by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, March 5, 2021

In this issue…
  • Still Time to Sign Up for March 10 Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
  • Congratulations to the 2021 Distinguished Scholars
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Performs Winter Plays March 12-13, 19-20
  • Students Invited to Virtually Explore Colleges
  • March College Prep for Juniors Covid-Style Madness
  • Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Due Friday, March 12
  • Tenth Graders Will Participate in “Monitoring the Future” Study
  • Local Trial Provides Teachable Moments for Students
  • What You Need to Know About Spring Break and COVID-19
  • Spring Sports Begin March 29; Register Now
Still Time to Sign Up for March 10 Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences will be held virtually this spring and are scheduled on Wednesday, March 10, from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-5:00pm.

Parents may schedule 7-minute conferences with their child’s teachers using the MyConferenceTime software. We recommend you schedule your conferences now to secure your preferred date and time, keeping in mind that teachers will have breaks scheduled throughout conferences. You may sign up individually by teacher or choose the “Register for Multiple Time Slots” option on the MyConferenceTime webpage. Conferences will be conducted via Google Meet and you will receive the meet code in a confirmation email after scheduling the conference.

Congratulations to the 2021 Distinguished Scholars

DeLaSalle congratulates 37 members of its graduating Class of 2021 who have achieved the honor of “Distinguished Scholar.”  These 37 students have earned a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or better through the first semester of their senior year.Especially this year, in the midst of a pandemic and the many adaptations, we salute these scholars, their parents and families, their teachers at DeLaSalle, and all teachers and adult mentors who have had a positive influence on their education to date. See the complete list of scholars here.

DeLaSalle Theatre Performs Winter Plays March 12-13, 19-20

The award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre program will stage its fourth production this school year – and first production back on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center since last year. Performances of “The Yeti” and “Madame Executioner” are March 12-13 and 19-20, each night at 7:30pm. Limited seating is available. Tickets cost $10 and you may email the theatre box office to arrange tickets. Both plays are written by James Buffington and directed by Farrah and James Buffington.

Students Invited to Virtually Explore Colleges

DeLaSalle students have several upcoming opportunities to virtually explore colleges and universities:

  • The National Association for College Admission Counseling will hold the next in its series of virtual college fairs this Sunday, March 7, from 12:00-4:00pm. This fair will have emphasize STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Additional fairs are scheduled March 16 (visual and performing arts fair), March 21, April 10, April 20, and May 2. Register for a fair here.
  • The Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling will hold a three-day virtual college exploration March 9-11. Students may choose from over 150 different presentations and information sessions to learn about hundreds of colleges from 29 states and four countries. Students will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join a Zoom webinar once they register.
  • The College Board this Sunday will host the first of four BigFuture Days virtual college fairs. Each fair features colleges and universities from a particular region of the country. The fair for Northeast schools is Sunday; West and Southwest schools on Tuesday, March 30; for Midwest schools on Sunday, April 18; and for the Southeast on Thursday, April 29. Register here.
  • The Catholic College Admission Association will host two virtual events – March 25 and April 11 – to give students the chance to meet with college admission counselors form a variety of schools. You may register for each fair here.
March College Prep Covid-Style Madness

Each year, the Guidance and College Planning office hosts a College Planning Day for Juniors that provides helpful information as 11th graders continue with their college planning. This year, the sessions will be spread out over a series of days as part of March College Prep Covid-Style Madness! Presentations will be offered during WIN sessions on various topics. Students have already attended sessions on how to prepare for the ACT test and learn about performing arts and fine arts colleges. On Tuesday, March 9, during the first WIN session, students can get help interpreting their PSAT score. Additional sessions are planned in NCAA considerations for athletes and exploring medical careers. 

Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Due Friday, March 12

Current 11th grade students are invited to apply for scholarships available through the DeLaSalle Alumni Association. The application is available here and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 12. Five scholarships are awarded in honor of alumni who have had a significant impact on DeLaSalle – and recipients will have the scholarships applied to their tuition for the 2021-22 school year. 

Tenth Graders Will Participate in “Monitoring the Future” Study

Tenth graders at DeLaSalle will participate Tuesday in the nationwide “Monitoring the Future” survey, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by the University of Michigan. The 40-minute survey asks about such topics as school experiences, attitudes toward school and education, health and leisure activities, and plans for the future. DeLaSalle is one of 140 schools in the country that have been asked to participate. The aggregate results will be reported later this year. Tenth grade families received an email February 23 with more details and parents who wish to opt their child out of the survey must contact Principal Jim Benson.

Local Trial Provides Teachable Moments for Students

DeLaSalle educators are helping students to understand the details and complexities as the trial approaches for the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. The school is providing students with places, processes, and resources to work through the multiple questions, emotions, and frustrations that will emerge. For example, restorative justice circles will be offered. Social Studies classes will address the adversarial nature of the US judicial system and its implications for this trial. WIN sessions will be created for listening sessions, tutorials or reflective discussions. In the coming days and weeks. DeLaSalle educators will continue to support our students as we listen, and respond, to their concerns, questions and search for truth.

What You Need to Know About Spring Break and COVID-19

As spring break approaches, we urge families, students, and staff to be especially mindful of travel and higher-risk activities associated with travel, whether locally, nationally, or internationally. During and following travel, families should consider ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in their family and DeLaSalle community. We encourage families to discuss individual travel scenarios with our Health Services Coordinator, who can provide families with individualized guidance and ensure you have the most accurate information on best practices for keeping your family and the DeLaSalle community safe.

Spring Sports Begin March 29; Register Now

All spring sports will begin on March 29th. DeLaSalle offers baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ golf, boys’ tennis, track and field, and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. If you want to participate in a sport, you should register here as soon as possible so that you can receive important information about practices and the team. You must also have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office. Don’t forget to sign up for your sports Remind Code by following these directions.

Around DeLaSalle

The DeLaSalle family welcomed its newest members last weekend at registration day for the Class of 2025. Students selected the courses they will take when they begin their ninth grade year in August and families paid a registration deposit to secure their spot in the class. We continue to accept applications and register ninth graders while also beginning to review applications from potential transfer students for enrollment next year. Continue reading (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)
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