Wahlert Catholic News

May 28, 2021

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* Additional information found in the Guidance News Corner below.
** Additional information found in the Campus Ministry News Corner below.

K-12 Year-End Parent Satisfaction Survey | Holy Family

Holy Family has created the following survey to gather families' input as they reflect on the past school year. A similar survey will be distributed to students in grades 4–12.  Each of these surveys will be used on an annual basis moving forward as a tool to monitor progress toward strategic initiatives and gauge overall parent and student satisfaction in the Holy Family Catholic Schools experience.  Results will be reported in aggregate to the Holy Family community over the summer.


The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. It will remain open until Friday, June 4. Thank you for sharing your feedback!

College Credit & Transcript Requests | College Courses

Do you have a senior who took a college course through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) or another area college/university?  Read below for information on how to request their college course transcript to be transferred to the school they are attending next fall.

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Click below for news and events related to Wahlert's Performing Arts program.

Requesting Transcripts Electronically from NICC
(Please contact NICC's Registrar Office with any questions at (844) 642-2338, ext. 2217.)

  • Students may access an unofficial transcript from NICC as a record of coursework prior to the completion of spring courses.  Students may do this by accessing the "NICC Self-Service for Students" task on their MyCampus portal, and locating the "Unofficial Transcript" link under the "Academics" menu on the left side of the webpage.
  • Students can request an official transcript from their NICC MyCampus portal by searching for "Transcript Request."  If requesting a transcript prior to the completion of spring courses, students should select "Yes" when MyCampus asks, "Are you currently enrolled?".  Official transcripts will be sent out as soon as possible after final grades are submitted. There is a $5 fee to have this transcript sent.
  • Please note that requesting college transcripts is the responsibility of the student, as Wahlert Catholic High School is unable to transfer college credits to a student’s college or university.


Requesting Transcripts from an area College or University
(Loras College, University of Dubuque, Clarke University, etc.)

  • Students who took a college course through any college/university during their time at Wahlert Catholic High School (College Writing, Statistics, Public Speaking, etc.) are required to contact the appropriate college/university's registrar office directly to have their college credits transferred to the college/university they are attending next school year.
  • Please note that requesting college transcripts is the responsibility of the student, as Wahlert Catholic High School is unable to transfer college credits to a student’s college or university.


Please contact Wahlert's Counseling Department at (563) 583-9771 with any questions regarding college credit courses.

Tee Up for the 44th Annual Wahlert Open

Parents, friends, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to take part in the annual Wahlert Open – a best-shot golf tournament to support the Wahlert Catholic Booster Club. Gather up a foursome and join us for this fun annual community-building event at Thunder Hills Country Club, on Monday, June 14, at 1 p.m.

  • $100 for an individual, includes green fees, golf cart, flag events and dinner
  • $400 for a foursome, includes green fees, golf cart, flag events and dinner
  • $40 per person for dinner only

Participants are invited to register online and pay at the door. Visit the Wahlert Open webpage to learn more.

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Driver's Education Opportunities

Parents are asked to directly contact any of the two local driving academies listed below if interested in registering their student(s) for driver's education.

A-Tri State Driving School
Kent Paca, Instructor
(563) 583-3003

Dubuque Driving Academy
Susie Quinn, Instructor

Wahlert Counseling News Corner:

FAFSA Frenzy | Step-by-Step Guide to Completing the FAFSA

Click here for Iowa College Access Network's (ICAN) recording of the FAFSA Frenzy Virtual Event that was held on Wednesday, March 3rd.   This event walked parents and students through a demo of how to successfully complete the FAFSA.  Common questions and situations that arise for students/families were also discussed.

ICAN Tip of the Week | Financial Options for College

This week's Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) tip of the week provides tips for parents and the options students have to pay for college. Click here to view!


Summer Course Discount | Northeast Iowa Community College

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is offering continuing high school students a 20% discount on Summer 2021 courses. This discount applies to current high school freshman-juniors.  Students who have not previously taken courses with NICC will need to apply to the college as a non-degree seeking student before registering with an NICC enrollment advisor - more information can be found at https://www.nicc.edu/admissions/apply/.


Students may also connect with Joni Knopp, Career Learning Link Success Coach, with questions or to set up a registration appointment.  Joni can be reached at knoppj@nicc.edu or (844) 642-2338,
ext. 2216.

Meet Ms. Joni Knopp - Wahlert's  NICC Success Coach

Northeast Iowa Community College’s Success Coaches assist students in finding work-based learning opportunities, schedule a campus visit, complete an application for admission, answer financial aid questions, and provide details on program requirements. Ms. Joni Knopp is Wahlert Catholic High School’s Success Coach liaison.  Students can reach out to her via text, email, or phone to schedule a time to meet.  Ms. Knopp can connect when it works best for your student, even before or after school, virtually via Zoom, by phone, or in person when possible.

Email: knoppj@nicc.edu
Call: 844.642.2338 ext. 2216
Text: 563.663.9082

Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link Opportunities | NICC

Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link (CLL) is a program through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) that exposes students to high-demand career areas and sets them on the pathway to career and educational success beyond high school. The program provides work-based learning opportunities for students in partnership with local businesses.

This program allows students (and parents!) to save time and money by knowing the career path to follow after high school.  Career coaches work with students to explore the right post-graduation plan, in addition to helping  find job shadow, internship, and career mentoring opportunities.  For a full list of upcoming virtual events and opportunities, click here.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Available October 1

ICAN Succeed's website is a great resource for additional information and details regarding the FAFSA. Click here to check it out.

Click here for tips and information from the Federal Student Aid Office on how best to approach the FAFSA process.

The beginning of October marks the time period that parents should be thinking about and working on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This form is used to apply for federal student aid such as loans, grants, and work-study at both two-year colleges as well as four-year colleges.  The FAFSA is the first step to receiving financial aid and must be completed for each year of college.  Students can use the myStudentAid app, file online at fafsa.edu.gov, or request a printed form by calling 1-800-4-FEDAID.  This form is very important for you and your child to complete together so that your child is able to receive student financial assistance.  Contact Wahlert's Counseling Office with any questions or for additional information.


Upcoming FAFSA Ready Iowa Events

FAFSA Ready Iowa is ICAN's initiative to increase the FAFSA completion rate and help more students access financial aid.  Each event offers free assistance for students and families to complete the Free APplication for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Click here for upcoming virtual events!

Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)| Career & College Planning Resources

ICAN Tip of the Week
Are you a junior or senior who wants more information on college and career planning?  Sign up to get the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) Tip of the Week and other college and career planning alerts! ICAN offers several forms of email communications to help you stay on top of the planning process for life after high school. Click here to register for the ICAN Tip of the Week, Class of 2021 Senior Alerts, Class of 2022 Alerts, or ICAN e-alerts.  You can also check out the ICAN College and Career blog here.

Upcoming ICAN Webinars

For many the school year is beginning, and others have another week or two. For some you're returning everyday, for others it's a few days each week and then learning online.  ICAN is committed to helping students succeed in whatever environment learning presents itself this fall. ICAN will host FREE webinars throughout September on Wednesdays at 3pm and on select evenings at 7 pm. All live events will be recorded and available for viewing on both the ICAN Facebook page and the ICAN website. You can stream these events live from any device and ask questions of ICAN student success advisors during the presentations.