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April 14, 2022

In this issue…
An Easter Message from DeLaSalle
Terrell McMoore Named New Executive Director for Human Dignity and Inclusion
Book Collection Begins Next Tuesday
Robotics Team Sets New Record
Explore STEM Careers with Professionals
Families Asked to Confirm 2022-23 Financial Details by April 23
Enrollment Orientation for the Class of 2026 – April 23
Lasallian Summer Camp Leadership Training
Steps for Sleep Charity Walk
Spring Theatre: Frankenstein – Opens Next Thursday
A Night in Hollywood – the Junior / Senior Prom
Golf Card Fundraiser for Girls’ Golf Team
Holy Thursday Prayer Service: Will You Let Me Be Your Servant?

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An Easter Message from DeLaSalle

The administration and staff of DeLaSalle wish all members of our community a blessed and Happy Easter. We are called to be resurrection people of hope for each other and for a world that surely needs us to share the Good News of Easter and God’s grace in our lives. As history has recorded and we have read in John 11:25: “I am the Resurrection and the Life. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” May we all see this as a season of renewal and re-commitment to live in the light and lessons of Jesus Christ, as we celebrate once again that he is our Risen Savior.

We remind our community that DeLaSalle is closed on Good Friday, April 15 and Easter Monday, April 18. May we all enjoy time with family and loved ones and embrace our call to “Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever.”

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Terrell McMoore Named New Executive Director for Human Dignity and Inclusion

DeLaSalle Head of School and Principal, Jim Benson, is proud to announce that Mr. Terrell McMoore has been chosen to become the new Executive Director for Human Dignity and Inclusion at DeLaSalle. The position is new and quite important to the school, A search committee of current staff, administrators, and professionals who specialize in inclusive programming and practices interviewed several strong candidates for this new administrative position at the school. Finalist candidates then had the opportunity to share their vision for the position with additional stakeholders at DeLaSalle who, in turn, helped inform the selection process. “In the end, Terrell was able to articulate a vision that combined his years of experience doing equity work in other schools with his time at DeLaSalle, working with students, staff colleagues, and parents in the community,” noted Mr. Benson. “His experiences meshed with his first-hand observations in our hallways leads us to believe he will serve the people of DeLaSalle quite well.”

Terrell McMooreCurrently one of the Deans of Students at DeLaSalle, Mr. McMoore will begin transitioning into his new role on April 18, even as he continues as a Dean through the end of this school year. In his new position, he will continue mentoring students and supporting faculty and staff. He will organize staff professional development opportunities and continue serving on the Student Support Team, all the while helping a Catholic, Lasallian school community with broad diversity among its families see the “holy presence of God” in every person and in every moment.

A message from Mr. McMoore: “I am excited to begin in this new position at DeLaSalle. In my time here, I have found the students and families to be fantastic to work with. DeLaSalle has welcomed me and helped me feel a sense of belonging to something that is bigger than all of us, and I will do all that I can to help every student and family feel the same. It’s sacred work, to see what God has offered to all of us. Especially working with teenagers, we have to recognize our call to treat one another with dignity and help each other feel like they belong in this community.

“From my work in the public sector and the broader community, I also know that it’s important to respond to the times in which we find ourselves. Our students will move into colleges and careers and communities where equity work, justice and service will always be part of their lives.“

Mr. McMoore has a BA in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and an MA in Educational Leadership – with an emphasis in Equity and Inclusion – from Concordia College in St. Paul. Prior to coming to DeLaSalle, he worked in Minneapolis public middle and high schools as a Dean of Students, coach and athletics administrator. He helped launch the equity and inclusion program at Edison High School and also served as an administrative lead in the school’s ELL program.

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Book Collection Begins Next Tuesday

National Honor Society members are hosting a Book Collection for The Free Book Buggie which provides books to Twin Cities children. Donations should be books appropriate for ages 0-18. The collection starts next Tuesday, April 19, and continues to April 27. Boxes will be located at the main school entrances. There are two challenges to this collection: If the whole school reaches a collective total of 500 books, everyone will be get an out-of-uniform day. If 500 are not collected, the grade with the highest number of books will get the out-of-uniform day. Anyone wanting to donate money that will be used to purchase books may bring the donation to the Main Office. Thank you!

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Robotics Team Sets New Record

The Islanders Robotics Team proudly poses by their robot, Daedalus, during the First Robotics North Star Regional competition April 6-9. After 6 practice rounds and 10 qualifying matches, Daedalus and its creators took 19th place in the state competition. Science teacher and robotics moderator, Mr. Patrick Banas, was very happy with the competition and the effort from this year’s team. “This ranking is the highest ever earned by a DeLaSalle team. This team worked hard and brought a lot of energy to the build days and the competition. They stayed focused when the robot needed fixing which can be tense because there is a limited time to repair before the next match.” Congratulations, Islanders!  To view a short video of the robot in action, click here.

