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Dominican Updates for 12/1/21 - 12/8/21
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Dominican Families,

We have officially entered into the season of Advent, four weeks in which we celebrate the anticipation and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our students will have many opportunities throughout the Advent season for prayerful reflection and thanksgiving, both in their religion courses as well as service opportunities and weekly Mass offerings.
 
We are pleased to share that our Campus Ministry Team is offering an Advent Mini-Retreat for all parents and guardians of our Dominican students. The retreat will be led by Fr. Jordan Berghouse, Associate Pastor of St. Monica and St. Eugene parishes. Please join us on Friday, December 10th from 8:00-9:00am, with a coffee and social to follow.
 
Interested? Please RSVP or send questions to Dominican parents:
Kate Meyer: kmeyer136@gmail.com or
Amy Yadgir: jamsdy@wi.rr.com
 
Blessings to you and your family,
 
Dominican High School

Wednesday,
December 1

VAR Boys Basketball vs. Milwaukee Lifelong Learning @ Dominican HS - 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday,

December 8

No Late Start 

Immaculate Conception Liturgy

 

Thursday,

December 9

Fine Arts Holiday Knight - 6:00 p.m.


Friday,

December 10

Advent Mini-Retreat

 


  


 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR #GIVINGTUESDAY SUPPORT

Giving Tuesday support from the Dominican community was inspiring. Your gifts, including $5,000 in matching challenge contributions, helped raise $18,500 in one day!  Your messages on the donor site were wonderful and much appreciated. Perhaps the one that summed it up best was this: “It takes a village and we are the villagers. To God be the glory.”

 

To make a #GivingTuesday gift, or to see more of the beautiful messages, click here

We are grateful and blessed.



 

ROBOTICS TEAM RECEIVES GRANT FROM NASA

Our TermiKnightors Robotics team secured a $5000 grant from NASA that will help cover registration costs to enter the Wisconsin Regional of the FIRST Robotics Competition.  DHS is one of just four schools in Wisconsin to earn this highly competitive grant!   

 

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics event where students build robots to compete in a series of games against other schools.  Finalists in the regional round then move onto the FIRST Championship in April.  The 2022 championships will be held in Houston.



 

TWO KNIGHTS QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL IRISH DANCING COMPETITION

Congratulations to Connor Elliott '22 and Elise Weske '24 for qualifying for the 2022 North American National Championships in Montreal!

Elliott and Weske competed at the Mid-America Oireachtas competition in Schaumburg, IL this past weekend.  Weske finished first place in her division, while Elliott finished in a tie for seventh in his division. 

The 2022 North American National Championship will take place in July.   

 




JOIN US FOR DOMINICAN'S PREMIERE "FINE ARTS HOLIDAY KNIGHT!"

Mark your calendars for Dominican’s first-ever Fine Arts Holiday Knight!  National Art Honor Society will be teaming up with Band and Choir on Thursday, December 9 for a holiday Arts & Crafts sale-Christmas Concert-extravaganza!

NAHS students will be creating and selling items to support our organization, and Band and Choir will have poinsettias for sale as well! The sale will run from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and the concert will be held from 7:00-8:00 p.m., with an opportunity to shop after the concert from 8:00-8:30 p.m. 

Invite friends, family – all are welcome to this wonderful Arts holiday celebration. We hope to see you there!

 

 

THEATRE & ARTS

 

 

WINTER MUSICAL AUDITIONS -  START NEXT WEEK

Auditions for Dominican's Winter Musical, XANADU begin Monday, December 6 after school.  Students should sign up for one Singing/Acting audition on Monday OR Tuesday AND one Dance Audition on Tuesday or Wednesday.  

Principal Auditions will be Wednesday (5 minute time slot).  Call backs will be Friday.   Sign up sheet is on the call board across from the Elevator by the Academic Office.  

Any questions, email Mr. Schaetzke at jschaetzke@dominicanhighschool.com.  Mr. Schaetzke will hold one more workshop on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 6-7:30 in the Little Theatre, 3rd floor.  All students are encouraged to audition!

 


 

ATHLETICS

 

 


NEW ERA BEGINS FOR DOMINICAN BOYS BASKETBALL

The Dominican boys basketball team begins the season at home tonight at 7:00!  It will be the Knights first game under new head coach Steve Showalter. 
 

Click here to watch the story.



 

SAAVEDRA NAMED TO SOCCER ALL-STATE LIST

Senior Filiberto Saavedra was named an All-State Honorable Mention by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.  Saavedra scored 13 goals and had 6 assists this past fall, helping the boys soccer team to a second place finish in conference and an opening round playoff win.  Congratulations Filiberto!      

 


BOYS AND GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR

Boys and girls conference championship gear is now available for purchase! Please CLICK HERE to check out the team store! Hurry, the store will close December 6th!  


 
 

BASEBALL PARENT AND PLAYER MEETING 

All boys interested in playing baseball this spring and their parents and guardians are asked to attend the preseason meeting on Thursday, December 16th at 6:30 p.m. in Dominican's Board Room.

If you have questions, please contact Head Varsity Baseball Coach Nate Friday at nfriday@dominicanhighschool.com.

 


WINTER SPORTS SEASON AFTER-SCHOOL POLICIES

Dominican High School’s 2021-2022 winter sports season has begun as practices have started for both the girls and boys basketball teams.  Also starting soon will be Dominican’s Cheer Team.  We are very excited to see all of these student-athletes in action and we are hoping for a successful season. Please click here to read the after-school protocols for winter sport practices.


If you have a student that is participating in any of these winter sport activities, it is important that they are aware of what the after-school protocols will look like for their team.    These protocols are listed below, and they will also be communicated to the student-athletes by their coaches. 

If you have any questions regarding the after-school protocols please contact Dominican’s Athletic Director, Joe Grady at jgrady@dominicanhighschool.com or Dean of Students, Vinnie Murray at vmurray@dominicanhighschool.com.  

   

 

CHEER ON THE KNIGHTS THIS WINTER 

The winter high school sports season is underway! For a full schedule of home and away games, please visit the athletics calendar here.


 

GENERAL 

 
 


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AFTER-SCHOOL STUDY HALL 

Dominican’s After-School Study Hall runs from 3:30-4:45 p.m. each day.  The study hall is for students that are awaiting a ride or who are waiting for an activity to begin.  By 4:45 p.m. all students must exit the building and we ask that parents arrange for their students to be picked up by that end time.  Please note that if your student is not awaiting a ride, or is in an after-school activity that it is best that they are picked up by 3:30 p.m. 

 
  • Monday, December 20th

  • Tuesday, December 21st

  • Wednesday, December 22nd

 

These are final exam dates and students are required to exit the building immediately after their last exam each day.  If you have any questions please contact Vinnie Murray at vmurray@dominicanhighschool.com



  

DECEMBER LUNCH

To view the school lunch calendar for December, click here.

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