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2019-20 ENEWS ARCHIVE

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  • November 11, 2019

    Parent eNews | Monday, November 11


    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    DSHA Faculty Christmas Luncheon | December 9
    Check your mailbox, Dasher parents!
    A special mailing went out to each parent regarding the DSHA Faculty and Staff Appreciation fundraising effort for the Christmas party the PA holds for the faculty and staff.
    Please consider helping by making a donation in any amount. You can make your donation electronically by clicking the button below or using the addressed envelope in the mailing. A check can be made out to DSHA; please place "PA Appreciation Fund" in the memo line.
    We are hoping for increased participation this year and need your help in showing our appreciation! Thank you!
    Click here to make a donation! 
    Questions about the Gift Fund? Contact Chris Lampereur.
    We are also seeking dessert donations for this luncheon from school families. Consider making an extra dozen or two treats during your holiday preparations.
    Please deliver desserts to the school office on Monday morning, December 9.
    Let's show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all that they do! Thank you!
    Click here to sign up to prepare treats! 

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Divine Strings Concerts | November 20 and 24
    November 20 at 12:15 p.m.
    The Divine Strings will be featured at the St. John Cathedral’s Noontime Concert Series, located at 812 N. Jackson Street. It is free and open to the public.
    November 24 at 9 a.m.
    The Divine Strings will play the 9 a.m. Mass at the most gorgeous and acoustically perfect space in Wisconsin — St. Joseph Convent Chapel at 1501 S. Layton Blvd.

    Mother/Daughter Chicago Bus Trip | November 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Calling all moms, daughters, and special friends! Just before the holiday rush, climb aboard a luxury coach bus and head down to Chicago's Magnificent Mile for a day of shopping with your daughter! Seats are still available but space is limited! Coach bus will pick up from the DSHA parking lot at 9 a.m. and drop off at 9 p.m. at the same location. Cost for the trip is $50 per person, which includes transportation, snacks, and beverages on the bus. Sisters, aunts, and grandmothers welcome!  
    Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, to reserve your seats and arrange payment.

    6th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference | February 7
    Student Council is excited to host 350 middle school girls from over 45 schools for a day-long conference run completely by DSHA students! The theme of the conference is Race to the Future and will feature student-led break out sessions, opening and closing sessions, service projects, and more.
    Student volunteers are still needed!  Interested students should reach out to Mr. Lynch. 
    Know a 6th or 7th grader who wants to attend the conference? Have her check at school to see if they plan to send a group. 
    Click here for more information about the conference!
    Contact Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
    Calling All Parent Volunteers
    Are you a Dasher parent looking to get more involved and engaged at DSHA? Volunteer at DSHA! There are so many opporuntities to share your time and talents while at the same time meeting other awesome DSHA parents!
    November volunteer opportunities include:
    • Mother Daughter Liturgy & Luncheon | November 17 ( many still needed!)
      Help at the name tag table, sell raffle tickets, set up in the morning, or participate in liturgical roles at Mass. Shifts only last for a portion of the morning so you can still enjoy the day with your daughter! Dads — have you ever wondered what Mother Daughter is like? Volunteer and fnd out! By volunteering you'll be allowing moms to spend the entire morning with the girls! Contact Mother Daughter Co-Chairs Laura Lois or Natalie Rifeljwith any questions. Click here to sign up to volunteer at Mother Daughter today!
    • Deck the Halls of DSHA  | November 21 from Noon to 3 p.m. Do you love Christmas? Would you love to bring Christmas cheer to the Dashers? If you are interested in helping to set up and take down Christmas decorations throughout DSHA, please contact Mimi Schwarz or Stephanie Czosnek, Assistant to the President. 
    • Auction 2020 |  Ongoing and Date Specific Opportunities 
    • General Office Assistance | Year-round
    Click here to peruse our volunteer page and sign up today! 

    NEWS & NOTES
    College Updates
    If you haven't filled out the FAFSA yet, make sure to do that ASAP. Here are some good reasons to fill out the FAFSA:
    • Cheaper interest rates on government-sponsored student loans
    • More time to pause payment
    • Income-driven repayment plan
    • More time before student loan default
    • IF colleges have any left over grant money, you MAY qualify, but it is not a guarantee.
    Contact Brian Hendricks, Director of College Advising, with any questions. 

    Cold Weather Uniform Guidelines
    As we move into the cooler 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.
    • Hooded sweatshirts are not part of the uniform.
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, with any questions.

    Addresses Needed for Grandparent Liturgy Invitations
    Save the date! Grandparent Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. To make sure that grandparents get information about this special event directly, please update their mailing addresses via a quick, easy form on your myDSHA account.
    Contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, DSHA '10, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Graduation Information
    Graduation may be six months away, but we have some important infomration to share with you about:
    • Date & time
    • Senior class picture
    • Graduation attire and approval
    • Graduate Dinner Dance
    Of course, there will be more information to come!  
    Click here to view the graduation information! 
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, with any questions.

    Submit Prayers for New Prayer Book
    Be a part of DSHA history! Campus Ministry is asking for YOUR help to write and submit prayers for our DSHA prayer book, the THIRD edition!
    Prayers can be anything you would want your daughter(s) to hear over afternoon prayer, right before a test, when she's had a good day, when she's had a bad day… the opportunities to pray are literally endless!
    Submissions are due December 6.
    Click here to submit a prayer! 

    Cell Phones and Retreats Policy
    At DSHA, one of the aspects of retreat is to help students disconnect from the world around them, develop their faith, and connect with their classmates. An essential aspect to this is separating from screens. Therefore, no use of mobile phones is allowed during the retreats. This applies to retreat participants and leaders.
    For all overnight retreats, phones will be collected at the beginning of retreat and stored securely until they are needed. If a student has an extenuating circumstance, a parent/guardian will need to contact the lead retreat chaperone prior to retreat to create an alternative plan.
    If a student is found with her phone, it will be confiscated and it will be given to the Dean of Students. A demerit will be issued, and a fine of $5 will be required before the phone is returned.   
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Students, with any questions.

    Senior Yearbook Portraits
    As a parent, you are responsible for informing the studio of the following information:
    The ideal composition for the yearbook is a head and shoulders shot in a portriat (vertical) format. The time frame for submitting a photo is January 31, 2020.
    Submit the image:
    • as a high-resolution jpg file
    • with the aspect ratio of 2:3
    • with 300 dpt
    Please make sure to include the name of the student in the file name. The Required User ID number for submission is 413283677.  
    Click here to submit your image! 
    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions.

    How to Order School Photos
    Visual Image Photography is the company we use for class photos, athletics, events, and more.
    Click here to check out their website and order class photos! 
    Please contact VIP with any questions.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • National Letter of Intent Signings
    • Cross Country State Results
    • Volleyball Team Finishes Their Season
    • Swim and Dive Competed in Conference and Sectionals
    • Golf Team Gives Back
    • Greater Metro Conference Scholar Athlete Award Winners
    • Winter Sports Set to Begin
    • Basketball Tryouts
    • Ice Hockey Begins
    • Gymnastics Begins
    • Mandatory Meeting for Girls Interested in Playing Soccer This Spring (November 18)
    • Faith Friday for Gymnastics and Ice Hockey
    • Basketball Parent Meeting
    • Basketball Team Pictures
    • Gymnastics Opportunity for Grade School Boys and Girls

    Click here to read the lastest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Senior Retreat #2 is November 11-12
    • Senior Retreat #3 is November 13-14
    • Mother Daughter Liturgy (November 17)
    • Eucharistic Adoration (November 13)
    • Faith Friday (November 15)
    • Collections Day (November 15)
    • Thanksgiving Mass (November 22)
    • Service Reflections — Dec. 9
    • Advent at DSHA
    • DSHA Season of Giving Information
  • October 28, 2019

    Parent eNews | Monday, October 28


    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Día de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Altar Display | October 28 - November 6
    Día de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated on November 1 that is most strongly associated with Mexico, but is celebrated throughout Latin America. The tradition originated from the Aztecs, who combined Aztec rituals with Catholicism to honor the dead.
    To this day, Hispanics and Latinos commemorate those who have passed away by decorating colorful altars with pictures of past loved ones and offerings of their favorite sweets and important objects. During this day, the dead are a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.
    DSHA will display a Día de Los Muertos altar in the Quad. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to commemorate their loved ones by bringing in pictures (labeled for easy return) of those who have passed, along with sweets or objects special to that person.

    Testing & Activity Day | November 8
    November 8 marks a special schedule and activity day at DSHA for all grade levels.
    Click here to see more information regarding that day for students! 
    Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.

    School Climate and Youth Risk Behvior Surveys│ November 11
    The School Climate and Youth Risk Behavior Surveys will be administered to all four classes this fall. Freshmen and sophomores have already taken the surveys, and the juniors and seniors are scheduled for November 11.
    Students and families can request or "opt out" of taking the surveys. Please only fill out the form below and return it to Student Services if you would like your daughter to opt out of taking the surveys.
    Click here for more informaton about the surveys and the opt out form!
    Contact Patrick McAndrewDirector of Student Services, with any questions.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Disney's Beauty and the Beast | November 1-3, 8-9
    Be Our Guest and:
    • Purchase tickets
    • Come to the show dressed as your favorite Disney character
    • Come to Be Our Guest Fest November 2,3,9 at 1 p.m. — Bring the kids and show up early to the 2 p.m. shows for games, crafts, face painting, and more!
    • Come to Family Fun Night November 8 at 6 p.m. — During this family-friendly night, you and your family can grab a few slices of pizza and four discounted tickets to that night's show!
    • Participate in the Hashtag contest — Use the hashtag #BeOurGuestDSHA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to win a Beauty and the Beast basket and tickets to the summer musical. Three winners will be chosen and announced on Facebook November 11.
    Click here to purchase tickets!

    Divine Strings Concerts | November 1, 20, and 24
    November 1 at 6-6:45 p.m.  
    For opening night of Beauty and the Beast, the Divine Strings will play a prelude concert featuring an all-Disney program. 
    November 20 at 12:15 p.m.
    The Divine Strings will be featured at the St. John Cathedral’s Noontime Concert Series. It is free and open to the public.
    November 24 at 9 a.m.
    The Divine Strings will play the 9 a.m. Mass at the most gorgeous and acoustically perfect space in Wisconsin — St. Joseph Convent Chapel at 1501 S. Layton Blvd.

