by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, September 10, 2021

In this issue…
  • Homecoming Concludes This Weekend
  • Class Masses Begin Tuesday
  • Explore Colleges Through Virtual Fairs, Information Sessions
  • College Planning Night for Seniors and Parents Offered September 22 and 29
  • Mandatory Small Group Meetings for Seniors
  • College Representative Visits Begin Soon
  • Child Psychologist to Speak About Post Pandemic Student Success September 20
  • DeLaSalle Is Hiring
  • Back-to-School Spirit Wear Sale Ends Wednesday
Homecoming Concludes This Weekend

Thanks to all of the Islanders who have contributed to a successful Homecoming Week. Students have enjoyed out of uniform days and we have heard meaningful reflections from our alumni speakers at the prayer service on Wednesday and Pepfest this afternoon. The fun isn’t over yet! Our Homecoming Week concludes with these activities:

  • As a special treat, current parents and alumni will be grilling and selling hamburgers during the Homecoming football game tonight against Park Center. Kickoff is at 6:00pm on the Athletic Field. Parents, alumni, and friends are invited to join DeLaSalle in a beer garden in Founder’s Park that will open at halftime of the game and continue after the game. Bring your Islander spirit, cash for the bar, and your friends!

  • The cross country and softball teams are hosting a pancake breakfast tomorrow from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Florance Center. The cost is $6 per person. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, and sausage – then cheer on the girls’ and boys’ soccer teams as they host games at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.

  • Students are invited to the Homecoming Dance tomorrow from 7:00-10:00pm on the athletic field. Dance tickets cost $5 per person.

  • Firewood is still needed for the bonfire at tomorrow’s Homecoming dance. We are looking for families who can donate some dry oak or other good dry firewood and kindling. Please drop off on the side of the garage next to Brother’s Plaza. There is a tarp on the side of the garage where you can stack your wood. Thank you for your support! Please contact Stacey Carter with questions.

Class Masses Begin Tuesday

Students in each grade will once again have the opportunity to celebrate Mass together as a class. Class Masses are organized by Lasallian Ministry and celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78, who is the pastor of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Class Masses will begin  next week and be held on Tuesdays during the WIN period. Each class will gather once this fall for Mass at nearby Our Lady of Lourdes. Twelfth grade students will have their Mass on September 14; 11th grade on September 21; 10th grade on September 28; and 9th grade on October 5.

Explore Colleges Through Virtual Fairs, Information Sessions

DeLaSalle students and families have the opportunity to explore colleges and universities through several upcoming virtual fairs and information sessions.

  • Representatives from nearly 400 colleges and universities will participate in a national college fair on Sunday from 12:00-5:00pm. Click here to register for this free event and see when other fairs are scheduled. Students who used this resource last year reported positive feedback about the experience. It is open to all ages and we encourage our students and families to check it out.

  • Five highly selective colleges and universities are hosting a series of information sessions this school year to help you better understand the admission process. If your student is interested in attending Harvard, Princeton, Wellesley, UVA, or Yale,  you should register for the information session that is happening this Sunday from 6:00-7:15pm. Click here to register.

College Planning Night for Seniors and Families Offered September 22 and 29

The DeLaSalle College Advising and Counseling office invites all 12th grade students and parents to learn more about the college planning process at College Planning Night for Seniors and Parents. The program will be offered in English on Wednesday, September 22 and in Spanish on Wednesday, September 29. Each program runs from 6:30-7:30pm in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104).

Mandatory Small Group Meetings for Seniors

Seniors will be meeting with their college advisors in small groups over the next two weeks either during lunch or WIN sessions. Students are required to attend these sessions. The sessions will be a great help and provide a small group environment where students will learn how to best prepare their college applications and answer any questions about ongoing college planning. Meetings will be held in B104 and students will receive a Google Calendar invitation to their specific meeting.

College Representative Visits Begin Soon

Each year college admissions representatives from across the country visit DeLaSalle to meet with students who are interested in their college or university. After a year of virtual visits, many admissions representatives are back on the road and scheduling time at DeLaSalle. Click here to learn how you can take advantage of these opportunities and how you can see which schools are scheduled to visit DeLaSalle in your Naviance account. More colleges are added to the list daily.

Child Psychologist to Speak to Parents About Post Pandemic Student Success September 20

The DeLaSalle Parent Association is back for the 2021-22 school year. The Association took last school year off because of the pandemic, but has scheduled a popular and informative speaker for its first meeting of this school year. Child psychologist, Dr. Teresa Boatman, will speak about “Inviting Student Success Post Pandemic” on Monday, September 20, at 6:30pm in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104). Please note that, generally, the Parent Association meets on the second Monday of each month. However, Dr. Boatman is not available on our regular meeting date. Dr. Boatman’s presentation on the topic was well received by faculty and staff when she presented during DeLaSalle Educator Week before the school year began. All DeLaSalle parents are members of the Parent Association – and we invite you to join us on the 20th!

DeLaSalle Is Hiring

If you love to work with students, then we want you to work at DeLaSalle! There are several immediate openings for positions as a transportation driver and serving as a cashier, dishwasher, and food service prep cook in the DeLaSalle Cafe. See our current openings and apply here.

Back-to-School Spirit Wear Sale Ends Wednesday

Are you looking for some new DeLaSalle spirit wear? You can now buy spirit wear for every fall sport and for a growing number of activities. Shop the Spirit Wear website, enter the promo code DLSBTS21 at checkout, and save 15% off your order! Hurry – the sale ends Wednesday!

Around DeLaSalle

Homecoming at DeLaSalle is all about the generations that precede us. This week, we welcomed two alumni back to campus to provide the keynote address during our prayer service and pepfest. Thank you to Linda Blair ’11 and Lucas Kaster ’00 for reflecting on this year’s Homecoming theme: “The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” Linda, who graduated from the University of California-Berkeley law school, encouraged Islanders to find the “confidence, courage, and faith that each of us is worthy of a comeback.” Watch her reflection here. Lucas, who was inducted last month into the DeLaSalle Hall of Fame as a member of the 1999 state championship football team, reminded Islanders that to make a comeback “you have to show up every day and put the work in.”
“Let all that you do be done with love” 1 Corinthians 16:14
2021-22 Scripture Theme
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