by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, April 23, 2021

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Founder’s Day April 30
  • Enrollment Orientation Tomorrow for Class of 2025
  • How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Take State, Nyah!
  • Class Retreats Scheduled April 28 for 9th Grade, May 5 for 10th Grade
  • Advanced Placement Exams Begin May 3
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Seniors on National College Decision Day
  • Class of 2021 – Please RSVP for May 19 Baccalaureate Mass
  • Join Us May 7 for Virtual Spring Concert, Fine Arts Festival
  • School Calendar Adjusted for Week of May 10
  • Cheer the Islanders This Spring!
DeLaSalle Celebrates Founder’s Day April 30

On Friday, April 30, DeLaSalle will celebrate the annual Founder’s Day Mass, which celebrates the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the namesake of our school and the Founder of the Christian Brothers. Our school chaplain, Father Kevin Kenney ‘78, will celebrate Mass at 10:00am for students who are on-campus. All others are invited to participate virtually via a livestream on the DeLaSalle website.

Enrollment Orientation Tomorrow for Class of 2025

Registered students in the Class of 2025 are invited to the Enrollment Orientation tomorrow (Saturday, April 24). The program includes a Student Activity Fair from 9:00-10:15am, where you can learn more about every one of De’s many student activities and meet coaches or moderators. Following the Activity Fair, all incoming students will take the Algebra Mastery Exam, which helps determine the best possible math course for you when school begins in the fall. The Algebra Placement Exam is from 10:30-11:45am. Throughout the entire morning program, administrators responsible for tuition and finance, busing, course scheduling, Islander Foundation, Global Advantage Program, parent engagement opportunities, and more will be on hand to answer individual questions from parents and students. Welcome to the Class of 2025!

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

DeLaSalle encourages all individuals who are eligible to seek a COVID-19 vaccine to get one. You may sign up for a vaccination through Minnesota’s Vaccine Connector, which is available online or by calling the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053. The Vaccine Connector website is available in multiple languages (select language at top right) and translation is available for phone calls, too. You may also seek vaccination opportunities through local health clinics and pharmacies. Please contact Caroline Sell, Health Services Coordinator, with questions or to receive additional information and resources.

Take State, Nyah!

Good luck to Nyah Massey ‘23 as she competes this weekend in the Minnesota State High School League state Speech tournament. Nyah qualified for state at last month’s Section 6AA Speech tournament with an original 10-minute performance that she wrote for the Creative Expression category.

Class Retreats Scheduled April 28 for 9th Grade, May 5 for 10th Grade

Two grades of students will participate in their class retreats over the next two weeks. The ninth grade retreat that had been scheduled for this week will now be held on Wednesday, April 28, from 12:30-3:00pm. Students and families received an email yesterday with details about the rescheduled retreat. Meanwhile, tenth grade students will have their class retreat on Wednesday, May 5 and should respond to an email prompt to indicate whether they need transportation to and from the retreat and what they would like for lunch that day. Class retreats are planned by the Lasallian Ministry office and offer students an opportunity to deepen their faith and build stronger community with their peers.

Advanced Placement Exams Begin May 3

DeLaSalle students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school when they take Advanced Placement exams in May. Students may earn college credit depending on the results of their exams, which measure how well they have mastered college-level coursework. Exams begin May 3 and you may find the exam schedule and more information here in Canvas. Please pay attention to specific notes about start and end times for some exams. Good luck!

DeLaSalle Honors Seniors on National College Decision Day

DeLaSalle will celebrate seniors and their post graduation plans as part of the National College Decision Day. This year’s decision day is Saturday, May 1 – and we will celebrate students in the Silver Cohort on Friday, April 30 and the Gold Cohort on Tuesday, May 4. During lunches, graduating seniors are invited to sign the Class of 2021 poster with their name and plan for next year and enjoy a treat. Seniors may wear their college t-shirt or sweatshirt on the day they will be recognized, but must wear their uniform pants, shorts, or skirts. Students in the Blue Cohort will have a chance to sign the Class of 2021 poster at the Baccalaureate Mass on May 19.

Class of 2021 – Please RSVP for May 19 Baccalaureate Mass

Thank you to those students and families in the Class of 2021 who have already submitted their reservation for the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Recognition Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30pm at DeLaSalle. If your family has not yet done so, please submit your RSVP here by Friday, April 30. Each student is permitted two guests. Following the Mass, we will host our Senior Recognition Ceremony and the Alumni Association reception for new graduates.

Join Us May 7 for Virtual Spring Concert and Fine Arts Festival

DeLaSalle will showcase the talent and hard work of students in the music and fine arts programs during a virtual spring concert and fine arts festival on Friday, May 7. The pre-recorded event will be livestreamed on the DeLaSalle website at 7:00pm. The broadcast will feature performances by the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. The DeLaSalle Gospel Choir, which made its public debut earlier this month at the all-school Easter Mass, will also perform. Student artwork will also be shown throughout the broadcast, reflecting the creativity of students in visual arts classes.

School Calendar Adjusted for Week of May 10

DeLaSalle is adjusting the school calendar for the week of May 10. Gold Cohort students will report to campus on Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11. Silver Cohort students will report to campus on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13. Friday, May 14 will be an asynchronous learning day for students in grades 9-11. We are making this change so that seniors can complete their last day of classes on Thursday, May 13 in advance of the Senior Prom on Friday, May 14.

Cheer the Islanders This Spring

Spectators are allowed for home and away contests this spring. We ask that you continue to socially distance at a minimum of six feet from other family pods when attending contests. We also ask that you continue to wear masks when attending any events. Each spectator must complete the DeLaSalle Spring Sports Spectator Registration Form every time you attend an event so we can have a complete list for contact tracing purposes. Thank you for your cooperation and for cheering the Islanders on this spring. You may find an up-to-date athletic calendar here.

Around DeLaSalle

Former Vice President Walter Mondale always gave graciously of his time to DeLaSalle. He visited the school on several occasions, including when he accepted an invitation to speak in Martin Marrin’s U.S. History class in spring 2005. Mondale also responded to student interview requests as part of their History Day projects. Islanders are grateful for the opportunity to have learned from Mondale and share in mourning the elder statesman, who died Monday at 93.
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