    HUSCO Engineering A Difference Open House | November 6 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Is your daughter interested in a STEM career? Attend the HUSCO Manufacturing Open House!  
    Click here for more information!
    Click here to RSVP! 

    Mother/Daughter Chicago Bus Trip | November 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Calling all moms, daughters, and special friends! Just before the holiday rush, climb aboard a luxury coach bus and head down to Chicago's Magnificent Mile for a day of shopping with your daughter! Seats are still available but space is limited! Coach bus will pick up from the DSHA parking lot at 9 a.m. and drop off at 9 p.m. at the same location. Cost for the trip is $50 per person, which includes transportation, snacks, and beverages on the bus.
    Contact Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Special Events, to reserve your seats and arrange payment.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
    Calling All Parent Volunteers
    Are you a Dasher parent looking to get more involved and engaged at DSHA? Volunteer at DSHA! There are so many opporuntities to share your time and talents while at the same time meeting other awesome DSHA parents!
    October and November volunteer opportunities include:
    • Freshman Service Day | November 8 
      If you are interested in serving at a community organization with a small group of freshmen, contact 
      Stephanie Monson, Director of Salvatorian Service. Please include your t-shirt size, cell phone number, and the number of students who can fit in your car in your email. Day runs from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Mother Daughter Liturgy & Luncheon | November 17 ( many still needed!)
      Help at the name tag table, selling raffle tickets, early morning set up or liturgical roles at Mass. Shifts only last for a portion of the morning so you can still enjoy the day with your daughter! Dads welcome to volunteer! Contact Mother Daughter Co-Chairs Laura Lois or Natalie Rifeljwith any questions. Click here to sign up to volunteer at Mother Daughter today!
    • Deck the Halls of DSHA  | Date and Time TBD
      Santa knows that many elves make the workload lighter! If you are interested in helping to set up and take down Christmas decorations throughout DSHA, please contact Mimi Schwarz or Stephanie Czosnek, Assistant to the President.  
    • General Office Assistance | Year-round
    Click here to peruse our volunteer page and sign up today!

    NEWS & NOTES 
    College Updates
    This is a reminder of some important things coming up:
    • November 1 is a big deadline for a lot of colleges. Make sure you have everything submitted BEFORE November 1.
    • Be sure to send in your official ACT/SAT scores if a school asks for them.
    • If you haven't filled out the FAFSA yet, make sure to do that ASAP.
    Contact Brian Hendricks, Director of College Advising, with any questions. 

    Cold Weather Uniform Guidelines
    As we move into the cooler 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.
    • Hooded sweatshirts are not part of the uniform.
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, with any questions.

    Addresses Needed for Grandparent Liturgy Invitations
    Save the date! Grandparent Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. To make sure that grandparents get information about this special event directly, please update their mailing addresses via a quick, easy form on your myDSHA account.
    Contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, DSHA '10, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Graduation Information
    Graduation may be seven months away, but we have some important infomration to share with you about:
    • Date & Time
    • Senior Class Picture
    • Graduation attire and approval
    • Graduate Dinner Dance
    Of course, there will be more information to come!  
    Click here to view the graudation information!
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, with any questions.

    Submit Prayers for New Prayer Book
    Be a part of DSHA history! Campus Ministry is asking for YOUR help to write and submit prayers for our DSHA prayer book, the THIRD edition!
    Prayers can be anything you would want your daughter(s) to hear over afternoon prayer, right before a test, when she's had a good day, when she's had a bad day… the opportunities to pray are literally endless!
    Submissions are due December 6.
    Click here to submit a prayer! 

    Fall Sports Fee and First Semester Course Fee Billing
    Fall athletic fees and first semester course fees will be reflected on your October 15 Smart Tutition billing. Invoices will be sent electronically to the email account associated with your Smart Tutition account. Payments can be made online to Smart Tuition. Cash and checks are accepted at the DSHA Business Office.
    Contact the DSHA Business Office with any questions.

    Cell Phones and Retreats Policy
    At DSHA, one of the aspects of retreat is to help students disconnect from the world around them, develop their faith, and connect with their classmates. An essential aspect to this is separating from screens. Therefore, no use of mobile phones is allowed during the retreats. This applies to retreat participants and leaders.
    For all overnight retreats, phones will be collected at the beginning of retreat and stored securely until they are needed. If a student has an extenuating circumstance, a parent/guardian will need to contact the lead retreat chaperone prior to retreat to create an alternative plan.
    If a student is found with her phone, it will be confiscated and it will be given to the Dean of Students. A demerit will be issued, and a fine of $5 will be required before the phone is returned.   
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Students or Kathleen Cullen, DSHA '05, Director of Campus Ministry, with any questions.

    Senior Yearbook Portraits
    As a parent, you are responsible for informing the studio of the following information:
    The ideal composition for the yearbook is a head and shoulders shot in a portriat (vertical) format. The time frame for submitting a photo is January 31, 2020.
    Submit the image:
    • as a high-resolution jpg file
    • with the aspect ratio of 2:3
    • with 300 dpt
    Please make sure to include the name of the student in the file name. The Required User ID number for submission is 413283677.  
    Click here to submit your image!
    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions.

    How to Order School Photos
    Visual Image Photography is the company we use for class photos, athletics, events, and more.
    Click here to check out thir website and order class photos!
    Please contact VIP with any questions.

    Workshop Series Sponsored by Rogers Memorial Hospital
    Hear from mental health experts and participate in discussion during a free interactive series on how to gain understanding and provide support for friends and loved ones struggling with mental health challenges. All are welcome.
    All sessions are offered by the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay and will be held from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 819 Silverspring Drive, Whitefish Bay. Sessions about various mental health topics are on the following dates:
    • Tuesday, October 29

    Click here for more information and to register! 

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Teacher/Staff Luncheon | November 5
    With the cooler weather upon us, we are looking to warm up teachers and staff with our favorite crock pot meals. Consider signing up to make your favorite dish — be it a crock pot meal, dessert, or salad.
    Click here to sign up! 

    Parent Association Meeting | November 6 at 11 a.m.
    Please join us for the meeting 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 you will be directed to the lounge. A light lunch will be served. Optional rosary is at 10:30 a.m. in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel.

    DSHA Faculty Christmas Luncheon | December 9
    The DSHA Parent Association is sponsoring a Christmas luncheon for all school faculty on Monday, December 9. 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 Monday morning, December 9.
    Let's show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all that they do! Thank you!
    Click here to sign up to prepare treats! 
    Also at this luncheon, each of the over 100 faculty and staff members recieve a $125 gift card from DSHA parents in appreciation of their support of our daughters.
    Please consider helping out by making a donation in ANY amount to the tax-deductible Faculty and Staff Appreciation Gift Fund today. This is fast and easy way to show your appreciation to our incredible DSHA faculty and staff! 
    Click here to make a donation!
    Questions about the Gift Fund? Contact Chris Lampereur.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Tennis Team Jordan Schifano Wins State!
    • Field Hockey Wins First State Championship!
    • Cross Country Conference Update
    • Swim and Dive Update
    • Volleyball Update
    • Rugby Team State Champions!
    • Cross Country Faith Friday
    • Rugby Faith Friday
    • Basketball Tryouts
    • Ski Dryland Training Begins
    • Ice Hockey Begins
    • Gymnastics Begins

    Click here to read the lastest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Upcoming Campus Ministry Events
    • Freshman Service Day — Friday, November 8
    • Special Collection Day — Hats, Mittens, and Coats
    • Mother/Daughter Ronald McDonald Service 
  • October 14, 2019

    Parent eNews | Monday, October 14


    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS

    Latino Heritage Month │ September 15 - October 15
    Our Dasher leaders in the Student Diversity Council, as well as in Furίa Latina, have been working very diligently in developing and organizing activities for our Latino Heritage Month, which begins September 15 and ends on October 15. This year's national theme is "Latino Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation."
    The Latino Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronad Reagan in 1968 to cover a 30-day period.
    Contact Lisette Rodriquez-Reed, Director of Diversity and Engagement, with any questions regarding the DSHA diveristy and engagement stratetgic goals or Latino Heritage Month.

    New Parent Meet and Greet | October
    Freshman and transfer student parents — you should have received a letter in the mail regarding the Meet and Greet coffee sessions with President Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92, Principal Dan Quesnell, and Academic Dean Heather Mansfield. We hope to see you at one of the meetings!
    • October 17 at 2 p.m.
    • October 23 at 7:45 a.m.  
    Click here to register for one of these dates! 

    Picture Retake Day │ October 15 at 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    All freshman, sophomore, and junior parents—if you would like your daughter to retake her portrait or she was absent on check-in day, this is the last opportunity to have your daughter's photo taken by VIP. The DSHA yearbook only uses photos taken by VIP photographers.
    The photographers will be at DSHA in the Arena Theatre. Your daughter will be excused from class to have her picture taken.
    If your daughter is having her photo retaken, she must bring in the envelope of prints received from VIP, otherwise you will not receive additional prints. If this is her first photograph of the school year, you may order prints for purchase at that time. You do not need to buy photographic prints from VIP to have your daughter's photograph taken.
    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions. 

    October 16 Testing/Activity Day & November 8 Activity Day
    October 16 and November 8 mark special schedule and activity days at DSHA for all grade levels.
    Click here for more information regarding these days for students!
    Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.

    Dasher Dialogue on Cultural Appropriation | October 24
    We are looking forward to this month's Dasher Dialogue!
    On Thursday, September 19, our Student Diversity and Inclusion Council had the pleasure of facilitating the first Dasher Dialogue of the school year. Our Dashers, faculty, and staff were engaged in a wonderful, civil discourse pertaining to immigration current events, and our summer read The Book of Unknown Americans by author Cristina Hénriquez.
    Contact Lisette Rodriguez-Reed, Director of Diversity and Engagement, with any questions.

    School Climate and Youth Risk Behvior Surveys│ November 11
    The School Climate and Youth Risk Behavior Surveys will be administered to all four classes this fall. Freshmen and sophomores took the surveys today, and the juniors and seniors are scheduled for November 11.
    Students and families can request or "opt out" of taking the surveys. Please only fill out the form below and return it to Student Services if you would like your daughter to opt out of taking the surveys.
    Click here for more information regarding the surveys and the opt out form! 
    Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.

