Student Services

Counselors

Chris Harbaugh A-Fi
515.222.1021

Lauri Stilwill  Fj-Le
515.222.1019 

Taylor O'Tool   Lf-Ri
515.222.1018

Rebecca Cooling  Rj-Z (plus all international students)
515.222.1071

Student Services

College & Career Coordinator

Erin Gabriel  |  515.222.1023

Community & Cultural Liaison

Paula Plasencia  |  515.222.1077

Interventionalist

Laura Katch  |  515.222.1085

Interventionist | 504 Coordinator

Dr. Cynthia Knight  |  515.222.1085

Assistant Interventionist

Kristin Hixenbaugh

Family connection

Family Connection is a comprehensive portal that you and your student can use to make plans about academics, colleges, and careers. In order to access Family Connection students and parents have their own individual logins. Parents should have received an email with directions to create an account and access the portal as an observer.  Students will login using their DCHS Netclassroom username and password (case sensitive).  After logging into the portal, under the My Planner Tab, is a list of tasks assigned to the students that must be completed for the year.  All tasks are required to be completed by the March 1, 2017 deadline to receive .25 credits towards graduation.  Failure to complete these tasks will affect eligibility.

CPR Requirement

The Healthy Kids Act requires that every student take a CPR course in order to graduate. Courses will be offered at DCHS- class dates 11/2, 11/9 and 11/16 from 3:15-6:00 p.m. in Room 303. The cost is $40, payable in the business office. The following outside resources are also available to fulfill this requirement:  

Additional CPR Resources (pdf)

Intervention

The Student Support Plan (pdf) is a good-faith agreement between the school and family to support the specific needs of students to the best of the school’s ability. The Student Support Plan will specifically state the interventions and accommodations for the individual student when the student does not qualify for a 504 Plan or an IEP.  

Dowling Catholic High School takes into account the needs of persons with a qualified disability in determining the aid, benefits or services to be provided under these programs or activities.  504 Plan 

Homework Requests

Please contact Cyndi O'Hare at 515.222.1020 before 9 a.m. to request homework from your student's teacher. Homework assignments can be picked up in Student Services after school.

Work Permits

School administrators will no longer be issuing Iowa Child Labor Work Permits. Students, parents and employers must complete a simplified form available through the Division of Labor or by email.

Dowling Catholic High School  |  1400 Buffalo RD.  |  West Des Moines, IA  |  50265  |  (515) 225-3000