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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, February 23, 2018

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Social Justice Week February 26-March 2
  • Class of 2022 Registers February 24
  • DeLaSalle Advances 29 Projects to Regional History Day Competition
  • Quiz Bowl Qualifies for Nationals for 12th Consecutive Year
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Work Service Spaces Available
  • Tenth Graders Explore Career Options
  • Applications Due March 2 for Fall 2018 Student Exchange
DeLaSalle Celebrates Social Justice Week February 26-March 2

DeLaSalle will further explore human trafficking during its annual Social Justice Week February 26-March 2. The week includes all school assemblies February 26 and March 2, along with classroom presentations throughout the week. Students are also encouraged to donate money to support the Twin Cities nonprofit Breaking Free; if Islanders raise $2,500, several staff members have agreed to shave their beards. DeLaSalle will also host a “blue out” to raise awareness about human trafficking during the girls’ basketball games against Minnehaha Academy on February 26. Fans may also purchase raffle tickets as part of a 50-50 raffle; the winner will be announced during halftime of the 7:00pm varsity game. Breaking Free will receive half of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales. Continue reading

Class of 2022 Registers February 24

DeLaSalle offered admission to 275 students in the Class of 2022, who will secure their enrollment for 2018-19 at Ninth Grade Registration Day on Saturday, February 24, from 9:00am-12:00pm. It is likely that we will meet our goal of 175-200 ninth graders on that day. Students in the Class of 2022 and their families will meet teachers and staff, register for classes, express interest in school activities, and request transportation for the 2018-19 school year. The School Store will be open and DeLaSalle staff will be available to answer questions. We will continue to accept applications for potential ninth grade and transfer students throughout the spring and summer – and register students as space permits.

DeLaSalle Advances 29 Projects to Regional History Day Competition

Twenty-nine History Day projects have qualified for regional competition March 13 at Augsburg College. History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that lets juniors become expert historians by researching a topic of their choice around a national theme. All juniors showed off their research at an open house February 20. Minnesota History Day officials this year have limited the number of entries each school may submit in its competition. Continue reading

Quiz Bowl Qualifies for Nationals for 12th Consecutive Year

Congratulations to the DeLaSalle Quiz Bowl program, which qualified to send a team to the nationals championships in May for the 12th consecutive year. The four-person DeLaSalle “A” team of Don Truong ’18, Ben Maruggi ’19, Andrew Amell ’20, and Sebastian Dominguez-Giron ’20 compiled an 10-2 record in the Minnesota regular competition season. By adding a first-round victory over St. Thomas Academy in the Minnesota State Championships on February 15, the Islanders earned their ticket to nationals yet again. Continue reading


Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Activities Pepfest

Wednesday, March 7

The school community will gather for a Pepfest to recognize student participation in activities, which will include Theatre students performing an excerpt from the spring musical “Les Miserables.”

Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

March 8, 3:00-8:00pm & March 9, 11:00am-5:00pm

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together. Please note: Classes on March 8 will dismiss at 12:52pm and afternoon transportation routes will leave DeLaSalle at 1:15pm. There are no classes on March 9.

No Classes

Friday, March 8

There are no classes scheduled due to Parent-Student-Teacher conferences.

DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Les Miserables”

March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 7:30pm, Florance Center; Tickets: $15 reserved; $10 general; $8 students/seniors; free for De students with school ID

Jean Valjean, a former convict, spends a lifetime seeking redemption. Set against the backdrop of 19th century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution, this timeless story of intertwined destinies reveals the power of compassion and the quiet evil of indifference to human suffering. Families may purchase reserved seating here.

Parent Association

Monday, March 12, 6:30-8:00pm, D104

The Parent Association holds its monthly meeting. All De parents are invited to join. Look for more information regarding the topic in the March 2 edition of “Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle.”

Spring Sports Start

Monday, March 12

This is the first day in which spring sports may hold practices. First-day practice information will soon be communicated at

Around DeLaSalle

When young patients at Children’s Hospitals are too sick to participate in art classes, DeLaSalle students will bring art supplies to them. Islanders in the National Art Honor Society recently created 700 Art Takeout boxes for Breanna’s Gift, a nonprofit arts program for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. The takeout boxes that Islanders put together will be sent to six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States, including here in the Twin Cities. (Photo courtesy: Breanna’s Gift and Kayla Bryson-Tucker, DeLaSalle staff))

Work Service Spaces Available

DeLaSalle students who receive need-based financial aid must schedule and complete 10 hours of work-service each year in return for their grant. Seniors who have not completed work service need to do so by April 30; those considering participation in a spring sport or activity should get it completed BEFORE or DURING spring break. Work service shifts are usually available after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Special work service shifts are scheduled March 8 from 1:15-4:15pm, March 9 from 9:30am-3:00pm, and during spring break (April 2-6) from 9:30am-3:00pm. To schedule work service, please contact Mr. Shelstad at 612.676.7614.

Tenth Graders Explore Career Options

Tenth grade students will explore possible career options during an activity in their English classes February 28 and March 1. Shauna Stipkovits, who works in the Guidance and College Planning office, will help sophomores complete a “Do What You Are” personality assessment and career exploration activity in Naviance.

Applications Due March 2 for Fall 2018 Student Exchange

Applications are due Friday, March 2 for 11th grade students who want to participate in a student exchange this fall through DeLaSalle’s Global Advantage program. Students received the application link via email. In addition to the application, students need at least two recommendations. DeLaSalle partners with schools in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Continue reading

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