Wahlert Catholic News

June 14, 2019

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 7: Last day of school
  • June 8: ACT Exam, Loras College *
  • July 13: ACT Exam, Loras College *
  • June 14: Registration deadline for July 13th ACT Exam *
  • June 24: Late registration deadline for July 13th ACT Exam *
  • June 10-June 16: Otway Service Trip

* Dates listed with this symbol have additional information listed in the Guidance News Corner below.

News & Notices:


Have a great summer, Eagles!


Student Chromebooks - Summer Break
Wahlert collected students' Chromebook computers on Thursday, June 6, for those who had not yet paid the pre-registration fee for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students/families who paid the pre-registration fee for next school year are allowed to keep their Chromebooks over the summer break.  Wahlert will store a student's Chromebook for any family that requests this for the summer break.  For more information, or any questions, please contact Kelly Mussehl at kmussehl@holyfamilydbq.org.


Experience a new culture in your own home! Host an Italian student for the 2019-2020 school year.
Matteo says the most important things to him are family, friends, school and swimming, and he can’t wait to become a Wahlert Catholic Golden Eagle in the 2019–2020 school year!  Matteo’s favorite subjects are physics, math and chemistry, and his English language skills are strong. He dreams of someday becoming an airline pilot.  At home in Italy, Matteo practices lifesaving swimming at a competitive level five times a week. He says he loves that swimming frees his mind! Matteo also enjoys sailing, skiing, cycling and playing soccer, and he volunteers at his local food bank.  Matteo is a good chef and his signature dish is risotto! He looks forward to cooking meals with his host family and learning to cook some of your specialties.  Matteo looks forward to living everyday life in a different way in the United States – where he can learn about our culture and meet new people.

Holy Family typically welcomes between five and 10 international students like Matteo each year from countries like China, Israel, Italy, Spain and Taiwan. While visiting students learn our language, culture and norms, our students also benefit from learning about new countries and cultures as they build friendships with their new international peers.  Welcoming an international student into your home for a school year will not only provide the experience of a lifetime to that student but will also provide a tremendous opportunity to begin a lifelong friendship, broadening your family’s world-view and appreciation for another culture.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Holy Family admissions office at 563-582-5456 or admissions@holyfamilydbq.org.


Summer Volunteer Opportunities
UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital
350 N. Grandview, Dubuque

UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital is looking for summer volunteers in the following areas of their organization:

  • Patient Escorts (daytime)
  • Emergency Department (24/7)
  • Acute Rehab Unit (daytime/evenings)
  • Cardiac Clinic (daytime)
  • Medical Surgical (daytime/evenings)

If your student would like to learn more about summer volunteer opportunities at UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital, please contact Finley Hospital's Volunteer Services Office at (563) 589-2643
or visit unitypoint.org/volunteer.


Counselor in Training Program
Camp Courageous (Monticello, IA)
July 21-26, 2019
Cost: $200

Spend a week at Camp Courageous working with individuals with special needs!  Gain valuable experience, acquire volunteer hours, participate in disability awareness and leadership training, and explore all Camp Courageous has to offer – ziplining, canoeing, bowling, arts and crafts, and more.  Individuals must be 16 years of age or older to participate.  For more information, contact Sabrina at (319) 465-5916, ext. 2320 or email sstrella@campcourageous.org.

Wahlert Guidance News Corner:

Important Dates

Upcoming College Visits/Events:

Stay tuned for upcoming college visit and event information.


For Your Information...

Summer ACT Exam Schedule

ACT Exam - July 13, 2019
Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista St., Dubuque
Registration Deadline: June 14
Late Registration Deadline: June 24
Register online (and learn more) at actstudent.org.


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 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 three 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

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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. (ends 3:10 p.m. through the remainder of the 18-19 school year)
Office Hours: 6:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.