by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, December 15, 2017

In this issue…
  • Final Assessments Held December 20-22
  • Parents in Prayer Gathers Monday, December 18
  • Christmas Break December 23-January 7
  • DeLaSalle Plans Second Semester Professional Development
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Super Bowl Impact on School Operations
  • Work Service Shifts Available During Finals Week, Christmas Break
  • Islander Performs in MacPhail Center for Music Fall Honors Recital
  • Host a Japanese Student
Final Assessments Held December 20-22

DeLaSalle students will complete their first semester final assessments December 20-22. Three assessments are scheduled each on December 20 and 21 and two assessments on December 22. Students will dismiss early all three days. Click here to see the final assessment schedule and for other important reminders.

Parents in Prayer Gathers Monday, December 18

De Parents in Prayer invites DeLaSalle parents and family members to its next prayer meeting, which has been scheduled Monday, December 18, from 1:45-2:45pm in the Florance Center. The group gathers together once a month to pray over the requests and praises of the DeLaSalle community. This is a very welcoming experience where blessings are not only given, but also received. We hope to see you there. Contact Jackie Schluter Johnson with questions.

Christmas Break December 23-January 7

Classes are not in session due to the Christmas break. The school will be closed December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year’s Day. Please note that many staff choose to take time off during the break. You may find how to contact an individual staff member through our online Staff Directory. By the way, the December 22 “Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle” weekly email blast will be the final edition of the first semester. The next edition will be sent January 5, 2018, with a preview of the second semester.

DeLaSalle Plans Second Semester Professional Development

DeLaSalle faculty and staff will participate in several professional development sessions in the second semester that will impact classes. A two-hour late start that had originally been scheduled on Thursday, January 18 will now become a full day of professional development and there are no classes for students. This date follows our second Open House for Prospective Students. A full professional development day is also scheduled for Monday, April 9, which extends the spring break by one day.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Grain Belt Sign Lighting

Saturday, December 30

The August Schell Brewing Company will re-light the historic Grain Belt Beer sign that sits near DeLaSalle for the first time in more than two decades. The lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30pm, with an “After Glow” party to be held at the Nicollet Island Pavilion at 6:00pm. The party requires tickets, which cost $20.

Parent Association Meeting

Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm, D104

The January meeting of the DeLaSalle Parent Association is a perennial favorite, when young Islander alumni join us for our always informative college planning panel from their perspective. Come hear what alumni wish they would have known and what made them successful in their college search and transition.

MLK Prayer Service

Friday, January 12, 2018, 9:00am, Florance Center

DeLaSalle will celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a prayer service.


Monday, January 15, 2018

DeLaSalle will be closed in observance of this holiday honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Open House for Prospective Students

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

DeLaSalle invites prospective students to come see all the reasons why enrollment has grown to its highest levels since the 1970s!  Attendees at our final 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

Entrance Exam

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8:30am

We invite prospective students to take the Entrance Exam. Families do NOT need to preregister for the exam. We charge no fee for the exam and we will provide all test materials, including pencils. While students are taking the Entrance Exam, we invite parents to stay for a Parent Information Seminar in DeLaSalle’s Florance Center, where we will cover information about the application and registration process, financial aid, transportation, student life, uniforms, and more. Finally, while we will accept application materials on or before January 20, families still have until February 9 to complete an application to DeLaSalle.

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle parents, alumni, and friends joined student musicians December 13 in singing the Hallelujah chorus at the Christmas Concert. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Super Bowl Impact on School Operations

For months, Super Bowl organizers have been making plans for the big game at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 4, 2018. School officials have been in communication with event organizers to understand what impacts the Super Bowl may have on school operations. DeLaSalle will hold classes as normal in the week leading up to the Super Bowl January 29-February 2, 2018. Students and families who travel through downtown Minneapolis to arrive at DeLaSalle may want to plan some extra time for their morning commute given the security perimeter around the stadium and increased number of people in town for the game.

The Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot, just south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge, will be unavailable for general public pay parking or MPRB permit parking from January 17-February 7.

Work Service Shifts Available During Finals Week, Christmas Break

DeLaSalle students who receive need-based financial aid must schedule and complete 10 hours of work-service each year in return for their grant. Work service shifts are available on December 18 and 19 from 3:15-5:15pm; on December 21 from 12:15-3:15pm; on December 22 from 11:15am-2:15pm; and December 26-29 and January 2-5 from 9:30am-3:00pm. To schedule work service, please contact Mr. Shelstad at 612.676.7614.

Islander Performs in MacPhail Center for Music Fall Honors Recital

Congratulations to Joseph Phelan ’19, who will perform in the MacPhail Center for Music Fall Honors Recital tonight at 7:30. Phelan was one of 17 students selected to perform by a panel of faculty judges. He will perform Concerto for Bass Trombone, Mvt. I: Andante con moto by Eric Ewazen

Host a Japanese Student

DeLaSalle families have a unique opportunity to build a special connection, explore new customs, and share American culture by hosting an international student in the second semester. Jack is an incoming junior from Japan who has a passion for soccer and a good command of English. If you or your family is interested in hosting Jack, please contact us. The host family would receive a $4,000 stipend for hosting Jack for the semester.

“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer” Romans 12:12
2017-18 Scripture Theme
1 DeLaSalle Drive  Minneapolis, MN 55401
612.676.7600 |