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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, January 11, 2019

In this issue…
  • First Semester Report Cards in the Mail; Students Named to Honor Roll
  • Online Learning Day Scheduled for January 17
  • De Hosts January 16 Open House for Prospective Students, Families
  • Entrance Exam for Class of 2023 on January 19
  • 2019-20 Financial Aid Applications Available
  • DeLaSalle Students Selected for Tri-Metro Fine Arts Festival
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Driver’s Education Classes Offered at DeLaSalle
  • Juniors Invited to Apply for ACT Prep Class
First Semester Report Cards in the Mail; Students Named to Honor Roll

Parents should have received an email January 10 with their student’s first semester report card. The school mailed a paper copy on January 11. DeLaSalle also proudly recognizes students who earned a place on the High Honor and Honor Roll for the first semester. Continue reading

Online Learning Day Scheduled for January 17

DeLaSalle will hold an online learning day on Thursday, January 17 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.

De Hosts January 16 Open House for Prospective Students, Families

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.

Because we will need to set up for the Open House and clean the entire campus earlier in the afternoon, we ask that all students not involved in work service or a previously scheduled, after school activity please leave campus immediately after school on Wednesday. The Library, D-104, and the entire B building will be closed at 3:15pm.

Entrance Exam for Class of 2023 on January 19

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.

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. To receive full consideration for many of the scholarship programs, families of new students are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 15 and all families have until Monday, February 25 to apply.

Click here to learn more about financial aid, including how to find how much you paid in tuition to DeLaSalle in 2018, which may be important as you prepare your tax return for the year.

DeLaSalle Students Selected for Tri-Metro Fine Arts Festival

Congratulations to 62 of DeLaSalle’s visual arts and music students who have earned the opportunity to participate in the annual Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival at St. Anthony Village High School on January 18.  Once again in 2019, DeLaSalle will be sending the largest group of selected student artists and musicians to the Festival of any conference school. Continue reading

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Grade Level Meetings

Monday, January 14, LL Gray Gym

Students in each grade will meet for a grade level meeting during a period of the school day. The meetings will cover behavioral and other expectations for the second semester. Ninth graders will meet during period 2; tenth graders during period 3; eleventh graders during period 7, and twelfth graders during period 8.

Competition One Act

Saturday, January 19 and 26

DeLaSalle Theatre will perform its entry, “The Flying Doctor,” directed by James Buffington, in the Minnesota State High School Competition One Act at both the Tri-Metro Conference and state level. The conference competition is Saturday, January 19, between 9:00am-12:00pm, at the Academy of Holy Angels. The state competition one act is Saturday, January 26, at 3:00pm, at Edina High School. You may buy tickets at the door at each event.

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.

Winter One Acts

January 25-26, February 1-2, 7:30pm, on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center; Tickets – General admission $10; students and seniors $8; DeLaSalle students free with current school ID

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its winter one act performances of “Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us,” directed by Natalie Novacek, and “Ocean of Eden<” directed by Jessica (Lockett) Staples ‘14.

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle is now accepting Hall of Fame nominations to recognize those individuals who have made a significant impact on the Islander community. Nominations are due by February 22. Those chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame will be honored during an evening ceremony at the beginning of Alumni Weekend on Thursday, August 8. (2018 Hall of Fame class photo courtesy Greg Kaiser ’81, Kaiser Clix)

Driver’s Education Classes Offered at DeLaSalle

Applications are now available for driver’s education classes, which will be offered in April, June, and late July/early August. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here for class dates and applications.

Juniors Invited to Apply for ACT Prep Class

Juniors who plan to take the April 13 ACT exam may now register for a prep class that will help prepare them for the test. Classes are Mondays, starting February 25, and students can attend either from 3:15-5:15pm or 5:30-7:30pm. The class costs $225; students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will pay $50. Click here for more information. You may click here to register. Please contact Mary Ann Dorsher with questions.

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