by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, May 11, 2018

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Hosts Founder’s Convocation; Bestows Highest Student Honors May 14
  • Class of 2022 Welcome Party, Parent Meet and Greet May 12
  • Advanced Placement Exams Continue
  • Senior Finals May 17-18; iPad Return May 18
  • Islanders Invited to End-of-Year Party May 18
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Student Leaders Chosen for 2018-19
  • Metro Transit Summer Bus Pass Sales Start May 16
  • Host an International Student in 2018-19
  • Sanders Earns YMCA Youth Thrive Award
  • After School Snack Program Underway
  • Register Now for DeLaSalle Summer Camps
DeLaSalle Hosts Founder’s Convocation, Bestows Highest Student Honors May 14

DeLaSalle will prayerfully send off the Class of 2018 and recognize student achievements during an end of the school day Founder’s Convocation on Monday, May 14, in the Florance Center. School leaders will announce the DeLaSalle and Islander Award recipients, which are the highest awards given each year to graduating seniors. The school will also recognize Giving Tree recipients and unveil the 2018-19 school year theme.

Class of 2022 Welcome Party, Parent Meet and Greet May 12

DeLaSalle invites students enrolled in the Class of 2022 and their parents to join us for a Welcome Party. Students will dance to a DJ, participate in Mardi Gras games and group activities where they will meet new kids, or just enjoy the atmosphere of your new school. Admission is free – and we’ll have pizza and pop for everybody. By the end of the night, you’ll have a lot of new friends! Parents, we don’t want you to miss out on the fun either. While your child is having fun meeting his or her new classmates, you can meet other parents during the “Meet and Greet with Treats” for parents of the Class of 2022. Current parents and some graduating seniors will serve as hosts and share good conversation about DeLaSalle from a parent’s or student’s view. This event is hosted by the DeLaSalle Parent Association and has been extremely valuable for new parents to DeLaSalle.

Advanced Placement Exams Continue

Advanced Placement exams began May 7 and will continue through next week. More students than ever before will take AP exams at DeLaSalle this year. Students can earn college credit depending on the results of their exams, which measure how well they have mastered college-level coursework. The exam schedule is available here. Please pay attention to specific notes about start and end times for some exams.

Senior Finals May 17-18; iPad Return May 18

Seniors will complete final exams and assessments Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18. Final assessments are scheduled in periods 1-4 on May 17 and periods 5-8 on May 18. Seniors are excused from periods 1-4 on May 18. Seniors will also return their iPads on May 18 after their last final.

Islanders Invited to End-of-Year Party on May 18

The end of the school year is near, so let’s celebrate! Student Council invites current DeLaSalle students to an end-of-year party and yearbook signing on Friday, May 18, from 5:00-8:00pm on Christian Brothers’ Plaza and LL Gray Gym. Big Bell ice cream truck will be on site with treats available for purchase. Students who bought a yearbook may pick up their copy. Students can also show off their karaoke skills, play lawn games, or even dunk their classmates or favorite teacher in a dunk tank.


Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Technovation Appapalooza

Saturday, May 12, Minneapolis Convention Center

Three teams of DeLaSalle students will present apps they have designed to solve community problems in the festive finale of the Technovation Challenge in Minnesota. More than 80 middle and high school teams from around the state are competing. The event celebrates young women in technology and helps connect students to technology and business in innovative, yet practical ways.

Nicollet Island Pavilion Overflow Parking Lot Unavailable

Tuesday, May 15

Students who park in the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot (just south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge) should note the parking lot will be unavailable on Tuesday May 15 because the Nicollet Island Pavilion needs the parking for a scheduled event. Students are strongly encouraged to carpool, get a ride to and from school, or use public transportation on those dates. Thank you for your cooperation.

Baccalaureate Mass

Wednesday, May 23, 6:30pm, Main Gym

All graduates and their families will join the school to celebrate and bless the end of high school years at the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Recognition Ceremony. We welcome school chaplain, Father Joe Kuharski, as our Mass celebrant. The evening also includes the complete Senior Awards program and recognition of each senior, as well as a reception hosted by our Alumni Association. Seniors must line up in the Florance Center by 6:15pm, dressed in their “Sunday best” clothes.

