by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, March 12, 2021

In this issue…
  • Please Complete the 2021-22 Daily Schedule Survey
  • In Case We Missed You at Parent-Teacher Conferences…
  • Your Child’s Transportation Route May Have Been Adjusted
  • 64 Students Inducted into National Honor Society
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Performs Winter Plays This Weekend and Next
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation Offered Tuesday and Friday
  • Students Invited to Virtual National College Fair
  • Ninth Graders Invited to “Blankets of Hope” Service Project
  • Eleventh Grade Retreat Scheduled March 24
  • Spring Sports Begin March 29; Register Now
  • Sign Up Now for Summer Youth Camps
Please Complete the 2021-22 Daily Schedule Survey

Parents of current ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students received an email this week seeking their feedback on two proposed daily schedule options for the 2021-22 school year. Thank you to those who have already responded. One option would offer three days of seven period classes and two days of block schedule. The second option would offer four days of block schedule and one day of seven period classes. The Instructional Design Team, which is composed of faculty and staff, will review the feedback as it continues to evaluate and recommend a daily schedule option.

In Case We Missed You at Parent-Teacher Conferences…

Thanks to all who attended parent-student-teacher conferences online on Wednesday. We understand that some parents were unable to conference with their child’s teachers because of other obligations. Please know that you can always call or email your child’s teachers to arrange an alternate conference time. You may find their information in our online Staff Directory.

Your Child’s Transportation Route May Have Been Adjusted

DeLaSalle has adjusted transportation routes as more families add on-campus days for their students. If your child uses school transportation, please check your email to see whether your child’s route and pick-up time may have changed. If you have any questions about transportation, please contact us here.

64 Students Inducted into National Honor Society

DeLaSalle congratulates those students who have earned induction into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society in 2020-21.  The school will induct 64 students as new members in the NHS at a ceremony on March 24 at DeLaSalle.  At the same time, DeLaSalle will again salute the 60 returning members who were inducted in 2019-20.  National Honor Society members are selected on their exemplifying the four pillars of NHS: Leadership, Scholarship, Character, and Service.

DeLaSalle Theatre Performs Winter Plays This Weekend and Next

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. At the same time, the program is rehearsing for its spring musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

Sacrament of Reconciliation Offered Tuesday and Friday

This Lenten season, we come together for reconciliation, to examine our lives honestly, to ask forgiveness, and to be made anew. Due to the pandemic, DeLaSalle will offer two different options for Reconciliation:

  • Option 1: Communal Reconciliation Service is a prayer service in which students will have time to privately pray, reflect, ask for forgiveness and receive general absolution. This will be held on Tuesday, March 16 and Friday, March 19 during WIN #1 (10:00-10:35am) in D104.
  • Option 2: Private reconciliation (form 1) is an opportunity for students to sit down one-on-one with our school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ’78, to confess and be absolved of sins. Students will have the option of sitting face-to-face in chairs or remain behind a screen. This will be available on Tuesday, March 16 and Friday, March 19 during WIN #2 (10:40-11:20am) in D104.

Students are welcome to attend either the communal or individual sessions and may sign up in SST.

Students Invited to Virtual National College Fair

DeLaSalle students are invited to virtually explore performing arts and visual arts colleges at a national college fair on Tuesday, March 16 from 3:00-7:00pm. Other virtual college fairs hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling are scheduled March 21, April 10, April 20, and May 2. Register for a fair here.

Ninth Graders Invited to Participate in “Blankets of Hope” Service Project

DeLaSalle will partner with Blankets of Hope to deliver blankets and handwritten letters of encouragement to people experiencing homelessness. This 9th grade community service event will take place at school on Saturday, March 27, from 10:00am-1:00pm. If you are a 9th grader and interested in participating, please fill out the Blankets of Hope form by the end of the school day on Friday, March 19. Contact Mr. Hallman if you have any questions.

Eleventh Grade Retreat Scheduled March 24

The 11th grade class retreat is scheduled Wednesday, March 24, from 10:00am-3:00pm at DeLaSalle. Each grade participates in an annual class retreat organized by Lasallian MInistry. This is a day of fellowship, reflection and community building. Juniors should check their Islander Apps email to register for lunch and indicate whether they need school transportation to and from the required on-campus event. You may contact Nicole Stecklein in Lasallian MInistry with any questions.

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

Sign Up for Summer Youth Camps

Local middle and high school students can try their hand in a wide variety of activities – from building their own computer apps to developing their skills on the theatre stage or the athletic field – in summer youth camps offered by DeLaSalle. Camps are open to students in 3rd-12th grade and offer an opportunity to have fun while learning or improving their skills. Explore the camps and register today!

Around DeLaSalle

Islanders answered the call to serve others as part of our recently completed Social Justice Week. Students were hands on in every part of making, gifting, and sharing sweet potato pies with those who are homeless in our community while gaining a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness. Last Friday, Islanders delivered and served 20 sweet potato pies at House of Charity. And students enjoyed a treat during school lunch by sampling some of the pies that others made. (Photos courtesy: Matt Lehman, Kristin Lundstrum, and Nicole Stecklein, DeLaSalle staff)
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