    UPCOMING EVENTS  |  OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS
    Parent-Teacher Conferences | October 15 from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m. & October 16 from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m.
    Parent-teacher conferences are an opportunity for parents to meet their daughter's teachers and hear overall observations about their daughter's learning and peformance. You are invited to bring your daughter with you.
    Each conference lasts from 3-5 minutes. If you need more time, please make arrangements with the teacher outside of this date.
    Conferences are conducted on a first come, first served basis.
    Click here to see when teachers are available! 

    Informational Meeting for March for Life Trip | October 16
    We are excited to be sending a group to the March for Life this January 2020! This 2½ day trip will be a whirlwind of prayer, advocacy, and awareness about upholding the dignity of every life. 
    An informational meeting will take place during parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, October 16 at 6 p.m. in Campus Ministry. Please plan to attend.
    Applications are due to Campus Ministry by Friday, October 25
    Click here for the application! 
    Contact Stephanie Monson, Director of Salvatorian Service, with any questions.

    Free College Finanacial Aid Event│October 16 at 6 p.m.
    Cardinal Stritch University is hosting a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) information night. It is open to ALL junior and senior DSHA students and their parents. 
    Click here for more information! 

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast | November 1-3, 8-9
    Mark your calendars for the fall musical! Tickets are on sale now!
    Click here to purchase your tickets! 

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Calling All Parent Volunteers
    Are you a Dasher parent looking to get more involved and engaged at DSHA? Volunteer at DSHA! There are so many opporuntities to share your time and talents while at the same time meeting other awesome DSHA parents!
    October and November volunteer opportunities include:
    • Annual Fund Phone-a-Thon Caller | October 27, 28 and 29 (many still needed!)
      Join parent chairs Kevin and Jill Pasqua (daughters Elayna, DSHA '22, and Grace, DSHA '22) for one, two, or three nights as we enjoy food and drinks while making calls to invite others to support the DSHA Annual Fund.
    • Freshman Service Day | November 8
      If you are interested in serving at a community organization with a small group of freshmen, contact
      Stephanie Monson, Director of Salvatorian Service. Please include your t-shirt size, cell phone number, and the number of students who can fit in your car in your email. Day runs from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Mother Daughter Liturgy & Luncheon | November 17 ( many still needed!)
    • General Office Assistance | Year-round
    Click here to peruse our volunteer page and sign up today! 

    NEWS & NOTES
    Cold Weather Uniform Guidelines
    As we move into the cooler 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.
    • Hooded sweatshirts are not part of the uniform.
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, with any questions.

    Addresses Needed for Grandparent Liturgy Invitations
    Save the date! Grandparent Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. To make sure that grandparents get information about this special event directly, please update their mailing addresses via a quick, easy form on your myDSHA account.
    Contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, DSHA '10, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Updates from the College Center
    • Half Sheets are now available in the College Center. Students must fill out a Half Sheet for every college they are applying to and return it to Mrs. LaGuardia.
    • Financial Aid Night is happening on October 16 at Marquette University High School.
    Contact Brian Hendricks, Director of College Advising, with any questions.

    Graduation Information
    Graduation may be seven months away, but we have some important infomration to share with you about:
    • Date & Time
    • Senior Class Picture
    • Graduation attire and approval
    • Graduate Dinner Dance
    Of course, there will be more information to come!  
    Click here to view the graduation information! 
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, with any questions.

    Submit Prayers for New Prayer Book
    Be a part of DSHA history! Campus Ministry is asking for YOUR help to write and submit prayers for our DSHA prayer book, the THIRD edition!
    Prayers can be anything you would want your daughter(s) to hear over afternoon prayer, right before a test, when she's had a good day, when she's had a bad day… the opportunities to pray are literally endless!
    Submissions are due December 6.
    Click here to submit a prayer! 

    DASHER Resale
    Still haven't picked up your money from the Used Book and Uniform Sale? The money can still be picked up at the DSHA Business Office.
    Contact the DSHA Business Office with any questions. 

    Fall Sports Fee and First Semester Course Fee Billing
    Fall athletic fees and first semester course fees will be reflected on your October 15 Smart Tutition billing. Invoices will be sent electronically to the email account associated with your Smart Tutition account. Payments can be made online to Smart Tuition. Cash and checks are accepted at the DSHA Business Office.
    Contact the DSHA Business Office with any questions.


    Cell Phones and Retreats Policy
    At DSHA, one of the aspects of retreat is to help students disconnect from the world around them, develop their faith, and connect with their classmates. An essential aspect to this is separating from screens. Therefore, no use of mobile phones is allowed during the retreats. This applies to retreat participants and leaders.
    For all overnight retreats, phones will be collected at the beginning of retreat and stored securely until they are needed. If a student has an extenuating circumstance, a parent/guardian will need to contact the lead retreat chaperone prior to retreat to create an alternative plan.
    If a student is found with her phone, it will be confiscated and it will be given to the Dean of Students. A demerit will be issued, and a fine of $5 will be required before the phone is returned.   
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Students or Kathleen Cullen, DSHA '05, Director of Campus Ministry, with any questions.


    Senior Yearbook Portraits
    As a parent, you are responsible for informing the studio of the following information:
    The ideal composition for the yearbook is a head and shoulders shot in a portriat (vertical) format. The time frame for submitting a photo is January 31, 2020.
    Submit the image:
    • as a high-resolution jpg file
    • with the aspect ratio of 2:3
    • with 300 dpt
    Please make sure to include the name of the student in the file name. The Required User ID number for submission is 413283677.
    Click here to submit your image! 
    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions.


    How to Order School Photos
    Visual Image Photography is the company we use for class photos, athletics, events, and more.
    Click here to check out their website and order class photos!
    Please contact VIPwith any questions.


    Workshop Series Sponsored by Rogers Memorial Hospital
    Hear from mental health experts and participate in discussion during a free interactive series on how to gain understanding and provide support for friends and loved ones struggling with mental health challenges. All are welcome.
    All sessions are offered by the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay and will be held from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 819 Silverspring Drive, Whitefish Bay. Sessions about various mental health topics are on the following dates:
    • Thursday, October 17
    • Thursday, October 24
    • Tuesday, October 29
    Click here for more information and to register! 
     
    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA
    DSHA Faculty Christmas Luncheon | December 9
    The DSHA Parent Association is sponsoring a Christmas luncheon for all school faculty on Monday, December 9. 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 Monday morning, December 9.
    Let's show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all that they do! Thank you!
    Click here to sign up to prepare treats! 
     
    PFAA Raffle
    The PFAA's primary fundraiser is our annual basket raffle, held during the fall musical (November 1-3, 8-9).  The funds raised through the raffle allow the PFAA to fund summer scholarships and the Fine Arts Woman of the Year scholarship, as well as purchase wish list items for fine arts faculty and support outreach projects. 
    If you are a parent with a student taking art classes, singing in choir or Angelaires, participating in orchestra, handbells, or strings, taking acting classes or participating in productions here at DSHA, your student and their faculty directly benefit from this fundraising event!
    Items can be dropped off at the DSHA main office.  Please mark items "PFAA Raffle."  Please bring in your items no later than Friday, October 18. 
    Click here to see a list of items and ideas that are needed! 
    Volunteer to Wrap Baskets | October 19 from 9 a.m. to noon
    We need help wrapping raffle basekts! Many hands will make for a quick wrap. Please join us in the Quad on Saturday morning for coffee, conversation, and basket wrapping.  This is a great way to meet other fine arts parents! 

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO
    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Tennis Team Wins Conference and is Sectional Runner-Up
    • Golf Team Completes Season
    • Field Hockey Senior Night
    • Volleyball Senior Night
    • Volleyball Faith Friday
    • Ski Team Parent and Athlete Meeting
    • Upcoming Conference/State Tournaments
    • Athletic Hall of Fame
    • Bring Your Favorite TSC Member to a Game
    • Congratulations to Fall Captains
    • Tennis Team Gives Back
    • Lacrosse Officials Training

    Click here to read the lastest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • DSHA Prayer Book, 3rd Edition
    • Collection Days (October 15 and October 25) 
  • September 30, 2019

    Parent eNews | Monday, September 30


    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS

    Latino Heritage Month │ September 15 - October 15
    Our Dasher leaders in the Student Diversity Council, as well as in Furίa Latina, have been working very diligently in developing and organizing activities for our Latino Heritage Month, which begins September 15 and ends on October 15. This year's national theme is "Latino Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation."
    The Latino Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronad Reagan in 1968 to cover a 30-day period.
    Contact Lisette Rodriquez-Reed, Director of Diversity and Engagement, with any questions regarding the DSHA diveristy and engagement stratetgic goals or Latino Heritage Month.


    National Speaker Leah Darrow │October 4 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    DSHA is hosting a national speaker, Leah Darrow, during lunch and Dasher times in the DSHA Commons. She will be speaking about self-image and self-worth through the lens of faith. She will also be speaking at the St. John Bosco Day through the archdiocese that weekend. 
    Encourage your daughter to come during her lunch/ dasher time to hear this engaging presentation.
    Click here for more information. 
    Contact Kathleen Cullen, DSHA '05, Director of Campus Ministry, with any questions.

    New Parent Meet and Greet | October
    Freshman and transfer student parents—you should have received a letter in the mail regarding the Meet and Greet coffee sessions with President Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92, Principal Dan Quesnell, and Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield. We hope to see you at one of the meetings!
    • October 9 at 7:45 a.m.
    • October 17 at 2 p.m.
    • October 23 at 7:45 a.m.
    Click here to register for one of these dates! 

    School Climate and Youth Risk Behvior Surveys│October 14 & November 11
    The School Climate and Youth Risk Behavior Surveys will be administered to all four classes this fall. Freshmen and sophomores are scheduled to take the surveys during a professional development release day on October 14, and the juniors and seniors are scheduled for November 11.
    Students and families can request or "opt out" of taking the surveys. Please only fill out the form below and return it to Student Services if you would like your daughter to opt out of taking the surveys.
    Click here for more information regarding the surveys and the opt out form! 
    Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.


