9th Grade Student Orientation

Thursday, August 18, 2022

All Freshmen (8:00am-2:30pm)

All freshmen will report on Thursday, August 18th,from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  Students are to be in DCHS uniform polo and uniform pants (no shorts allowed).  Students should bring a pen and paper for taking notes throughout the day.  All freshmen who took summer school should bring their DCHS-issued Chromebook to orientation.  The day will begin with a brief welcome in the auditorium followed by three different sessions.  One session will be in homeroom where students will receive their schedules and locker assignments and non-summer school freshmen will be issued their DCHS Chromebooks.  Another session will be with various presenters in the auditorium, and the final session will be school pictures.  (School picture ordering information will be available in OnCampus Resources.)

Students will also find their lockers and try out their combinations, be given a tour of the building, and hear an explanation of how lunch is served at DCHS.  Freshmen will eat lunch at Dowling Catholic on orientation day and will need money placed in their lunch accounts.  Students may also bring cash for lunch (the cost of daily student lunch, excluding a la carte, is $3.60).  After lunch, students will follow their schedule and meet each of their teachers.  Dismissal will be at approximately 2:30p.m.  


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.