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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, January 10, 2020

In this issue…
  • Class of 2024 Entrance Exam Tomorrow
  • Out of Uniform Day Scheduled Thursday
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • DeLaSalle Announces Key 2020-21 School Year Dates
  • Financial Aid Applications Now Available
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Limited Spaces Remain for Urban Immersion Retreat in Chicago
  • Career Pathways Program Offers Employment Training, Paid Internship
  • DeLaSalle Accepts Hall of Fame Nominations
Class of 2024 Entrance Exam Tomorrow (January 11)
The Entrance Exam is a requirement for admission to DeLaSalle and measures a student’s verbal and quantitative cognitive ability as well as learned skills in reading, mathematics, and language. This year’s exam at DeLaSalle is Saturday, January 11:
  • Students do not need to pre-register for the exam and can register for the exam between 7:55-8:25am in Albers Atrium the morning of January 11.
  • If your student has a written education accommodation plan that allows for extra time on tests, please plan to arrive at De between 7:45-7:55am so your child can begin the exam at 8:00am sharp. The exam in that room will conclude at 12:15pm.

There is no fee to take the Entrance Exam at DeLaSalle (nor to apply for admission), and we provide all materials.  Parents are encouraged to stay for a thorough and informative seminar about many “parent-type” topics while their daughters and sons are testing.

Out of Uniform Day Scheduled Thursday

Students who purchase a wristband may dress out of uniform on Thursday, January 16. Wristbands will be sold during lunches before the out of uniform day and before school that morning. 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 Celebrates Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeLaSalle will celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King Junior with an all-school prayer service after first hour on Friday, January 17. DeLaSalle will be closed and there is no school in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 20.

DeLaSalle Announces Key 2020-21 School Year Dates

We often receive several questions this time of year regarding key dates for the next school year – such as “When will school start?” or “When is spring break?” While the 2020-21 school year calendar is not yet final, we can confirm the following key dates have been scheduled:

  • Fall activities begin – Monday, August 17
  • First day of school – Monday, August 24
  • Christmas Break – December 21-January 1, 2021
  • Second Semester Begins – Monday, January 4
  • Spring Break – March 28-April 5
  • Graduation for the Class of 2021 – Thursday, May 20
  • Last day of school – Friday, May 28
Financial Aid Applications Now 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.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

March for Life

January 21-26

A group of students from DeLaSalle will join Theology teacher Joseph Rogers on a March for Life pilgrimage January 21-26 to Washington, D.C. with the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. Locally, other DeLaSalle students will participate in the Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life sponsored March for Life at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, January 22. Students who would like to participate in the St. Paul rally should sign up here by January 15.

Academic Mentor Meetings

Thursday, January 23

All students will meet with their academic mentor following their first period class to review the first semester and establish a good foundation for the second semester.

Winter One Acts

January 24, 25, 31, February 1, 7:30pm, Florance Center Friendshuh Stage

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its winter one acts, which feature a one-act of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a one-act directed by Jamie Wheeler ‘20, and a few musical numbers. Tickets cost $15 for reserved seats; $10 for general admission; $8 for non DeLaSalle students and senior citizens, and free for De students with school ID. To purchase reserved tickets, please email All other tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Tri-Metro Fine Arts Festival

Monday, January 27

DeLaSalle’s best music students will participate in the Tri-Metro Fine Arts Festival. Students will learn and receive feedback from professional clinicians. Music students will perform a free concert at 7:00pm at Fridley High School.

Parents in Prayer

Tuesday, January 28, 12:00-1:00pm, B202

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 in January. 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.

Catholic Schools Week-Winterfest

February 3-8

DeLaSalle will celebrate its Catholic identity during Catholic Schools Week while also giving students a way to embrace winter through Winterfest. Student Council is planning out of uniform dress themes for each day and events throughout the week. The school community will gather for the Catholic Schools Week Mass on Wednesday, February 5. Look for more information in an upcoming edition of “Looking Ahead.”

Around DeLaSalle

Islanders chalked doors around school January 6 in a traditional blessing on the feast of the Epiphany. Ninth grade students in Keely Wojda’s Sacred Scripture class offered a prayer and wrote the expression “20+C+M+B+20” on door lintels in honor of the three wise men who visited Jesus. The Epiphany celebrates the visit of the magi and Jesus’ manifestation as the Son of God. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Limited Spaces Remain for Urban Immersion Retreat in Chicago

A limited number of spaces remain for students interested in participating in an urban immersion workshop retreat in Chicago next month. The Darst Urban Immersion is February 21-23. Tenth, 11th, and 12th grade students may apply for the retreat, which 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

Career Pathways Program Offers Employment Training, Paid Internship

DeLaSalle students can develop their employment and technology skills – and work a paid internship this summer – through the Career Pathways program. DeLaSalle alum Nicholas Jenkins ‘16 will meet with interested students during lunches on Thursday, January 16 in the college counseling office (B102). Students can complete an application and bring it to the meeting. Students must be 16 years old by June 15 for the paid internship. Continue reading and apply here

DeLaSalle Accepts Hall of Fame Nominations

DeLaSalle is now accepting Hall of Fame nominations to recognize those individuals who have made a significant impact on the Islander community. Nominations are due by February 22. Those chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame will be honored during an evening ceremony at the beginning of Black and Gold Weekend on Thursday, August 6.

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