Friday, December 4, 2020
God, sometimes we can confuse having faith with living faith. You sent to us your son Jesus not just so that we would revere him, but also that we would make as our own his mission. Fill our hearts with a passion for your will that will fire within us a zeal for discipleship. May this Advent be for us a time not only of joy and awe, but also of peace and justice. We ask this of you who lives and reigns with your Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever
- Period 5: 9:00-10:00
- Period 6/WIN: 10:10-11:10
- BREAK: 11:10-11:40
- Period 7: 11:40-12:40
- Period 8: 12:50-1:50
In the news…
DeLaSalle is operating under full distance learning for the rest of the first semester. Here’s what you need to know to be a successful student during this time.
Wear your favorite Ugly Christmas Sweaters every Friday between now and the end of the semester! This can be your favorite Christmas or winter themed sweater, sweatshirt, sweater vest, or jacket. Please follow these guidelines.
DeLaSalle typically administers standardized tests to all students on the second Wednesday of each October. Students in grades 9-10-11 take developmentally appropriate standardized tests which help prepare them for college entrance exams. This year, we have had to spread out the tests to accommodate for COVID-19 safety protocols.
DeLaSalle will offer the Iowa Test of Educational Development to ninth grade students on Wednesday, January 27, from 8:30am-12:30pm. Tenth graders may take the Pre-ACT on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 8:30am-12:00pm. All students are strongly encouraged to take the test offered at their grade level but must opt-in by preregistering. Please click on the name of the test for a form that describes the test and provides specific logistics and registration. All tests are paper-pencil and given onsite following our Covid-19 school safety protocols.
Please complete the registration form for either exam by Friday, December 4.
DeLaSalle will offer a school-based ACT test to current students on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. We are excited to announce this opportunity as we do not know what testing centers will be open or closed this spring and summer, or how colleges will handle college entrance exams for the Class of 2022. This school-based test DOES NOT appear on the ACT website list of national test dates. You must register and pay for the test through DeLaSalle. The last day to register for the test is Friday, December 4. Please register here.
If you are a student who lost your job this year because of COVID-19, you can now apply for unemployment benefits, according to a court ruling this week. You can learn how to apply for the unemployment benefits here. Applications must be submitted by December 25.
Our school community will gather virtually Tuesday morning to celebrate Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. This feast celebrates that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin. The Mass also celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please stay logged into your 5th period class on Tuesday and your teacher will present a livestream of the Mass, which was recorded at St. Olaf Catholic Church, which is the parish where our school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78, is the pastor.
Juniors and parents – join us Wednesday at 7:00pm for a virtual information night to help with your college planning! We will cover what you need to know as an 11th grader, including testing, timeline for planning, how to choose colleges, types of colleges, and scholarships. You can find the Google Meet link on the Guidance page in Canvas. College advising staff will start letting people in at 6:40pm and start promptly at 7:00pm.
Seniors can apply now for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program, which provides up to $30,000 over four years to students who show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, and have a minimum ACT composite score of 21. The scholarship program also features:
- Hands -on mentoring by volunteer Scholar Advisory Committee members.
- Internship placement and permanent employment opportunities,
- Four-day mentoring, leadership, and practical life skills conference each spring in New York City.
- Community service requirement.
Applications are due by 4:00pm on February 1. You can find the application here.
You can still get a yearbook from last year. 2019-20 yearbooks are available in the Main Office for $60. See Ms. Goeddeke with questions.