event  please save the date! Questions? Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services.

    Father Daughter Dinner Dance | January 19 (RSVP at school January 7 & 8)
    Father Daughter is right around the corner! By now you should have received your invitation, so start planning your tables over Christmas Break!
    New this year: the Pfister will not accommodate tables larger than 10 guests.
    RSVP collection will take place at school on Monday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 8. You can also register online!
    Questions? Contact Father Daughter Co-chairs Jody Elliott and Megan Hambrook or Lisa Bozic at DSHA. Start shining those dancing shoes, and we'll see you on January 19!

    Winter Formal | February 2
    This is just a reminder that the Winter Formal invitation and permission slip were placed in your Junior or Senior daughter's mailbox. The dance is on Saturday, February 2 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Doors will lock at 8:30 p.m. and reopen at 10:00 p.m.
    Tickets for the dance will be sold during both lunch hours on January 4, 7, and 8. The cost this year is $20/person or $40/couple. Please note: the price increases for those who sign up late ($30/person, $60/couple).

    Walk for a Cure | March 16-17
    Student Council is proud to coordinate the 5th Annual Walk for a Cure. Over the past four years, our school community has raised over $15,000 for Walk for a Cure in support of cancer education and research. Angel on My Shoulder, the beneficiary of this year's event, is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children affected by cancer. All proceeds from this event will support their great work. Students are encouraged to start forming teams soon; each team must have at least two DSHA students/staff/alumnae as members. Donations are always welcome! Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    DSHA Auction | March 23
    Greetings, Dasher parents! Auction planning is in full swing, and we hope you've saved the date of March 23 to attend DSHA's 2019 Auction Forever Plaid. What does it mean to be Forever Plaid? It means that once you're a part of this special DSHA community, you're forever a part of the community.
    Item Donations Needed: Now that Christmas is just around the corner, we hope you'll remember your DSHA community as you do your shopping! Every great auction needs items to bid on. Not sure what to buy?

    Have something else you'd love to donate? Contact Acquisitions Chair Jen Martone.
    Sponsorships and Advertising:The DSHA experience would not be possible without the generosity of our community. Keep DSHA in mind when considering your year-end giving opportunities! Your auction sponsorships directly impact day-to-day operations at DSHA.

    Questions? Contact Underwriting & Advertising Chair Jennie Mulcahy.
    As always, we are forever grateful to you, our Forever Plaid community, for helping us to continue the DSHA mission. We cannot do it without you!

    NEWS & NOTES
    School Closure Procedures
    In the event of inclement weather, DSHA will use the below guidelines for school closings.

    Final Exams and Semester 1 Grades
    Parents: reminder that final exams are this week. Please be sure to avoid scheduling appointments during your daughter's required final exam times – this is very important! Final Semester 1 grades will be posted by 8:00 a.m. on January 3. Please note that teachers will grade during finals week and over Christmas break; hence, final grades for Semester 1 are not due until January 3.

    How to Check Grades on myDSHA
    We are in the last three weeks of first semester; final exams began today. Parents, be sure to check your daughter's grades through myDSHA so there are no surprises come January.

    Course Selection for the 2019-2020 School Year
    Course selection for the upcoming school year will begin shortly after students return from Christmas break. Students will meet with counselors to go over the selection process, review the courses available to them, and discuss their four-year plans.

    Motorcycle Rebuild Team Seeking One More Member!
    DSHA is looking for one more student to join our all-girls BUILD team! This Milwaukee-area organization connects high school students with technical and business mentors to rebuild a motorcycle. Female mentors from Harley-Davidson and other local companies lead our team. Most meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. January-May. No experience necessary! Have your daughter see Mrs. Phillips in room 416 or email her for an application.

    2018 Tuition Statements
    Your 2018 tuition statements are available through Smart Tuition and can be accessed through your myDSHA login under the Resources tab on the Smart Tuition link or by logging into Smart Tuition's website. DSHA's Tax Identifying Number (FEIN) is 39-0929898. Please contact the Business Office with any questions.

