by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Thursday October 21, 2021

In this issue…
  • Prospective Students and Families Welcome at Open House on Monday
  • We Invite Prospective Students and Families to Schedule a Visit to DeLaSalle
  • Online Learning Day on Tuesday, October 26
  • Students Received Personalized Christian Service Hours Update
  • Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Begins Wednesday; Opt Your Child In
  • Check Out These Last College Knowledge Month Opportunities
  • See Final Performances of Fall Musical “Chicago” Next Weekend
  • Pick Up Your 2020-21 Yearbooks
  • DeLaSalle Will Celebrate Feast of All Souls with Mass on November 2
  • 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
  • Winter Sports Registration Still Available
Prospective Students and Families Welcome at Open House on Monday

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.

We Invite Prospective Students and Families to Schedule a Visit to DeLaSalle

Prospective students can see what it is like to become an Islander for a day! Starting in November, you can take a closer look at what it means to be a De student by following a ninth grader through a day of classes. We are inviting eighth grade students to choose a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to come to DeLaSalle. We will do our best to ensure that each student is able to visit the classes that interest them most! Click here to schedule an Islander for a Day visit.

We welcome individual meetings/tours with parents and students, because every “story” is important and every question deserves an answer. We benefit from such meetings as much as you will! You can schedule your tour here.

Online Learning Day on Tuesday, October 26

Tuesday, October 26 will be an Online Learning Day for all students as faculty and staff participate in ongoing formation around the Lasallian mission. On Tuesday, 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. There will be another online learning day on Friday, November 12, which will allow faculty and staff to work through curriculum documentation and writing.

Students Received Personalized Christian Service Hours Update

A requirement for graduation from DeLaSalle is completing 60 hours of Christian Service. Students must complete the hours by the end of the first semester of their senior year. This week, students received an email with a personalized update about how many hours they have recorded and instructions about how to submit hours. Academic mentors reviewed the requirement with students during mentor meetings on Tuesday. Please take a moment to discuss with your child how many hours they have completed and, if necessary, opportunities for them to perform service in the community. 

Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Begins Wednesday; 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 sent Wednesday afternoon 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.

Check Out These Last College Knowledge Month Opportunities

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to a successful College Knowledge Month at DeLaSalle. There are still multiple ways for you to get involved and receive assistance with your ongoing college planning efforts:

  • College Planning Night for Juniors and Families will be Wednesday, October 27, from 6:30-7:30pm, in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104). Juniors and parents or guardians, it is time to jump to it and start your path to college. Gain helpful tips about how to search and apply for colleges with this informative presentation.
  • Students can receive help from college advisers on their college applications and essays. Students may sign up for help during WIN sessions – or may work with adviers after school on Friday, October 29 in D104.
See Final Performances of “Chicago” Fall Musical Next Weekend

Join DeLaSalle Theatre for the final performances of their fall musical “Chicago – High School Edition” on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. The last two shows are 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.

Pick Up Your 2020-21 Yearbooks

The 2020-21 DeLaSalle yearbooks have arrived! Students and families who ordered a book have received 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. Contact yearbook@delasalle.com with any questions.

DeLaSalle Will Celebrate Feast of All Souls with Mass on November 2

DeLaSalle will observe the feast of All Souls Day with a school Mass on Tuesday, November 2, during the WIN period. School chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78, will celebrate the Mass. The Mass will incorporate a traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ritual, as Lasallian Ministry has invited students and community members to bring a framed photo of a loved one who has passed away to be included in an ofrenda table. Look for more details about the ofrenda table in “The Source” next week.

Winter Sports Registration Still Available

There’s still time for students to register for a winter sport, which is a great way get involved and meet other Islanders. 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.

Students who have registered for a winter sport are encouraged to attend or participate with their family in PAC (parent athlete coach) meetings for each sport. These meetings provide you with helpful information for the upcoming season. You can find when PAC meetings are scheduled for each sport here.

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle students shared their cultural heritage with the school community during a multicultural celebration on Friday, October 15. The celebration marked the end of Diversity Week, an annual event organized by Lasallian Ministry to recognize and celebrate the beauty in different cultures and voices. The theme for this year’s Diversity Week was “History and Healing.”
“Let all that you do be done with love” 1 Corinthians 16:14
2021-22 Scripture Theme
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