Officially Merriam-Webster says it’s a “quasquicentennial,” but we’re simply calling it our 125th anniversary. Since 1892 our students have studied, wondered, prayed, played, served, cared, competed and excelled together. In 2016-2017, we celebrated the rich heritage they have created.
Our roots spring from the dedicated women of two religious orders—The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Sisters of the Divine Savior. Both came to the U.S. in the nineteenth century to help the hordes of Catholic immigrants settle this land. Both created outstanding Milwaukee high schools that developed exceptional young women of faith, heart and intellect.
To celebrate our 125th Anniversary, we sponsored and celebrated...
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A Historical Fiction Writing Contest
Alumni were invited to create pieces of historical fiction based on the real-life history of DS, HA, and DSHA. Final award winners were announced in October.
Anniversary of Opening of Holy Angels Academy
September 29 - October 1
Closing Mass with Bishop Jeffrey Haines
December 8 in the Robert & Marie Hansen Theatre.
125th Anniversary Mass: February 1, 2017
We were blessed to begin our year-long 125th Anniversary celebration on Wednesday, February 1. Multiple generations of Dashers, faculty, staff, and DSHA friends and family gathered with Archbishop Listecki for an all-school Mass in the gym.
Valiant Women Book Launch: February 27, 2017
On February 27, 2017, DSHA launched Valiant Women: The First 125 Years of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. Author Frank Miller presented the 125 year history of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in the R.J. Fridl Common – see below for full presentation.