    Picture Retake Day │ October 15 at 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    All freshman, sophomore, and junior parents—if you would like your daughter to retake her portrait or she was absent on check-in day, this is the last opportunity to have your daughter's photo taken by VIP. The DSHA yearbook only uses photos taken by VIP photographers.
    The photographers will be at DSHA in the Arena Theatre. Your daughter will be excused from class to have her picture taken.
    If your daughter is having her photo retaken, she must bring in the envelope of prints received from VIP, otherwise you will not receive additional prints. If this is her first photograph of the school year, you may order prints for purchase at that time. You do not need to buy photographic prints from VIP to have your daughter's photograph taken.
    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions. 


    Freshmen & Senior Activity Day/PSAT Testing Day │ October 16 at 7:50 - 11 a.m.
    On October 16, DSHA will be engaged in a special schedule with a number of different activities happening on campus:
    • Freshmen and seniors will go through various activities throughout the morning.
    • Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT test.
    The day will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. in time for the Medalist Luncheon.
    Please stay tuned for more information in the eNews regarding this day.
    Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.


    Dasher Dialogue on Cultural Appropriation | October 24
    We are looking forward to next month's Dasher Dialogue!
    On Thursday, September 19, our Student Diversity and Inclusion Council had the pleasure of facilitating the first Dasher Dialogue of the school year. Our Dashers, faculty, and staff were engaged in a wonderful, civil discourse pertaining to immigration current events, and our summer read The Book of Unknown Americans by author Cristina Hénriquez.
    Contact Lisette Rodriguez-Reed, Director of Diversity and Engagement, with any questions.


    November Activity Day │ November 8
    On November 8, DSHA will be engaged in a special schedule.
    • Freshmen will be participating in Service Day. The day will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.  
    • Juniors will be particiating in Junior Activity Day. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.
    • Sophomore and seniors will have the day off.
    More information will be provided in upcoming eNews regarding this day.
    Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions regarding Junior Activity Day. 


    Corrected December Exam Schedule
    Please see the updated December Final Exam schedule. There was a mistake in the previous posting.
    Click here for the updated exam schedule! 

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS

    Wake-Up Call Presentation | October 3 at 7 p.m.
    Marquette University High School will present Wake-Up Call, a life-size exhibit of a teen's bedroom with more than 20 "red flags" that can signal drug or alcohol use. This event will take place at MUHS. The exhibition identifies spots where teens may hide drugs and household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia, and ways teens cover up drug/alcohol use. The experience includes a guided tour, signs and symptoms of drug use, and tips for parents. A resource fair will take place at 6:30 p.m. This presentation is for adults only – parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. 
    Contact Dan Karasch, MUHS Director of Counseling, with any questions. 


    Free College Finanacial Aid Event│October 16 at 6 p.m.
    Cardinal Stritch University is hosting a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) information night. It is open to ALL junior and senior DSHA students and their parents. 
    Click here for more information! 

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

    Calling All Parent Volunteers
    Are you a Dasher parent looking to get more involved and engaged at DSHA? Volunteer at DSHA! There are so many opporuntities to share your time and talents while at the same time meeting other awesome DSHA parents!
    October and November volunteer opportunities include:
    • DSHA Open House Set-Up | October 11 (many still needed!)
    • DSHA Open House Greeters | October 13
    • Annual Fund Phone-a-Thon Caller | October 27, 28 and 29 (many still needed!)
      Join parent chairs Kevin and Jill Pasqua (daughters Elayna, DSHA '22, and Grace, DSHA '22) for one, two, or three nights as we enjoy food and drinks while making calls to invite others to support the DSHA Annual Fund.
    • Freshman Service Day | November 8
      If you are interested in serving at a community organization with a small group of freshmen, contact
      Stephanie Monson, Director of Salvatorian Service. Please include your t-shirt size, cell phone number, and the number of students who can fit in your car in your email. Day runs from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Mother Daughter Liturgy & Luncheon | November 17 ( many still needed!)
    • General Office Assistance | Year-round
    Click here to peruse our volunteer page and sign up today! 

    NEWS & NOTES

    Open House Signs Available
    Open House signs are here! Please stop by the main office or back entrance to pick up a sign for your yard, neighborhood, etc. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about DSHA’s most important recruitment event!
    Contact Ann Duffy, DSHA '10, Director of Admissions & Finanical Aid, with any questions.

    Updates from the College Center
    • Half Sheets are now available in the College Center. Students must fill out a Half Sheet for every college they are applying to and return it to Mrs. LaGuardia.
    • The Milwaukee NACAC College Fair is happening on Sunday, October 6 at the Wisconsin Center.
    • Financial Aid Night is happening on October 16 at Marquette University High School. More information will be coming soon.
    Contact Brian Hendricks, Director of College Advising, with any questions.  


    Submit Prayers for New Prayer Book
    Be a part of DSHA history! Campus Ministry is asking for YOUR help to write and submit prayers for our DSHA prayer book, the THIRD edition!
    Prayers can be anything you would want your daughter(s) to hear over afternoon prayer, right before a test, when she's had a good day, when she's had a bad day… the opportunities to pray are literally endless!
    Submissions are due December 6.
    Click here to submit a prayer! 

    DASHER Resale
    Still haven't picked up your money from the Used Book and Uniform Sale? The money can still be picked up at the DSHA Business Office.
    Contact the DSHA Business Office with any questions. 

    Fall Sports Fee and First Semester Course Fee Billing
    Fall athletic fees and first semester course fees will be reflected on your October 15 Smart Tutition billing. Invoices will be sent electronically to the email account associated with your Smart Tutition account. Payments can be made online to Smart Tuition. Cash and checks are accepted at the DSHA Business Office.
    Contact the DSHA Business Office with any questions.

    Cell Phones and Retreats Policy
    At DSHA, one of the aspects of retreat is to help students disconnect from the world around them, develop their faith, and connect with their classmates. An essential aspect to this is separating from screens. Therefore, no use of mobile phones is allowed during the retreats. This applies to retreat participants and leaders.
    For all overnight retreats, phones will be collected at the beginning of retreat and stored securely until they are needed. If a student has an extenuating circumstance, a parent/guardian will need to contact the lead retreat chaperone prior to retreat to create an alternative plan.
    If a student is found with her phone, it will be confiscated and it will be given to the Dean of Students. A demerit will be issued, and a fine of $5 will be require before the phone is returned.   
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Students or Kathleen Cullen, DSHA '05, Director of Campus Ministry, with any questions.

    Senior Yearbook Portraits
    As a parent, you are responsible for informing the studio of the following information:
    The ideal composition for the yearbook is a head and shoulders shot in a portriat (vertical) format. The time frame for submitting a photo is January 31, 2020.
    Submit the image:
    • as a high-resolution jpg file
    • with the aspect ratio of 2:3
    • with 300 dpt
    Please make sure to include the name of the student in the file name.
    Click here to submit your image! 
    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions.

    How to Order School Photos
    Visual Image Photography is the company we use for class photos, athletics, events, and more.
    Click here to check out their website and order class photos!
    Please contact VIP with any questions.

    Workshop Series Sponsored by Rogers Memorial Hospital
    Hear from mental health experts and participate in discussion during a free interactive series on how to gain understanding and provide support for friends and loved ones struggling with mental health challenges. All are welcome.
    All sessions are offered by the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay and will be held from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 819 Silverspring Drive, Whitefish Bay. Sessions about various mental health topics are on the following dates:
    • Thursday, October 3
    • Thursday, October 10
    • Thursday, October 17
    • Thursday, October 24
    • Tuesday, October 29
    Click here for more information and to register! 

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Parent Association Meeting│October 2 at 11 a.m.
    Please join the PA for their monthy meeting in the Fireside Lounge. The meeting will consist of a light lunch and learning more about what is happening at your daughter's school. Optional rosary is at 10:30 a.m. in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel.


    PFAA Raffle Items Needed
    The PFAA's largest fundraising event of the year happens during DSHA's fall musical.  Would you help us by donating an item or gift card? Items are needed by October 15 and can be dropped off at the DSHA front office. Please mark "PFAA raffle" on the items.
    Click here to see a list of ideas and items that are needed!
    What's happening in the Fine Arts at DSHA?
    Click here to see a list of upcoming events! 

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Gymnastics Meeting
    • Varisty Golf Conference Tournament and Post-Season Play
    • Varsity Tennis Team Update
    • Faith Friday Celebration for Swim and Dive and Tennis
    • Field Hockey Senior Night
    • Volleyball Bring Your Favorite TSC Member to a Game
    • Volleyball Senior Night
    • Upcoming Faith Friday Celebrations
    • Athletic Hall of Fame

    Click here to read the lastest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Optional Adoration (October 2)
    • Parent Association Mass (October 3)
    • Faith Friday (October 11)
    • Freshmen Retreat Preview (October 3)
    • Senior Retreat
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    Employment Opportunity
    Sisters of the Divine Savior (SDS) seek an LPN or RN to assist in managing the health/wellness of SDS members, primarily retired sisters at Salvatorian Sisters Residence (SSR) or in skilled care at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus.
    Click here to apply! 
  • September 17, 2019

    Parent eNews | Tuesday, September 17

    UPCOMING EVENTS │ DURING SCHOOL HOURS 

    Latino Heritage Month │ September 15 - October 15
    Our Dasher leaders in the Student Diversity Council, as well as in Furίa Latina, have been working very diligently in developing and organizing activities for our Latino Heritage Month, which begins September 15 and ends on October 15. This year's national theme is "Latino Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation."

    The Latino Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronad Reagan in 1968 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.

    Contact Lisette Rodriquez-Reed, Director of Diversity and Engagement, with any questions regarding the DSHA diveristy and engagement stratetgic goals or Latino Heritage Month.

    Dash-a-thon│September 25
    On September 25, students will be participating in Dash-a-thon. Dash-a-thon helps DSHA raise substantial money to support individual students as well as athletics, theater, campus ministry, student travel, and more.  

    The seven-mile walk, beginning and ending at DSHA, combines high spirits, tired legs and the opportunity for students to fundraise on behalf of their school. 

    Students arrive at 7:50 a.m. that morning, and the day will conclude around noon.
    Each student is encouraged to collect quota ($135) in plegdes. Pledge collection takes place during first hour (7:50 a.m.) on the following days:
    • September 19
    • September 24
    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Students, with any questions.

    Safety Drills│September 25
    On the morning of Dash-a-thon, we will run a series of our safety and security drills including student instruction around the newly-implemented ALICE Active Shooter approach. 

