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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, February 7, 2020

In this issue…
  • Students May Begin Requesting Courses for 2020-21
  • Apply for Financial Aid by February 24
  • Application for Admission Deadline February 14
  • Please Observe Parking Rules Around DeLaSalle
  • Parent Association Guest to Speak Monday on Teen Relationships
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Black History Month
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Spring Sports Registration Now Open
  • Buy a Yearbook!
  • Drive for DeLaSalle
  • Register for Driver’s Ed Class
Students May Begin Requesting Courses for 2020-21
DeLaSalle is in the process of continuously enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. Students in grades 9-10-11 took a significant step forward today when they received information about how to select courses for next year. Continue reading on the 2020-21 registration webpage.
  • February 7: Students in grades 9-10-11 received an email with a course request worksheet that can help them plan which required and elective courses they may take in 2020-21. Course registration will be online and will open to students and families on the afternoon of February 7. Course requests are due no later than Friday, February 21.
  • February 13: Students will meet with their academic mentors to review course selections.
  • February 24: The TADS financial aid application for 2020-21 is due by this date.
  • February 25: The 2020-21 non-refundable registration deposit of $350.00 per student will be added to your TADS tuition accounts.  Monthly payers will have this deposit added on your normal tuition payment date. For families who have paid tuition in one or two installments, we will add an additional invoice to their agreement and TADS will process the registration deposit from their account.
  • April 1-15: Once TADS has completed their auditing procedures, DeLaSalle will be communicating 2020-21 financial aid and individualized tuition arrangements for each returning family.
  • May: Tuition payments begin for 2020-21, with options for 12 monthly payments or in one or two installments.
Apply for Financial Aid by February 24

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.

Application for Admission Deadline February 14

Thanks to your many kind referrals, we have received strong interest in the Class of 2024. A reminder that the regular deadline to submit an application for admission is Friday, February 14. Families may still apply after the 14th, but placement in the Class of 2024 will be dependent upon available space. A complete application for admission includes a student’s application, their Entrance Exam score, middle school transcripts, and at least one letter of recommendation. For more information, please contact Anne LoCoco at 612-676-7665. Prospective students may complete an application here.

Please Observe Parking Rules Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle has enjoyed its prime location on Nicollet Island for more than a century. We are blessed to share this vibrant neighborhood with residents and businesses and, just like you do where you live, we work to always be a good neighbor. This is especially important in light of the limited parking on and near our campus. Thank you for observing all posted parking signs in the neighborhood. As a reminder, students who have purchased a parking permit may park in the school parking lot or in the nearby Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot. Students may not park in the 2-hour parking spaces on the north side of Nicollet Island, which are monitored by traffic control agents with the City of Minneapolis, who regularly patrol and issue citations to violators. Students who do not have a parking permit may ride the school bus, carpool with another student, or use public transportation to arrive at DeLaSalle.

Parent Association Guest to Speak Monday on Teen Relationships

All DeLaSalle parents are invited to join the Parent Association at its next meeting, on Monday, February 10, as we welcome a licensed psychologist. Dr. Jules Nolan, who is an expert on child development. Dr. Nolan presented to us last year about adolescent behavior around social media and technology, and this year she will share her expertise on adolescent relationships, including dating, what to expect when teens start dating, and how to ensure safe and respectful relationships. The meeting is from 6:30-8:00pm in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104).

DeLaSalle Celebrates Black History Month
Students with Lasallians for Equity and Peace (LEAP) are helping celebrate Black History Month this February. The group highlights influential African American leaders on posters around campus. Students attended a Black History Month event at North Hennepin Community College.  And on Thursday, February 13, the school community will gather for a performance of “The Meeting”, a play about an imaginary meeting between Malcolm X and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The play is a production of Minneapolis-based Black Stage.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 17

There is no school as DeLaSalle observes the Presidents Day federal holiday.

Boys’ Basketball Presidents Day Clinic

Monday, February 17, 12:00-2:00pm

DeLaSalle’s state champion boys’ basketball program will host a one-day skills clinic for players who want to develop their offense and defense skills. Campers will learn techniques they can apply to 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 games. The camp costs $75 and you can register your child here.

History Day at DeLaSalle

Tuesday, February 18, 6:00-8:00pm

Juniors will host an open house to show off their History Day projects. History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians, selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Breaking Barriers in History.” Students produce exhibits, dramatizations, websites, documentaries, and research papers. Last year, DeLaSalle qualified two projects to compete at National History Day.

10th Grade Retreat

Thursday, February 20

DeLaSalle students participate each year in a grade level retreat that is planned through Lasallian Ministry. The 10th grade retreat will focus on building community and serving others. This is a full day retreat. Students should be dressed in school uniform. Students should also pack and bring a cold lunch and may not order food in from an outside restaurant. Students should also leave their iPad and other belongings at home or school. Please contact the Lasallian Ministry office with questions.

College Planning Day for Juniors

Thursday, February 20

The DeLaSalle college counseling office plans this event specifically for eleventh grade students. Instead of participating in their regular classes that day, students will rotate among breakout sessions that include information about visiting colleges; the application process; financial aid and scholarships; testing skills for the ACT and SAT; the NCAA, arts, and medical careers; and an alumni panel.

Social Justice Week

February 24-28

Social Justice Week is an annual school wide celebration of Catholic Social Teaching, organized by the Lasallian Ministry office. This year’s theme for the week is “Representation.” Students are working in partnership with Exposed Brick Theatre to create a play around this theme that will feature their stories and will be performed during an all school assembly on February 28. The week also includes lunch and learn and other activities.

Around DeLaSalle

Islanders teamed up after school January 30 to make fleece tie blankets for homeless youth served by YouthLink MN. Ninth grade students worked with students in the National Art Honor Society chapter to create 14 blankets. For ninth graders, the service opportunity came as part of an effort to build class unity and teach freshmen the “Islander way.” (Photos courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

Spring Sports Registration Open

Spring sports are just around the corner! DeLaSalle students who wish to participate in a spring sport must register for the sport before it holds its first practice. Students will receive an email February 7 with a registration link. DeLaSalle offers spring sports in baseball, boys’ and girls’ golf, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, softball, and track and field. Our lacrosse teams are co-op programs with other schools. Learn more about our athletic programs here.

Buy a Yearbook!

Remember this school year forever…with a DeLaSalle yearbook! You can order a 2019-20 yearbook for $60. Yearbooks will be distributed in the spring and are full of pictures and highlights of the year. Click here to order.

Drive for DeLaSalle

Join the DeLaSalle transportation team as a driver! We are looking for someone who enjoys working with students and has the time to drive weekday afternoons as a van driver. Drivers must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license and training is provided. If you are interested, please contact the Office of Transportation.

Register Now for Driver’s Ed Class

The next driver’s education class at DeLaSalle will be taught in April. The class is offered by Driver’s Education Incorporated from April 6-9, 13-17, and 20. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here to apply.

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