by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, June 21, 2019

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Announces Second Semester Honor Roll; Underclass Academic Awards; Full List of Senior Awards
  • DeLaSalle Will Send Annual ‘Back-to-School’ Forms in July; Completed Forms Due by August 2
  • School Uniform Orders Due by July 12
  • Summer Coursework Required for Honors, AP Students
  • Work Service – How to Fulfill Your Hours
  • You’re Invited to Black and Gold Weekend!
  • Students Invited to Apply for Spring Break 2020 Jamaica Immersion Trip
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Julian Wright ’19 Earns State Track Title; Islander Spring Sports Athletes Excel
  • Islanders Are Everywhere This Summer
  • Summer Driver’s Education Course Offered at DeLaSalle
DeLaSalle Announces Second Semester Honor Roll; Underclass Academic Awards; Full List of Senior Awards

With the end of another school year comes the opportunity for DeLaSalle to recognize students for their achievement in and out of the classroom.

  • DeLaSalle congratulates those students who have been named to the second semester honor roll. Students earn a place on the High Honor Roll if they earned a semester grade point average of 3.8 or better, or a place on the Honor Roll if they earned a semester grade point average of 3.0 to 3.8. See the Honor Roll here.

  • At the end of each school year, DeLaSalle recognizes students in grades 9-10-11 for their academic achievement with underclass academic awards. Read the complete list here.

  • DeLaSalle last month announced many of the awards received by members of the Class of 2019. These included the most prestigious awards – the “DeLaSalle Award” and the “Islander Award”. At the Baccalaureate Mass on May 22, the school also recognized graduating seniors with several honors, which you can see here.

DeLaSalle Will Send Annual ‘Back-to-School’ Forms in July; Completed Forms Due by August 2

We ask families to help us as we prepare for the 2019-20 school year. On Monday, July 8, the primary parental contact for each new and returning student will receive an email with required back-to-school forms that are to be completed each year – and this year are due by Friday, August 2. Families with more than one child enrolled at DeLaSalle will receive an individual email for each one. Thank you in advance for completing the forms in a timely manner.

The back-to-school email will also include important information about required school orientations for new and returning students. Families of returning students will be able to sign up for an orientation on either Wednesday, August 14 or Wednesday, August 21. New Student Orientation for all ninth grade and new transfer students will be held on Thursday, August 22, and new families are invited back to DeLaSalle for New Family Orientation the evening of August 22.

School Uniform Orders Due July 12

Families who need to order new school uniform apparel for their student should place their orders by Friday, July 12, to ensure timely delivery by the start of the school year. You may place orders online through the DeLaSalle School Store.

Summer Coursework Required for Honors, AP Students

Students registered for some honors or Advanced Placement courses in 2019-20 are required to complete coursework before the new school year begins on Monday, August 26. The assigned coursework is available here.

Work Service – How to Fulfill Your Hours

As a reminder, all students who received need-based financial aid for the 2018-19 school year must complete ten hours of work service before June 30. Students who receive need-based financial aid for 2019-20 may begin completing their work service obligation now. Please contact the school at 612-676-7600 to schedule work service hours. Weekday shifts are available between 9:30am-3:00pm.

You’re Invited to Black and Gold Weekend!

Help us celebrate the rich tradition and legacy of DeLaSalle at our Black and Gold Weekend August 8-10! Because this is an opportunity for all Islanders to participate – we have changed the name from Alumni Weekend to Black and Gold Weekend. Join us Thursday, August 8 as we induct the 2019 Hall of Fame class – those individuals who have made a significant impact on the school and its legacy. Grab your golf clubs and join us on the links on Friday, August 9 for our Alumni, Parents, and Friends Golf Tournament. Or bring the family and show off your power serve or learn a new game entirely at our third annual Tennis and Pickleball Mixer on Saturday, August 10. Several alumni classes will celebrate their reunion that same weekend. Learn more and register here.

Students Invited to Apply for Spring Break 2020 Jamaica Immersion Trip

DeLaSalle will sponsor a service immersion trip to the Diocese of Mandeville in Jamaica over spring break this coming school year. Students will live in community in a simple and safe setting and participate in daily service, prayer, and reflection. Students will be challenged to explore and discuss a variety of social justice, economic, religious and human rights issues. Learn more here about student eligibility and the trip cost and express interest.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Athletic Physicals Due

June 3-5

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

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. Specific practice times will be communicated as we draw closer to August 12. A reminder that all athletes must have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office before they can participate in any sport.

First Day of Classes

Monday, August 26

The first day of classes for all students in the 2019-20 school year is Monday, August 26. Classes begin at 8:30am and students must be dressed in school uniform.

Around DeLaSalle

Participants learned different cheer routines this week during the DeLaSalle cheer camp, one of eight summer youth camps offered by Student Activities. DeLaSalle students and coaches lead the camps, which help young people develop their skills in a sport or activity and have fun. Registration is still available for upcoming camps in boys’ and girls’ basketball, girls’ soccer, and volleyball. Register here. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Julian Wright ’19 Earns State Track Title; Islander Spring Sports Athletes Excel

Islander spring sports athletes enjoyed success this season – capped by a state track and field championship for Julian Wright ‘19, who won the 400 meters and finished fourth in the 100 meters. I’Tianna Salaam `22 also qualified for the Class AA meet in girls’ track and field. The baseball and girls’ lacrosse teams also finished strong – and several athletes earned individual accolades. Continue reading

Islanders Are Everywhere This Summer

  • Congratulations to Calvin Mattson ‘20 and An Nguyen-Trinh ‘20, who competed at the National History Day competition this month at the University of Maryland. Neither Calvin nor An placed at nationals, but each earned a trip to the competition by winning first place at state in their respective categories.

  • Nineteen students are currently in Costa Rica, learning about indigenous populations and the country’s most diverse ecosystem during the Global Advantage Program’s “Biological and Cultural Studies” course. Led by DeLaSalle faculty Mary Lenz (Science), Lucienne Nagel (Modern Languages), and Paul Sczepanski (Social Studies), the class arrived in San Jose on June 16 and returns to the Twin Cities June 26.

  • Two dozen DeLaSalle students participated this week in the Lasallian Youth Assembly in Chicago – the largest group of any school participating from the Midwest District of Christian Brothers. Students partnered with peers from other Lasallian schools to perform service and learn more about social justice and Catholic social teaching during the weeklong experience.

  • Lasallian Ministry reports the first summer service days cohort June 3-5 was a huge success. Students performed service at a variety of local organizations over three days, including packing more than 10,000 pounds of food at Second Harvest Heartland, planted vegetable gardens at Open Arms of Minnesota, and served meals at the House of Charity, among other projects. The next summer service days cohort is August 6-8.

Summer Driver’s Education Course Offered at DeLaSalle

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 and August 5-9. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here to apply.

“Be strong and courageous for God will be with you” Joshua 1:9
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