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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, February 15, 2019

In this issue…
  • 2019-20 Course Requests Due Monday, February 18
  • February 25 Deadline to Apply for 2019-20 Financial Aid
  • DeLaSalle Hosts History Day Open House February 19
  • College Planning Day for Juniors, Tenth Grade Retreat Rescheduled
  • No School February 18 as DeLaSalle Observes Federal Holiday
  • DeLaSalle Presents Camp Islander 2019
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Hall of Fame Nominations Due February 22
  • Interested in Working for DeLaSalle?
2019-20 Course Requests Due Monday, February 18

Thank you to those students in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade who have already submitted their 2019-20 course requests. The deadline to submit the requests is Monday, February 18. Students may find a registration link to make their course requests in their Student Islander Apps email.

The course request process is the latest step in our continuous enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. Implemented by the DeLaSalle Board of Trustees two years ago, continuous enrollment streamlines the re-enrollment process and eliminates the need for sending a repetitive re-registration form and a new tuition agreement to families each year.  With almost all students re-enrolling at DeLaSalle year over year, the process of completing multiple forms ends up being unnecessary. A timeline of key dates follows – you can find more information on the 2019-20 registration webpage.

  • February 7: Students in grades 9-10-11 received a course request worksheet that will help them plan which required and elective courses they may take in 2019-20. Course registration will be online and will open to students and families on February 8. Course requests are due no later than Monday, February 18.
  • February 13: Students met with their academic mentors to review course selections.
  • February 25: The TADS financial aid application for 2019-20 is due by this date (see full story below)
  • By February 25: The 2019-20 non-refundable registration deposit of $350.00 per student will be added to your TADS tuition accounts for March billing. Monthly payers will have this deposit added on your normal tuition payment date.  For families who have paid tuition in one or two installments, we will add an additional invoice to their agreement and TADS will process the registration deposit from their account.
  • April 1-15: Once TADS has completed their auditing procedures, DeLaSalle will be communicating 2019-20 financial aid and individualized tuition arrangements for each returning family.
  • May: Tuition payments begin for 2019-20, in 12 monthly payments or one or two installments.
February 25 Deadline to Apply for 2019-20 Financial Aid

DeLaSalle families may now apply for financial aid for the 2019-20 school year through Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). 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. With the help of TADS’s financial analysis, DeLaSalle makes all financial aid decisions and includes all known financial aid grants and Presidential Scholarships, as applicable, on a family’s tuition agreement.

TADS will process all financial aid applications, using filed 2018 federal tax returns. TADS accepts, as they always have, copies of documents which families file. You may always contact the TADS Helpline at 1-800-884-8237.

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 Hosts History Day Open House February 19

DeLaSalle invites you to an open house to see the hard work that eleventh grade students have invested for months on their History Day projects. History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians, selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Students produce exhibits, dramatizations, websites, documentaries, and research papers. Last year, DeLaSalle qualified four projects to compete at National History Day. Muriel Ambrus ‘19 and Sophia Marret ‘19 won ninth place in the nation for their senior group exhibit on the Central Park Five.

College Planning Day for Juniors, Tenth Grade Retreat Rescheduled

DeLaSalle has rescheduled to Friday, February 22 the College Planning Day for Juniors and tenth grade class retreat that were postponed February 8 due to an online learning day.

  • Eleventh graders will participate in a College Planning Day for Juniors on Friday, February 22. As students rotate among breakout sessions, college admission representatives and others will present on topics including visiting colleges; the application process; financial aid and scholarships; testing skills for the ACT and SAT; the NCAA, arts, and medical careers; and an alumni panel.
  • Tenth graders will participate in a full-day class retreat on Friday, February 22. The grade-level retreat is organized each year through Lasallian Ministry. The 10th grade retreat will focus on building community and serving others – and DeLaSalle will bus students to Feed My Starving Children for part of the day for a service project. Students should be dressed in school uniform, leave their iPad and other belongings at home or school, and bring a bag lunch.
No School February 18 as DeLaSalle Observes Federal Holiday

There will be no classes on Monday, February 18, as we observe Presidents Day. We wish students a relaxing three-day weekend!

DeLaSalle Presents Camp Islander 2019

If your child is looking for the perfect escape from the winter cold, you can find it in DeLaSalle’s Camp Islander program. Our annual series of summer camps in drama and athletics is geared for elementary, middle, and high school students – and hundreds participate each year. Registration is now open for Camp Islander 2019, with camps for boys’ basketball, cheer, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, tennis, theatre, and volleyball. Click here for more information and to register.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Social Justice Awareness Week

February 25-March 1

Social Justice Week is an annual program of the Office of Lasallian Ministry, which focuses on specific social teachings of the Catholic Church. This year, the theme of the week is “Immigration: Seeing God in Every Person.” Students will have an opportunity to explore the topic through an all-school assembly with a keynote speaker as well as lunch and class activities.

Out of Uniform Day

Wednesday, February 27

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.

DeLaSalle shares a portion of out of uniform wristband sales proceeds with Mwangaza College, our twin school in Kenya.

Arizona Luncheon

Thursday, March 1

Islanders are everywhere – and as you know, the DeLaSalle community extends well beyond the shorelines of Nicollet Island. Each year, DeLaSalle President Barry Lieske and Advancement staff meet with alumni and friends in Arizona and Florida, many of whom are generous donors to the school, to share the many good things happening on the Island. These same donors host our luncheons. Our Arizona luncheon is Thursday, March 1 at 11:30am at Vivace Restaurant in Tucson. Less than two weeks later, we will meet with Florida alumni and friends on Wednesday, March 13 at 11:30am at The Club at Barefoot Beach in Naples. If you or other Islanders will be in the area, please join us. Contact Veronica Rucker for more information.

Class of 2023 Registration

Saturday, March 2, 9:00am-12:00pm

Students who are admitted into the DeLaSalle Class of 2023 will secure their enrollment for 2019-20 at the Ninth Grade Registration Day. Students and families will meet teachers and staff, register for classes, express interest in school activities, and request transportation for the 2019-20 school year. The School Store will be open and DeLaSalle staff will be available to answer questions.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 6

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days leading to Christ’s death on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday. The school community will gather for Mass immediately following first period. DeLaSalle observes Lent in part by abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays throughout Lent. Meatless options are served in the DeLaSalle Cafe on these days.

Tenth Grade Science Museum Field Trip

Friday, March 8

Tenth graders will take a field trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota to explore the “RACE: Are We So Different?”exhibit. Students will also have the opportunity to watch a play and participate in a question-and-answer session with actors that is only available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle on February 12 dedicated and blessed a new school mural created and painted by world renowned designer Joe Duffy ‘67 in collaboration with visual arts students. Duffy, students, and their art teachers are pictured here in front of the mural. The school’s celebration of its thriving fine arts program included a sneak peek performance of DeLaSalle Theatre’s spring musical “Newsies” and a speech by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. Learn more about the mural project and the fine arts in this DeLaSalle-produced video. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Hall of Fame Nominations Due February 22

Chances are good that you know someone who has made an exceptional impact on the DeLaSalle community. Help us honor those individuals by nominating him or her for the DeLaSalle Hall of Fame. Submit your nomination here by Friday, February 22 – and will induct the 2019 Hall of Fame class at the induction ceremony the evening of Thursday, August 8.

Interested in Working for DeLaSalle?

Come join our team! DeLaSalle hires employees who will help us fulfill our mission to serve students who seek a high-quality, values-based academic preparation for life. Learn more here about employment opportunities at DeLaSalle.

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