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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, May 3, 2019

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Offers iPad for Purchase
  • DeLaSalle Hosts Starry Night Prom
  • Class of 2023 Invited to Honors Mastery Exams This Saturday
  • Islanders Compete This Weekend at Minnesota History Day
  • Advanced Placement Exams Begin Monday
  • You’re Invited to the Spring Concert and Fine Arts Festival on Wednesday, May 8
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Muriel Ambrus Earns Athena Award
  • Students, Families Invited to Share Feedback in Activities Evaluation
  • DeLaSalle Accepting Registrations for Summer Youth Camps
DeLaSalle Offers iPad for Purchase

This summer DeLaSalle will refresh the devices for its IslePad one-to-one program with the purchase of new iPads.  Based on feedback from students and faculty, the new devices will include a keyboard with a rugged case. As part of this transition, DeLaSalle is offering students the opportunity to purchase their current iPad Air for $100.00 from May 3rd through May 17th.  This purchase price includes the case and charger that is currently assigned to the student. Please find the iPad Purchase Form here.

Devices that are not purchased will need to be returned on the last day of classes.  Charges will be incurred for any damage to the device or charger.

DeLaSalle Hosts Starry Night Prom

DeLaSalle this Saturday will host the 19th annual Starry Night Prom, a prom for people with disabilities and the largest student service project at DeLaSalle. Students have been training and preparing for weeks for the event, which features music and refreshments and a fun atmosphere for promgoers and caregivers.

Class of 2023 Invited to Honors Mastery Exams This Saturday

Accelerated placement exams are offered this Saturday, May 4 for students in the Class of 2023 who wish to be placed beyond a first year of a modern language or science sequence. Students must pass the mastery exams in order to be placed in an accelerated level of such courses. The Spanish, French, or Chinese placement exams will be offered from 9:00-10:00am. The Science placement exam will be offered at 10:00-11:00am. Also, we will offer an optional Geometry and/or Algebra II Mastery Exams from 11:00am-12:00pm for students taking those courses in middle school.

Islanders Compete This Weekend at Minnesota History Day

DeLaSalle extends best wishes to the 56 students who, as individuals or in groups, are advancing 32 projects to the 2019 Minnesota State History Day competition at the University of Minnesota this Saturday, May 4.  These 56 students earned their trips to the State Competition at the Metro Senior High Regional History Day competition on March 18 at Augsburg College. Continue reading

Advanced Placement Exams Begin Monday

DeLaSalle students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school when they take Advanced Placement exams starting Monday, May 6. Students may earn college credit depending on the results of their exams, which measure how well they have mastered college-level coursework. The exam schedule is available here

You’re Invited to the Spring Concert and Fine Arts Festival on Wednesday, May 8

DeLaSalle invites families and friends to join us at the annual Spring Concert and Fine Arts Festival on Wednesday, May 8. A concert featuring the a cappella and bel canto choirs, chamber orchestra, concert band, and symphonic band will occur at 7:00pm in the Florance Center. Doors to the Florance Center open at 6:30pm. Honors Art II students, who are seniors in an advanced art class who have prepared portfolios for college-level courses, will display their art work in the Schulze Lab (D104) starting at 6:00pm. Art work from other student artists will be on display around the school.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Welcome Party, Parent Meet and Greet for the Class of 2023

Saturday, May 11

DeLaSalle invites students enrolled in the Class of 2023 and their parents to join us for a Welcome Party. Students will dance to a DJ, participate in Mardi Gras games and group activities where they will meet new kids, or just enjoy the atmosphere of your new school. Admission is free – and we’ll have pizza and pop for everybody. By the end of the night, you’ll have a lot of new friends! Parents, we don’t want you to miss out on the fun either. While your child is having fun meeting his or her new classmates, you can meet other parents during the “Meet and Greet with Treats” for parents of the Class of 2023. Current parents and some graduating seniors will serve as hosts and share good conversation about DeLaSalle from a parent’s or student’s view. This event is hosted by the DeLaSalle Parent Association and has been extremely valuable for new parents to DeLaSalle. Please watch your email inbox for a party invitation and more details.

End of Year Convocation

Monday, May 13, 2:00pm, Florance Center

The school community will honor the student recipients of the DeLaSalle Award and Islander Award, the most prestigious awards earned by graduating seniors which recognize significant and broad contributions to the community and school’s legacy. The school will also receive a small bone chip of Saint John Baptist de La Salle as part of a pilgrimage that the first-class relic is making to Lasallian schools and ministries throughout the Midwest District of Christian Brothers. The convocation will be followed by a Pepfest recognizing spring sports athletes and activity program participants.

Senior Final Exams

Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17

Seniors will take final exams on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17, and be released from school after finals, assuming there are no missed or unscheduled days off in the last semester. Exams will be held in periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 on Thursday and in periods 5, 6, 7, and 8 on Friday. Students are excused from the first four class periods on Friday.

Baccalaureate Mass

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30pm, Main Gym

All graduates and their families will join the school to celebrate and bless the end of high school years at the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Recognition Ceremony. We welcome school chaplain, Father Bruno Nwachukwu, as our Mass celebrant. The evening also includes the complete Senior Awards program and recognition of each senior, as well as a reception hosted by our Alumni Association. Seniors must line up in the hallway near the North Entrance of the D building by 6:15pm, dressed in their “Sunday best” clothes.


Thursday, May 23, 6:45pm, Basilica of Saint Mary

The Class of 2019 will graduate from DeLaSalle during Commencement exercises at the Basilica of Saint Mary. DeLaSalle will again work with Basilica staff to broadcast a livestream of the graduation ceremony and a link to the livestream will be available on the DeLaSalle website the evening of graduation.

No Classes

May 24 and 27

There are no classes for students on either Friday, May 24 or on Monday, May 27 (in observance of the Memorial Day holiday).

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle celebrated graduating seniors and their postsecondary plans on National College Decision Day May 1. Students could sign a Class of 2019 banner with their name and where they plan to attend school next year. Over 98 percent of DeLaSalle graduates go on to college. (Photo courtesy: Sarah Swanson ‘20)

Muriel Ambrus Earns Athena Award

Each year, DeLaSalle honors a senior woman who has excelled in athletics. This year, we are proud to recognize Muriel Ambrus ‘19 as the school’s recipient of the Athena Award. Congratulations, Muriel! Continue reading

Students, Families Invited to Share Feedback in Activities Evaluation

The Student Activities office invites students and families who participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities at DeLaSalle to share their feedback via a program evaluation. Some of you may have already taken the survey this year. If you would be so kind to complete it once more, that would be greatly appreciated. This way we can make sure we have gathered all the necessary information in order to continue to provide quality activity programs at DeLaSalle.

DeLaSalle Accepting Registrations for Summer Youth Camps

DeLaSalle each summer hosts a variety of camps that help hundreds of students in elementary, middle, and high school develop their skills in a sport or activity – and have fun at the same time! Students are invited to participate in camps for boys’ and girls’ basketball, cheer, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, tennis, theatre, and volleyball. Now is a perfect time to register your child for Camp Islander! Register here.

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