Wahlert Catholic News

December 14, 2018

Upcoming Dates:

  • Dec. 14–15: "An Evening of Theater" at 7 p.m. in the R.C. & Celeste Wahlert Theater
  • Dec. 19–20: Musical Auditions
  • Dec. 21: Musical Callbacks
  • Dec. 24–Jan. 2: Christmas Break
  • Jan. 21: No School – Teacher in-service
  • Feb. 22: Winter Formal
  • Feb. 26: Personalized Learning Parent Academy #3: How to best support my child. 6:30–7:00 p.m. in the Kehl Family Commons (Wahlert Cafeteria)

Student & Faculty Highlights:

Please join us in commending Kaitlin Moran

She was chosen as a 2018 All-State violinist and will perform with the All-State Orchestra at the All-State Music Festival on Nov. 17. Kaitlin was the only violinist selected from the Dubuque area among some stiff competition.  Congratulations!


Congratulations, Wahlert performers

Students who attended this year’s Thespian Festival (November 10-11) should be proud of their achievements!  This year’s event saw several award-worthy Wahlert performances.

  • Wahlert’s short film, “The FBI Agent Assigned to Me” performed by Isabel Shubatt and Lizzy Fitzsimmons, took first place.
  • Wahlert’s group acting performance, “Café Murder” performed by Anna Spahn, Abby Wagner, Anna Ottavi, Ella Schmidt, and Hannah Krapfl, took second place.
  • Lizzy and Isabel's short film, as well as Jacob Nuti’s solo musical theatre event and performance of “She Cries” from the upcoming fall play Songs from a New World, qualified to compete at International Thespian Festival.


Golden Eagles STATE achievements

  • Dance -- First in their class, in Lyrical and 3rd in Jazz
  • Volleyball – 4A State Champions – the third straight and 20th state title for Wahlert volleyball – more than any other Iowa team!
  • Cheer  – 3A 5th place
  • Women's Cross Country – Back-to-back 3A State Champions
  • Men's Cross Country - 6th place
  • Swimming & Diving – 9th place

News & Notices:


T-shirt sale to benefit the Shane C. Broderick Memorial Scholarship  

Join the wrestling community at the inter-city dual January 10, 2019, when Wahlert hosts Hempstead on the mat. We are dedicating this meet in memory to Shane Broderick, 2012 Wahlert Alumni, and Golden Eagle wrestler. Shane depicted very strong values both on and off the mat. We will all stand in unity that night in the spirit of Shane who loved his inter-city rivals and respected them even more.

Purchase the limited edition shirt designed specifically for this event. At checkout, please enter the school discount code WAHLERT to identify the delivery location and receive the discounted price.

All proceeds from shirt sales will go towards the Shane C. Broderick scholarship fund at Holy Family Catholic Schools. Order closes Dec. 20, at noon. Click here to place your order now!


2018-2019 Yearbook Sales Now Open

Time is running out to purchase the 2018-2019 yearbook at the initial price of $52. After Christmas, the cost of a yearbook will be $55.  If you'd like to purchase a yearbook for your student, please send a check for $52 made out to "Wahlert Yearbook" to Ms. Gaul's attention. Or you can drop it off in the main office - just be sure to indicate who the book is for.

Not sure if you ordered a book? Email Ms. Gaul at sgaul@holyfamilydbq.org and she can check for you. (Yearbooks make great Christmas gifts for those hard-to-buy-for teens!)


Operation ELF Underway…

You may be hearing your son or daughter talking about their fourth-hour class adopting a family
for Operation ELF.  Operation ELF stands for Expressing our Love for Families.  The members of the Senate reach out to parishes and organizations in Dubuque to assist families at Christmas.  We receive requests for personal care items, cleaning supplies, paper products, clothing, household needs, and toys.  These requests are shared with the fourth-hour classes and through the generosity of the students, parents, teachers and staff the items are collected, wrapped and delivered.  We thank you for your supports of Operation ELF and ask for your prayers as we try to meet the needs of fourteen families.


Student Service Opportunity at Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus is seeking students to help with BINGO on Thursday evenings. The hours are 5–10 p.m. with flexibility for student schedules. Students will be provided with a meal while they work.  Interested students should contact Tom McCaffrey at Knights of Columbus: 588-2011.


Let us entertain you!

The Wahlert Catholic drama department are busy preparing several upcoming productions. Join us and be entertained!

An Evening of Theatre
Four student-directed one-act plays:

10 Ways To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse
By Don Zolidis
Directed by Jacob Nuti and Monica Ripley

On The Dock
Written and Directed by Lizzie Fitzsimmons and Isabel Shubatt

10 Reasons We Should Have Stayed Home Sick Today
By E.M. Bell
Directed by Katie Link and Audrey Heying

The Customer Is Always Wrong
By Ian McWethy
Directed by Eva Wahlert and Gwyneth McSperrin

The performances will take place in the R.C. & Celeste Wahlert Theater at Wahlert Catholic High School on:

  • Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 - 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 and available online at wahlertdbq.booktix.com


Wahlert Guidance News Corner:

Important Dates

Upcoming College Visits:

Columbia University (New York, NY)
Monday, January 7, 12:30pm
A representative from Columbia University will be available in Wahlert's Counseling Office during this time. To ensure proper room reservations, students are required to pick up their pass for this event in the Counseling Office prior to Monday, January 7.  


For Your Information...

Online Scholarship Bulletin Board Now Available
Is your student looking for scholarships to apply for as they plan for next year? 
Available now on Wahlert Catholic High School's website is an online hub for you and your student to browse available scholarship opportunities, as well as different college events.  Click here to check it out, or visit the Guidance Office’s webpage located on Wahlert’s website.  For extra easy access, the link is also available under the Quick Links section of Wahlert’s home page as well.  Scholarships are organized by type and will be updated frequently, so be sure to check in often!


Scholarship Feature Friday
Weekly scholarship news emailed directly to your student.
Scholarship Feature Friday is a new weekly email from Wahlert’s Counseling Office designed specifically for seniors as a resource for them to learn more about available scholarship opportunities.  Each Friday, the Counseling Office will highlight a new scholarship opportunity and email it directly to your student’s Holy Family email address.  Specific details regarding scholarship type, who should apply, how to start the application process, and scholarship amount will all be highlighted.  Students will use these emails as a way to learn, discover, and apply for new scholarships each week as they plan their years after high school.


Fall Exploring Program Opportunities
Architecture, wildlife conservation, diesel mechanics, nursing, and more!
The Exploring Program has kicked off with a great line-up of returning programs!  This program is a great opportunity for your student(s) to identify career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment.  Designed for students ages 10-20, this program provides an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers and network with professionals already working in those fields.  Students will get hands-on experiences to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them.  Click here for more information, or to register your student today!


Sign up for the 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 2019 Senior Alerts, Class of 2020 Alerts, or ICAN e-alerts.  You can also check out the ICAN College and Career blog here.


Driver's Education Opportunities

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

4BES Driving School, LLC
Craig Forbes, Instructor
(563) 599-2934
(563) 583-7368
A-Tri State Driving School, Inc.
Kent Paca, Instructor
(563) 583-3003
Dubuque Driving Academy
Susie Quinn, Instructor
Patience & Quality Driving Academy
Clem Walleser, Instructor
(563) 583-5197
Contact Us


Wahlert Catholic High School
2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001 | {view on map}
Phone: (563) 583-9771
Fax: (563) 583-9775

Principal: Ron Meyers
Assistant Principal: Cynthia Wagner
Chaplain: Father Andy Upah

School Hours: 7:40 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
Office Hours: 6:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.