by DeLaSalle | | Special Content

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of every individual who has made the Class of 2019 an outstanding one in the 119-year history of DeLaSalle High School. While their presence in our classrooms and hallways will be missed, we are eager to learn of their future accomplishments beyond the walls of DeLaSalle as they embark on a new journey in their lives.

The school community will honor the student recipients of the DeLaSalle Award and Islander Award, the most prestigious awards earned by graduating seniors. These awards recognize significant and broad contributions to the community and school’s legacy in areas of exemplary performance, personal character, and service to school and community. 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.

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.

Parents and graduates will join the school to celebrate and bless the end of high school years at the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm in the Main Gym. Our Mass celebrant will be school chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu. The evening also includes Senior Awards and recognition – such as the DeLaSalle and Islander Awards, which are the highest awards given each year to graduating seniors, and a reception hosted by our Alumni Association. Seniors must line up in the LL Gray Gym by 6:15pm.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 9:00am, Basilica of Saint Mary
    Required Practice
    Graduation practice is required for all who intend to participate in the graduation ceremony. It is important that everyone arrive by 8:59am. Practice starts immediately at 9:00am and lasts two hours. Seniors will receive their cap, gown, and graduation tickets during the practice.
  • Thursday, May 23, 6:45pm, Basilica of Saint Mary
    Commencement Exercises
    Seniors must be present on the east side of the Basilica by 6:10pm. Commencement will begin promptly at 6:45pm. Graduates must wear appropriate attire to participate for Commencement (for men: dress pants, dress shoes, and ties; for women: dress pants or dresses, and dress shoes).Due to limited space at the Basilica, each graduate will be issued a limited number of tickets to invite family relatives. After seniors and faculty process in, guests without tickets will be admitted for standing room. DeLaSalle is working with the Basilica to livestream the graduation ceremony. On the day of graduation, look on this page for a video player. DeLaSalle welcomes Dr. Julie Sullivan, president of the University of St. Thomas, as our Commencement speaker.