by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, May 17, 2019

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Honors “DeLaSalle Award” and “Islander Award” Recipients
  • Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Awards Ceremony This Wednesday
  • Class of 2019 Graduates Thursday, May 23
  • No Classes May 24 or May 27
  • Underclass Final Exams May 29-31
  • Limited Enrollment Space Available in All Four Grades
  • Register Your Child for DeLaSalle Summer Youth Camps
  • Yearbooks Still Available for Purchase
  • DeLaSalle Accepting Gently Used Uniform Donations
  • LAST CHANCE to Sign Up for All Night Graduation Party
  • Student Council Class Representatives Elected
  • Metro Transit Begins Selling Student Summer Pass
DeLaSalle Honors “DeLaSalle Award” and “Islander Award” Recipients


DeLaSalle honored 18 seniors, at a year-end convocation before the whole school community, with the highest awards earned by graduating students – the “DeLaSalle Award” and “Islander Award.” The awards recognize significant and broad contributions to the community and school’s legacy in areas of exemplary academic performance, personal character, and service to school and community. These seniors will formally receive their awards at the Senior Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 following the Baccalaurate Mass. All seniors will be honored, with individual seniors to be recognized in academic departments, co-curricular programs, and more. Continue reading

Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Awards Ceremony This Wednesday

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 on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30pm, in the Main Gymnasium. 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. The Alumni Association will have a complimentary gift for each graduate as well as refreshments.

Class of 2019 Graduates Thursday, May 23

The Class of 2019 will graduate from DeLaSalle during Commencement exercises at the Basilica of Saint Mary on Thursday, May 23, at 6:45pm. Dr. Julie Sullivan, president of the University of St. Thomas, will be our Commencement guest speaker. DeLaSalle is working with Basilica staff to broadcast a livestream of the graduation ceremony; a link to the livestream will be available on the Graduation & More webpage of the DeLaSalle website the day of graduation.

No Classes May 24 or May 27

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

Underclass Final Exams May 29-31

End of semester final assessments are scheduled over three days at the end of May. Assessments are scheduled in periods 1, 2, and 4 on May 29; periods 3, 7, and 5 on May 30; and periods 8 and 6 on May 31. Students will clean out their lockers on May 29. Continue reading

Limited Enrollment Space Available in All Four Grades

As of early May, it is likely that DeLaSalle will begin the 2019-20 school year with another strong enrollment, potentially growing slightly in the coming year and certainly meeting the goals of the school’s strategic plan. The school is still accepting applications and in most cases, still able to place a new registrant at all grade levels for the coming year. Interested families are encouraged to contact either Mike O’Keefe at 612-676-7679 or Lourdes Bunay at 612-676-7665 as soon as possible to learn more about DeLaSalle, admission criteria, the application process, and potential placement. Continue reading

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle had the rare opportunity this week to host a first-class relic of the namesake of our school, Saint John Baptist de La Salle. We received a small bone chip of the saint during our year-end convocation on Monday, May 13 and placed the relic in the display case on the second floor of the B Building. Continue reading (Photos courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

Register Your Child Today for DeLaSalle Summer Youth Camps

Help your child develop their skills in a sport or activity this summer at one of many camps offered by DeLaSalle. Click here to register your child for Camp Islander. Students are invited to participate in camps for boys’ and girls’ basketball, cheer, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, tennis, theatre, and volleyball. See you on the Island this summer!

Yearbooks Still Available for Purchase

Copies of the 2018-2019 yearbooks are still available for purchase for those who have not already done so. They cost $60 and can be purchased at the yearbook distribution today (May 17), from 6:30-8:00pm at the Student Council-sponsored De-Chella event, where pre-purchased yearbooks may be picked up. If a student cannot attend, he or she may pick up or purchase a yearbook at school in the IT Office (D217) on Monday, May 20.

DeLaSalle Accepting Gently Used Uniform Donations

Seniors: If you have gently-used uniform items that you would like to donate to the loaner closet, please bring them to the Administration Office (D200) at any time. Donations can be dropped off throughout the summer as well. Future generations of Islanders thank you!

LAST CHANCE to Sign Up for All Night Graduation Party

Today (May 17) is the last chance to register for the 2019 All NIght Graduation Party, which will be held following graduation on Thursday, May 23. The evening includes transportation to and from the party venue, food, fun, games, gift bags and prizes.

Party attendees should bring: hockey stick/skates; ice skates; swimsuit/towel (there will be a secured room to store your backpack/belongings during the party)

Please consider helping out!  Everyone will have a Senior eventually.  Pay-it-forward and volunteer NOW! Then you have an advantage of knowing what the party is like.  There are multiple shifts and jobs to fit anyone’s ability and availability from 9:00p to 4:30a. Check it out here: Volunteer

Please contact Luann Mishler or Denise Mueffelman with questions.

Student Council Class Representatives Elected

Class representatives have been elected to serve on the DeLaSalle Student Council for the 2019-20 school year. Congratulations to the following students:

Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022
  • Jacoby Andrews
  • Alexis Bonine
  • Calvin Mattson
  • Sydney Riley
  • Susanlyn Singroy
  • Lucy Suek
  • Elijah Blaylark
  • Andre Dukes
  • Lou Lou Lambert
  • Joe Mason III
  • Kathleen Mason
  • Riley Thompson
  • Patience Akok
  • Ava Krocheski-Meyer
  • Sophia Noonan
  • Finn Smith
  • Sylvia Torkelson
  • Robel Zewdie

Class representatives for the Class of 2023 will be elected after students begin in the fall.

Metro Transit Begins Selling Summer Student Pass

Metro Transit has begun selling a Summer Student Pass that allows students from DeLaSalle to receive unlimited rides on Metro Transit buses and light rail trains this summer. Passes cost $29 and are valid June 1-September 3 from 5:00am-10:00pm. It’s perfect for summer jobs, sports leagues and all the other fun that summer brings. All you need to purchase a pass is the school name (DeLaSalle) and the student ID. Summer passes are not available for purchase at DeLaSalle. You may purchase them online here or at a Metro Transit Service Center.

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