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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, November 15, 2019

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Presents Fall Play
  • Students, Academic Mentors Meet Tuesday
  • Join Parents in Prayer Tuesday
  • Out of Uniform Day Scheduled Wednesday
  • DeLaSalle Announces First Semester Final Assessment Schedule
  • Financial Aid Applications Now Available
  • Students Invited to Apply for Academic, Service Opportunities
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
DeLaSalle Theatre Presents Fall Play
DeLaSalle Theatre invites you to a performance of its fall play “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” an original adaptation based on the novel by Jules Verne. Performances continue November 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, at 7:30pm, on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Reserved tickets are available online; general admission tickets are also available at the door each performance. Continue reading
Students, Academic Mentors Meet Tuesday

Students will meet with their academic mentor following their first period class on Tuesday, November 19. The meetings give students and their mentor a chance to check in on a student’s academic progress.

Join Parents in Prayer Tuesday
Each month, a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members gather on campus to lift up our community in prayer. All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate when the group meets Tuesday, November 19, from 12:00-1:00pm, on the creative side of the Thies Lab (D207). We hope students, staff, families and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! You may submit prayer requests, which may remain anonymous, to prayer boxes located in the main office, Lasallian Ministry, or Theology classrooms.
Out of Uniform Day Scheduled Wednesday

Students may purchase a wristband for the privilege to dress out of uniform on Wednesday, November 20. Wristbands cost $2 if students buy them in advance or $3 before school. Students must follow the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook. DeLaSalle shares a third of all out of uniform wristband sales with Mwangaaza College, a postsecondary Lasallian trade school in Kenya. 

DeLaSalle Announces First Semester Assessment Schedule
Final assessments for all students are scheduled over three half-days December 18-20. Due to a scheduling conflict this semester, the final assessment schedule will be changed slightly. There will be two final assessments on Wednesday, December 18, and three assessments each on Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20. Afternoon transportation routes will leave DeLaSalle at 11:05am on December 18 and at 12:15pm each on December 19 and 20. Look for more detailed information about final assessments in the coming weeks. 
Financial Aid Applications Available
DeLaSalle families may now begin to apply for financial aid for the 2020-21 school year through Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). With the help of TADS’s financial analysis, DeLaSalle makes all financial aid decisions. Families who wish to be considered for financial aid for the 2020-21 school year must apply no later than Monday, February 24 (and preferably by Friday, February 14 in order to receive full consideration for many of the scholarship programs). Click here to learn more about financial aid.
Students Can Apply Now for Academic, Service Opportunities
DeLaSalle students are invited to apply for a number of academic and service opportunities that will be offered in 2020.

JUST ANNOUNCED! Darst Urban Immersion in Chicago, February 21-23, 2020: The Darst Center Urban Immersion is a workshop retreat for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students that serves as a tool to explore issues of justice and the reality of oppression. Through partnerships with local agencies, retreat participants get to know people served by these agencies, challenge stereotypes, confront fears, and break down barriers. The cost of the retreat is $260 and students will earn 18 Christian Service hours. Continue reading and apply here.

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...

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Tuesday, November 26

All students will meet with their academic mentor following their first period class to check in on their academic progress.

Thanksgiving Break – NO CLASSES

November 27-29

There are no classes as we observe the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish all DeLaSalle students and families a blessed and safe Thanksgiving with loved ones.

Immaculate Conception Mass

Friday, December 6, 9:00am, Florance Center

DeLaSalle students and staff will celebrate Mass in recognition of the Immaculate Conception, in which the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin. DeLaSalle is celebrating the feast two days early this year because it falls on a Sunday. The Mass will also celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 11, 7:00pm, Florance Center

You are invited to join us as the Bel Canto and A Cappella Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band present their Christmas Concert. Doors open at 6:30pm – and the Parent Association will serve treats to those waiting in line beforehand.

Christmas Liturgy and Program

Thursday, December 12, 9:00am, Florance Center

DeLaSalle will celebrate Christmas with a liturgy and program following the first class period. Scripture, prayer, and song (and a visit from Santa) will help the Islander community reflect on the birth of Christ. DeLaSalle President Barry Lieske will also provide his annual Christmas reflection.

Christmas Break

December 23-January 3, 2020

There are no classes at DeLaSalle December 23-January 3 as we observe Christmas break. The school will be closed December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year’s Day but will be open during normal business hours from 8:00am-4:00pm all other weekdays.

Around DeLaSalle

Congratulations to Ally McCarthy ‘20 – who has qualified and will compete this weekend in the state swimming tournament at the University of Minnesota! Ally, who is a captain on the co-op girls’ swimming team featuring DeLaSalle and three other schools, placed in both the 500 yard freestyle and the 100 yard breaststroke (her time in that race set a new school record). Good luck Ally! (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)
“I have plans of hope and prosperity for you” Jeremiah 29:11
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