Student Opportunities



It's the perfect time for seniors to work on their application to a UW System campus.

The webinar will cover:

  • Starting an app
  • Reviewing application sections
  • Clarifying intricate parts of the app
  • Additional helpful hints and tricks

The webinar will be on Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 pm. Space is limited. Please register ASAP!


The 2019 Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship award is available for public, private, and homeschool students who meet two criteria: They attend a Wisconsin high school, and they will graduate at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Like last year, the application is entirely online, and available at Also similar to last year, there are no limitations for the number of applicants that can come from any one high school in the state of Wisconsin. There are, however, limitations on the number of packets that be forwarded from each CESA region to the Statewide Selection Committee. Regional allocations are representative of the number of students who attend school in each CESA.

One significant difference this year is that letters of recommendation are made private to the applicant, and the requests for a person to submit a letter of recommendation are not sent to the recommenders until after the student submits his or her application. Therefore, schools are advised to support early student submissions, to allow time for recommenders to complete their work. A packet with less than the full 3 letters of recommendation will not be scored or advanced to the Statewide Selection Committee.

Other advice and instructions for the 2019 Kohl Awards can be found in this attached packet and rubric, or found on both the Kohl website or the DPI website (

Finally, if there are any questions related to public school student applications, please direct them to Mark Mueller at (608) 266-3945 or via email at


For graduating students who are looking to start a career with high potential for future advancement and wage growth as a "maker" of creative projects, Suttle-Straus in Waunakee currently will have apprentice openings in our print production facilities next spring.

The two-year paid apprentice program will provide the foundation for a long and rewarding career that is both high-tech and high-touch, with opportunities for continuous learning and income growth.

If you enjoy working with technology and machinery while creating products with your own hands, this might be a position for you!

Suttle-Straus Print Production Apprentice Program Introduction
on National Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 5, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1050 Uniek Dr, Waunakee, WI

Join us for free pizza, an introduction to our print production apprentice program and a tour of our printing facilities.

RSVP here:

Only 10 spots are available, don't miss out!


Financial Aid Night details:

  • When: Monday, September 24, 2018

  • Time: 6:00pm

  • Where: DHS Library

  • Who: Seniors, Senior Parents/Guardians and any one else interested in learning more about the financial aid process.

  • Finally, if you are unable to make it next Monday (or even if you are), we want to make you aware of a really great event coming up Wednesday, October 3 in Platteville. College Goal Wisconsin is an organization that travels throughout the state providing FREE assistance completing the FAFSA! If you attend on of their events, you are likely to be able to complete the entire FAFSA and submit it that evening, as experts are on-site to assist you! We are featuring the Platteville event, but there are several others that are close in Madison. Please see the attachment for the details of what to bring with you!

Questions about either event? Come see us!



Students interested in a career in LAW ENFORCEMENT have the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy. The academy will be held June 24 -28, 2019 at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Ft. McCoy, WI. The academy is offered to students who are currently juniors in high school who are good standing and recommended by their school. There is no cost to the student. The academy offers classroom instruction, hands on experiences coupled with required physical fitness participation. The students stay in the dorms at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy during the session. The application will be available in January 2019 at


Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) is coming to UW-Platteville and we want to invite all DHS Juniors!

Not sure what the Wisconsin Education Fair is? Check out this site:

Deadline to sign up is THIS Friday, Sept. 21 at 3:30pm.

This is a two-step sign up process:

1. Sign up with the google form

2. Register for the WEF

Questions? Come to the DHS Counseling Center!

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