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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, March 23, 2018

In this issue…
  • “Les Miserables” Closes with Final Performances March 23 and 24
  • DeLaSalle to Send 2018-19 Tuition Agreements, Financial Aid Packages in Early April
  • Returning Families: Please Respond to Transportation Requests, iPad Insurance Plan for 2018-19
  • Advanced Placement Exam Registration and Fees
  • Class of 2018 Distinguished Scholars Named
  • Islanders Seek Third Place in Class 3A State Boys’ Basketball Tournament
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Host an Exchange Student From Argentina This Spring
  • Register Now for Camp Islander 2018
“Les Miserables” Closes with Final Performances March 23 and 24


DeLaSalle Theatre closes the run of its spring musical “Les Miserables” with final performances March 23 and 24, at 7:30pm, on the Friendschuh Stage in the Florance Center. Reserved seating for the shows is sold out, though general admission tickets are still available for purchase at the door. Continue reading

DeLaSalle to Send 2018-19 Tuition Agreements, Financial Aid Packages in Early April

DeLaSalle will email 2018-19 tuition agreements between April 1-15. The agreements will reflect any financial aid grants and/or merit scholarships a student may receive next year. All parents and guardians are asked to respond to our Business Office by following the instructions on the agreement, selecting a payment option, and electronically signing your acceptance. We request a response from all families by Saturday, April 21, as all payment plans for 2018-19 begin in May.

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. Thank you for promptly responding to that request once you receive it.

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.


Class of 2018 Distinguished Scholars Named

Congratulations to the 40 seniors who have been named a “Distinguished Scholar” for having maintained a grade point average of 4.0 through the first semester of their senior year. Continue reading


Islanders Seek Third Place in Class 3A State Boys’ Basketball Tournament


The six-time defending state champion DeLaSalle Islanders returned to the Class 3A state boys’ basketball tournament this year, seeking their seventh straight title. The Islanders beat Hermantown 90-63 to advance to the semifinal. In the semifinal, top-seeded DeLaSalle faced #4 seed Columbia Heights for the third time this season (the Islanders won the two regular season matchups). The Hylanders won the game, sending DeLaSalle to face #2 seed Austin in the third place game on Saturday, March 24, at 2:00pm at Concordia University. Tickets for the game are $10 for adults and $7 for students.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Grade Level Reconciliation, Adoration

Tuesday, March 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, 9:00am, Florance Center

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.

Out of Uniform Day

Wednesday, April 11

Students may dress out of uniform if they purchase a wristband. Students must follow the out of uniform policies in the Student-Parent Handbook.

Spring Sports Pictures

Wednesday, April 11

Students in spring sports will take team pictures. Coaches will communicate information regarding picture orders.

Around DeLaSalle

USA Curling and Olympic gold medalist John Landsteiner, a Minnesota native who is the cousin of Brother Ryan Anderson, made a surprise visit to DeLaSalle on Tuesday. Landsteiner showed off his gold medal to curious students and spoke briefly to a Physical Education class about the value of persistence, teamwork, and communication. (Photos courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Host an Exchange Student from Argentina This Spring

DeLaSalle families have the chance this spring to host an exchange student from a Catholic school in Argentina. The 16- and 17-year-old students attend Colegia Santo Domingo en la Sierra, a bilingual Catholic school about three hours from Buenos Aires, and will be in the Twin Cities from April 15-June 3. Hosting an exchange student gives your family a unique opportunity to build a special connection, explore new customs, and share American culture. If you are interested in hosting, please email Brad Casey, Global Advantage Program coordinator.

Register Now for Camp Islander 2018

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.

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