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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday October 13, 2017

In this issue…
  • Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences October 18 and 19
  • DeLaSalle Begins AdvancEd Reaccreditation
  • Learn About College Admissions with October 18 Representative Panel
  • No Classes October 20 or 23 Due to Professional Development
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Student Exchange Applications Available
  • Winter Sports Registration Underway
  • Work Service Shifts Available During MEA Break
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences October 18 and 19

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress. Conferences are Wednesday, October 18, from 4:00-8:00pm and on Thursday, October 19, from 11:00am-7:00pm. Students will dismiss October 18 at 1:56pm and afternoon transportation routes will leave at 2:10pm. There are no classes on October 19 or 20. Continue reading

DeLaSalle Begins AdvancEd Reaccreditation

DeLaSalle has begun an accreditation process through AdvancEd to maintain our accreditation as a college preparatory high school. The accreditation involves the collection and analysis of student performance data, a self assessment, and stakeholder surveys as we identify how we can continuously improve our model of instruction. With Parent-Student-Teacher conferences next week, parents will have an opportunity to share feedback through an accreditation survey. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the survey as you check in to conferences. Computers will be available in the Library for you to complete the survey. Thank you for your participation and for partnering with us as we strive to offer your child the best education possible.

Learn About College Admissions with October 18 Representative Panel

Three college representatives will share the college view of the application process in an informative panel on Wednesday, October 18, from 5:30-6:30pm in D104. Find answers to all of your questions from people who work directly in admissions. The representatives LOVE your questions; please bring them all.

No Classes October 20 or 23 Due to Professional Development

DeLaSalle staff will participate in two consecutive school days of professional development – October 20 and October 23. On October 23, all DeLaSalle staff will join colleagues from other Lasallian high schools in the Twin Cities (Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Cretin-Derham Hall, Holy Family, and Totino-Grace) for a presentation by Dr. Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, who will speak about race and social justice.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Islander Volleyball Supports Liver Cancer Research

Tuesday, October 17, 5:30pm, Main Gym

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. The DeLaSalle volleyball program will support cancer research with a bake sale during its last regular season home game. The sale starts with the JV game at 5:30pm and continues through the varsity match against Nova Classical Academy. Thank you for your support!

Diversity Week

October 23-27

This annual celebration of diversity at DeLaSalle this year will focus on “Lasallians Without Limits”, which is the international theme for the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The week will feature classroom speakers and conclude with an all-school multicultural celebration the morning of October 27.

Host an Exchange Student

Thursday, October 24, 6:00-7:00pm, D104

The Global Advantage Program will have an information meeting for families interested in hosting international exchange students. DeLaSalle will welcome students from Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany and Italy in the coming school year. These students go through an extensive application process and are chosen by their schools for their academics, behavior, and interest in experiencing America.

De Parents in Prayer Meets

Friday, October 27, 1:45-2:45pm, Florance Center

This Parent Association sponsored group will meet 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.

Fall Island Cleanup

Saturday, October 28, 10:30am-1:00pm

De parents, students, staff and friends are invited to join us for a morning of service, working together in small groups to clean up the school and Island. Bring a rake and gloves if you have them. Students can earn Christian Service hours.

Open House for Prospective Students

Monday, October 30, 7:00-9:00pm

DeLaSalle invites prospective students to come see all the reasons why enrollment has grown to its highest levels since the 1970s!  Attendees at our first Open House will learn about DeLaSalle’s mission and vision, hear from teachers in each department about our college preparatory curriculum, and discover what De offers in college guidance planning, our Catholic, Lasallian heritage, student activities, financial aid, and more. Continue reading

Around DeLaSalle

Through an arrangement with DeLaSalle alum Tom Haeg ‘66, Islanders this week welcomed a group of students from Kaisei Gakuin High School in Hokkaido, Japan, for a visit and tour of DeLaSalle. Islanders hosted their guests for lunch, taught them about DeLaSalle and MInneapolis, and in return learned about their school and culture. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Student Exchange Applications Available

Current 10th and 11th grade students can now apply for a student exchange next summer through DeLaSalle’s Global Advantage program. Students received an email this week with a link to the application. DeLaSalle partners with schools in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, and Italy. Interviews for exchange students will begin the week of October 16.

Winter Sports Registrations Underway

Sign-up is underway for winter sports like winter sideline and competitive cheer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ hockey, boys’ swimming, and wrestling. Students received an email October 11 from the Student Activities office with a link to sign up. Registration is as simple as students opening the email and selecting which winter sport they wish to participate in. Registration is non-binding. However, we do ask that all interested students sign up by Friday, October 20 if they are interested in playing a winter sport.

Work Service Shifts Available During MEA Break

Just because there are no classes during Parent-Student-Teacher conferences and MEA break doesn’t mean students can’t complete work-service hours. Work-service hours are scheduled:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 18: 2:15-5:15pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 19: 9:30am-3:00pm (5 hours with a 30-minute lunch)
  • Friday, Oct. 20: 9:30am-3:00pm (5 hours with a 30-minute lunch)
  • Monday, Oct. 23: No work service shifts available due to off-site staff development

To schedule work service, please contact Mr. Brooks Shelstad at 612.676.7614.

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