    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.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Thank You to All of Our Volunteers!
    As first semester comes to a close, DSHA would like to say a humble thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers. You give so generously of your time and talents, and we are incredibly grateful to you. We value your assistance immensely and look forward to seeing your faces around DSHA every day!

    PA Christmas Un-Decorating | January 3
    We need your help! When the holidays are done, please join us to remove the Christmas decorations and store them for next year on January 3 from noon to 3 p.m. Come for the whole time or any part! Contact Mimi Schwarz for more information.

    Auction Committees Need Your Help!
    Looking for opportunities to meet more awesome Dasher parents? The DSHA Auction Committees are one of the best (and most fun!) ways to connect with other parents while making a direct impact and furthering the DSHA mission!
    The 2019 auction chairs are looking for more parents to round out their fun-tastic themes and help bring Forever Plaid to life on March 23.
    To learn more or to join our amazing auction teams, contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events.

    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
    PA Faculty & Staff Appreciation Fund Collection 
    As you wrap up your Christmas shopping, cross the DSHA faculty and staff off your list by donating to the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Fund. Thank you to those families that have already donated to the fund. For questions, please contact Chris Lampereur.

    PFAA Scholarship Deadline
    If you haven't yet joined the Parent Fine Arts Association, here's an important reason to do so before the end of the year: each spring, the PFAA awards summer scholarships to fine arts students who are engaged in summer activities that support their passion. To qualify for a scholarship, families must be PFAA members, and they must have joined by December 31. Dues are just $25 per year.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Athletic News
    • Worship Wednesday for the Ski Team
    • WIAA Sportsmanship Summit
    • Worship Wednesday for All Basketball Teams
    • Ice Hockey Updates
    Campus Ministry News
    • Christmas Prayer
  • December 3, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | December 5
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, December 5.

    Gr8 Lengths Assembly | January 28
    The 18th Annual Gr8 Lengths Assembly will see over 150 students and staff donating 8+ inches of hair. The non-profit Children with Hair Loss will receive all of the donations as well as money raised through t-shirt sales. Donors must pre-register December 10-14 during lunch. Questions? Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor.

    Middle School Leadership Conference | February 8
    Celebrating its 5th year of bringing 300 middle school girls from over 40 schools together for a day-long conference run completely by DSHA students! The theme of the conference is Turning the Tide of Leadership and will feature student-led break-out sessions, opening and closing sessions, service projects, and more. Student volunteers are still needed. Have a middle schooler at home who may be interested? Registration for the conference is coordinated by middle schools; please contact your daughter's school.
    Any questions? Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor.

    UPCOMING EVENTS| OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    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!
    • 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.

    Winter Field Hockey at DSHA | January 5
    There will be a winter field hockey league hosted at DSHA by the Milwaukee Field Hockey Club in January and February. This eight-week league will include four weeks of practices that alternate with four weeks of Play-Day Scrimmages. There are three age groups: K-5th, 6th-8th, and high school. The league is open to boys and girls of all ages, and this is a great opportunity to invite a friend to try field hockey  new players can try the first week free! Please share this information with your friends. We really want to promote the sport in the younger age groups and show that DSHA is a great place to learn and play! For any questions, contact the DSHA Field Hockey program.

    Sophomore Success Night | January 15
    Sophomore Success Night is the annual mandatory meeting for sophomores and their families. As students approach the halfway point of their high school careers, it is important to make well-informed decisions regarding the next two years and the world beyond DSHA. The event will provide you with a wealth of information and ideas to help plan for junior and senior years at DSHA. More information will be provided closer to the event  please save the date! Questions? Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services.

    Father Daughter Dinner Dance | January 19
    Can you believe Father Daughter is already right around the corner? Saturday, January 19, 2019 to be exact! Look for invitations to land in your mailbox the week of December 10, then start planning your tables over Christmas Break! RSVP collection will take place at school on Monday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 8. Starting December 10, you'll also be able to register online at dsha.info/fatherdaughter.
    Questions? Contact Father Daughter Co-chairs Jody Elliott and Megan Hambrook or Lisa Bozic at DSHA. Start shining those dancing shoes, and we'll see you on January 19!

