by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, October 15, 2021

In this issue…
  • Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences are Next Wednesday and Thursday
  • Prospective Students and Families: Check Out DeLaSalle’s Open House October 25
  • Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Begins October 27; Opt Your Child In
  • Fall Musical “Chicago – High School Edition” Opens Tonight
  • Thank You for Making the Gala a Success!
  • Get Help with College Planning During October Madness / College Knowledge Month
  • Help DeLaSalle Tackle Cancer Tonight
  • Academic Mentor Meetings are Tuesday
  • Online Learning Days Scheduled October 26 and November 12
  • 2020-21 Yearbooks Have Finally Arrived
  • Students Encouraged to Register for Winter Sports
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences are Next Wednesday and Thursday

Parents are invited to conference with their student and the student’s teachers next week. Conferences are in person as scheduled on Wednesday, October 20, from 3:00-8:00pm, and are virtual on Thursday, October 21, from 11:00am-7:00pm. All conferences will be by appointment and you should have received an email with a link to register for conferences with your child’s teachers. If you wish, you may also schedule conferences with the assistant principal, deans of student life, guidance counselors, Canvas support, and learning specialists. If you have more than one student at DeLaSalle, you will receive a separate email for each child. Please note: You must sign up in advance for a conference with your teacher. There are no walk-in appointments available. Again, please note that Wednesday’s conferences will be held in person at the school while Thursday’s conferences will be held virtually. There are no classes for students on either October 20, 21, or 22.

Don’t forget – you can monitor your child’s academic progress as a Canvas observer. Click here to create a Canvas account and learn more. You can also find helpful tips here on how to navigate the system.

Prospective Students and Families: Check Out DeLaSalle’s Open House October 25

Tell your neighbors, colleagues, and family members. DeLaSalle invites prospective students and families in the Class of 2026 to discover what makes DeLaSalle the best possible high school for many! Admissions representatives have already been visiting area grade schools to share the good news about DeLaSalle, and dozens of families have already taken or scheduled tours of our campus. Our fall Open House, on Monday, October 25, from 7:00-9:00pm, gives prospective families the opportunity to learn more about our rigorous college prep curriculum, college guidance planning, our Catholic, Lasallian heritage, comprehensive Student Activities program, financial aid and scholarships, and more.

Please note: In order to clean and set up our school for our visitors, we ask that all students who are not involved in an after school activity leave school immediately after the last bell at 3:00pm on October 25. Thank you for planning accordingly.

Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Begins October 27; Opt Your Child In

As we communicated on October 8, DeLaSalle will add a new COVID-19 testing program to our COVID-19 mitigation strategies. DeLaSalle is partnering with the Midwest COVID-19 Testing Coordination Center to conduct the tests.

Starting October 27, testing will occur on campus on Wednesdays and students who have opted in (with parental consent) will be randomly selected to be tested. The test uses a newer, painless nasal swab. To help test more students and staff, most nasal swabs will be tested in batches or “pools” of 10 swabs that are tested as a batch. The individual test result is available within a day and students and parents may view the result by creating an account.

Parents should check their email inbox for a message from support@testedandprotected.org with the subject line “Midwest Coordination Center Invitation” with instructions about how to create an account. Please contact info@testedandprotected.org if you have any questions.

Fall Musical “Chicago – High School Edition” Opens Tonight

DeLaSalle Theatre opens the year with its fall musical “Chicago – High School Edition” on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Shows are tonight, tomorrow, and October 29 and 30, at 7;30pm. Patrons may purchase reserved tickets for $15 in advance here. All other tickets will be sold at the door and cost $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and students, and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s and based on real-life events, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight.

Thank You For Making the Gala a Success!

Wow! Thank you so much to all who made the Christian Brothers’ Gala a huge success this past weekend. We are still counting the gifts, but are happy to report we have raised more than $735,000 dollars to directly support student scholarships! The Gala is DeLaSalle’s largest and only all-school fundraiser – and we welcomed more than 300 guests on campus to socialize, bid on auction items, and come together to benefit the students we serve.

Get Help With College Planning During October Madness / College Knowledge Month

October is College Knowledge Month, otherwise known as October Madness at DeLaSalle. The College Advising and Counseling office encourages students and families to take advantage of various college planning workshops and opportunities this month:

  • College Admissions Representative Panel
    Kick-off your visit to Parent-Teacher conferences by visiting by attending a panel with college admissions representatives. What are colleges looking for in a prospective student? Hear from and ask questions of three college representatives, who will share the college view of the application process on Wednesday from 3:00-4:00pm in D104. Bring your questions!
  • College Planning Night for Juniors and Families
    Juniors and parents: It’s time to jump to it and start your path to college. Learn helpful tips about what you should be doing now from experts at our College Planning Night for Juniors and Families on Wednesday, October 27, from  6:30-7:30pm, in D104.
  • Get Help with College Applications
    College advisers have been helping students throughout the fall with their college applications. Every Friday in October (except Oct. 22), students can grab a snack and get help on their applications after school from 3:00-4:00pm in D104. College advisers are also available to work students and provide dedicated time and space during WIN sessions.
  • Scholarship Spotlight
    The College Advising and Counseling office wants to highlight two scholarships that are available for students in grades 9, 10, and 11. Please

Help DeLaSalle Tackle Cancer Tonight

The DeLaSalle varsity football team will host a Tackle Cancer night at the final regular season home game against Minneapolis Southwest tonight at 6:00pm. Spend a Friday night under the lights on Nicollet Island and help support the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund.

Academic Mentor Meetings Are Tuesday

Students will meet with their academic mentors to discuss their progress at the midpoint of the first semester. Mentor meetings occur during the WIN period and students are encouraged to bring homework that they can work on if they have time available during the meeting.

Online Learning Days Scheduled October 26 and November 12

Please mark your calendars for online learning days that are scheduled for Tuesday, October 26 and Friday, November 12. On these days, students will participate in classes asynchronously from home. Students should log into Canvas for assignments from their teachers that will be posted by 9:00am. Students can find other helpful tips for the day here. The October 26 online learning day will give faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in ongoing formation around the Lasallian mission. The November 12 online learning day will allow faculty and staff to work through curriculum documentation and writing.

2020-21 Yearbooks Have Finally Arrived

We are excited to announce that the 2020-21 DeLaSalle yearbooks have finally arrived. Students and families who ordered a book will receive an email from yearbook@delasalle.com with instructions about how to pick up the book. The book will be mailed to those students who graduated in the spring. Extra copies of the 2020-21 yearbook are available and you may purchase one for $60. Yearbooks will be sold during the WIN period on Tuesday, October 19.

Students Encouraged to Register for Winter Sports

Student activities are a great way to get involved and meet other Islanders! Students can now register for winter sports at DeLaSlale! We offer boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ hockey, boys’ swimming, wrestling, winter sideline cheer, and, new this year, nordic skiing. Students should register here as soon as possible so that you can receive important information about practices and the team. You must also have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office.

Around DeLaSalle

Ninth graders participated Wednesday in a Day of Service. The goal is to help students cultivate a spirit of service that they would hopefully carry forward for life. Students participated in four different service activities –  including clockwise from top left packaging meals at Feed My Starving Children; assembling tie blankets, creating personal hygiene kits, and making fidgets and journals. The day was organized by Lasallian Ministry in partnership with Doing Good Together, an organization that works with local nonprofits who serve children and adults experiencing homelessness and those in need.
“Let all that you do be done with love” 1 Corinthians 16:14
2021-22 Scripture Theme
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