    Students are to report to their 1st hour class by 7:50 a.m. We will practice the following drills: a medical lockdown, an ALICE enhanced Duck-and-Cover, followed by a fire drill. Students will then return to the gym for our annual Dash-a-thon Assembly and Walk.

    Click here to read more about ALICE. 

    New Parent Meet and Greet | October
    Freshman and transfer student parents—you should have received a letter in the mail regarding the Meet and Greet Coffee sessions with President Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92, Principal Dan Quesnell, and Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield. We hope to see you at one of the meetings!
    • October 1 at 2 p.m.
    • October 9 at 7:45 a.m.
    • October 17 at 2 p.m.
    • October 23 at 7:45 a.m.

    Click here to register for one of these dates! 

    Picture Retake Day │ October 15 at 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    All freshman, sophomore, and junior parents—if you would like your daughter to retake her portrait or she was absent on check-in day, this is the last opportunity to have your daughter's photo taken by VIP. The DSHA yearbook only uses photos taken by VIP photographers.

    The photographers will be at DSHA in the Arena Theatre. Your daughter will be excused from class to have her picture taken.

    If your daughter is having her photo retaken, she must bring in the envelope of prints received from VIP, otherwise you will not receive additional prints. If this is her first photograph of the school year, you may order prints for purchase at that time. You do not need to buy photographic prints from VIP to have your daughter's photograph taken.

    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions. 

    Freshmen & Senior Activity Day/PSAT Testing Day │ October 16 at 7:50 - 11 a.m.
    On October 16, DSHA will be engaged in a special schedule with a number of different activities happening on campus:
    • Freshmen and seniors will go through various activities throughout the morning.
    • Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT test.
    The day will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. in time for the Medalist Luncheon.

    Please stay tuned for more information in the eNews regarding this day.

    Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.

    November Activity Day │ November 8
    On November 8, DSHA will be engaged in a special schedule.
    • Freshmen will be participating in Service Day. The day will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.  
    • Juniors will be particiating in Junior Activity Day. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.
    Sophomores and seniors will have the day off.

    More information will be provided in upcoming eNews regarding this day.

    Contact Patrick McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions regarding Junior Activity Day. 

    UPCOMING EVENTS │ OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS 

    Robotics Team Informational Meeting │ September 19 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Any students interested in joining the DSHA/MUHS Robotics team must attend the 2019-2020 season informational meeting with a parent to learn about the team.

    If you cannot make this meeting, an additonal meeting will be held at MUHS on Monday, Septmeber 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. You do not need to attend both meetings.

    Contact Andy Mankowski, Robotics Team Moderator, with any questions. 

    Class of 2023 Freshman Parent Party │September 28 at 7-10 p.m.
    Moms and dads of freshmen — this one is for you! Drop your daughter off at Homecoming and then head over to Mount Mary for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to meet other freshman parents. You will also hear a special welcome message from President Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92.

    Click here to register by September 20! 

    Wake-Up Call Presentation | October 3 at 7 p.m.
    Marquette University High School will present Wake-Up Call, a life-size exhibit of a teen's bedroom with more than 20 "red flags" that can signal drug or alcohol use. This event will take place at MUHS. The exhibition identifies spots where teens may hide drugs and household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia, and ways teens cover up drug/alcohol use. The experience includes a guided tour, signs and symptoms of drug use, and tips for parents. A resource fair will take place at 6:30 p.m. This presentation is for adults only – parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. 

    Contact
    Dan Karasch, MUHS Director of Counseling, with any questions. 

    NEWS & NOTES

    Open House Signs Available
    Open House signs are here! Please stop by the main office or back entrance to pick up a sign for your yard, neighborhood, etc. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about DSHA’s most important recruitment event!

    Contact Ann Duffy, DSHA '10, Director of Admissions & Finanical Aid,

    Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2020
    DSHA will once again participate in a Civil Rights Pilgrimage bus tour with Marquette University High School. Current sophomore and juniors are eligible to apply for ths event which takes place June 10-16, 2020.

    There is a limited amount of space available. Interested students can access an application packet here, in their email, or from Theology Faculty Lisa Metz. All applications are due on Monday, September 23.

    Click here for an application packet! 

    Homecoming Parent Chaperones
    The Homecoming dance is one of the largest attended school dances of the year. It takes many hands and eyes to pull this off with great success. We are in need of 5 more parents to chip in to make this an amazing event for the girls and guests. If you are available the evening of September 28 from 7:15-10:30 p.m., please think about volunteering to chaperone.  

    Contact Christina Thiele, Homecoming Dance Coordinator, or Ruby Brock, Dean of Students, if you are interested. 

    Updates from the College Center
    • Half Sheets are now available in the College Center. Students must fill out a Half Sheet for every college they are applying to and return it to Mrs. LaGuardia.
    • The Milwaukee NACAC College Fair is happening on Sunday, October 6 at the Wisconsin Center.
    • Financial Aid Night is happening on October 16 at Marquette University High School. More information will be coming soon.
    Contact Brian Hendricks, Director of College Advising, with any questions.  


    DASHER Resale
    Still haven't picked up your money from the Used Book and Uniform Sale? The money can still be picked up at the DSHA Business Office.

    Contact the DSHA Business Office with any questions. 

    Fall Sports Fee and First Semester Course Fee Billing
    Fall athletic fees and first semester course fees will be reflected on your October 15 Smart Tutition billing. Invoices will be sent electronically to the email account associated with your Smart Tutition account. Payments can be made online to Smart Tuition. Cash and checks are accepted at the DSHA Business Office.

    Contact the DSHA Business Office with any questions.

    Cell Phones and Retreats Policy
    At DSHA, one of the aspects of retreat is to help students disconnect from the world around them, develop their faith, and connect with their classmates. An essential aspect to this is separating from screens. Therefore, no use of mobile phones is allowed during the retreats. This applies to retreat participants and leaders.

    For all overnight retreats, phones will be collected at the beginning of retreat and stored securely until they are needed. If a student has an extenuating circumstance, a parent/guardian will need to contact the lead retreat chaperone prior to retreat to create an alternative plan.

    If a student is found with her phone, it will be confiscated and it will be given to the Dean of Students. A demerit will be issued, and a fine of $5 will be require before the phone is returned.   

    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Students or Kathleen Cullen, DSHA '05, Director of Campus Ministry, with any questions.

    Class of 2023 — Parent School Forms
    Parents of the class of 2023 — please log in to your myDSHA account and complete any remaining school forms. Once you have logged in, you will see a yellow bar at the top of your webpage with a link to the school forms for you to review.


    Senior Yearbook Portraits
    As a parent, you are responsible for informing the studio of the following information:

    The ideal composition for the yearbook is a head and shoulders shot in a portriat (vertical) format. The time frame for submitting a photo is January 31, 2020.

    Submit the image:
    • as a high-resolution jpg file
    • with the aspect ratio of 2:3
    • with 300 dpt
    Please make sure to include the name of the student in the file name.

    Click here to submit your image! 

    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions.


    How to Order School Photos
    Visual Image Photography is the company we use for class photos, athletics, events, and more.

    Click here to check out their website and order class photos! 

    Please contact VIP with any questions.


    December Final Exams  Mark Your Calendars Now!
    Be sure to add the December Final Exam Schedule to your calendars and plan accordingly. All students are required to take final exams.

    Click here for the exam schedule in December! 

    AP Testing — New for 2019-2020
    Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the College Board has made some changes to their registration process for AP Exams as well as introducing new resources for students. Some of the changes are listed below. More information is available at parents.collegeboard.org and will be communicated to students and parents in the fall semester.
    • Students will register for all AP Exams in the fall. AP Exams will continue to be given in May. 
    • In August and September, we will be working with students on the registration process. They will receive information in class, via email, and through announcements.
    • The exam fee is $94/exam. The College Board has increased their fee for a student who does not take an ordered exam to $40. DSHA will invoice families for AP exams in the fall semester.
    A student may register for an AP exam even if she is not enrolled in the corresponding course. To do so, she must see Dr. Mansfield, Academic Dean, at the beginning of the year to meet the registration deadlines.

    Workshop Series Sponsored by Rogers Memorial Hospital
    Hear from mental health experts and participate in discussion during a free interactive series on how to gain understanding and provide support for friends and loved ones struggling with mental health challenges. All are welcome.

    All sessions are offered by the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay and will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 819 Silverspring Drive, Whitefish Bay. Sessions about various mental health topics are on the following dates:
    • Thursday, September 26
    • Thursday, October 3
    • Thursday, October 10
    • Thursday, October 17
    • Thursday, October 24
    • Tuesday, October 29

    Click here for more information and to register! 

    Conscious Parenting Workshop Series
    Parents are invited to attend an upcoming series of Conscious Parenting Workshops offered by the North Shore Center. The free events will take place at Fiddleheads Coffee, 10530 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon. Upcoming dates and topics include:
    • Self-Control and Flexible Thinking — Monday in October TBD
    Seating is limited. Contact North Shore Center to reserve a spot.

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    PFAA Notes
    Have you thought about who the Parent Fine Arts Association serves lately? 

    The PFAA supports all areas of fine arts, including outreach programs, receptions before orchestra and choral concerts, concessions for theater productions, and summer scholarships for DSHA freshman, sophomore, and junior students pursuing summer development in the arts. The PFAA hosts Fine Arts Awards Night in May and funds the Fine Arts Woman of the Year scholarship. 

    Your $25 dues go a long way in making this happen. Please consider joining the PFAA this year! 

    Click here for a membership form! 

    Wonder what's happening in the Fine Arts at DSHA?

    Click here to see upcoming events! 

    The PFAA's largest fundraising event of the year happens during DSHA's fall musical.  Would you help us by donating an item or gift card? Items are needed by October 1 and can be dropped off at the DSHA front office. Please mark "PFAA raffle" on the items.

    Click here to see a list of ideas and items that are needed! 

    Volunteer Opportunities
    Are you looking to get more involved in school but not sure how?  There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the 2019-2020 school year — there is something for everyone! It's a great way to meet new friends and have fun!

    Click here to view volunteer opportunities! 

    Contact Jennie Mulcahy, PA Volunteer Coordinator, or Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, with any questions.  