    Walk for a Cure | March 16-17
    Over the past four years, our school community has raised over $15,000 for Walk for a Cure in support of cancer education and research. Angel on My Shoulder is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children affected by cancer. All proceeds from this event will support their great work. Students are encouraged to start forming teams soon; each team must have at least two DSHA students/staff/alumnae as members. Donations are always welcome! More information will be available soon. Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    DSHA Auction | March 23
    Greetings, fellow Dasher parents! By now you should have received your 2019 Forever Plaid auction packet in the mail! Our staff and dedicated 2019 auction chairs are already hard at work to make this our best auction yet, and we're certain it won't be a great party without you!
    Our auction chairs and committees will be reaching out to all DSHA families to invite you to be a part of this very important night in the coming months. They'll touch on the numerous ways you can get involved with the auction. Here are just a few!
    1. ATTEND: Come to the auction on Saturday, March 23, 2019!
    2. DONATE: Keep DSHA in mind as you do your Christmas shopping and donate an item to our Acquisitions team! Keep your eyes open for our Amazon wish list – coming soon!
    3. ADVERTISE AND/OR UNDERWRITE: Buy an ad in our new online bidding catalog or underwrite a portion of the evening!
    4. VOLUNTEER: We sure can use some extra hands in the days prior to the auction, on the big night itself and the morning after!
    Visit dsha.info/auction to explore all the ways you can get involved! We also have a Sign-Up Genius for various volunteer opportunities.

    NEWS & NOTES
    How to Check Grades on myDSHA
    We are in the last three weeks of first semester; final exams begin on December 17. Parents, be sure to check your daughter's grades through myDSHA so there are no surprises come January.

    Notes from the Business Office
    As we approach the end of the semester, here is a gentle reminder regarding overdue student accounts.
    Student travel: Student accounts must be current for a student to be accepted into a DSHA overnight trip program and also at the time of departure. No exceptions will be made.
    Graduation activities: Student accounts must be current to participate in all graduation and Baccalaureate activities, including rehearsals.
    Please contact the Business Office with any questions or concerns.

    Cell Phone Policy Reminder
    Parents, this is a reminder about our cell phone use policy. Students may use cellphones before or after school or during lunch and Dasher time. Students are not to use their phones during instructional time and study halls, including non-Fitness Wellness periods. Any student found using her phone or with her phone out during any of these times will have her phone taken, will receive a demerit or detention and will have to pay a $5 fine. If you need to contact your daughter during the school day, the best way is to call the Main Office. If a student is feeling sick during the day, she is to let her teacher know, and she will be sent to the sick room. If your daughter wants to go home due to an illness, the attendance secretary will make the phone call home.

    Winter Uniform Guidelines
    As we move into the winter months, here are a few tips to help your daughter be in uniform and warm, as well!
    • Students are allowed to wear white or navy blue long-sleeved undershirts under their polos.
    • They are also allowed to wear black, full-length leggings under their skirts. Leggings cannot have any designs or cut-outs; they must be solid in nature.
    • We understand that girls like to wear sweatpants to school under their uniforms. Sweatpants must be removed before the start of the first class.
    • Jackets and coats are to be placed in lockers and locked. They are not to be carried throughout the day.
    Please contact Mrs. Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, if you have any questions regarding the uniform.

    Finals Care Packages
    Would you like to help make exam week a little less stressful for your daughter? Purchase a care package filled with treats and healthy, high-energy foods! Order are due by December 11, and packages will be delivered to DSHA on Friday, December 14.

    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.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    PA 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!

    PA Christmas Un-Decorating | January 3
    We need your help! When the holidays are done, please join us to remove the Christmas decorations and store them for next year on January 3 from noon to 3 p.m. Come for the whole time or any part! Contact Mimi Schwarz for more information.

    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
    PFAA Monthly Meeting | December 4
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help! Questions? Contact Bob Helbig, PFAA President.

