Class of 2028 - Important Dates

Welcome Class of 2028

Here are some important dates to keep in mind for incoming freshmen:

Thursday, July 8 - 1:30 to 2:30 pm - Zoom session- What to expect as you start Freshman year. 
Tuesday, July 18 - 6:30 to 7:30 pm - Zoom session- What to expect as you start Freshman year.
  • You will receive an email with more information about these sessions and how to join.
Sunday, August 18 – Freshman Mass – 9:00 to 11:00 am
(An invitation will be coming in the mail)
  • Mass for all at 9:00 am in the gym, enter at south doors
  • Informational Sessions after Mass: 
    • Parents stay in Gym
    • Students go to their homerooms led by senior student ambassadors
    • Siblings may go to the small gym to play games with sophomore/junior student ambassadors
August 19 and 20: Uniform Pick Up: If you selected to have your uniform order shipped to you, those orders will begin shipping after July 1st.
  • If you selected to pick up your uniforms, your order will be available  August 19 - 20 from 9 am to 6 pm in the cafeteria at DCHS. 
August 19 and 20: Purchasing Uniforms:  The Campus Store will be open on August 19 - 20 from 9 am – 6 pm. You may purchase 2 polo shirts and 1 sweatshirt or fleece jacket from our available stock at that time.
Wednesday, August 21 – Freshman Orientation – 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Information will be mailed to you
Friday, August 23 – First Day of School – 8:15 am to 3:15 pm
Wednesday, August 30 – Mini School Night – 6:30 pm
  • Parents are invited to come and go through their students schedule to
              meet teachers and learn about the classes
Freshman Parent Information Nights with Your Students’ Counselor:
  • These dates have not been set yet, more information to come.

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.