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Varisty Tennis Team Wins the Sweet Sixteen
    • Rugby Team Opens With a Win
    • Tennis and Swim and Dive Faith Friday
    • Swim Team Wins Dual
    • Varisty Golf Update
    • Faith Friday Celebration
    • Volleyball Team Gives Back

    Click here to read the lastest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Optional Reconciliation (September 16 and 23)
    • Faith Friday (September 20)
    • Homecoming Mass (September 27)
    • Freshman Parents — Save the Dates!
    • Freshman Retreat
    • Summer Service
    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR 

    Employment Opportunity
    Sisters of the Divine Savior (SDS) seek an LPN or RN to assist in managing the health/wellness of SDS members, primarily retired sisters at Salvatorian Sisters Residence (SSR) or in skilled care at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus.

    Click here to apply! 

    Woman of Faith Award │ Thursday, September 26

    Please join the sisters for an evening of faith-sharing and fellowship at the SDS Community House adjacent to DSHA. That evening, they'll honor Rachel Monaco-Wilcox with their 2019 Woman of Faith Award. Rachel’s leadership as the founder of LOTUS Legal Clinic inspires others to empower survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence. You won’t want to miss her hope-filled message.

    Click here to register for this FREE event by September 20! 
  • September 3, 2019

    Parent eNews | Tuesday, September 3


    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS

    New Parent Meet and Greet | September and October
    Freshmen and transfer student parents—you should have received a letter in the mail regarding the Meet and Greet Coffee sessions with President Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92, Principal Dan Quesnell, and Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield. We hope to see you at one of the meetings!
    • September 6 at 7:45 a.m.
    • September 11 at 2 p.m.
    • October 1 at 2 p.m.
    • October 9 at 7:45 a.m.
    • October 17 at 2 p.m.
    • October 23 at 7:45 a.m.
    Click here to register for one of these dates! 

    Latino Heritage Month │ September 15 - October 15
    Our Dasher leaders in the Diversity Council, as well as in Furίa Latina, have been working very diligently in developing and organizing activities for our Latino Heritage Month, which begins September 15 and ends on October 15. This year's national theme is "Latino Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation."

    The Latino Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronad Reagan in 1968 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.

    Contact
    Lisette Rodriquez-Reed, Director of Diversity and Engagement, with any questions regarding the DSHA diveristy and engagement stratetgic goals or Latino Hertiage Month. 

    Picture Retake Day │ October 15 at 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    All freshman, sophomore, and junior parents—If you would like your daughter to retake her portrait or she was absent on check-in day, this is the last opportunity to have your daughter's photo taken by VIP. The DSHA yearbook only uses photos taken by VIP photographers.

    The photographers will be at DSHA in the Arena Theatre. Your daughter will be excused from class to have her picture taken.

    If your daughter is having her photo retaken, she must bring in the envelope of prints received from VIP, otherwise you will not receive additional prints. If this is her first photograph of the school year, you may order prints for purchase at that time. You do not need to buy photographic prints from VIP to have your daughter's photograph taken.

    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions. 

    UPCOMING EVENTS  OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS 

    Welcome Back Dance | September 7 at 7:30-10:30 p.m.
    The first dance of the year is one of the biggest! Join your friends and make some new ones at this annual kick-off event.
    A few reminders:
    • Everyone must have a current high school ID (no exceptions).
    • $5.00 to enter.
    • Students must arrive by 8:15 p.m. and cannot leave before 10:00 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up for this dance is behind school.
    Students should listen to announcements prior to the event for other details.
    Contact Danny Pavlovich, Welcome Back Dance Coordinator, or Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor, with any questions.

    Sophomore Risk Behavior Night | September 11 or September 16 at 6:30 p.m.
    Attention sophomores and parent(s)/guardian(s), please save one of the dates for the workshop this month. This mandatory meeting with sophomores and a parent/guardian is designed to address growing needs in the DSHA community related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, the prevalence of emotional and mental health concerns, and the tough decisions and difficult conversations facing students and families.

    Contact Pat McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.

    PAA Golf Outing and Dinner │ September 13
    Haven't registered for the 2019 Parent Athletic Association Dasher Golf Outing and Dinner yet? There's still time!

    Not a golfer? No problem - join us later in the day for cocktails, dinner, raffle and a silent & live auction all while getting to know your fellow Dasher parents! We can't wait to see you on the green supporting Dasher athletics!

    Click here to register/sponsor! 

    The PAA is also selling custom, limited edition DSHA tumblers, complete with three mulligan tickets for event day.

    Click here to purchase yours today!

    Contact Joe Cesarz, PAA President, or Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, with any questions.

    Robotics Team Informational Meeting │ September 19 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Any students interested in joining the DSHA/MUHS Robotics team must attend the 2019-2020 season informational meeting with a parent to learn about the team.
    If you cannot make this meeting, an additonal meeting will be held at MUHS on Monday, Septmeber 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. You do not need to attend both meetings.


    Class of 2023 Freshman Parent Party │September 28 at 7-10 p.m.
    Moms and dads of freshmen — this one is for you! Drop your daughter off at Homecomingand then head over to Mount Mary for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to meet other freshman parents. You will also hear a special welcome message from President Katie Konieczny, DSHA '92.

    Click here to register by September 20! 

    Contact Maggie Shelledy McAsey, DSHA '10, Director of Annual Fund, with any questions.

    Wake-Up Call Presentation | October 3 at 7 p.m.
    Marquette University High School will present Wake-Up Call, a life-size exhibit of a teen's bedroom with more than 20 "red flags" that can signal drug or alcohol use. This event will take place at MUHS. The exhibition identifies spots where teens may hide drugs and household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia, and ways teens cover up drug/alcohol use. The experience includes a guided tour, signs and symptoms of drug use, and tips for parents. A resource fair will take place at 6:30 p.m. This presentation is for adults only – parents, grandparents, faculty and staff are invited to attend. 

    Contact
    Dan Karasch, MUHS Director of Counseling, with any questions. 

    NEWS & NOTES

    Senior Privilege Late Arrival/Early Dismissal
    Senior privilege forms are now available online through myDSHA. Students taking advantage of this first round of privileges are able to arrive to school at 8:35 a.m. and/or dismissed early at 2:15 p.m. with a regularly scheduled study hall or Applied Wellness period.

    Students are responsible for fulfilling all Applied Wellness requirements. Any student neglecting her Applied Wellness requirement, with an unverified absence, excessive tardies, or detentions will lose her senior privileges.  

    Senior privilege submission requests are due Tuesday, September 3. Students approved for senior privilege are able to start taking advantage of the privilege on Monday, September 9.

    Contact Ruby Brock, Dean of Student Affairs, with any questions regarding senior priviledge.

    Class of 2023 — Parent School Forms
    Parents of the class of 2023 — please log in to your myDSHA account and complete any remaining school forms. Once you have logged in, you will see a yellow bar at the top of your webpage with a link to the school forms for you to review.

    2019/2020 Smart Tuition Billing
    Incidentals like course fees and sports fees will be billed through your Smart Tuition account. Invoices will be sent electronically to the email account associated with your Smart Tuition account. Payments can be made online to Smart Tuition. Cash and checks are accepted at the DSHA Business Office.

    Contact the DSHA Business Office with any questions.

    DASHER Resale
    Still haven't picked up your money from the Used Book and Uniform Sale? The money can still be picked up at the DSHA Business Office.

    Contact the
    DSHA Business Office with any questions. 

    Senior Yearbook Portraits
    As a parent, you are responsible for informing the studio of the following information:

    The ideal composition for the yearbook is a head and shoulders shot in a portriat (vertical) format. The time frame for submitting a photo is January 31, 2020.

    Submit the image:
    • as a high-resolution jpg file
    • with the aspect ratio of 2:3
    • with 300 dpt
    Please make sure to include the name of the student in the file name.

    Click here to submit your image! 

    Contact Nora Larscheid, Yearbook Club Moderator, with any questions.

    How to Order School Photos
    Visual Image Photography is the company we use for class photos, athletics, events, and more.

    Click here to check out their website and order class photos! 

    Please contact VIP with any questions.

    December Final Exams - Mark Your Calendars Now!
    Be sure to add the December Final Exam Schedule to your calendars and plan accordingly. All students are required to take final exams.

    Click here for the exam schedule in December! 

    AP Testing — New for 2019-2020
    Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the College Board has made some changes to their registration process for AP Exams as well as introducing new resources for students. Some of the changes are listed below. More information is available at parents.collegeboard.org and will be communicated to students and parents in the fall semester.
    • Students will register for all AP Exams in the fall. AP Exams will continue to be given in May. 
    • In August and September, we will be working with students on the registration process. They will receive information in class, via email, and through announcements.
    • The exam fee is $94/exam. The College Board has increased their fee for a student who does not take an ordered exam to $40. DSHA will invoice families for AP exams in the fall semester.
    A student may register for an AP exam even if she is not enrolled in the corresponding course. To do so, she must see Dr. Mansfield at the beginning of the year to meet the registration deadlines.

    Conscious Parenting Workshop Series
    Parents are invited to attend an upcoming series of Conscious Parenting Workshops offered by the North Shore Center. The free events will take place at Fiddleheads Coffee, 10530 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon. Upcoming dates and topics include:
    • Growing Healthy Brains in Children — Monday, September 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Self-Control and Flexible Thinking — Monday in October TBD
    Seating is limited. Contact North Shore Center to reserve a spot.

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    First PA Meeting of the Year│September 4 at 11 a.m.
    Please join the Parents Association in the Fireside Lounge for a meeting and a light lunch. President Katie Konieczny, Principal Dan Quesnell, Campus Ministry, Fine Arts, Special Events, and Community Relations will give the group updates. Optional Rosary is at 10:30 a.m. in the Mother of Our Savior Chapel.


    Volunteer Opportunities
    Are you looking to get more involved in school but not sure how?  There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the 2019-2020 school year — there is something for everyone! It's a great way to meet new friends and have fun!

    Click here to view volunteer opportuntities! 

    Contact Jennie Mulcahy, PA Volunteer Coordinator, or Lisa Bozic, DSHA '00, Director of Volunteer Engagement and Special Events, with any questions.  

