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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday August 18, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

The 118th year of education at DeLaSalle High School is underway – and we are so grateful that you and your family are part of our Islander community.

Your decision to invest your child’s future in DeLaSalle is a commitment that we take seriously. We renew our pledge to be even better in all that we do, certainly as teachers and learners, but even more importantly, as people called to serve each other and make God present in our world. That starts with a commitment to the 2017-18 school prayer theme as chosen by president, Barry Lieske: “Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.” This theme guides us in all we do – from the first day of practices to staff orientation sessions right through to the last day of school. It will be woven into student programs throughout the year.

We rejoice in the hope of this new year – from the students who kicked off fall sports with the first official practices Monday, to the faculty and staff preparing for the first day of classes, to the 204 new ninth graders and 19 transfer students who discovered more about their new school at orientation on Thursday.

Our work continues…

First Day of School – Monday, August 21
Classes are in session from 8:30am-3:00pm. School bus service will begin this day. Students are in school uniform. Remember to bring your iPad, charged and ready to go! This is the day that lockers are assigned (DeLaSalle provides the locks). Each teacher will share course expectations with students and distribute course materials.
What School Supplies Does My Child Need?

As has been noted on the Back-to-School webpage, DeLaSalle encourages all students to have these supplies when they begin classes on Monday, August 21.

  • Notebooks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Folders
  • Backpack (for home to school use)
  • DeLaSalle cinch bag (for use during the day)

School Supply Reminders

Students in Algebra 1 and Geometry should have a scientific calculator. Students in Algebra 2, Precalculus, Statistics, and all Calculus classes should have a graphing calculator. Note: Casio and TI-Inspire graphing calculators are not recommended.

Each teacher and course may have specific requests for school supplies. Students will hear about this on the first day of classes.

The School Store will again sell draw-string bookbags this year that are the only approved bag for carrying items during the school day. Backpacks are to be used only to carry items from home to school and back.

Students who may be in need of school supplies may see Ms. Juli Gottschall in the Guidance office.

Mark Your Calendars for Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, August 30

All DeLaSalle families are invited to follow their child’s class schedule, meet their child’s teachers, and learn more about the curriculum their children are learning at Back-to-School Night. The night, originally scheduled in the spring for September 7, has been moved to the evening of Wednesday, August 30. Please note this calendar change. We look forward to seeing you!

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

Find the most up-to-date school events on the School Calendar webpage

College Planning Night for Seniors

Tuesday, August 22, 6:30-7:30pm, D104

Join DeLaSalle Guidance counselors for Senior Simplicity and Success! This information session covers SENIOR benchmarks for the college application process for seniors and parents/guardians.

School Pictures

Thursday, August 24

Lifetouch photographers will be on campus on Thursday, August 24 to take pictures of all students, including seniors, and staff for the current school ID card. Students must be dressed in school uniform. Parents may review, select, and pay for a photo package through the Lifetouch website. Parents will have up to 48 hours after Picture Day to complete their online order. Please refer to DeLaSalle’s Picture Day ID MI197053Y0

College Planning Night for Juniors

Thursday, August 24, 6:30-7:30pm, D104

Juniors and/or parents/guardians – it is time to jump to it and start your path to college. This information session covers important junior year paths for applying to colleges.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Friday, August 25, 9:00am

This opening school year Mass is offered to ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all parts of our life in the new school year.

Financial Aid Planning Night

Monday, August 28, 6:30-8:00pm, D104

Get prepared with this presentation for students and parents/guardians on the many options for paying for college.  Take away tools for navigating the new FAFSA; applying to colleges, researching scholarships, grants and loan options; completing college applications; writing essays.

Christian Brothers’ Gala

Saturday, October 14

Around DeLaSalle

More than 200 students in the DeLaSalle Class of 2021 participated in New Student Orientation on August 17. Ninth grade students, as well as new transfer students, received their class schedules, toured the school, met their classmates, and learned about Islander traditions. (Photo courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

Track Your Child’s Progress as a Canvas Observer

Parents may create an account to observe their student’s grades, coursework, and calendar in Canvas, the learning management system used by DeLaSalle. Parents will need to know their child’s Canvas username and password to create an observer account. Click here for instructions.

After you have created a Canvas Observer account, you may then download and set up Canvas Parent, an app focused on bringing up-to-date information to observers in Canvas courses. The interface is intuitive and simpler than the observer web login. Canvas Parent is free and available for iOS and Android mobile devices. Click here for more information.

Please contact for assistance.

Deposit Money Into Student Cafeteria Account

There are several ways in which you may deposit money into your student’s cafeteria account. You may deposit cash or a check in the Business Office – or you may deposit money electronically through the online LunchTime portal. Click here for instructions on how to create and manage your LunchTime account. Bank account and credit card transactions are subject to a fee. Bank account deposits are limited to $1000 within a 6 day period. Online deposits will appear in the point of sale system within 30 minutes of completing the transaction. Please contact with questions.

DeLaSalle Honors 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

DeLaSalle inducted seven individuals or groups into its Hall of Fame August 10 as part of the school’s annual Alumni Weekend. In addition to the Hall of Fame induction, Islander alumni and friends celebrated class reunions and competed in golf, soccer, and pickleball. We are grateful to all who attended and supported DeLaSalle. Continue reading to learn more about the inductees.

“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer” Romans 12:12
2017-18 Scripture Theme
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