Graduation for the Class of 2018

Thursday, May 24, 6:45pm, Basilica of St. Mary

Seniors must be present on the east side of the Basilica by 6:10pm. Commencement will begin promptly at 6:45pm. DeLaSalle welcomes Jeff Cavins, a dynamic public speaker and author, who created the popular Great Adventure Bible Study series, as our Commencement speaker. Seniors are required to attend graduation practice on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:00am at the Basilica of Saint Mary. The practice will last one-and-a-half to two hours and seniors will receive their cap, gown, and graduation tickets during the practice. DeLaSalle plans to live stream both the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement.

All Night Graduation Party

Thursday, May 24-Friday, May 25

Graduates in the Class of 2018 are invited to register by Monday, May 14 for the All Night Graduation Party, which occurs following graduation. Parent volunteers are still needed; interested parents may sign up here. Candy and gift card donations needed. Please bring donations to the main office during regular business hours. Please contact Cristine Patlan or Mary Steiner with questions.

Final Assessments for 9th, 10th, 11th Grade Students

May 29-30-31

Final assessments are scheduled over three half days May 29, 30, and 31 for underclass students. You can find the finals schedule here. All students will return their iPad after their last final.

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle students hosted more than 1,200 guests May 5 at the 18th annual Starry Night Prom for people with disabilities in the Twin Cities. The semifinal prom is the largest service learning project at DeLaSalle, and more than 125 student volunteers shared their time and energy to put on the evening with music, food, photos, and more. Find photo highlights here. Continue reading (Photo courtesy: Anders Lundin ‘19)

Student Leaders Chosen for 2018-19

DeLaSalle students have chosen their peers to serve as in leadership positions on the 2018-19 Student Council. Congratulations to President Julia Brand ‘19 and Vice President Aidan Scott ‘19. Three other executive board officers were named. Students will elect class representatives on Wednesday, May 16. Continue reading

Metro Transit Summer Bus Pass Sales Start May 16

Sales start Wednesday, May 16 for the Metro Transit Student Summer Pass, which provides students with unlimited rides on buses or light rail this summer. Passes cost $29 and are valid June 1-September 4 from 5:00am-10:00pm. It’s perfect for summer jobs, sports leagues and all the other fun that summer brings. Click here for more about how to buy a pass. All you need to purchase a pass is the school name (DeLaSalle) and the student ID. If you’d rather use cash, you can buy a Summer Student Pass at a Metro Transit Service Center. Call 612-373-3333 or visit for locations.

Host An International Student in 2018-19

Islanders are known for their welcoming hospitality. DeLaSalle is looking for a family interested in hosting an international student in 2018-19. Yuan will be a sophomore this fall at DeLaSalle and enjoys science and math – and was part of a team this year that helped design an app. Hosting a student like Yuan offers a unique opportunity to build a special connection, explore new customs, and share American culture. Host families receive a housing stipend. Please contact the Office of Admission if you are interested.

Sanders Earns YMCA Youth Thrive Award

Congratulations to Alyissa Sanders ‘18, who received a Youth Thrive Award this week from YMCA Twin Cities. The award showcases young leaders and their accomplishments and is awarded to one young person from each YMCA branch and camp who goes above and beyond by serving the YMCA and community. Sanders represented the St. Paul Midway. See pictures from the awards ceremony here.

After School Snack Program Underway

DeLaSalle students who participate in after school activities may receive a healthy snack for free as part of a new program through the DeLaSalle Cafe. Studetns qualify if they participate in after school tutoring, athletics, and activities. The DeLaSalle Cafe will be open Mondays through Thursdays,  from 3:00-3:30pm.Students must enter their ID number to receive the snack or purchase an item, which is the same number they would input if they bought items during breakfast or lunch.

Register Now for DeLaSalle Summer Camps

Join the hundreds of students who build their skills and have fun learning new activities during one of nine summer camps offered through DeLaSalle. Registration is underway 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.

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