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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, October 25, 2019

In this issue…
  • Prospective Students and Families Invited to Open House October 28
  • DeLaSalle Holds Online Learning Drill Day Tuesday
  • Islander for a Day Student Visits Begin Wednesday
  • David Bank Studios to Take Senior Photos Wednesday
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates All Saints Day Mass Friday
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”
  • DeLaSalle Offers Academic, Service Opportunities in Summer 2020
Prospective Students and Families Invited to Open House October 28

We’re already talking to SO many parents and students who are prospective members of the Class of 2024!  And we invite them to join us for our Open House for Prospective Students and Families on Monday, October 28, from 7:00-9:00pm. So that we can prepare the campus for our guests, all students who are not involved in work service or a previously scheduled activity should leave immediately after school on Monday. The Library, Islander Commons, and the entire B building will be closed at 3:15pm. The Open House is the best opportunity for parents and students to take a first-hand look at a one-of-a-kind high school, and discover why this is the best possible high school for so many. Continue reading

DeLaSalle Holds Online Learning Day Tuesday

DeLaSalle will hold an online learning day on Tuesday, October 29. Students do not need to report to school for class, but should check in to their courses online via Canvas for any assignments. Teachers will communicate their assignments and availability to respond to questions. This helpful document explains student responsibilities during an Online Learning Day. The day helps prepare students and families for how online learning days occur at DeLaSalle should we need to implement one this school year for inclement weather or other reasons.

Islander for a Day Student Visits Begin Wednesday
DeLaSalle encourages prospective students to become an “Islander for a Day.” Students who register for a visit will be paired with a current De student – someone we select to match the student’s interests. We provide lunch for all student visitors. Please click here to sign up for an Islander for a Day visit. We also welcome individual meetings/tours with parents, because every “story” is important and every question deserves an answer. We benefit from such meetings as much as parents/guardians will. To arrange a visit or personal tour, please contact the Office of Admission, at 612-676-7679 or 612-676-7665.
David Bank Studios Takes Senior Pictures Wednesday

A photographer with David Bank Studios will be on campus on Wednesday, October 30, to take pictures of 12th grade students for the school yearbook and the Class of 2020 composite photo that will hang in the hallway. Seniors may bring a different shirt to change into for their photo. The pictures will be taken during lunches in the creative side of the Thies Lab (D207). Students will receive an email with information. Students unable to have their photo taken at school on October 30th must get their photo taken at the studio before December 1.

DeLaSalle Celebrates All Saints Day Mass Friday

DeLaSalle will observe the feast of All Saints Day with a school Mass on Friday, November 1, following the first period class, in the Florance Center. School chaplain Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu will celebrate the Mass. The Mass will incorporate a traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ritual, as Lasallian Ministry has invited students and community members to bring a framed photo of a loved one who has passed away to be included in an ofrenda table. After the Mass, the photos will be moved to the display case on the second floor of the B building for the month of November.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

DeLaSalle Day of Giving

Wednesday, November 6

The Day of Giving is 24 hours to make a big impact for our students. If at least 100 families give, an anonymous parent will contribute an additional $6,000 to the Brother Michael Collins Fund for student scholarships. If students can raise $500, then all students will earn a free dessert on November 7. Continue reading

Academic Awards Recognition and National Honor Society Induction

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30pm, Main Gym

DeLaSalle celebrates student academic achievement at the annual Academic Awards reception and National Honor Society induction. DeLaSalle will induct students into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. At the same time, students will receive an academic pin if they earned a place on the Honor Roll during both semesters of the 2018-19 school year, and an academic letter if they have earned a place on the Honor Roll for four semesters. The school community will gather for a Pepfest at the end of the school day November 6 to recognize students for their academic accomplishment.

2-Hour Late Start

Thursday, November 7

DeLaSalle staff will gather for professional development, which means classes will start two hours later than normal, at 10:30am instead of 8:30am. Morning transportation routes will also run two hours later than normal.

Picture Retakes

Friday, November 8

DeLaSalle students who were not present for Picture Day in August or who wish to have their picture retaken may do so on Picture Retake Day. A photographer from Lifetouch will be on campus and students may have their photo taken during their lunch period. Students who wish to have their picture retaken must bring their original photo package. Print order forms are available in the Main Office or families may order pictures on the Lifetouch website using the DeLaSalle PIcture ID EVTHG7Q3H.

Parent Association Meeting

Monday, November 11, 6:30-8:00pm, Schulze Lab (D104)

All DeLaSalle parents are invited to join us for the monthly Parent Association meeting as we welcome anthropologist and author Dr. Solveig Brown, who presents “The Parent Pressure Load.” Dr. Brown is the author of “All On One Plate” and has given keynotes and workshops to Fortune 500 companies, leadership and academic conferences, as well as community organizations. Her presentation will provide effective parenting strategies. As always, there will be good food and even better conversation.

Ninth Grade Retreat

Tuesday, November 12

Every year, students in each grade participate in an all-day class retreat as part of their DeLaSalle education. These retreats, which are organized through Lasallian Ministry, help build class unity and allow students to deepen their faith and knowledge of their place in the world. The 9th grade retreat will help students reflect on the value of respect. Students must pack their own lunch for the day.

Around DeLaSalle

Hands on work for these Islanders, who helped Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota improve the living conditions for two families. The group of students pictured here finished painting an 82-year-old woman’s house and garage in south Minneapolis October 17 through Habitat’s Brush with Kindness program. The previous day, a separate group of students volunteered to continue building a new house for a family of four in Richfield – painting and staining doors and steps and digging fence posts. (Photo courtesy: Nicole Stecklein, DeLaSalle staff)

DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”

The award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre program presents its fall play “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” Performances are November 14-16, 21-23, at 7:30pm, on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Reserved tickets cost $15; general admission costs $10, and non-DeLaSalle students and senior citizens pay $7. DeLaSalle students earn free admission with their school ID. (Purchase reserved tickets here) In this original adaptation from the novel by Jules Verne Professor Aronnax, Helena Conseil, and Ned Land, are tasked with discovering what is attacking ships across the oceans in 1866. What they find is the uncanny submarine, Nautilus, and its captain, the mysterious Nemo. Their undersea journey shows our heroes the possibilities of science and the dark depths of the human mind. Combining music, song and unique staging, this is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

DeLaSalle Offers Academic, Service Opportunities in Summer 2020

DeLaSalle students are invited to apply for a number of academic and service opportunities that will be offered in the summer of 2020.

The Global Advantage Program offers two international academic travel experiences. Students in the Classes of 2021 and 2022 are eligible to apply. Students in the “Studio Art and European History” course will explore different art movements and styles in Italy and how they intersect with key developments in European history. The course costs $3,200 and is all inclusive. A separate course will lead students on a study of the public health impacts of climate change on indigenous populations in Peru from June 22-July 5. The course costs $3,500 and is all inclusive. On both opportunities, DeLaSalle students will visit and collaborate with Lasallian school communities in each country. Click here to learn more about each trip and apply.

Students are also invited to consider participating on a weeklong service immersion trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The trip is July 19-24 and costs $450. Students will connect with and better understand the Lakota culture through projects such as home repair, painting and gardening, hosting a daily children’s program, and partnering with local organizations already serving the Lakota. Students will earn 40 Christian Service hours. You can learn more about the trip here.

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