by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, March 16, 2018

In this issue…
  • Islanders Return to State Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball Tournaments
  • Advanced Placement Exam Registration and Fees
  • Returning Families: Please Respond to Transportation Requests, iPad Insurance Plan for 2018-19
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Les Miserables”
  • Islanders Advance 21 Projects, Three Research Papers to Minnesota History Day
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Camp Islander 2018 Registration Underway
  • Purchase A Yearbook
Islanders Return to State Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Tournaments


Congratulations to the DeLaSalle boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, which both advanced to the state tournament as respective champions of their sections. The six-time defending state champion boys defeated Orono 80-78 in their thrilling section final on Thursday night. The state tournament seeding meeting will happen Saturday, March 17 and we will update our Take State webpage with information about game times and matchups as soon as we know more information.

Meanwhile, the girls returned to the Class 3A state tournament for the ninth time since 2006. Islander fans showed strong support during the quarterfinal game March 14 at Williams Arena, in which DeLaSalle and Willmar played into overtime before the Cardinals pulled away with a 52-47 victory. DeLaSalle lost to Alexandria Area in the first round of the consolation bracket.

Advanced Placement Exam Registration and Fees


DeLaSalle students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes will take AP exams in May.  The exam offers students the opportunity to earn college credit prior to stepping on a college campus. Remember to verify that classes are accepted during the college enrollment process.

DeLaSalle charges a fee for each AP exam that is used to offset the cost imposed by the College Board.  This year, the charge is $46 per test. Families who qualify for free and reduced lunch benefits will not be charged. Like last year, DeLaSalle will collect this charge through each family’s TADS account. Students who will take one or two AP exams will have the charges added to the April invoice; those who will take three or more exams will have the charges added to the April and May invoices (splitting the total cost evenly). This change will automate the process and split up the cost for families.  If you have questions on the charges, or need to make separate arrangements, please call Ron Rice in the Business Office at 612.676.7601

** Because tuition contracts end in April for the 2017-18 school year, the AP exam fee will be added to the 2018-19 tuition charge for non-seniors, and will be the only charge on the tuition account in May for seniors who take three or more exams.

** For those that don’t have a tuition payment due in April, DeLaSalle will add an April invoice to your TADS account.

Returning Families: Please Respond to Transportation Requests, iPad Insurance Plan for 2018-19

Thank you to the many DeLaSalle families who have completed the final step in the continuing enrollment for 2018-19 – by returning transportation requests and selecting an iPad insurance plan for next year. DeLaSalle sent a reminder email this week to those families who have not yet completed the step. Thank you for promptly responding to that request once you receive it.

DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Les Miserables”

Rave reviews are coming in for DeLaSalle Theatre’s spring musical “Les Miserables.” Performances continue this Friday and Saturday, and again March 23 and 24, at 7:30pm on the Friendschuh Stage in the Florance Center. Reserved seating for all shows is sold out, though general admission tickets are still available for purchase at the door. Continue reading


Islanders Advance 21 Projects, Three Research Papers to Minnesota History Day


Congratulations to 42 DeLaSalle students who, as individuals or in groups, are advancing 21 projects and three research papers to the 2018 Minnesota State History Day on April 28 at the University of Minnesota.  Once again, DeLaSalle is advancing more projects and more students to State History Day than any other high school in the Metro Region. Continue reading



Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

De Parents in Prayer

Monday, March 19, 8:45-9:45am, Florance Center

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.

Grade Level Reconciliation, Adoration

Tuesday, March 20, 27

Students in each grade level will gather once this month for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharistic adoration at St. Boniface Catholic Church in northeast Minneapolis. Students who are not Catholic may also meet with a priest if they wish. Theology teachers will help prepare students in classes ahead of their grade level gathering.

Holy Thursday Prayer Service

Thursday, March 29

The DeLaSalle community will gather for a prayer service that begins the Triduum, or holiest time of the year in the Roman Catholic Church. Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper before Jesus’s death on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Good Friday – NO SCHOOL

Friday, March 30

School will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

Spring Break

April 2-9

There are no classes scheduled April 2-9. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 10.

Academic Mentor Meetings

Tuesday, April 10

Students will meet with their academic mentor to discuss their academic progress.

Around DeLaSalle

Congratulations to the DeLaSalle Speech Team, which took third place in the Tri-Metro Conference meet March 8. Three Islanders earned All Conference champion – Sam Mishler ‘18 in Discussion (his third straight conference title), Sophie Liang ‘18 in Prose, and Grace DeRoche ‘20 in Informative. Adaire Criner ‘19, Saul Maldonado ‘18, and Jennifer Yeung ‘18 all finished as All Conference runner up in their individual categories. (Photo courtesy: Jessica Lauer-Schumacher, DeLaSalle Speech)

Camp Islander 2018 Registration Underway

Each summer, DeLaSalle’s Camp Islander offers nine different summer camps in drama and athletics for elementary, middle and high school students. Annually, hundreds of students have attended the DeLaSalle summer camps. Registration is now open for Camp Islander 2018, with camps for boys’ and girls’ basketball, cheer, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, tennis, theatre, and volleyball. Click here for more information and to register.

Purchase a Yearbook

Keep the memories of the 2017-18 school year for years to come. Buy a yearbook today. Yearbooks cost $60 and there are two ways to order – online through the Balfour website or through an order form available in the attendance office or outside the IT office. Yearbooks will be delivered in mid-May.

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