    Faculty and Staff Appreciation Gift Fund Needs YOUR Help!
    The DSHA Parent Association shows our appreciation and love to the DSHA faculty and staff by hosting several luncheons throughout the year. The PA specially recognizes 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. We are looking for 100% participation this year and need your help in showing our appreciation. Thank you and happy holidays!

    ATHLETIC NEWS
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Worship Wednesday for the Ice Hockey Team
    • Ice Hockey Home Game | December 4
    • Basketball Worship Wednesday | December 5
    • Gymnastics Home Meet | December 5
    • Basketball Home Opener | December 7
    • DSHA Graduate Megan McPike Receives Honor

    CAMPUS MINISTRY

    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Cookie Making with the Sisters of the Divine Savior | December 3
    • Sandwich Making | December 4
    • Collection Day | December 5
    • Worship Wednesday | December 5
    • Parent Association Mass | December 6
    • Advent Reconciliation | December 7
    • Advent Adoration | December 10
    • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe | December 12
    • Posada Party | December 13
    • Do Service During the DSHA School Day!
    • Sophomore and Junior Service Reflections

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    2018 Holiday Open House in the Art Gallery | December 5
    Browse the Gallery in all its Christmas finery! Our 2018 Holiday Open House will feature homemade treats and artwork for sale. Shop for charming holiday gifts and the perfect piece to enhance your home decor. The Gallery will be open from 2-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5. You will find plenty of parking behind DSHA between the U-shape building. Ring the bell at the Art Studio entrance and take the elevator to the Art Gallery on the 4th floor.

    Advent Vespers | December 5
    Please join us for Advent Vespers on Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. You can enter through the SDS Community House doors on the north side of DSHA. For more information, call 414.466.7414 or email Jan Penlesky.
  • November 19, 2018

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Optional Liturgy | November 28
    Our next weekly optional liturgy for students, faculty and staff will be Wednesday, November 28.

    Gr8 Lengths Assembly | January 28
    The 18th Annual Gr8 Lengths Assembly will see over 150 students and staff donating 8+ inches of hair. The non-profit Children with Hair Loss will receive all of the donations as well as money raised through t-shirt sales. Donors must pre-register December 10-14 during lunch. Questions? Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor.

    Middle School Leadership Conference | February 8
    Celebrating its 5th year of bringing 300 middle school girls from over 40 schools together for a day-long conference run completely by DSHA students! The theme of the conference is Turning the Tide of Leadership and will feature student-led break-out sessions, opening and closing sessions, service projects, and more. Student volunteers are still needed. Have a middle schooler at home who may be interested? Registration for the conference is coordinated by middle schools; please contact your daughter's school.
    Any questions? Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    A Morning in Santa's Workshop | December 2
    Invite your friends and neighbors to skip the lines and pricey photos at the mall and see Santa at DSHA! Join us on Sunday, December 2 for A Morning in Santa's Workshop. Photos with Santa, Christmas crafts, and a special performance by the Angelaires at 11:30 a.m. are all in store!

    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!
    • 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.
    Father Daughter Dinner Dance | January 19
    Can you believe Father Daughter is already right around the corner? Saturday, January 19, 2019 to be exact! Look for invitations to land in your mailbox the week of December 10, then start planning your tables over Christmas Break! RSVP collection will take place at school on Monday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 8. Starting December 10, you'll also be able to register online at dsha.info/fatherdaughter. Questions? Contact Father Daughter Co-chairs Jody Elliott and Megan Hambrook or Lisa Bozic at DSHA. Start shining those dancing shoes, and we'll see you on January 19!

    Walk for a Cure | March 16-17
    Over the past four years, our school community has raised over $15,000 for Walk for a Cure in support of cancer education and research. Angel on My Shoulder is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp experiences for children affected by cancer. All proceeds from this event will support their great work. Students are encouraged to start forming teams soon; each team must have at least two DSHA students/staff/alumnae as members. Donations are always welcome! More information will be available soon. Please contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    DSHA Auction Save-The-Date | March 23
    Please save the date for DSHA's 2019 Auction on March 23! 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!
    We need your help! Contact Director of Special Events & Volunteer Engagement Lisa Bozic.

