by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, January 4, 2019

In this issue…
  • Second Semester Begins Monday, January 7
  • Young Alumni Offer College Perspective at January 7 Parent Association Meeting
  • Hundreds Express Interest in Admission to DeLaSalle
  • 2019-20 Financial Aid Applications Available
  • Additional Parking Permit Sales Continue
  • Islanders Eligible for College Horizons Program
  • DeLaSalle Announces Staffing Changes
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
Second Semester Begins Monday, January 7

The second semester begins when classes resume on Monday, January 7 at 8:30am. DeLaSalle sent second semester schedules to students via their Islander Apps email on December 21 and will email a reminder again January 4.

The start of a new semester is also a good time to make sure parents have signed up to observe their child’s academic progress in Canvas or that students have enough money on their cafeteria accounts. Continue reading

Young Alumni Offer College Perspective at January 7 Parent Association Meeting

The January meeting of the DeLaSalle Parent Association is a perennial favorite, when young Islander alumni join us for a special type of college planning panel for parents.  We host our always informative panel discussion from the first-year student’s perspective. All parents are invited to join us and hear what De alums from the Class of 2018 would say helped with their college planning, decision and transition — and maybe a couple of things they wish they had known or done differently.  Practical and understandable advice from one Islander to another is always helpful. Students are certainly welcome too. The meeting is Monday, January 7, starting at 6:30pm in the Schulze Lab (D104).

Hundreds Express Interest in Admission to DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle is grateful to several hundred families for their ongoing interest in DeLaSalle and the unique educational opportunity we provide – drawing students from Prior Lake to White Bear Lake, from St. Michael to Cottage Grove, over 125 middle schools in total.  We are proud of the combination of priorities for our school — to be Catholic and Lasallian, to be diverse and inclusive, to be preparatory for college and career – all of these with high levels of rigor and respect for each individual and with a commitment to service, quality relationships and relevance. We invite prospective families to join us for our final Open House on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00pm. Prospective students in the Class of 2023 are invited to take the Entrance Exam at DeLaSalle on Saturday, January 19, at 8:30am. Applications for admission are due by Friday, February 15. Continue reading

2019-20 Financial Aid Applications Available

DeLaSalle families may now begin to apply for financial aid for the 2019-20 school year through Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). With the help of TADS’s financial analysis, DeLaSalle makes all financial aid decisions. Families who wish to be considered for financial aid for the 2019-20 school year must apply no later than Monday, February 25 (and preferably by Friday, February 15 in order to receive full consideration for many of the scholarship programs).

Click here to learn more about financial aid, including how to find how much you paid in tuition to DeLaSalle in 2018.

Additional Parking Permit Sales Continue

Permit sales continue for DeLaSalle students who wish to park their vehicle in the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow lot during the school day. Students interested in buying the permit must meet with transportation director, Brooks Shelstad, before they can buy the $125 permit. The permit is valid for the remainder of the school year. Permits may be purchased via cash or check, payable to DeLaSalle High School.

Islanders Eligible for College Horizons Program

Bozhoo and Háu to DeLaSalle families! Sophomores and juniors who are Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian are invited to participate in College Horizons, an annual pre-college summer program that inspires students to find a college that will satisfy their needs for a fun, challenging and supportive environment. Students work with college admissions officers, college counselors, essay specialists, and other educators in a six-day college admissions “crash course” focused on understanding the college admissions application process. Learn more when Hilary Abe from College Horizons visits DeLaSalle on Wednesday, January 9 for an evening information meeting. Please click here for more information and to register. Contact Stacey Carter at 612.676.7619 with questions.

DeLaSalle Announces Staffing Changes

We are pleased to welcome Veronica (Fust) Rucker ‘06 back to DeLaSalle as the new Events and Engagement manager within the Advancement office. In the position she began just before Christmas, Veronica will assist the Advancement office and the school in planning and hosting various events. Veronica comes to DeLaSalle having most recently worked as the Operations and Human Resources manager for the Wilson Law Group.

Please also join us in sending best wishes to Adam Pribyl ‘06, who has left his position as Director of Student Activities to accept another job outside of DeLaSalle. Associate activities director, Kai Brinson, and principal, Jim Benson, will coordinate coverage of the activities director responsibilities until an interim director is hired. DeLaSalle has already received several applications for the position. Click here to see the job posting.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Open House for Prospective Students and Families

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00-9:00pm

Thank you for helping to share the good news about DeLaSalle with your family and friends this Christmas season. What an exciting time for De! We invite prospective students and their families to join us at our winter Open House to learn more about DeLaSalle’s mission and vision and hear from teachers in each department about our college preparatory curriculum. You can also learn about our Catholic, Lasallian heritage, student activities, financial aid, and more.

Online Learning Day / Professional Development

Thursday, January 17

DeLaSalle will hold an online learning day for students as faculty and staff also participate in professional development. Students will not report to school for classes, but will complete their assignments and coursework online. Faculty will publish their class assignments by 9:00am and will be available at times throughout the day to remotely work with students.

Entrance Exam and Parent Information Seminar

Saturday, January 19, 8:30am

We invite prospective students to take the Entrance Exam, one of the requirements for admission at DeLaSalle. Families do NOT need to preregister for the exam. We charge no fee for the exam and we will provide all test materials, including pencils. While students are taking the Entrance Exam, we invite parents to stay for a Parent Information Seminar in DeLaSalle’s Florance Center, where we will cover information about the application and registration process, financial aid, transportation, student life, uniforms, and more. Finally, while we will accept application materials on or before January 19, families still have until February 15 to complete an application to DeLaSalle.

DeLaSalle Celebrates Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21-22

DeLaSalle will be closed and there are no classes in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 21. Islanders will celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend King with an all-school prayer service on the morning of Tuesday, January 22.

Out of Uniform Day

Wednesday, January 23

Students may purchase a wristband for the privilege to dress out of uniform. Wristbands will be sold during lunches before the out of uniform day and before school that morning. Students must follow the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook.

Academic Mentor Meetings

Thursday, January 24

Students will meet with their academic mentor after their first hour class to review their first semester progress and establish academic goals for the second semester.

Around DeLaSalle

Look what we got in the mail this week! Pat Charleville of suburban Tacoma, Washington, sent us a copy of the Class of 1936 photo that she found in an antique store in Tacoma. We have no idea how it ended up there. But, we do know that yearbooks were not published for a few years in the 1930s because of the Great Depression and we suspect that graduates may have received a copy of their class photo as a gift. Whatever the story, we are grateful that Pat took the time to send us this keepsake. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)
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