The Highlights are back! Our E-newsletter will now come to you at the beginning of each month to ensure that you have the opportunity to engage in all of the great things that are happening at DeLaSalle.
Remember to update your contact information with us so we can keep you in the loop! You may update information by e-mailing to email@example.com or completing our online form.
Monday, February 2
Tri-Metro Fine Arts Festival
Academy of Holy Angels
Sixty-one of DeLaSalle’s best art and music students will join other top student artists and musicians from Tri-Metro schools to participate in professional-led clinics at the Academy of Holy Angels on Monday, February 2. Students in the All-Conference Honors Band, Choir and Orchestra will perform a free concert at 6:30pm while student artists will display their art in the school gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
Friday, February 13
Application Deadline for
2015-16 9th Grade Early Admission
By this date, prospective 9th grade students who seek admission to DeLaSalle must complete all four parts to the application process – an entrance exam, the application, middle school transcripts and letter(s) of recommendation.
You are welcome to attend as current 11th grade students show off their History Day projects at DeLaSalle – screening documentaries, displaying exhibits, staging dramatic performances, and making research papers and websites available for reading and viewing. Projects will be on display at DeLaSalle on Tuesday, February 17, from 6:00-8:30pm.
History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to “do” history by selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme.
This year’s theme is “Leadership and Legacy in History.”
Wednesday, February 18
Ash Wednesday Mass
Social Justice Week
Friday, February 24
Arizona Alumni Luncheon RSVP Deadline
Tuesday, March 3
Arizona Alumni Luncheon
Vivace Restaurant – Tucson, AZ
Friday, March 6
Spring Musical – Babes in Arms
DeLaSalle High School
Tuesday, March 17
Florida Alumni Luncheon RSVP Deadline
Tuesday, March 24
Florida Alumni Luncheon
The Club at Barefoot Beach – Bonita Springs, FL
Islander Alumni and many other Catholic school employees are dedicating their lives to making a difference in our Catholic schools. In honor of Catholic Schools Week, we want to say thank you for your service to your school and greater community. Click here to see a list of alumni involved in Catholic schools.
Students Explore the Realities of Injustice
On February 6-8th, eight DeLaSalle students will travel to Chicago and participate in the Br. David Darst Center Urban Immersion Retreat. The Urban Immersion Retreat is a workshop retreat that serves as a tool to explore issues of justice and the reality of oppression. This group of students will visit local agencies like The Chicago Food Depository, Su Casa, The Port, San Miguel Schools, Chicago Youth Centers and St. Martin DePorres, which serve vulnerable individuals and families. Educational sessions will help them reflect on their experiences while providing a safe environment to challenge stereotypes, confront fears, and break down barriers. Daily communal prayer, meal preparation, recreational and educational activities will round out the weekend. Retreatants will be awarded 15 Christian Service hours upon completion of the retreat.
Gateway to the Future Campaign
Our “Gateway to the Future” Campaign is well underway! Click here for more information!
Students Named to First Semester Honor Roll
Congratulations to these Islanders who persevered through the first semester to earn a place on the High Honor and Honor Roll. Click here to see which students earned academic honors.
De Celebrates Winterfest Week January 26-31st
Winterfest Week is always a highlight of the Second Semester for the DeLaSalle community. Students and staff alike dressed up as they participated in themed spirit days. Special after school activities included powderpuff volleyball, tubing and on Thursday, we gathered together for prayer at our Catholic Schools Week Liturgy. On the last day of Winterfest, student council also helped host our annual Blood Drive with Memorial Blood Centers. The students lived the school theme this week as they, not only continue to find their delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4), but also find delight in their school community,their friends, and themselves.
Alumni Weekend 2015 Updates
Bring your friends and classmates together and get ready to “Celebrate the Good Times on Nicollet Island!” Committees from each class are in the planning stages and Save the Dates and invitations will be sent out to those classes having reunions this year. Remember, even if you are not having a reunion, we would still love to see you at the Hall of Fame Ceremony, Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament, school tours, and Alumni Mass.