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    Click here to read the latest Athletics News, including:
    • Field Hockey Team Excels in St. Louis Tournament
    • Volleyball Opening Weekend Results
    • Cross Country Team Takes Fourth
    • Faith Friday Celebration
    • Tennis Team Off to Great Start
    • Volleyball Team to Host Special Olympics Clinic
    • Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC)
    • Fall Athletic Team Faith Fridays
    • DSHA Golf Outing
    • DSHA's Athletic Schedules
    • DSHA First Home Volleyball Game

    Click here to read the lastest Campus Ministry News, including:
    • Optional Adoration (September 4)
    • Collections (September 5)
    • Parent Mass (September 6)
    • Fr. Francis Jordan Week (September 9-13)
    • R & R, Reconciliation and Rosary
    • Parent Masses (first Thursday of every month)
    • Adoration (first Wednesday of every month)
    • Freshmen Parents — Save the Dates!
    • Freshmen Retreat
    • Freshmen Service Day
    • Freshmen Service Orientation (September 9)
    • Summer Service

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

    Employment Opportunity
    Sisters of the Divine Savior (SDS) seek an LPN or RN to assist in managing health/wellness of SDS members, primarily retired sisters at Salvatorian Sisters Residence (SSR) or in skilled care at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus.

    Click here to apply!

     
    Woman of Faith Award │ Thursday, September 26
    Please join the sisters for an evening of faith-sharing and fellowship at the SDS Community House adjacent to DSHA. That evening, they'll honor Rachel Monaco-Wilcox with their 2019 Woman of Faith Award. Rachel’s leadership as the founder of LOTUS Legal Clinic inspires others to empower survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence. You won’t want to miss her hope-filled message.

    Click here to RSVP for this FREE event by September 20! 
     
  • August 19, 2019

    Parent eNews | Monday, August 19
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  • August 5, 2019

    Parent eNews | Monday, August 5
     
    Dear DSHA families,
    Summer greetings! We are working diligently to welcome your daughter to campus in August. This special eNews is in addition to a packet of information that was recently mailed to you. Look for ongoing communication in our August and September eNews.
    We look forward to a great school year and to having your daughter return to DSHA next week. May God bless you and your family!
    Sincerely,
    Dan Quesnell
    Principal

    UPCOMING EVENTS | DURING SCHOOL HOURS
    Check-in Day | August 15
    The purpose of Check-in Day is for students to "check-in," providing us with an accurate enrollment count and a roster of names. Check-in Day is also the time for students to take care of non-class activities, reconnect with friends or meet new friends and develop a sense of confidence about the location of things connected to the new school year. Students are invited to bring their books, find their lockers, and arrange their lockers with books and supplies. They will also have their school picture taken.
    Freshman Registration: 8:15-9 a.m.
    Senior Registration: 9-9:30 a.m.
    Sophomore and Junior Registration: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Questions? Please contact Dawn Hathaway.

    Freshman Orientation | August 16
    Student Council welcomes the Class of 2023 with a full day of activities to get their Dasher experience off to a great start! It's a day just for freshmen to explore DSHA, meet faculty and staff, and build connections with their classmates.
    Freshmen will be in school on that day from 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the school. Students may arrive beginning at 7:30 a.m. A welcome and introduction will begin at 7:50 a.m.
    Questions? Contact Aubrey MurthaFreshman Orientation Coordinator, or Dave LynchStudent Council Advisor, with any questions.

    First Day of Classes for All Students | August 19
    We will follow a yellow schedule with the school day beginning at 7:50 a.m. and dismissing at 3 p.m. Our annual school safety assembly will take place during Dasher Time. All students are expected to be in uniform.

    New Parent Meet and Greet | September and October
    As part of the ongoing orientation to DSHA that began with your admission or transfer journey, President Katie Konieczny, Principal Dan Quesnell, and Academic Dean Dr. Heather Mansfield will be available to freshman and transfer parents for informal meet and greet meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to allow you to meet us as well as some other parents of other new students and share impressions and questions about your daughter’s early experiences at DSHA.
    • September 6 at 7:45 a.m.
    • September 11 at 2 p.m.
    • October 1 at 2 p.m.
    • October 9 at 7:45 a.m.
    • October 17 at 2 p.m.
    • October 23 at 7:45 a.m.

    UPCOMING EVENTS | OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS


    Senior College Application Night | August 15 at 7 p.m.
    Join Mr. Hendricks as he takes seniors and families through the college application process. This event is to help seniors and families understand what are the next steps when applying to college. College application season is right around the corner! Make sure to be in attendance and have all the information you need to make this a stress-free process.
    Contact Brian Hendricks, Director of College Advising, with any questions.

    Back to School Night | August 29 at 6:30-9 p.m.
    The evening begins with a brief presentation in the Robert and Marie Hansen Family Fine Arts Theatre. Parents then have a chance to meet your daughter's teachers by following her class schedule.

    Welcome Back Dance | September 7 at 7:30-10:30 p.m.
    The first dance of the year is one of the biggest! Join your friends and make some new ones at this annual kick-off event.
    A few reminders:
    • Everyone must have a current high school ID (no exceptions).
    • $5.00 to enter.
    • Students must arrive by 8:15 p.m. and cannot leave before 10:00 p.m.
    • Drop-off/pick-up for this dance is behind school.
    Students should listen to announcements prior to the event for other details.
    Contact Danny Pavlovich, Welcome Back Dance Coordinator, or Dave Lynch, Student Council Advisor.

    Sophomore Risk Behavior Night | September 11 or September 16 at 6:30 p.m.
    Attention sophomores and parent(s)/guardian(s), please save one of the dates for the workshop in September. This mandatory meeting with sophomores and a parent/guardian is designed to address growing needs in the DSHA community related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, the prevalence of emotional and mental health concerns, and the tough decisions and difficult conversations facing students and families.
    Contact Pat McAndrew, Director of Student Services, with any questions.

    PAA Golf Outing and Dinner | September 13
    Don't forget to register for the 2019 PAA Golf Outing and Dinner on Friday, September 13, supporting Dasher Athletics! Not a golfer? No problem - join us later in the day for cocktails, dinner, raffle and a silent & live auction all while getting to know your fellow Dasher parents!
    Do you have a great item or experience to contribute to the auction?
    We can't wait to see you on the green!

    Save the Date – Wake-up Call Presentation | October 3
    Marquette High will present Wake-Up Call, a life-size exhibit of a teen's bedroom with more than 20 "red flags" that can signal drug or alcohol use. This event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 at Marquette High. The exhibition identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens cover up drug/alcohol use. The experience includes a guided tour, signs and symptoms of drug use, and tips for parents. A resource fair will take place at 6:30 p.m. More information will be provided at a later date. This presentation is for adults only – parents, grandparents, faculty and staff are invited to attend. 
    Contact Dan Karasch with any questions. 

    NEWS & NOTES
    Welcome to Ms. Lisette Rodriguez-Reed
    Please welcome Ms. Lisette Rodriguez-Reed to the TSC. Ms. Rodriguez-Reed comes to us with over twenty-three years of experience in teaching and leading in Milwaukee Public Schools. She began her career as a para-professional and moved on to become a bilingual teacher, bilingual school counselor, assistant principal, principal, and finally an instructional superintendent and regional superintendent in the Central Services office.
    She has extensive experience working in multi-cultural schools as an educator and leader of over 20 schools with many diverse student populations throughout the city. Her extensive skill-set and knowledge base in education, training, collaboration and strategic leadership has been an integral part of her roles in MPS and will translate well to DSHA.
    Ms. Rodriguez-Reed sees students as the heart of any school community and looks forward to engaging the entire DSHA community in her role as the Director of Diversity & Engagement. As a practicing Catholic and a parishioner at Old St. Mary’s parish, she is drawn to DSHA by our Catholic and all-girls environment.
    Ms. Rodriguez-Reed holds her bachelor’s degree in educational policy and community studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, certificate in bilingual early childhood education from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, a second master’s degree in educational leadership from Grand Canyon University and is working towards her doctoral degree in language literacy from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Packet of Information Mailed Home
    A packet of information was recently mailed to your home. It includes:
    • All students: Student class schedules
    • 9th grade: Suggested Back-to-School supply list and Freshman Orientation Schedule
    • 9th-11th grades: VIP picture order forms
    • 12th grade: Senior portrait information
    • Campus Ministry Information
    Parent Communications
    eNews — You will receive this twice per month in your email inbox. The regular schedule will begin August 19. If you do not receive it, please check your junk mail and unblock DSHA in order to receive future emails from us in your inbox. It will include important school news and updates in your email inbox.
    BrightArrow—School mass communications via phone call, text and email.
    • Weather-related school cancellations (also on school website and television stations)
    • Other time-sensitive information
    Contact Information—We need your correct and current information!   
    • Log in to the myDSHA website to verify/update your contact information. This email will be used to send BrightArrow messages and must be unique to each user (i.e. each individual parent/guardian, etc.)
    • Text Messaging—SMS texting will be sent to the mobile number listed on your myDSHA profile.
    • Junkmail—Email messages will come from no-reply@dsha.info. Depending on your email provider, a notification email may or may not be marked as spam. Be sure to whitelist the no-reply@dsha.info to assure that emails will not end up in your junkbox.
    Packet of Information Mailed Home
    • All students: Student class schedules
    • 9th grade: Suggested Back-to-School supply list and Freshman Orientation Schedule
    • 9th-11th grades: VIP picture order forms
    • 12th grade: Senior portrait information
    • Campus Ministry Information

    2019-2020 Class Schedules
    Class schedules will be mailed in the beginning of August. Any outstanding balances, including payments due July 15, will result in your daughter's schedule being held until payment is received. Payments can be made directly to the DSHA Business Office or by logging onto your Smart Tuition account. If you have not received your Smart Tuition invoice via email, please contact the DSHA Business Office.
    No student will be allowed to attend the August 15 Check-in Day or start classes on August 19 with an outstanding balance.
    If you were assigned a parking pass, it was billed through your Smart Tuition account. All parking passes must be paid in order to receive it on Check-in Day.
    Contact the Business Office with any questions.

