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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, May 24, 2019

In this issue…
  • Class of 2019 Honored at Senior Awards Ceremony, Commencement
  • Underclass Final Exams May 29-31
  • Students Will Return iPads After Final Exams
  • No Classes May 27
  • Outstanding Cafeteria Account Balances
  • Purchase a 2018-19 Yearbook
  • Advanced Placement Exams Begin Monday
  • You’re Invited to the Spring Concert and Fine Arts Festival on Wednesday, May 8
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Space Still Available in Late Summer Driver’s Education Course
  • DeLaSalle Hosts Summer Youth Camps
  • Metro Transit Sells Student Summer Passes
Class of 2019 Honored at Senior Awards Ceremony, Commencement

Congratulations to the 182 members of the Class of 2019 as they graduate from DeLaSalle. Ninety-eight percent of students in the class will matriculate to college next year. The school community celebrated the graduates with a Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Recognition Ceremony on May 22. Students honored during the ceremony included Distinguished Scholars, those who received academic and activity awards, and the DeLaSalle and Islander Awards. The class graduated May 23 from the Basilica of Saint Mary. Congratulations, Class of 2019, on all you have accomplished and best wishes to you in your future success!

Underclass Final Exams May 29-31

End of semester final assessments are scheduled over three half days this coming Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 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

Students Will Return iPads After Final Exams

All DeLaSalle students will return their school-issued iPads after final exams. Students with last names between A-K should report to the Florance Center; those with last names L-Z should report to the LL Gray Gym. Students must complete, print, and obtain a parent signature on this iPad Return Checklist. Emailed copies of the iPad Return Checklist will not be accepted.

Students still have the option to purchase their iPad as the school will be refreshing all devices this summer in its IslePad one-to-one program. The cost to purchase the iPad is $100 and students must complete and print the iPad Purchase Form if they select this option. Students who are purchasing their iPad must still go through the iPad checkout process after final exams and should report to the creative side of the Thies Lab (D207).

No Classes May 27

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

Outstanding Cafeteria Account Balances

Students who will not return to DeLaSalle in 2019-20 may request a reimbursement or balance transfer of any remaining money on their cafeteria account. Families should submit their request to

Purchase a 2018-19 Yearbook

Copies of the 2018-2019 yearbooks are available for purchase for those who have not already done so. They cost $60 and can be purchased at school in the IT Office (D217) on Monday, May 20.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Summer Service Days

June 3-5

Students will earn 20 Christian Service hours over three days performing service at a variety of Twin Cities service organizations. Projects include preparing and serving meals to the homeless, playing with kids at Crisis Nursery, packaging food for distribution, connecting with the elderly, hosting bingo for adults with developmental disabilities, and more. The summer service days are organized through Lasallian Ministry. A second service cohort will happen August 6-8.

“Biological and Cultural Studies” Course in Costa Rica

June 16-26

Nineteen DeLaSalle students will participate in the Global Advantage Program’s “Biological and Cultural Studies” course, traveling throughout Costa Rica over more than a week. The course will be taught by DeLaSalle faculty Mary Lenz (Science), Lucienne Nagel (Modern Languages), and Paul Sczepanski (Social Studies).

2019-20 School Uniform Orders Due

Friday, July 12

School uniform orders for 2019-20 must be placed by this date to ensure timely delivery by the start of the school year. Visit the School Store online or contact Douge Schildgen with questions.

Athletic Physicals Due

Wednesday, August 1

The Minnesota State High School League requires every student athlete must have a current physical on file before they can practice or play in a sport. Current is defined as within three years. The completed sport physical form can be turned in directly to the Student Activities office or may be emailed to

Black and Gold Weekend

August 8-10

DeLaSalle will host its annual Black and Gold Weekend, three days of activities that allow our alumni and many friends to celebrate the school. The school will induct its 2019 Hall of Fame class on Thursday, August 8; the Alumni & Friends golf tournament will take place at Majestic Oaks Golf Course on Friday, August 9; and all are invited to the 3rd annual tennis and pickleball mixer on Saturday, August 10. Several classes will celebrate their reunion that same weekend. Continue reading and register

Fall Sports Begin

Monday, August 12

All fall sports will begin practicing for the first time of the season on Monday, August 12. DeLaSalle offers fall sports in competition and sideline cheer, cross country, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ swimming and diving, and girls’ tennis. A reminder that all athletes must have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office before they can participate in any sport.

Around DeLaSalle

Parents and relatives of graduates in the Class of 2019 extend their hands over the students as school chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, leads a blessing at the end of the Baccalaureate Mass May 22. Graduates had moments before offered a similar blessing over their families as all gathered to celebrate the end of the high school years. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Space Still Available in Late Summer Driver’s Education Course

Spaces are still available for the last driver’s education class that will be offered this summer. The class is offered by Driver’s Education Incorporated from July 29-August 2, August 5-9. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here to apply.

DeLaSalle Hosts Summer Youth Camps

Help your child develop their skills in a sport or activity this summer at one of many camps offered by DeLaSalle. Registration for Camp Islander is open now. 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!

Metro Transit Sells Student Summer Passes

DeLaSalle students may receive unlimited rides on Metro Transit buses and light rail trains this summer by purchasing a Student Summer Pass. 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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