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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, September 17, 2021

In this issue…
  • Ava Krocheski-Meyer ’22 Recognized as National Merit Semifinalist
  • Christian Brothers’ Gala: Register, Donate an Auction Item, and Volunteer
  • Join the Parent Association on Monday as We Explore Post Pandemic Success
  • Lee Carlson Again Offers Mental Health Services at DeLaSalle
  • Class Masses Continue
  • Jostens Representative Presents on Tuesday; Place Cap and Gown Orders Now
  • Join Us at Upcoming College Planning Events for Families
  • Students Can Meet College Representatives, Explore Schools Virtually
  • College Advising Office Highlights Scholarship Opportunities
Ava Krocheski-Meyer ’22 Recognized as National Merit Semifinalist

Congratulations to Ava Krochesk-Meyer ‘22, who has earned recognition as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist for her outstanding performance on the 2020 PSAT. Ava, who is an alumna of Annunciation Catholic School, is recognized among the top one percent of more than 1.5 million high school seniors in the United States. This marks the 20th consecutive year that DeLaSalle students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program.  Recently, Allicia Moeller `21, Abby Hames `20, and Sydney Riley `20 all earned finalist standing in the scholarship program. Continue reading

Christian Brothers’ Gala: Register, Donate an Auction Item, and Volunteer

Our largest all-school student scholarship fundraiser, the Christian Brothers’ Gala, is less than a month away – and we are excited for you to join the fun. We will honor the birthplace of St. John Baptist de La Salle by hosting a ‘Night in Reims’ on Saturday, October 9. The Gala is a great way to support our students and teachers. How can you get involved? It’s easy:

  • Reserve your spot today. Make plans to join students, families, staff, alumni and friends in person for a fun evening of silent and live auctions, a catered meal, and entertainment. We also have an option for those who wish to join us remotely.
  • Donate auction items: We are looking for fun items to offer bidders in our auctions! Browse our wish list and let us know if you can donate an item.
  • Volunteer: The success of our Gala depends on volunteer support and we’d love for you to help! Students can count their volunteer shift toward their Christian Service obligation. Sign up here for a volunteer shift.
Join the Parent Association on Monday as We Explore Post Pandemic Success

All DeLaSalle parents are invited to join the first meeting of the Parent Association on Monday night as we explore how to help your child be successful post pandemic. We are excited to welcome child psychologist, Dr. Teresa Boatman, for this informative presentation. This Monday, we will also share an overview of speakers and activities from past years, as well as the “Parents in Prayer” program, and also field suggestions for topics important to parents. We look forward to seeing you Monday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104). Continue reading

Lee Carlson Again Offers Mental Health Services at DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle is again offering school-linked mental health support for students through a partnership with the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well Being. This year, we are excited to welcome Rachel Amundson ‘09, a DeLaSalle alumna who is a therapist for Lee Carlson, back to the Island. You can learn more about Rachel here.

Providing accessible, private and confidential therapy support at DeLaSalle means that students and families will have the convenient option of receiving health support within the school day, as well as before or after school.  Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being can also support therapy needs for students during the evening, in home, or at their Fridley-based clinic conveniently located about 15 minutes from school. Access the services by calling Lee Carlson Center’s central intake phone number at 763-780-3036 or by contacting Stacey Carter at the Guidance and College Counseling office at DeLaSalle at 612-676-7619.

Class Masses Continue

Grade level class Masses will continue next week, with the Class of 2023 gathering to celebrate Mass together at nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on September 21. Class Masses are organized by Lasallian Ministry and celebrated on Tuesdays during WIN by school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78. Tenth grade students will have their class Mass on September 28 and 9th grade on October 5.

Jostens Representative Presents on Tuesday; Place Cap and Gown Orders Now

All students in the Class of 2022 will meet on Tuesday with a representative from Jostens as we begin the process of preparing for graduation in the spring. The required meeting will take place during the first session of the WIN period. Each student must submit their cap and gown measurements here before December 15. The link also allows students to enter how they wish their name to appear on the graduation diploma. The Jostens representative will also present about graduation memorabilia, including graduation announcements and party invitations.

Join Us at Upcoming College Planning Events for Families

Students and families can learn more about college planning and financial aid in a series of upcoming presentations hosted by the College Advising and Counseling office.

  • College Planning Night for Seniors and Families
    Join us Wednesday, September 22, from 6:30-7:30pm, in D104 as we share tips on what seniors and families should be doing as part of the college planning process. If you miss the presentation, a guided PowerPoint will be shared in the Senior Virtual Classroom in the Guidance page of the Islanders course in Canvas.
  • College Planning Night for Seniors and Families in Spanish
    College advisors will share tips about college planning in the Spanish language for 12th grade students and families on Wednesday, September 29, from 6:30-7:30pm, in D104.
  • Financial Aid Planning Night
    Learn about the different kinds of financial aid available for college and how to apply for financial aid at this information session on Monday, September 27, from 6:30-7:30pm. This presentation is virtual only – the Google Meet link will be available on the Guidance page in the Islanders course in Canvas.
Students Can Meet College Representatives, Explore Schools Virtually

Students are invited to meet with admissions representatives from colleges and universities from around the country when the representatives visit DeLaSalle. Click here to see a current list of scheduled visits and to learn about how your student can take advantage of these opportunities. Your child can view the full list of who is scheduled by logging into their Naviance account.

Many colleges and universities are also continuing to offer virtual information sessions. If there is a college that your child is interested in, check out their admissions information online and see what may be available for you to learn about the college through virtual sessions. We have noted that there are many collaborations so you may be able to learn about multiple colleges in one session. Here are two information sessions offered this weekend::

College Advising Office Highlights Scholarship Opportunities

Seniors, don’t miss out on these scholarship opportunities.

  • The Vegetarian Resource Group: One student graduating in spring 2022 will receive $10,000 and two others will earn $5,000 each. Scholarships are awarded to those who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Deadline: Postmarked on or before Feb. 20, 2022.

  • The Gallery Collection Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship: Submit an original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. The contest is open to students 14 and older, who are enrolled in high school, college or are homeschooled. The winner of the selected card wins $10,000. Deadline: March 2, 2022, but don’t wait. Monthly public voting has started.

Around DeLaSalle

The Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival, similar to Thanksgiving in the United States, is one of the most important events on the Chinese calendar and will be celebrated on Tuesday. Islanders in Anita Phillips’ pre-AP Chinese class recently got an early taste of the cultural celebration when they made and shared moon cakes, the traditional food exchanged during the festival.
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