    NEWS & NOTES
    L
    oominosity 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).

    Cell Phone Policy Reminder
    Parents, this is a reminder about our cell phone use policy. Students may use cellphones before or after school or during lunch and Dasher time. Students are not to use their phones during instructional time and study halls, including non-Fitness Wellness periods. Any student found using her phone or with her phone out during any of these times will have her phone taken, will receive a demerit or detention and will have to pay a $5 fine. If you need to contact your daughter during the school day, the best way is to call the Main Office. If a student is feeling sick during the day, she is to let her teacher know, and she will be sent to the sick room. If your daughter wants to go home due to an illness, the attendance secretary will make the phone call home.

    Winter Uniform Guidelines
    As we move into the winter months, here are a few tips to help your daughter be in uniform and warm, as well!
    • Students are allowed to wear white or navy blue long-sleeved undershirts under their polos.
    • They are also allowed to wear black, full-length leggings under their skirts. Leggings cannot have any designs or cut-outs; they must be solid in nature.
    • We understand that girls like to wear sweatpants to school under their uniforms. The sweatpants must be removed before the start of the first class.
    • Jackets and coats are to be placed in lockers and locked. They are not to be carried throughout the day.
    Please contact Mrs. Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, if you have any questions regarding the uniform.

    Finals Care Packages
    Would you like to help make exam week a little less stressful for your daughter? Purchase a care package filled with treats and healthy, high-energy foods! Order are due by December 11, and packages will be delivered to DSHA on Friday, December 14.

    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.

    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
    Christmas Decorating at DSHA | November 27
    Come help "Deck the Halls" of DSHA on Tuesday, November 27 from noon-3 p.m. The Christmas Decorating Team led by Mimi Schwarz and Denise Ancher-Jensen can use your help for all or any part of the time. The girls love to see the school ready for the holidays! Contact Mimi Schwarz for more information.

    PFAA Monthly Meeting | December 4
    The next Parent Fine Arts Association meeting is on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room. Come learn more about fine arts at DSHA and how you can help! Questions? Contact Bob Helbig, PFAA President.

    Faculty and Staff Appreciation Gift Fund Needs YOUR Help!
    The DSHA Parent Association shows our appreciation and love to the DSHA faculty and staff by hosting several luncheons throughout the year. The PA specially recognizes 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. 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!

    ATHLETIC NEWS
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • DSHA Diver Competes at State
    • 2018 Fall All-Conference, All-Area, All-State Honors
    • Congratulations to Fall Captains
    • Cross Country Team Gives Back
    • Mandatory Meeting for Girls Interested in Playing Soccer This Spring | November 27
    • Ice Hockey Home Opener | November 27
    • Ice Hockey and Gymnastics Worship Wednesday | November 28
    • Gymnastics Home Opener | December 5
    • Basketball Home Opener | December 7
    • Basketball Home Games Livestreamed
    • Field Hockey College Updates

    CAMPUS MINISTRY NEWS
    Click here to read the latest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Advent Assembly | November 30
    • December Devotion | November 30
    • Cookie Making with the Sisters of the Divine Savior | December 3
    • Worship Wednesday | December 5
    • Parent Association Mass | December 6
    • Service Hours Due - Sophomores and Juniors

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR
    2018 Holiday Open House in the Art Gallery | November 28 & December 5
    Browse the Gallery in all its Christmas finery! Our 2018 Holiday Open House will feature homemade treats and artwork for sale. Shop for charming holiday gifts and the perfect piece to enhance your home decor. The Gallery will be open from 2-6:30 p.m. on November 28 and December 5. You will find plenty of parking behind DSHA between the U-shape building. Ring the bell at the Art Studio entrance and take the elevator to the Art Gallery on the 4th floor.

    Advent Vespers | December 5
    Please join us for Advent Vespers on Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. You can enter through the SDS Community House doors on the north side of DSHA. For more information, call 414.466.7414 or email Jan Penlesky.
  • 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)

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.

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  • 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.