News & Notes

Friday, March 29th: 7th/8th Grade Dance @ St. Pius, 7P
Monday, April 8th: Professional Development – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 9th: Spiritwear

Associate Substitutes Needed Click here for more information.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship is offered to help encourage enrollment in Catholic High Schools and to help defray the cost of a college education.  Council 12422 will award 3 $1500 scholarships in 2019. Two to Saint Francis of Assisi Parish member, who is in 8th grade and will be attending Dowling Catholic and a third to a Saint Francis of Assisi Parish member, who is a high school senior going to any college or university.  The scholarship will be awarded to someone who has shown a balance of good character service and academics.  Please click on the link above for more information.

2019-2020 Tuition Assistance Applications (CTO) Application deadline is April 5th. Go to use School Code: 450, Password: CTO450 to apply.

2018-19 yearbooks are now available to order! The St. Francis School code is 12546419 and the cost per book is $27.00. Yearbooks will be delivered to school in May.

Please consider sharing candid photos of our students taken at school sponsored events for publication in the yearbook. Send photos to or upload them at and use the activation code SOXMPV.

Parochial Chess Tournament! will be held Saturday, March 30th at St. Augustin Church Cafeteria for kids K-2nd and 3rd-8th. Check-in begins at 10a and the tournament will go from 11a-4p, Cost is $7.00.  Concessions will be available. Pre-Register online at or contact Sergio Bravo, John Schumacher, or Nathan Apprill with questions.

Riptide 2019 Summer Season Tryouts: Saturday, March 30th from 11a-1p.

DCHS Spring Volleyball Clinic will be held March 31st – April 28th in Dowling’s main gym

  • 3rd – 5th Grade: 5p-6:30p
  • 6th – 8th Grade: 6:30p-8p

Cost is $60.  Click here to sign up.

Catholic Football League Registration Opens April 1st take advantage of our early registration discount and check out the important dates for the upcoming season.

  • 1st – 5th graders will play flag or transitional flag again this Fall
  • 6th and 7th grade teams will play tackle within the Mid Iowa Youth Football League.

5TH Grade Parents: an informational meeting about the final transition from Flag to Tackle within the CFL will be held on Sunday April 28th at 6pm in the Dowling cafeteria. Our hope is to share plans for the upcoming 6th grade season and answer any questions you may have about playing tackle football within the CFL.  If you have any questions regarding the CFL, please reach out to Andy Jepson

DCHS Cheerleading Tryouts: Sunday, April 7th beginning at 1:30p Clinics will be held:

  • Sunday March 31st 4p – 7p in the  Small Gym
  • Friday April 5th 6p – 8p in the Big Gym

Click here for your Information, Application and Preference Sheet. Forms are due on Wednesday April 3rd to Coach Cooling via the Athletic Office.

Incoming Freshman Information Volleyball Meeting: Sunday, April 7th from 8:15p-8:45p in the Dowling Catholic High School Gym.

Wagner Summer Theater Summer Camps:
June 10th: MUSIC CAMP: Popstar and Rockstar camp ages 6-9
June 17th: FILM CAMPS: Stunts and Runts Action movie Camp ages 7-11 and Lights! Camera! Awesome! Camp ages 12-18
June 24th: THEATER CAMP: Rise Up Hamilton Camp! Learn hip hop/ break dancing and spoken word! ages 7-18.
July 8th: MUSIC CAMP: Blues to Beatles Guitar Camp for beginners and Intermediate. incoming 7th grade through 12th grade
July 15th BROADCASTING CAMP: Batter UP! Sports Broadcasting camp in conjunction with KCCI and the Iowa Cubs incoming 5th through 12 grade

Click here to register starting Friday, March 15th. Contact Lisa Zavala with any questions.

Dowling Catholic Summer Athletic Camps: Click on the link for a variety of opportunities.

DCHS Summer Boys Basketball League.  Click here to sign up.

The Connection Café is a free lunch program that serves the homeless and low income community downtown.

  • On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, a group from St. Francis of Assisi Church, serves a warm meal and brings supplies to the Connection Café.
  • Each month, an email is sent out requesting help. Students can receive service hours by baking cookies, making the main dish, bagging trail mix, or laundry detergent.

Contact Stacey Dorsey to be added to the e-mail distribution list.
Donate unused hotel toiletries (mini shampoos, soap, lotion, toothpaste, etc.) to either of the GREEN bins outside the school office or in the Gathering Space by the Church.

Thanks again for all of your generous donations! St Francis truly makes a difference in our community!