by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday September 8, 2017

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Homecoming September 11-16
  • Distracted Driving Simulator Visits De September 16
  • Parent Association Holds First Meeting September 11
  • College Representatives Begin Visiting DeLaSalle
  • School Picture Packages Returned
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
DeLaSalle Celebrates Homecoming September 11-16

Student Council invites DeLaSalle students and alumni to participate in Homecoming Week activities September 11-16. This year’s Homecoming theme “De Before Me” celebrates a legacy and mission bigger than any individual, our past and present traditions, and those who have come before us in our 118-year history to make DeLaSalle what it is today. Students may participate in several Homecoming activities, including a Movie Night, Powderpuff football, Coronation, Bonfire, and Dance. Each school day also features a specific out-of-uniform theme. Continue reading

Distracted Driving Simulator Visits De September 16

UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® program visits DeLaSalle on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00am-3:00pm. The event will be located in the north parking lot (immediately behind the press box). The program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of texting while driving and intoxicated driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired and distracted driving in a controlled environment. Continue reading

Parent Association Holds First Meeting September 11

The DeLaSalle Parent Association holds its first meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Monday, September 11, from 6:30-8:00pm in D104. On Monday, in addition to social time for parents to meet other parents, the Association welcomes guest speaker and licensed family therapist, Corey Busch.  Corey, a former teacher and co-host of the podcast “The Teen Mind,” will offer advice on “How to Better Communicate with Your Teen,” a dynamic presentation that has been well-received by parents of middle and high school students in other Twin Cities communities. Also at Monday’s meeting, learn more about the calendar of 2017-18 Parent Association meetings, speakers, and activities. And find out how you can get involved in the “S’mores Mania” at the September 15 Homecoming Bonfire. Continue reading

College Representatives Begin Visiting DeLaSalle

Representatives from dozens of colleges and universities visit DeLaSalle each year to share information about their school with students. Visits are announced in “The Source” and are typically held in the Guidance office, unless otherwise noted. You may also find which schools are visiting on the “College Visits, College Fairs and Events” calendar, which you can find on the School Calendar webpage. Students may sign up for visits in Naviance and show that sign up to their teachers if they wish to attend visits. Most visits will last the whole period. The Guidance office will give students passes back to class if the visit does not take the whole period.

School Picture Packages Returned; Picture Retake September 26

Lifetouch returned school picture packages to DeLaSalle this week, which staff distributed to students during lunches on September 7 and 8. Students who wish to have their picture retake must bring their entire packet back on Picture Retake Day, September 26.

Around DeLaSalle

Ninety percent of DeLaSalle students participate in a student activity each year. On September 1, Islanders  celebrated those students in a fall sport with an all school Pepfest. (Photo courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Senior Photos

Wednesday, September 13

A photographer from David Bank Studios will be at DeLaSalle during lunches to take senior pictures for those who have not had their picture previously taken at the studio. Students who are dressed for the Homecoming class color day may bring a nice top to change into for the picture; pictures are from the waist up. All seniors must have a senior picture taken by David Bank Studios to be included in the 2017-18 yearbook and the class composite picture that hangs in the hallways of DeLaSalle. Students who do not get their senior picture taken September 13 must get a senior picture taken at the studio by October 31. Seniors and parents should look for details in a separate email. Please contact yearbook@delasalle.com with questions.

Early College Awareness for 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents

Monday, September 18, 6:30-8:00pm, D104

College prep continues on!  Please let our College Planning department share simple steps for you and your student’s’ college journey.  Learn how and why it is never too early to seek college scholarships.  Discover NAVIANCE, your students online college planning tool.

Coffee with the Counselors

Wednesday, September 20, 8:15-9:15am, B102

All De parents are welcome to coffee with the counselors and a “Navigating Naviance” parent forum. Meet NAVIANCE, your student’s online tool managing the college search.

Parents in Prayer

Monday, September 25, 8:30-9:30am, Florance Center

This Parent Association sponsored group will kick off its third year of gathering on campus monthly to lift up the school community in prayer. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classroom. Prayer requests may remain anonymous.

Boys’ Basketball Hosts Elite Camp for 4th-8th Graders

September 23-24

DeLaSalle boys’ basketball players and coaches will help prepare and train 4th-8th grade student athletes for the upcoming school and traveling basketball seasons. This fall basketball camp focuses on individual skill development, shooting competitions, and 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 competition. Click here to register.

11th Graders Attend National College Fair

Wednesday, September 27

DeLaSalle will bus all juniors to the National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center during part of the school day. Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities are scheduled to attend.

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