In addition to the clubs offered at DSHA, there are many other activities provided for our students. Listed below are these activities and the adult moderators. If you have any questions, please speak with the moderator.
DSHA offers a wide variety of athletic opportunities for students. The school sponsors varsity, junior varsity, and freshman teams in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and softball. Junior varsity and varsity teams are sponsored in golf and tennis. Tryouts are held for these teams with a limited number of students allowed to participate. Open enrollment is allowed for the junior varsity and varsity teams of cross country, swimming and diving, downhill skiing and track and field. Ice hockey is offered in the winter as a WIAA co-op team and is housed out of University School Milwaukee.
DSHA offers participation at the club level in rugby and field hockey. Field hockey is played in the fall and rugby in both fall and spring. You must be at the first five days of field hockey to be considered for a team. You may participate in only one club or athletic team per season.
Athletic Director: Mrs. Peggy Seegers-Braun
Every year DSHA produces four major theatrical events: a main stage fall musical, a winter comedy or drama performed on the main stage Hansen Theatre, a spring production in the intimate Arena Theatre, a summer Community Theater Works production for grades 5 – 12 which culminates in a fourth DSHA main stage summer show. This CTW Production collaborates past, present and future DSHA students and community members. Opportunities abound whether involved on cast, crew, production staffs or musicians in the orchestra.
Mr. Michael Stoddard, Director of Theatre
Mrs. Amanda Marsala, Technical Director
¡Juntos! Is a service program that takes place at the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador. This opportunity is available to a small number of students for two weeks during their junior year. Juniors who are native speakers of Spanish or who are in at least their third year of Spanish are encouraged to apply for acceptance into the program. Acceptance is determined after careful review of all applications and input from the TSC regarding each student’s character. Sra. Terri Holt will accompany the girls over Easter break in odd-numbered years (i.e.: 2011), and Sra. Martha Parks will accompany the girls the Saturday following final exams in June of even-numbered years (i.e.: 2010).
Moderator: Sra. Terri Holt
Model United Nations Conference
Students have an opportunity to attend a four-day Model United Nations (MUN) Conference each school year. This four-day simulation gives students a taste of what happens at the United Nations in New York. Past conferences have been in Boston, sponsored by Harvard University, and in Chicago, sponsored by the University of Chicago. In 2011, students will attend the Model UN conference sponsored by Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Students assume the role of delegates representing their assigned countries. Students prepare background research of the country they represent as well as for their Committee Topic. The four-day conference is intense with delegates working together, negotiating to get Resolutions written and voted on. These conferences give students a chance to meet high school students from other countries. At the Harvard conference, students came from 19 different counties to experience such a wonderful opportunity! Contact Ms. Laemmar if you are interested in attending the conference for 2011-12.
Moderator: Mrs. Christine Laemmar
DSHA has five musical ensembles for that perform at the annual Fall, Christmas and Spring Concerts. Choral groups include Concert Choir, Camerata Singers, and the Angelaires (auditioned). Instrumental groups include full Orchestra (winds, strings, and percussion) and Handbell Choir. Other opportunities include the fall musical, liturgical music, and the WSMA Solo and Ensemble Music Festivals each spring.
Choral Director and Department Chair: Mrs. Rebekah Wickert
Orchestra Director: Mr. Mark Eagon
This specialized auditioned choir performs show tunes and vocal jazz, as well as other styles, with advanced work in proper vocal technique and choreography. Each Angelaire is chosen through competitive annual vocal auditions. With their performance schedule, participation is necessary at occasional extra activities during the school day and evenings. Prerequisites include one semester of Concert Choir and an audition. Each year that a student is an Angelaire, they must enroll in at least one semester of Camerata Choir.
Choral Director and Department Chair: Mrs. Rebekah Wickert
National Honor Society
Students will be inducted to this honor society after 6 semesters if they excel in scholarship, leadership, character, and service to the school and community.
Moderator: Dr. Heather Mansfield
The Student Congress is comprised of a government of 6 Commissions, designed to meet the needs of the DSHA student's whole person. The Special Events, School Pride, Student Ambassador, Student Welfare, Communication, and Policies and Practices Commissions, comprised of both peer-elected and TSC-selected members of all grade levels, meet regularly to plan events and activities and institute policies that will enhance the DSHA community and provide a positive experience for DSHA students, concentrating on both the leaders' and the student body's growth in the Qualities of the Graduate.
Advisor: Mrs. Deb Mueller
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are recommended and interested in participating in DSHA's recruitment program. These recommended students visit area grade schools as student recruiters, serve as guides at our annual Open House, and act as DSHA representatives to junior high students. Members attend a training workshop in August and an Open House training session in October.
Moderator: Mrs. Triniti Malone