    NEW: Applied Wellness at DSHA
    Sophomores through seniors will be engaged in our Applied Wellness program this year:  a whole selection of choices drawn from all the dimensions of wellness!  Besides their choice of fitness classes twice per week, beginning in 2019, students will be choosing hands-on wellness experiences to fulfill their Applied Wellness requirements each 4-week cycle through their school-created Sign Up Genius account.  (These experiences will fit into the scheduled Applied Wellness period students already have.) Students will choose from wellness experiences such as Relaxation & Biofeedback, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Hunger in Milwaukee (a service-oriented session), Prayer Circles, The Happiness Project, Digital Detox and more!  The overall goal of our Applied Wellness program is to provide students with structured choices over three years involving the many approaches to personal wellness.  We want students to experience how wellness works for them.  By the time each student graduates, she will have a personal connection to her wellness journey and a better understanding of the resources and wellness experiences that align with her needs. Students will receive emails with Sign up Genius invitations the week of August 12th.  Here’s to an individualized approach to lifelong personal wellness!  
    Questions about our Applied Wellness program can be directed to Joanna McQuide, Applied Wellness Department Chair.

    Textbooks and Summer Read
    If you have not already ordered your daughter's books for the coming school year, please purchase them prior to the first traditional day of school on August 19 so that she has them for the first day of class. Books can be purchased through Follett Virtual Bookstore. A complete list of 2019-2020 textbooks can be found here.
    Prior to August 19, your daughter should complete the summer read for all students: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Information about the book can be found here
     
    Textbooks and Summer Read
    If you have not already ordered your daughter's books for the coming school year, please purchase them prior to the first traditional day of school on August 19 so that she has them for the first day of class. Books can be purchased through Follett Virtual Bookstore. A complete list of 2019-2020 textbooks can be found here.
    Prior to August 19, your daughter should complete the summer read for all students: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Information about the book can be found here


    Co-Curricular Updates
    Last school year the new co-curricular structure was successfully implemented into the school schedule. The All Girls Makes All the Difference strategic plan provided the direction for a more deliberate structure to the co-curricular activites that take place during the school day. For the 2019-2020 school year, student were able to make club selections through myDSHAAny student who did not submit a club choice was sent an email with a link to choose a club. Students who have not submitted a club preference were assigned to a silent study hall. Student are able to make club request changes by completing the Change Request Form located in myDSHA

    Student Handbook Updates
    Online Signature Page—When your daughter receives her Student Handbook at Check-In Day, please review it with her in its entirety. The handbook is also available in the Resource section of myDSHAOnce you have reviewed it together, parents will need to log onto myDSHA to complete the online “Parent Response Sheet”. Students will need to do the same by logging in with her username and password to complete her portion of the handbook acknowledgement. Acknowledgement must be submitted by Monday, August 26, 2019. Below you will find highlights of handbook policy changes and adjustments for this coming school year.
    • Skirt lengths - one inch above the knee
    • Dance Ticket policy
    • Senior Privilege
    • Attendance: Vacation Policy and Senior Skip Day
    • Senior Pranks
    Freshmen and transfer students are required to purchase two locks from DSHA, one for their regular locker and one for their fitness locker. Non-DSHA locks will be removed by the school. Students are to use these locks their entire time at DSHA. If lost, students may purchase additional locks from the Attendance Secretary.

    Food Service at DSHA
    DSHA has a computerized debit system for purchasing meals in the cafeteria. The card system is not mandatory, and cash is still accepted at the cash registers. However, it is greatly encouraged for all students to use their ID card. Each student simply uses their Student ID Card to access their cafeteria account when paying for meals in the cafeteria. The ID card system tracks purchases. At the time of purchase, an alert is given to the student if their account needs to receive an additional deposit. Negative balances will not be accepted during meal periods under any circumstances. During Check-In Day on August 15th, Aviands staff will be available to answer any food service questions and to take account deposits. Deposits into your daughter’s account will be allowed prior to the opening of school and during the opening hours of the cafeteria with the cashier in the café. Check or cash is acceptable for the deposits. Online deposits are now available at mymealtime.com, and the balances carry over from year to year. Please send the checks made payable to A’viands (include your daughter's full name and ID number on the check) to the attention of A’viands at the DSHA address.
    Please contact Connie Hanson with any questions.

    How to Order School Photos
    Visual Image Photography is the company we use for class photos, athletics, events, and more.
    Please contact VIP with any questions.

    December Final Exams - Mark Your Calendars Now!
    Be sure to add the December Final Exam Schedule to your calendars and plan accordingly. All students are required to take final exams.

    AP Testing - New for 2019-2020
    Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the College Board has made some changes to their registration process for AP Exams as well as introducing new resources for students. Some of the changes are listed below. More information is available at parents.collegeboard.org and will be communicated to students and parents in the fall semester.
    • Students will register for all AP Exams in the fall. AP Exams will continue to be given in May. 
    • In August and September, we will be working with students on the registration process. They will receive information in class, via email, and through announcements.
    • The exam fee is $94/exam. The College Board has increased their fee for a student who does not take an ordered exam to $40. DSHA will invoice families for AP exams in the fall semester.
    A student may register for an AP exam even if she is not enrolled in the corresponding course. To do so, she must see Dr. Mansfield at the beginning of the year to meet the registration deadlines.

    Conscious Parenting Workshop Series
    Parents are invited to attend an upcoming series of Conscious Parenting Workshops offered by the North Shore Center. The free events will take place at Fiddleheads Coffee, 10530 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon. Upcoming dates and topics include:
    • Find Balance with Screens (Children and Devices) -- 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26.
    • Growing Healthy Brains in Children -- September TBD
    • Self-Control and Flexible Thinking -- October TBD
    Seating is limited. Contact North Shore Center to reserve a spot.

    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:
    • Mandatory Athletic Meeting
    • 2019-2020 Fall Tryout Information
    • IMPACT Testing for All Athletes
    • DSHA High School and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Launch Healthy Roster App
    • DSHA Student-Athletic Training Internship
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer Division 1 State Runner-up
    • Softball
    • Spring Rugby Wins Nationals
    • Track and Field WIAA Division 1 State Runner-up
    • Spring All-Conference
    • Jadin O'Brien Competes in Heptathlon

    Campus Ministry Information Mailed Home

    2019-2020 Scriptural Theme
    Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” - Colossians 3:14 
    Reflection on St. Paul’s message to the Colossians: By Lisa Metz, Campus Minister for Adult Faith Formation
    St. Paul’s letter to the Christian community at Colossae is written as a vision for the ideal life, one focused on conquering some misunderstandings about what it means to love God and to be holy. He gives clear instructions about honoring the supremacy of Christ and on loving one’s neighbor. Paul knew what we all know, which is that we are each born as individuals… complete with deficits and struggles, but also with the capacity for true compassion. “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” This culminating verse makes it all pretty clear. Was John Lennon right when he told us that all we need is love? He must have beautifully internalized Paul’s instructions almost 2,000 years after it was offered. But it’s also necessary to point out that Paul proceeds this verse with a call to the renunciation of our vices. In other words, we have to put away the harsh things in our lives in order to usher in all of the good. We have to put away that which is preventing a perfect bond of unity. This is often the most challenging part. Perfect harmony requires some vulnerability. We must accept that we are, in fact, imperfect. Once we do, we can move on in love. We can clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience in these efforts. We can bear with one another and forgive one another as the Lord has forgiven us. Love will bring us closer to God and closer to one another. And isn’t that the ultimate need in a fractured world? St. Teresa of Calcutta said it well when she offered these words: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."  Let us remember these words as we strive to build a more harmonious and loving community.
    Questions for Reflection:
    • What is the most loving gesture you have been shown in your life?
    • How do you best express your love for others, especially your daughter?
    A Prayer of Love
    God of love and unity,
    Help us to see that your love surrounds us.
    Gift us with wisdom to recognize your presence.
    Gift us with courage to accept your love.
    And gift us with an eagerness to share that love with others.
    We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

    Parent Masses
    DSHA will be offering morning Mass for parents this year on the following dates:
    • Thursday, September 5
    • Thursday, October 3
    • Thursday, November 7
    • Thursday, December 5
    • Thursday, January 9
    • Thursday, February 13
    • Thursday, April 2
    • Thursday, May 7
    All Masses will begin at 7:20 a.m. in the Mother of our Savior Chapel. Mass will be said by either Fr. Dennis Thiessen, SDS (DSHA Theology and Social Studies teacher) or Fr. Patric Nikolas, SDS (DSHA Theology Teacher).

    Welcome Fr. Patric Nikolas, SDS
    Fr. Patric Nikolas, SDS was ordained on Sunday, June 23 and will begin his priestly ministry as a full-time Theology teacher at DSHA. Fr. Patric will join Fr. Dennis Thiessen, SDS in offering Mass, reconciliation, leading prayer and otherwise supporting Campus Ministry. Fr. Patric will also moderate the Raise Awareness club at DSHA.

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.

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO








  • April 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    DSHA AUCTION - MARCH 17, 2018

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    OFF CAMPUS EVENTS

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


    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

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

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

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Blood Drive (Wednesday, February 21)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

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

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

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

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

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

    OFF CAMPUS EVENTS

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



    NEW AT DSHA.INFO


    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

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

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

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


  • February 5, 2018

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

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

    DSHA AUCTION - MARCH 17, 2018

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

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

    Thank you!
    Business Office: 414.721.2916
    Smart Tuition:  888.868.8828

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

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

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

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

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

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

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


    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

    DSHA AUCTION - MARCH 17, 2018

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

    VOLENTEER OPPERTUNITIES

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

    DSHA
    4257 N 100th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53222

    FEIN#: 39-0929898

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

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

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

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

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

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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


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

    DSHA AUCTION - MARCH 17, 2018

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

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

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


    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

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

    Thank you!

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

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

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

    NEW AT DSHA.INFO

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

    FROM THE SISTERS OF THE DIVINE SAVIOR

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

  • December 11, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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











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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

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

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

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

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!

    Business Office: 414.721.2916 | Smart Tuition:  888.868.8828

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

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

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

    VOLUNTEER

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

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

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

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

    Thank You & Update from the PFAA

    Little Mermaid Thank You


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

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

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

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

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

    New at DSHA.INFO

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

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

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

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

    VOLUNTEER

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

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

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

    FROM THE PA, PAA & PFAA

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • October 2, 2017

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    PA Meeting (Tuesday, October 3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    VOLUNTEER

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

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

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

    Updates from the College Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    RSVP and read more about Linda online.

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    RSVP and read more about Linda online.

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

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

    VOLUNTEER

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

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

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

    NEWS & NOTES

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

    Dining Dollars Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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