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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, January 12, 2018

In this issue…
  • Prospective Students, Families Invited to January 17 Open House
  • Entrance Exam, Parent Seminar for Prospective Ninth Graders January 20
  • No Classes January 18 Due to Staff Professional Development
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Presents Winter One Acts
  • Continuous Enrollment Underway for 2018-19 Enrollment
  • Students Named to First Semester Honor Roll
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Applications Now Available for Global Advantage Summer Courses
  • Super Bowl Impacts Area Parking January 17-February 7
  • Islanders Participate in Urban Immersion Retreat January 19-21
Prospective Students, Families Invited to January 17 Open House 

Thank you for helping to share the good news about DeLaSalle with your family and friends. 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 on Wednesday, January 17, at 7:00pm 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  As a reminder, all students not involved in an after school activity should leave immediately after school on Wednesday so we may clean the campus for our guests.

Entrance Exam, Parent Seminar for Prospective Ninth Graders January 20

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 already are accepting application materials, families still have until February 9 to complete an application for ninth grade to DeLaSalle.

No Classes January 18 Due to Staff Professional Development 

DeLaSalle faculty and staff will participate in professional development on Thursday, January 18. Originally scheduled as a two-hour late start, this will now be a day without classes for students. Staff will also participate in a full professional development day on Monday, April 9, which extends the spring break by one day.

DeLaSalle Theatre Presents Winter One Acts

DeLaSalle Theatre presents three shows as part of its Winter One Acts. The shows are: “Violet, or The (Un)sinkable Stewardess”, “The Red Shoes,” and “The Once and Future King.” Showtimes are January 19, 20, 26, and 27, at 7;30pm, in the Florance Center. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID. Continue reading

Continuous Enrollment Process Begins for 2018-19 Enrollment

As we communicated last year, the DeLaSalle Board of Trustees made the decision to move to a continuous enrollment model, which streamlines the re-enrollment process and eliminates the need for sending a repetitive re-registration form and a new tuition agreement to families each year. Many other schools are now doing this. There are several key dates as part of DeLaSalle’s continuous enrollment model that all families should be aware of, including when the 2018-19 tuition will be approved and communicated, how families should apply for financial aid, and when students may make course selections. Continue reading

Students Named to First Semester Honor Roll

DeLaSalle proudly recognizes students who earned a place on the High Honor and Honor Roll for the first semester. Continue reading

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 15

There is no school as DeLaSalle observes the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

Parents in Prayer

Monday, January 22, registration begins at 8:00am

This Parent Association sponsored group will meet to lift up the school community in prayer. All parents are welcome. 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.

Academic Mentor Meetings

Tuesday, January 23

Students will meet with their academic mentors to review first semester results and plan second semester goals. DeLaSalle moved these meetings from their originally scheduled date January 19 to minimize the number of schedule disruptions next week.

Out of Uniform Day

Wednesday, January 24

Students may dress out of uniform if they purchase a wristband, which will be sold for $1 during lunches on January 22 and 23, or for $2 before school in Albers Atrium on January 24. Students must follow the out of uniform policies in the Student-Parent Handbook. A portion of the  proceeds from wristband sales are sent to Mwangaza College, our twin school in Kenya.

Tenth Grade Class Retreat

Friday, January 26

Sophomores will participate in their class retreat, which is dedicated to service. Students will spend the afternoon packing meals at Feed My Starving Children. DeLaSalle is looking for adult chaperones to help from 10:45am-2:30pm. Please contact Peg Hodapp if you are interested in volunteering. All volunteers at DeLaSalle must participate in Virtus: Protecting God’s Children safe environment training. A Virtus training session will be offered at DeLaSalle on Wednesday, January 24, from 5:00-8:00pm. You may register for the session at Click on “First-Time Registrant”, then select “Begin the Registration Process.” Choose “St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN (Archdiocese)” as the organization and look for the DeLaSalle session.

Junior College Planning Day

Friday, January 26

Juniors will participate in a college planning day instead of their regular classes. As students rotate among breakout sessions, college admission representatives and others will present on topics including visiting colleges; the application process; financial aid and scholarships; testing skills for the ACT and SAT; the NCAA, arts, and medical careers; and an alumni panel. Students must be dressed in school uniform on this day.

Around DeLaSalle

Four Islanders who graduated in the spring returned to DeLaSalle to share their wisdom about college with current students and parents at the January 8 Parent Association meeting. We thank Eli Baynes-Marsh (Marquette University), Jack Borman (Boston College), Euphrosyne Daoutidou (University of Minnesota), and Elena Extrand (University of Miami) for recounting what has worked for them, what they wish they would’ve known, and what others can do as they continue their college planning. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Applications Now Available for Global Advantage Summer Courses

Current 10th and 11th grade students received an email this week with a link to apply for a Global Advantage Program summer course in Italy or Nicaragua. Continue reading here about the trips, including requested information for the application. Applications are due by February 2. As students and families consider this decision, please note that young women may apply by April 1 for a one-time grant up to $500 through the Ann Bancroft Foundation’s “Dare to Dream” grant program. Click here for more information and the grant application. And, all DeLaSalle students may volunteer through the Islander Foundation and apply those funds to help pay for trip expenses.

Super Bowl Impacts Area Parking January 17-February 7

Activities leading up to the Super Bowl on February 4 will impact parking near DeLaSalle for the next three weeks. 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.

Starting Tuesday, students may purchase a parking permit that will allow them to park in the parking lot at 301 NE Main Street during school days. Permits will be sold for $85 ($1 for each school day). They will be valid for the remainder of the school year.

Students MUST remove their vehicle from the 301 on Main parking lot by 5:00pm each day or risk being towed by building management. DeLaSalle will provide shuttle bus service each school day between the 301 on Main parking lot and the school, starting Wednesday. The morning shuttle will leave the parking lot at approximately 8:15am. The afternoon shuttle will leave from the front of DeLaSalle at 3:15pm.

Islanders Participate in Urban Immersion Retreat January 19-21

A group of DeLaSalle students will travel to Chicago for a weekend retreat focused on social justice and advocacy from January 19-21. Islanders will partner with local agencies through the Br. David Darst Center for Justice & Peace Spirituality & Education to challenge stereotypes, confront fears, and break down barriers. The retreat includes daily communal prayer, meal preparation, and recreational and educational sessions. Students earn Christian Service hours for their volunteer work.

“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer” Romans 12:12
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