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Explore STEM Careers with Professionals 

Educators, parents, and students in grades 7-12 are invited to join STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professionals from Burns & McDonnell to learn about STEM careers and how these fields make a difference in our world. Information on job shadowing and internship opportunities will also be presented. To learn more, click here.

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Families Asked to Confirm 2022-23 Financial Details by April 23

The DeLaSalle Business Office has communicated tuition and financial aid information to 2022-23 registered families.  As part of our continuous enrollment protocol, returning families who do not have any new students received an email with next year’s updated information. New families (and returning families adding a new student who is also coming to De) have received a new tuition agreement as part of their email communication and are asked to follow the instructions to electronically sign the agreement and select a payment plan by April 23.  Note, families are charged a one-time $50 processing fee by Tuition Aid Data Service which is billed only with the initial payment.  Similarly, students in the class of 2023 are charged a one-time graduation fee of $150 with their initial payment.  Please contact Ron Rice, Director of Tuition Management, with any questions.

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Enrollment Orientation for the Class of 2026 – April 23

The Enrollment Orientation Program is just a week away!  On Saturday, April 23, incoming ninth graders have the opportunity to meet new classmates, interact with school officials, and make first contact with coaches and moderators of the many student activities and athletic programs De offers. The Student Activity Fair will run from 9:00am to 10:15am, and the Algebra Placement Exam, which is required for all incoming ninth graders, will follow from 10:30am to 11:45am. While students are testing, coffee and treats will be served for parents as school administrators present helpful information and answer questions about the transition to high school. We are looking forward to this great day!

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Lasallian Summer Camp Leadership Training

A fabulous leadership volunteer opportunity is available this summer at beautiful Dunrovin Retreat Center, a Lasallian ministry in Marine on St. Croix (just north of Stillwater). Dunrovin invites current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders to enter into an immersive week of servant leadership. During the Dunrovin Leadership Intensive Training Experience (DLITE), students will learn and practice leadership skills while serving youth from San Miguel Middle School, a Lasallian school in Chicago.  Students may choose one or more weeks to volunteer: June 11-16; June 18-23; and/or June 25-30. For more information or to sign-up for DLITE, click here.

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“Steps for Sleep” Charity Walk

DeLaSalle is partnering with My Very Own Bed to organize and host the Steps for Sleep Charity Walk and wellness fair on Saturday, April 30.  Festivities begin at 9:30am. My Very Own Bed is a Northeast Minneapolis-based non-profit providing new beds and bedding to kids in the Twin Cities metro area. Islander families and friends are invited to join in the walk that begins at De, routes to Boom Island, then returns to De. Online registration and contributions can be made here. Questions? Contact Nicole Stecklein, DLS Lasallian Ministry, nicole.stecklein@delasalle.com or 612-676-7608.

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Spring Theatre: Frankenstein – Opens Next Thursday

DeLaSalle Theatre closes out the 100-year anniversary season with its original adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein. Gifted scientist Victor Frankenstein succeeds in giving life to a being of his own creation. However, this is not the perfect specimen he imagines that it will be – the creation is a hideous creature who is rejected by Victor and mankind in general. This rejection has tragic consequences for the scientist. Showtimes are Thursday, April 21; Friday, April 22; and Friday, April 29, all at 7:30pm Tickets – General Admission $10, Students and Senior Citizens $8, De students are free with a school ID. Due to the nature of the production, some scenes may not be suitable for audiences younger than 13.

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A Night in Hollywood – the Junior / Senior Prom

Friday, May 6, 2002, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Nicollet Island Pavilion
Delicious Dinner! DJ Dance! Carriage Rides! Photo Booth!
Click on this link for the evening’s details.     Click on this link for ticket info and the dance guest form.

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Golf Card Fundraiser for Girls’ Golf Team

The girls’ golf team is selling the Minnesota Golf Card as a fundraiser for their program. The card gives you access to discounts at over 130 participating golf facilities. The discount deals include receiving complimentary greens fee when a second one of equal or greater value is purchased, complimentary range balls, use of year-round golf simulator centers and driving ranges, and new this year, free rounds during spring and fall dates.  Visit https://www.minnesotagolfcard.com/ to learn more about card offers. The cards are $35.00  — $15 will go to the Islanders to help them purchase equipment.  To purchase a MN Golf Card, please use this link.  The girls’ golf team thanks you.

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Holy Thursday Prayer Service: Will You Let Me Be Your Servant?

The DeLaSalle Community gathered this morning for a Holy Thursday prayer service. Sophomores Adia Fienagha, Leighton Headrick, Chris Nelson, and Amelia Rodgers proclaimed the 13th chapter of John’s Gospel and led us in prayers of petition. Janae Hinton and De’Juan Simmons, both seniors, sang a soulful rendition of “Promises” (Maverick City Music). Theology teacher Ms. Keely Wojda shared a reflection on John 13 with a challenge to all to be a loving servant as Jesus was, a thought underscored by the choir’s singing of “The Servant Song.” It was a beautiful beginning of the Triduum leading to the great feast of Easter.

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