Wahlert Catholic News

February 8, 2019

Upcoming Dates:

  • Feb. 7: Parent Teacher Conferences.
  • Feb. 12: Blood Drive, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 12 & 14: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Feb. 14-15: No School
  • Feb. 19: Hidden in Plain Sight, 6:30 p.m. in the Wahlert Cafeteria
  • Feb. 21: Personalized Learning "Parent Possible" Meeting, 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 22: Winter Formal
  • Feb. 24: Music, Art, and Waffle Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 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)
  • Feb. 27: Late registration deadline made online or by phone for SAT Exam.
  • March 9: SAT Exam, Dubuque Senior High School  (more information listed in Guidance News Corner below regarding SAT.)

News & Notices:


Blood Drive - Wahlert Catholic High School
February 12, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A blood drive will be held at Wahlert Catholic on Tuesday, February 12 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.  All sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen-year-olds may give blood if they present a signed permission slip.  The due date for the permission slip is Wednesday, February 6.  Please encourage your son/daughter to give blood.  Parents are also encouraged to give blood on this day.  As a parent, if you are interested in giving blood, please email Ms. Wagner the requested time for donation.  If you have questions, please email or call Ms. Wagner (cwagner@holyfamilydbq.org | (563) 583-9771).


Hidden in Plain Sight

Wahlert Catholic High School and Mazzucchelli Catholic Middle School are teaming up with the Dubuque Police Department to offer a presentation called "Hidden in Plain Sight." We invite all parents and staff (no children, please) to come to this unique and informative presentation.

The "Hidden in Plain Sight" room is a concept used by drug prevention programs to bring awareness to parents, educators and caregivers of the trends in the drug culture. The "room" consists of two walls and furniture that would typically be found in a bedroom. The police will place various drug-related items around the room that are often difficult for parents to recognize. This will also include items used for vaping/juuling.

Please join us for this beneficial presentation on  Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Kehl Family Commons (Wahlert cafeteria) to become more informed and help combat drug use in our schools and community. No registration required.

Once again, this presentation is for adults only. Please do not bring your children.


Girls Tennis Meeting 
Thursday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.
Room 225, Wahlert Catholic High School
Interested in playing WCHS tennis this spring? All students and parents are invited to attend an informational meeting.  If you have questions, contact Nancy Leonard at nleonard@holyfamilydbq.org or call Sara Hutchinson at (563) 580-8562.


Start making plans now for next year’s Teton Science School trip!
The 2019 Teton Science School Trip will to be Nov. 17-23.  Registration materials are now available to all students; however, current juniors have priority to register for the trip until February 8th.  After Feb.  8th, the current sophomores will be given the opportunity to register without the possibility of being "bumped" by a current junior.   Anyone requesting registration materials can get them from Mrs. Schriver or join the Google Classroom page with code: 80guk1b.


2018-2019 Yearbook News & Updates

Parents of seniors: If you want to purchase a yearbook ad recognizing your senior, please do so by Feb. 15! A letter was sent in January indicating the various options.  If you didn't receive the mailing, please contact the school (563-583-9771) or email Ms. Gaul at  sgaul@holyfamilydbq.org

If you'd like to purchase a yearbook for your student, please send a check for $55 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.


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.

Wahlert Guidance News Corner:

Important Dates

Upcoming College Visits/Events:

Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge, IA)
Thursday, February 21, 2:00pm
A representative from Iowa Central Community College 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 Thursday, February 21.


Simpson College (Indianola, IA)
Tuesday, February 26, 11:00am
A representative from Simpson College 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 Tuesday, February 26.


Clarke University Visit Days
Get to know the PRIDE!
Tour campus, meet with faculty, enjoy a complimentary meal in our dining hall, and score free goodies!  Register here for any of the dates listed below.

  • Friday, March 29 at 9:45 AM


For Your Information...

SAT Exam
Saturday, March 9, at 7:45am
Dubuque Senior High School, 1800 Clarke Drive, Dubuque
Late Registration Deadline: February 19th (for registrations made by mail); February 27th (for registrations made by phone or online)
Information regarding exam fees, registration, as well as test center information and free practice exams can be found here.


One Stop Shop – College & Career
Students of every age have something to gain at ICR Future. From learning about different career fields from Iowa employers, to speaking with more than 100 colleges, universities, apprenticeship representatives, and career experts, there’s something for everyone. There are even breakout sessions on employer expectations, career training, college planning, Iowa’s job outlook and more.  Take advantage of this opportunity to speak one-on-one with school representatives from across the country and with Iowa business leaders about the jobs of tomorrow.

ICR Future Career & College Fair
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd • Cedar Rapids
Sunday, March 31, 2019
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

In addition to an expansive selection of colleges and universities, ICR Future will also feature the 6 Career Clusters represented by Iowa businesses, breakout sessions on career and college planning topics, as well as a section of exhibitors that specialize in ‘Earn As You Learn’ apprenticeship programs, and college and career planning and preparation.  Visit www.ICANsucceed.org/icrfuture for all the event details and updates of exhibitors and breakout sessions.


PSAT Results 
Parents should have received their student's PSAT results in the mail over Christmas Break.  Enclosed will be your student's Summary Score Report, as well as a flyer that will include information on how to understand the data and score included on the report.  Please contact the Counseling Office with any further questions at (563) 583-9771.


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.
This week's featured scholarship: Clarence Griep 2019 Memorial Scholarship & John McPoland 2019 Memorial Scholarship

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.  Learn more about these scholarships, and more, by visiting Wahlert's College Planning eBulletin Board.


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

Archived issues:

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.