DeLaSalle students, parents, alumni and friends are invited to celebrate Homecoming September 24-29. Students are allowed to dress out of uniform throughout the week:
Monday: Pajamas Day
Tuesday: Fan/Jersey Day
Wednesday: Class Color Day (9th – green; 10th – white; 11th – red; 12th – blue; staff – black)
Thursday: Look Alike Day
Friday: Islander Day
Student Council has planned an afternoon and evening full of activities after school on Friday, September 28. Following the Homecoming Pepfest at the end of the school day, which this year will include the Coronation ceremony, students can participate in DeLaPalooza, an event featuring games, a dunk tank, bounce house, food and more. The powderpuff football game between the junior and senior girls will be played at 5:30pm and a movie on the athletic field and bonfire on Brothers’ Plaza will cap the night. The festivities continue Saturday, September 29, with the Homecoming dance at 7:30pm. Continue reading
Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, September 25
Lifetouch photographers will be back on campus Tuesday, September 25 for students who wish to have their school photo retaken or who were absent on the first School Picture Day August 23. Because they may dress out of uniform for Homecoming on September 25, students are reminded to bring a school uniform shirt for the picture.
David Bank Studios Takes Senior Portraits at No Charge Wednesday, September 26
Photographers from David Bank Studios will be on campus to take senior portraits for free. All seniors must have a senior picture taken by David Bank Studios to be included in the 2018-19 yearbook and the class composite picture that hangs in the hallways of DeLaSalle. Students should bring a top to change into if they do not wish to wear their Out of Uniform top for the picture. Students who do not get their senior picture taken September 26 must get a senior picture taken at the studio by October 31. Please contact the Yearbook staff with questions.
De Parents in Prayer Gathers Friday, September 28
The Parent Association once again will sponsor De “Parents in Prayer,” a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members who will gather on campus once a month to lift up our community in prayer. Please join us at our first gathering of the school year. We will meet Friday, September 28 from 12:30-1:30pm in the creative side of the Thies Lab (D207). Come during your lunch hour if you can make it. We hope students, staff, families and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate.
Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits Due October 1 / Los solicitudes de beneficios educativos vencen el primer de octubre
Families must apply each year for their child to be considered for free and reduced lunch benefits. The application is available here. Students who were approved for benefits at DeLaSalle in 2017-18 will have a carryover until October 1. Students without an approved 2018-19 application on file by October 1 will pay full price for food items.
Las familias deben presentar una solicitud cada año para que su hijo sea considerado para recibir beneficios educativos. La solicitud está disponible aquí en español. Los estudiantes que recibieron aprobación para beneficios en DeLaSalle en 2017-18 tendrán un remanente hasta el 1 de octubre. Los estudiantes sin una solicitud aprobada 2018-19 en el archivo antes del 1 de octubre pagarán el precio completo por alimentos.
The DeLaSalle community is invited to buy a donut before school for $2 in a fundraiser that supports the boys’ soccer program.
Grade 9 Class Mass and Level Meeting
Tuesday, October 2
In addition to all-school liturgies, students in each grade will gather as a class this fall to celebrate Mass. School chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, will celebrate each Mass at nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The ninth grade class Mass will conclude the fall series of class Masses. Students should report to their first hour class and then will dismiss to the Florance Center for a grade level meeting before departing for Mass.
11th Grade Retreat
Friday, October 5
Every year, students in each grade participate in an all-day class retreat as part of their DeLaSalle education. These retreats, which are organized through Lasallian Ministry, help build class unity and allow students to deepen their faith and knowledge of their place in the world. The 11th grade retreat helps students reflect on the themes of servant leadership, responsibility, and spirituality in a diverse world.
DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “The World’s Greatest Detective”
October 5, 6, 11, 12, 7:30pm, Florance Center; Tickets – Reserved $15; general $10; seniors $8; De students free with school ID
DeLaSalle Theatre presents its first production of the 2018-19 season “The World’s Greatest Detective,” which is written and directed by James Buffington. “There is a new criminal mastermind in London during the summer of 1888, but the Queen isn’t worried. Her Majesty and the people of London rest easy because Sherlock Holmes is on the case. But don’t be fooled, he’s NOT the greatest detective. In fact, he can barely spell. It’s not Dr. Watson, either. He’s not much better. What Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson do have is a young housekeeper. Her name is Ms. Elizabeth Hudson, The World’s Greatest Detective.” Click here to purchase reserved tickets for a show.
All School Test Day
Wednesday, October 10
All ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students will take standardized tests on this day. Ninth graders will take the Iowa Test of Educational Development; tenth graders will take the PLAN (preliminary ACT); and eleventh graders will take the PSAT (preliminary SAT). Guidance counselors have or will be in classrooms to help prepare students in each grade for their respective test. Twelfth graders are excused from classes October 10 and are strongly encouraged to use the time to visit colleges.
Christian Brothers’ Gala
Saturday, October 13, 5:30pm
Join us for exciting night of meeting other parents, bidding on unique auction items, and supporting student scholarship at the DeLaSalle Christian Brothers’ Gala, our largest and only . all-school fundraiser. Invitations arrive in the mail this week, but you can purchase your tickets here. Hurry – early bird pricing ends October 1!
A DeLaSalle sophomore will use his lifelong passion for chess to teach other children the game when he travels to Nigeria later this year. Bolu Ilelaboye discovered on a trip to the country several years ago that children did not have good equipment to play the game and set out to buy new chess boards, pieces, clocks, and books. He has raised nearly $700, including proceeds from the dunk tank at the farewell bonfire last spring, to pay for two dozen chess boards and piece sets, eight clocks, and several books. Bolu is pictured here with Student Council President Julia Brand ‘19 and Vice President Aidan Scott ‘19. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)
“Be strong and courageous for God will be with you” Joshua 1:9
2018-19 Scripture Theme