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January 2016

DeLaSalle Digest

Happy New Year!

Students and staff officially began the second semester on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Launching into a busy second-half of the year, students will begin the week by welcoming three students from our Lasallian affiliate school in Costa Rica who will be visiting with us until January 15 in conjunction with our Global Advantage Program.

On January 8th, eleventh grade students participated in Junior College Planning Day, a day dedicated to learning about college applications, financial aid, and ACT/SAT test preparation. Students heard from a panel of De alum on various topics relating to the college experience.

Also on January 8th, ninth grade students participated in their class retreat at St. Maron Retreat Center. They spent the day in prayer, deepening connections with classmates, and focusing on the value of respect both at DeLaSalle and beyond.

Earlier this year over 270 prospective students and their families attended our Fall Open House. On January 11, we will again welcome prospective students and their families for a taste of Islander Pride at our January Open House

Finally, students, faculty, and staff will come together in prayer on Janurary 15th to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, a model of peace, love, and social justice to all.

News & Events

DeLaSalle Alumna, Emily Piper Johnson ’98, Named State Human Services Commissioner

 

 

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Annual Mike Kelly Birthday Party

& 1961 Class Reunion

On December 3rd, 2015, the Class of 1961 gathered for their annual mini-reunion and made it a memorable day for their classmate, Mike Kelly. Over 55 classmates gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bloomington. It is always a special gathering and many thanks goes to the class committee for making this possible each year.

 

1956 Annual Holiday Luncheon

 

The Class of 1956 and a few from the Class of 1955 get together each year during the holiday season. On December 22nd, 2015, 45 Islanders celebrated the end of year with lunch at Elsie’s. Check out more photos on our Alumni Facebook Page.

1957 Annual Winter Gathering

 

Twenty two classmates enjoyed time spent on December 28, 2015 at Elsie’s for their biannual mini-reunion –  an informal gathering of food, drink, and camaraderie.  

For assistance planning a class or alumni event, please contact Jessica Lucket, Alumni Relations & Special Events Coordinator, at jessica.luckett@delasalle.com, or 612.676.7687

 

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 Upcoming Events

 

Open House for Prospective Families

 

Monday, January 11,  7:00 – 9:00pm

DeLaSalle High School

 

 

Entrance Exam for Prospective Students

 

Saturday, January 16, 8:30 – 11:30am 

DeLaSalle High School

 

History Day Presentations

Tuesday, February 16, Time TBD

DeLaSalle High School

 

Spring Musical Opening Weekend

The Addams Family

February 26-28, Florance Center

 

Annual Arizona Luncheon

Tuesday, March 1, 11:30 am

Vivace Restaurant – Tucson, AZ

 

Annual Florida Luncheon 

Tuesday, March 22, 11:30 am 

The Club at Barefoot Beach – Bonita Springs, FL

 

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Islander Athletics Calendar

 

Islanders Come Home 

We are proud of the many accomplishments DeLaSalle graduates go on to achieve and welcome you back to the Island at any time throughout the year! Please e-mail 

alumni@delasalle.com updates, photos, news and events to showcase in our monthly newsletters!

Anna (Kovalchuk) Lemon ’08, Frances Wehrwein ’08, Ke Ke Hudnell ’08, Alex Bledsoe ’08, Aaryn Booker ’08, Jamelia Hudnell ’09, Kai Brinson ’09 and Frannie Julison ’09

 

 

Scott Campbell ’97 and Brittany Wolyniec ’07

 

Check out more photos on the Alumni Facebook Page

Let us remember those Alumni & Friends who have been called home:

 

 July – December 2015

 

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! 

Alumni Weekend 2016

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 11

DeLaSalle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Please join us as we honor those who have made a significant impact on DeLaSalle, in Islander athletics, and throughout the broader community.

 

Friday, August 12

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 13

Reunion Saturday

Haven’t been to De in a while? Come for our School Tours, an Alumni Mass, and your Class Reunion!

 

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Reunion Updates

 

Congratulations to all classes between 1956 and 2011 ending in a “1” or “6” as they celebrate their reunions this year! We know that you lead a busy life and planning a major event like a reunion can be both exciting and overwhelming. Your class reunion committee and DeLaSalle alumni staff can work together as a team to pull off a successful reunion. If you are interested in joining a reunion planning committee, or if you would like more information, contact Jessica Luckett, Alumni Relations & Special Events Coordinator, at 612.676.7687 or jessica.luckett@delasalle.com.

 

 

1956 (60th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at DeLaSalle High School

1961 (55th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

1966 (50th) – Committee formed; looking for more members. Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at DeLaSalle High School.

1971 (45th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

1976 (40th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

1981 (35th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

1986 (30th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

1991 (25th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

1996 (20th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

2001 (15th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

2006 (10th) – A few interested but Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

2011 (5th) – Looking for committee members; Reunion TBD

 

Thursday, August 14

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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.