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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, May 15, 2020

In this issue…
  • Virtual Mass, Staff and Senior Awards Highlight 2020 Founder’s Day
  • Seniors Honored with Prestigious “DeLaSalle Award” and “Islander Award”
  • Class of 2020 Will Graduate Thursday, May 21
  • DeLaSalle Online School Enters Final Two Weeks
  • Advanced Placement Exams Continue
  • Join Us in Honoring Barry Lieske
  • College Representative Visits Go Virtual
  • Still Time to Order a Yearbook
Virtual Mass, Staff and Senior Awards Highlight 2020 Founder’s Day

The traditions of DeLaSalle and Lasallian schools around the world continue in 2020!  As we do every year, our community celebrated Founder’s Day, May 15, the traditional day to celebrate our the life and legacy of our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. In addition to Mass, we also recognized two staff members with the highest awards – Alison Post earned the Liemandt Excellence in Teaching Award and Sedrick McBounds earned the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award. Continue reading

Seniors Honored with Prestigious “DeLaSalle Award” and “Islander Award”

Congratulations to 16 graduating seniors, who were honored at the annual Founder’s Day celebration with the most prestigious awards for students, the “DeLaSalle Award” and the “Islander Award.” The student recipients of these awards demonstrate stellar and broad contributions to the community and school’s legacy in areas of academic performance, personal character, and service to school and community. Continue reading

Class of 2020 Will Graduate Thursday, May 21

DeLaSalle will offer a virtual graduation program on Thursday, May 21, at 6:45pm. You may watch a livestream of the virtual ceremony on the DeLaSalle website. Graduates will not walk across the stage that evening at the Basilica of St. Mary. But, the ceremony will incorporate many pieces of the traditional commencement exercises, including addresses from our commencement speaker, Brother Michael Fehrenbach, and distinguished senior scholars, as well as a recognition of senior awards. 

DeLaSalle Online School Enters Final Two Weeks

Two weeks remain in the 2019-20 school year – and we will continue with the A/B/A/B Online School format through the end of the year. The “A” day schedule is when classes in periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 meet, while the “B” day schedule is when classes in periods 5, 6, 7, and 8 meet. You can find our May calendar here. Please note there are no classes on Friday, May 22, as faculty participate in professional development learn best practices from one another and have availability to meet with students one-on-one.

Advanced Placement Exams Continue


DeLaSalle students will continue to participate next week in Advanced Placement exams. The College Board has replaced traditional face-to-face exams with 45-minute online free-response exams at home. All students enrolled in an AP class will take the exam in that subject. Students can learn how to prepare for exams here and how to work through any troubleshooting issues here.

Join Us in Honoring Barry Lieske

As you know, Barry Lieske will retire at the end of June following a 41-year career at DeLaSalle. We had made plans to honor and celebrate Barry with a farewell reception on Saturday, May 16, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel those plans. Please join us in celebrating and honoring Barry’s legacy by sharing a memory or tribute message, and/or by joining the many others who are contributing to the Barb and Barry Lieske Opportunity Scholarship Fund which will honor Barry in perpetuity. Click here to learn more about how you can honor Barry.

College Representative Visits Go Virtual

College admission representatives from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis will begin virtually meeting with prospective students, instead of making in-person group visits like they have traditionally down. Your college counselors see this as an ongoing trend this year. Students may RSVP for one of several upcoming virtual group presentations. You may find the link in the Islanders course in Canvas by clicking on the Guidance button and then College Planning.

Still Time to Order a Yearbook

You still have time to order a 2019-20 DeLaSalle yearbook to remember all that took place this school year. The yearbook publisher in Pennsylvania will be delayed in printing and sending us the yearbook because of stay-at-home restrictions imposed in that state in the wake of the novel coronavirus. Yearbooks cost $60, will likely arrive in the summer, and you can order yours here.

Around DeLaSalle

Some things never change, like the flowering crabapple trees in front of DeLaSalle that are blooming with their natural beauty and fragrance this spring. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)
“I have plans of hope and prosperity for you” Jeremiah 29:11
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