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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In this issue…
  • Returning Student Course Requests Due February 21
  • Apply for Financial Aid by February 24
  • DeLaSalle Families Qualify for K-12 Education Tax Subtraction and Credit
  • Explore History Day Projects at DeLaSalle on Tuesday
  • Tenth Grade Goes on Retreat on Thursday
  • Juniors to Participate in College Planning Day on Thursday
  • Register for Summer Youth Camps at DeLaSalle
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • DeLaSalle to Teach Internet Safety, Protecting God’s Children Curriculum
  • Scholarship Spotlight: Student Video Essay Contest
Returning Student Course Requests Due February 21

DeLaSalle reminds families of students in grades 9-10-11 that course requests for the 2020-21 school year due by Friday, February 21. Students met with their academic mentors yesterday and should continue to consult with parents and teachers as they determine which course to request for next year. The course request process comes as part of our continuous enrollment model, which includes these upcoming key dates. Learn more on the 2020-21 registration webpage.

  • February 21:
  • Course requests are due for returning students in grades 9-10-11.
  • 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.

DeLaSalle Families Qualify for K-12 Education Tax Subtraction and Credit

As you prepare your 2019 Minnesota income tax return, please make note of Minnesota’s K-12 Education Subtraction and Credit, which can lower the tax you must pay and may even provide a larger refund. You may read more about the two programs here.

Returning families to DeLaSalle who need to know how much tuition they paid to DeLaSalle in tuition and registration in 2019 can access the information in TADS. Follow these step-by-step instructions to access the report. This report will also retrieve information about tuition paid to DeLaSalle in calendar year 2018 for families whose children attended De during the year.

  1. Log into TADS
  2. Click on the “Billing” tab
  3. Select “Your Billing Account”
  4. Once you are in Billing you will see “Reports” in the blue bar. Click on “Reports”
  5. Select “Household Paid Tuition Tax Report”
  6. Enter the year “2019”
  7. The report will appear
Explore History Day Projects at DeLaSalle on Tuesday

Juniors will host an open house the evening of Tuesday, February 18 to show off their History Day projects. The open house is from 6:00-8:00pm. 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.

Tenth Grade Goes on Retreat Thursday

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.

Juniors to Participate in College Planning Day on Thursday

All eleventh grade students will participate Thursday, February 20 in College Planning Day for Juniors, an annual event hosted by the DeLaSalle college counseling office. 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. 

Register for Summer Youth Camps at DeLaSalle

Help your child explore new interests and develop their skills in a variety of sports and activities through Camp Islander, DeLaSalle’s summer youth camps. This summer, students can choose from camps in nine different activities – from learning how to create an app to developing their theatre stage persona to building their skills on the athletic court or field. Register your child now for a camp.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

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.” The week includes an all school assembly as well as lunch and learn and other activities.

Parents in Prayer

Tuesday, February 25, 12:00-1:00pm, Thies Lab creative side (D207)

Help lift up the DeLaSalle community in prayer! The DeLaSalle Parents in Prayer group invites parents, family members, friends, and alumni to participate in this monthly prayer session. 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.

Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday, February 26, 9:00am, Florance Center

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days leading to Christ’s death on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday. DeLaSalle will begin the Lenten season with a school Mass celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu. DeLaSalle students will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent at nearby St. Boniface Catholic Church. Twelfth graders will receive the sacrament on Tuesday, March 3; eleventh grade students on March 10; tenth grade students on March 17; and ninth grade students on March 24.

Out of Uniform Day

Thursday, February 27

Students who purchase a wristband may dress out of uniform. 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.

Class of 2024 Registration

Saturday, February 29, 9:00am-12:00pm

Students who are admitted into the DeLaSalle Class of 2024 will secure their enrollment for 2020-21 at the Ninth Grade Registration Day. Students and families will meet teachers and staff, register for classes, express interest in school activities, and request transportation for the 2020-21 school year. The School Store will be open and DeLaSalle staff will be available to answer questions.

Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 11, 1:00-8:00pm

Parents and guardians of DeLaSalle students are invited to conference with teachers regarding their student’s academic progress. There are no classes on March 11. You do not need an appointment to conference with a teacher. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together.

Around DeLaSalle

The DeLaSalle Ethics Bowl team earned first place February 9 in the first Minnesota Ethics Bowl competition at the University of Minnesota. The Islanders are one of 32 small regional champions – and will face the Iowa championship team for the chance to compete nationally in April at the University of North Carolina. The competition challenges students to think carefully (and philosophically) about meaningful ethical questions raised in case studies. Congratulations to the DeLaSalle team of Gabe Goeddeke ‘20; Michael Underwood ‘20; Finn Haarman ‘23; Mira Ho-Chen ‘22; Sonia Narvaez-Quick ‘23; and Emmett Whinnery ‘23. (Photo courtesy: Michelle Hirschboeck, University of Minnesota)

DeLaSalle Teaches Internet Safety, Protecting God’s Children Curriculum

During the weeks of February 24-28 and March 2-6, all students will participate in the High School curriculum provided by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Read more from Archbishop Bernard Hebda (disponible en espanol). This curriculum will include lessons from:

  • NCMEC*, NetSmartz: Real World and Internet Safety (high school level)
  • VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children

For the majority of our students, this content will be delivered in Theology classes and will be team-taught by the Theology instructor and our Librarian/Technology Integration Specialist, Judith Roggow. (A small group of Juniors and Seniors who took both of their Theology requirements in the Fall will be contacted and will receive the content during their lunches.) If you have any questions, please contact Keely Wojda.

Scholarship Spotlight: Student Video Essay Contest

It’s never too early to start looking for scholarships!. DeLaSalle juniors and seniors are invited to enter the Student Video Essay contest through the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Students submit a video up to two minutes long that explains why continuing their education is important to them. Entries must be submitted by March 2 and up to $10,000 in scholarship money will be awarded. Continue reading

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