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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, April 30, 2021

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Honors Students, Staff at Founder’s Day Mass
  • Optional Honors Mastery Exams Tomorrow for Class of 2025
  • It’s Minnesota History Day Weekend!
  • Advanced Placement Exams Begin Monday
  • Join Us Friday for Spring Fine Arts Festival
  • Tenth Grade Class Retreat Scheduled Wednesday
  • DeLaSalle Honors Seniors on National College Decision Day
  • How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
  • DON’T FORGET: School Calendar Adjusted for Week of May 10
DeLaSalle Honors Students, Staff at Founder’s Day Mass

DeLaSalle celebrated its Lasallian heritage today at the annual Founder’s Day Mass, celebrating those students and staff who embody the legacy of our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. The school recognized students as recipients of Alumni Association scholarships and honored three employees with the highest staff honors. Continue reading

Optional Honors Mastery Exams Tomorrow for Class of 2025

Thank you to all in the Class of 2025 who participated in our Enrollment Orientation program last weekend. DeLaSalle will offer optional subject mastery exams on Saturday, May 1 for students in French, Spanish, science, and geometry. All exams will run for 55 minutes, with the language exams (Spanish or French) beginning at 9 am, the science exam at 10 am, and the geometry exam at 11 am .(NOTE: Students interested in accelerated placement in Mandarin Chinese will not take a written exam. We will contact your family if we haven’t already.) If your student intends to attempt any of these tests, please remember to complete this registration form by today. If your student wants to take a test but is unable to join on Saturday, please contact the Office of Admission to schedule an alternative test date.

It’s Minnesota History Day Weekend!

Good luck to the 42 projects from DeLaSalle that have qualified for state competition in the Minnesota History Day contest. Those projects that have advanced to the final round of state competition will be announced tonight at 7:00pm here. A virtual awards ceremony will be held here on Sunday, May 2, at 7:00pm. On Sunday, we will find out which projects qualify for national competition, earned state awards, and topical prizes. History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians by selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.” Students demonstrate their work through individual or group exhibits, dramatizations, websites, documentaries, or research papers.

Advanced Placement Exams Begin Monday

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 in this resource here, which is also available in the Islanders course in Canvas. Please pay attention to specific notes about start and end times for some exams.

Join Us Friday for the Spring 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 the visual arts classes.

Tenth Grade Class Retreat Scheduled Wednesday

Tenth grade students will gather for their class retreat on Wednesday, May 5, from 10:00am-3:00pm. 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. Twelfth grade students serve as retreat team leaders. DeLaSalle will provide lunch to all students and transportation to those students who requested it. Students may dress out of uniform and are encouraged to dress in Islander spirit wear.

DeLaSalle Honors Seniors on National College Decision Day

DeLaSalle congratulates all seniors on their accomplishments and their plans following graduation. In honor of National College Decision Day, DeLaSalle celebrated seniors in the Silver Cohort today and will do so again for students in the Gold Cohort on Tuesday, May 4. 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. During lunch, seniors may sign the Class of 2021 poster with their name and plan for next year and enjoy a treat. Students in the Blue Cohort will have a chance to sign the Class of 2021 poster at the Baccalaureate Mass on May 19.

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

DeLaSalle encourages all individuals who are eligible to seek a COVID-19 vaccine. 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. 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.

DON’T FORGET: 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.

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