Yearbook Photos

Senior photos for the 2017-18 yearbook are due Dec. 15. Please review requirements and submit photos to Be sure to include the student's first and last name in the subject line.

Baby Ads

Baby Ads for the 2017-18 yearbook are due Jan. 30, 2018. Please review requirements before submitting your ad to The cost for each ad is $40. Checks should be made payable to Dowling Catholic yearbook and turned in to Mrs. Triplett in room 609.

DCHS 1st Semester Final Exam Information

Wednesday, 12/20: Semester Exams (periods 1, 2 & 4)
      1st period: 8-9:15 a.m.
      2nd period: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
      3rd period: 11a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, 12/21 - Semester Exams (periods 5 & 6)
     5th period: 9:15-10:30 a.m.
     6th period: 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday, 12/22: Semester Exams (periods 7 & 8)
     7th period: 9:15-10:30 a.m.
     8th period: 10:45 a.m. -12 p.m.

End of Semester 1. Semester 2 begins Thursday, January 4, 2018, with a D Day.  Please visit Semester Exam Info (pdf) for student requirements, exam procedures & exemption procedures.


Phone Directions (pdf)
Information (pdf)

Dowling Catholic Athletic Club

The DCAC has been providing important funding for athletics and extra curricular activities at DCHS since 1941. The club has a new name but the mission is the same - to raise awareness, enthusiasm and funding for DCHS extra curricular activities beyond the bell! Membership provides passes to home athletic events as well as discounts at the campus store. Visit Dowling Catholic Athletic Club to purchase your membership online!

School Calendar

2017-18 school calendar (pdf)

Daily Schedule & Late Starts

The Daily Schedule (pdf) now includes a formalized late start schedule. Going forward, late starts will always have school beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Daily Schedule also includes the late start morning bus pick-up times.


Traffic Flow Map








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