Thursday, August 13
DeLaSalle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Please join us as we honor those who have made a significant impact on DeLaSalle, in De athletics, and in our community.
Friday, August 14
Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament
Your spirit of competition will support student scholarships! Don’t golf? No problem! Join us for dinner after the tournament, sponsor a hole, or buy an advertisement for your company, which will be featured in this year’s golf program!
Saturday, August 15
Haven’t been to De in a while? Come for our School Tours, an Alumni Mass, and your Class Reunion!
De Island is Calling!
Help VOLUNTEER during Alumni Weekend. This is a great way to connect with other De alumni! If you would like to volunteer during the weekend (Golf tournament, reunion registration, Mass, etc), please e-mail Jessica Luckett.
Congratulations to the classe s ending in “0” or “5” that have reached another landmark! Reunion planning season is well underway but we are still looking for planning committees for the Classes of 1970, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2000, and 2010! If you are interested in being on your classes committee, please e-mail Jessica Luckett. Even if a committee is already formed, the more – the merrier! Here are the reunion updates as they stand:
Looking for more committee members;
60th Reunion – Saturday, August 15, 2015 at DLS
55th Reunion – Saturday, August 15, 2015 at DLS
50th Golden Reunion – Saturday, August 15, 2015 at DLS
Let us remember and keep in our prayers those Alumni & Friends who have been called home from October ’14 – January ’15:
Class of 1973
Class of 1956
Class of 1951
Kathleen Ann Budzynski
Wife of Gregory Budzynski ’60
Russell C. Clark
Class of 1937
Fred Robert DeNucci
Bernard ‘Banjo Benny” Felling
Class of 1948
Class of 1956
Clara M. Gruidl
Parent and Former Teacher
Wife of Clemens Harrer* ’27
Class of 1970
Class of 1973
Paul B. Johnson
Class of 1962
Br. Dominic Kennedy, FSC
Former teacher (1964-66) and principal (1991-93)
Wife of Dave Kennedy* ’49
David A. Koch
Friend and long time benefactor
William Kulcsar, Sr.
Daughter of Lawrence Liddiard ‘51
John E. McCauley
Stephen J. McInerny
Class of 1967
Class of 1944
Arthur B. Moe, Jr.
Class of 1949
Wife of Michael D. O’Brien ‘60
Class of 1954
Wife of Richard Picquet ‘64
J. Ron Pratt
Class of 1951
Wife of John J Remes* ‘43
Br. Basil Rothweiler, FSC
Former chief administrator (1977-84)
Class of 1964
Br. Matthew Szatkowski FSC
Former teacher (1962-1963)
Thomas J. Wahl
Class of 1954
Class of 1950
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
St. John Baptist de La Salle; Pray for us!
Live Jesus in Our Hearts; Forever!
We want to know
how you are doing.
To send us updates about yourself or other DeLaSalle alumni you may know, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to feature alumni accomplishments each month!
Alumni Fun Facts!
Aaron received his bachelor’s degree in Commercial Aviation with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Dakota. He was hired as a flight instructor by UND and worked as a Supervisor of Flight. Not before long, Aaron was promoted to Check Airman. He taught flight and ground school, gave flight exams and awarded flight certifications to student pilots. Aaron was recently hired by Alaska Horizon Airlines (AHA) to fly as a First Officer. He has relocated to Oregon and has been flying with AHA since December 2014.
To honor those who have made and impact of DeLaSalle, in De athletics, and in their community.
Friday, August 15
Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament
You spirit of competition will support student scholarships! Don’t golf? Then, you can join us for dinner after the tournament, sponsor a hole, or buy an advertisement for your company. It will be featured in this year’s golf program.
Saturday, August 16
This is a busy Saturday. Alumni Soccer Games commence in the morning and many of the reunions are held this day. Later, in the evening, there are School Tours and an Alumni Mass.
"I have plans of hope and prosperity for you."
- Jeremiah 29:11