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“The Comeback Is Always Stronger Than the Setback”

September 7-11, 2021

Homecoming is a popular tradition at any school – but at DeLaSalle, we show off our Islander pride like nowhere else. We are grateful for the generations of Islanders who have come before us and know that we have a special responsibility to continue that tradition for those generations who will follow.

DeLaSalle has planned several exciting activities for Homecoming Week 2021.

Please note, the athletic calendar is subject to change. You may find the most-up-to-date athletic events here.

  • Out of Uniform: Pajama Day
    Show up like you just rolled out of bed. Throw on your favorite pajamas, slippers, or bathrobe and head to class!
  • Athletic Calendar
    • 4:15pm: Girls’ C soccer vs. Bloomington Kennedy @ Nieman Sports Complex
    • 4:15pm: 9 gold volleyball vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ DeLaSalle
    • 5:30pm: C volleyball vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ DeLaSalle
    • 5:30pm: JV volleyball vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ DeLaSalle
    • 7:00pm: Varsity volleyball vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ DeLaSalle

  • Out of Uniform: Class Color Day
    12th: Black; 11th: Blue; 10th: Red; 9th: Yellow; Staff: Green
  • Homecoming Prayer Service: 10:00-10:30am, Florance Center
    We welcome Linda Blair ‘11 back to campus to provide the alumni reflection. Linda received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and is completing her law degree from the University of California-Berkeley. She is currently a judicial law clerk for the Minnesota Supreme Court.
  • Girls’ Junior vs. Senior Football Game
    The women in the Class of 2022 will take on the women in the Class of 2023 on the athletic field at 6:00pm. There is no charge to attend.
  • Athletic Calendar
    • 4:00pm: Girls’ C tennis vs. SLP/STA @ Spring Lake Park High School
    • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV tennis vs. SLP/STA @ Spring Lake Park High School
    • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity tennis vs. SLP/STA @ Spring Lake Park High School
    • 4:30pm: Boys’ B soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Sports Complex
    • 4:30pm: Boys’ C soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Sports Complex
    • 5:00pm: C football @ St. Anthony Village

  • Out of Uniform: College Merch Day
    Do you have a favorite college or university? Are you ready to share where you’ll attend school after graduation? Today’s the day! Wear your best college gear. 
  • Homecoming Bonfire/Karaoke/Movie Night
    The event begins at 6:00pm with the bonfire and karaoke on Brothers’ Plaza. Then students are invited to watch a movie on the athletic field at 7:30pm.

    If you have a supply of dry oak or other good firewood or kindline to donate, please contact Stacey Carter to arrange drop off. Thank you for your support.
  • Athletic Calendar
    • 4:00pm: Boys’ and girls’ cross country invitational @ Fridley
    • 4:30pm: Girls’ JV soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Sports Complex
    • 4:30pm: Boys’ JV soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Sports Complex
    • 4:30pm: C volleyball @ Richfield
    • 4:30pm: JV volleyball @ Richfield
    • 5:00pm: Girls’ varsity soccer @ Richfield
    • 6:00pm: Varsity volleyball @ Richfield
    • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity soccer @ Richfield

  • Out of Uniform: Islander Day
    Show off that Islander pride! Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts. You may also want to wear your brand-new Homecoming T-shirt.
  • Homecoming Pepfest
    Islanders, let us hear your battle cry! Each grade will compete for the spirit stick in a friendly competition. Our alumni speaker is Lucas Kaster ‘00, a local attorney who recently was inducted into the DeLaSalle Hall of Fame as a member of the 1999 state championship football team. Following the Pepfest, students are invited to DeLaPalooza, an afternoon of fun games, activities, and food on the athletic field, before the Homecoming football game at 6:00pm.
  • Alumni and Friends Beer Garden
    Alumni and friends are invited to a beer garden in Founder’s Park (near West Island Avenue and Grove Street, where the old “C” building once stood). The beer garden will open at halftime of the football game and continue after the game.
  • Athletic Calendar
    • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV tennis @ Fridley
    • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity tennis @ Fridley
    • 6:00pm: Varsity football vs. Park Center @ DeLaSalle

  • Homecoming Pancake Breakfast
    Join DeLaSalle as the cross country and softball teams host a pancake breakfast from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Florance Center. The cost is $6 per person.
  • Homecoming Dance
    DeLaSalle students are invited to dance and have fun with their classmates and friends on the athletic field from 7:00-10:00pm. Students may bring a non-DeLaSalle guest, but must register that guest by Friday, September 10.
  • Athletic Calendar
    • 9:00am: Girls’ swimming and diving invitational @ Fridley Middle School
    • 9:00am: JV volleyball invitational @ Mound Westonka
    • 9:00am: Varsity volleyball invitational @ Mound Westonka
    • 11:00am: GIrls’ C soccer vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s @ DeLaSalle
    • 11:00am: Girls’ JV soccer vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s @ Nieman Sports Complex
    • 11:00am: Boys’ JV soccer vs. Lincoln International @ Nieman Sports Complex
    • 1:00pm: GIrls’ varsity soccer vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s @ DeLaSalle
    • 3:00pm: Boys’ varsity soccer vs. Lincoln International@ DeLaSalle

During Homecoming or Winterfest week, students may dress according to the designated theme days without purchasing a wristband. If students do not wish to participate, they must wear the school uniform. Out-of-Uniform Day attire must be modest, clean, and in good condition according to the following:

  • No halter-tops, tank tops, tube tops, or bare midriffs;
  • No hats or other head coverings unless they are worn for religious, cultural or medical purposes;
  • No backpacks, purses, or other bags other than the DeLaSalle drawstring bag;
  • No sunglasses;
  • No ripped or torn clothing of any kind;
  • Any printing on shirts may not mention or suggest the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, or be profane or offensive;
  • Shorts, dresses and skirts must reach the top of the knee. Yoga or any similar style pants are not permitted;
  • Clothing must not contain hate speech or images or language that is inconsistent with DeLaSalle Core values;
  • Sandals are not permitted.

Dress code violations on Out-of-Uniform Days will be reported to the Dean of Students. Out-of uniform attire is subject to the approval of the administration. Students who do not meet the above guidelines will be required to change attire or wear a school-loaned uniform, and further school consequences may apply. Parent(s) will be notified when repeated violations occur.