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Thursday, January 31, 2019 – Online Learning Day

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

God, we pray for those who work in the cold or who lack a warm place to call home.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will hold online learning days on Thursday, January 31, because of the prolonged extreme cold. Students may find course assignments on Canvas by 10:00am each day. Faculty will be available for help by email. Lower level activities are canceled; varsity level coaches will communicate their activity status. Students must be dressed in school uniform because we have postponed  until next week our Catholic schools week/Winterfest celebration.

All students should dress in uniform this week upon returning to school. Catholic Schools Week and Winterfest will be moved to next week.

Please review the following information from the Student-Parent Handbook regarding Out-of-Uniform expectations:

During Homecoming or Winterfest week, students may dress according to the designated theme days without purchasing a wristband. If students do not wish to participate, they must wear the school uniform. Out-of-Uniform Day attire must be modest, clean, and in good condition according to the following:

  • No halter-tops, tank tops, tube tops, or bare midriffs.
  • No hats or other head coverings; head coverings can be worn for medical, cultural or religious purposes.
  • No backpacks, purses, or other bags other than the DeLaSalle drawstring bag.
  • No sunglasses.
  • No ripped or torn clothing of any kind.
  • Any printing on shirts may not mention or suggest the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, or be profane or offensive.
  • Shorts and skirts must reach the top of the knee. Yoga or any similar style pants are not permitted.
  • Clothing must not contain hate speech or images or language that is inconsistent with DeLaSalle core values. 
  • Sandals are not permitted. Dress code violations on Out-of-Uniform Days will be reported to the Dean of Students.

Out-of uniform attire is subject to the approval of the administration. Students who do not meet the above guidelines will be required to change attire or wear a school-loaned uniform, and further school consequences may apply. Parent(s) will be notified when repeated violations occur.

Tenth grade students are reminded that they should be dressed IN UNIFORM for the field trip to the Science Museum on Thursday, February 7., Please see the deans if you have questions.

Students should update their iPads to the newest version of iOS, 12.1.3. This must be done at home, the update is blocked at school. If the student iPad does not have enough storage to download the update, students should delete personal apps/photos to make sufficient room for the update.

Each year, a group of DeLaSalle parents plans an All Night Graduation Party for seniors following the graduation ceremony. This is not a DeLaSalle sponsored event, but is organized, sponsored and chaperoned by De parents. Perhaps you have a talent that can help make the party a success for our soon-to-be graduates. Join parents at the first planning meeting on Thursday, January 31. All families are invited to participate – as more hands make less work and it is fun to meet other De parents and families. Contact Luann Mishler with questions.

The music recording club will host an informational meeting in the library on Friday, February 1 at 3:30pm. The club is run by Matthew Seawood, Brother Ryan and Mr. Homan.

Are you a talented Sophomore or Junior woman who is interested in participating in a summer program at a selective university? Please consider the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program. Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019. The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country’s top colleges: Barnard | Brown | Cornell | Emory | Harvard |Johns Hopkins MIT | Smith | Stanford | Wash U | Yale | Scholarships are available on the basis of merit and need.

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. The 3:15-5:15pm class time has filled but space is still available in the 5:30-7:30pm class. 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.

The Missing Voices Summit brings together a variety of voices to engage in solution-oriented dialogue and actionable steps toward educational equity. Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit will take place at Saint Mary’s University Center on February 28, from 8:00am-2:30pm. Students and staff who are interested in being a part of the conversation should contact Ms. Stecklein at