May 19, 2022
It was a successful first day for the DCHS boys and girls teams competing in the state track & field meet at Drake Stadium May 19-21. Results are available online. Best of luck to those competing on Friday and Saturday! Go Maroons!  
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Senior Lunch Accounts
Senior parents, please access your account on MySchoolBucks.com and turn off the auto-replenish on your senior student's account. If you do not, a payment will be triggered when remaining money is refunded.

Final Exam Information for 9th-11th Graders
Wednesday, May 25 – Semester Exams (periods 1, 2 & 3)

1st pd:  8:00-9:15
2nd pd:  9:30-10:45
3rd pd:  11:00-12:15
Teacher office hours: 1:15-3:15

Thursday, May, 26 – Final Exams (periods 4, 5, & 6)
4th pd:  8:00-9:15
5th pd:  9:30-10:45
6th pd:  11:00-12:15
Teacher office hours: 1:15-3:15


Friday, May, 27 – Final Exams (periods 7 & 8)
7th pd:  9:15-10:30
8th pd:  10:45-12:00
Teacher office hours: 8:00-9:00
End of semester two!
Please click here for student requirements and final exam exemption procedures. 
Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools
In honor of Bishop Joensen’s passion for education, we invite you to join the inaugural Bishop’s Celebration of Catholic Schools on Aug. 27. The Diocese will recognize special honorees, educators, administrators and volunteers for their impact on our Catholic schools. Please click here to submit a nomination.
Iowa State Summer STEM Opportunity
Please click here to learn about a summer STEM opportunity at Iowa State University available for female juniors and seniors. 
Rising Sophomore and Juniors: Save the Date for the PSAT
The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) will take place on Oct. 12 at DCHS. The PSAT is optional/not required. The test will start at 8:15 am (those who sign up will receive details and will be excused from class). Please click here for more information. The cost is $30. Online signup/payment is required by noon on Sept. 14. Please watch for a link to be shared in the coming weeks if your student is interested in taking the exam.
Des Moines University Virtual High School Summit 
DMU is providing a Virtual High School Summit on June 16 from 9 am -12 pm for students interested in exploring career opportunities in health sciences and the path to graduate school. Please register online
 
ON CAMPUS     
Iowa Seal of Biliteracy
The DCHS World Language Department is proud to announce that 55 students have completed the rigorous process to earn the Iowa Seal of Biliteracy this spring. The seal recognizes students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English, by high school graduation. The attainment of biliteracy becomes part of the high school transcript and diploma. Please click here to view the recipients. 
Job Openings
DCHS is seeking candidates for the following full-time positions: Administrative Assistant - Principal's Office, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Specialist and Admissions Coordinator. Please visit our website for more information and to apply. 
Ut Fidem Coordinator (Male) 
DCHS has an opening for a full-time male Ut Fidem Coordinator to disciple mentors and students. This position is primarily responsible for helping students foster relationships with Christ and supporting them in keeping the faith for the rest of their lives, especially through college. Interested candidates should please submit the following: Cover letter (attn. Ms. Addie Magruder, Ut Fidem Coordinator), resume, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Please contact Ms. Magruder with questions. 
School Lunches - 2022-2023 School Year
The free school meals program is anticipated to end June 30, 2022. To apply for free or reduced school meals, please fill out an application this school year. If you qualify, that food benefit will be in place for the first 30 operating days of the fall 2022-2023 semester. Applications can be found in OnCampus under the Cafeteria tile or in the food service office in the cafeteria. In the fall, all students who do not have a food benefit in place will be expected to pay for all food items.
Basketball Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help with the scoreboard or shot clock at home games next year. Please contact Mike O'Connor if interested. 
We Are Maroons Annual Appeal 
We invite all parents to support the Annual Appeal which impacts every aspect of the DCHS experience. Please visit our website to make a gift. Thank you for your support! 
EVENTS    
AUG 1: Dowling Catholic Golf Outing
Save the date for the annual DCHS golf outing! Get a foursome together for a fun day on the course. Stay tuned for details on how to register. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please email Carolyn Burch Kirchhoff  or call 515.222.1095.

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