June 2017

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Lord, help me to rest awhile in the cooling shade of your presence. Slow down my restless heart and fill me with gentle compassion for all your people. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

In the news…

All returning students and a parent/guardian must participate in a required school orientation in August before the new school year starts. Orientation sessions provide a one-stop opportunity for DeLaSalle and your family to prepare for the new school year, including distributing iPads to students, making final uniform purchases, and depositing money into your child’s cafeteria account. School orientations are scheduled August 9 and August 16. Families should watch their email for a link to register for a school orientation session.

As a reminder, all new students, including those in the Class of 2021, will participate in New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 17. The Office of Admission will communicate more information about that session.

Do you need to order new uniform apparel for your child? Visit the DeLaSalle School Store online to browse uniform items and place your order. Orders placed by Friday, July 14, will be available for pick up starting with the August 9 school orientation. The School Store on campus is open in the summer by appointment only. Please contact Douge Schildgen via email or by phone at 612.859.5652.

 Students who will be in 11th grade in 2017-18 and students who are registered for an Advanced Placement or Honors course next school year likely have required coursework to complete over the summer before school begins. Click here to see a class-by-class description of what work is required.

Summer time is a great opportunity to get involved in Christian Service.  Many organizations have been contacting us to set up summer assistance.  Please see Mr. Hallman for ideas of places you can serve.  If you complete an activity during the summer you may wait until the fall to turn in your completed validation forms.  All validation forms are available here.

Congratulations to the award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre program, whose March production of “Urinetown” has earned 20 awards from the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education Program, eleven awards for the entire production and nine for individual performance.  While the final list of Spotlight awards list will not be released until early-June, we know that no high school received as many as 20 awards in 2015 or 2016, so these honors are significant. Click here to read more.

In addition to all the other accolades of the spring, congratulations are in store for Jake Nelson `17, who has been chosen as one of 24 “Triple Threat Award” finalists from high schools across the state.

A program of the Hennepin Theatre Trust, “Triple Threat” finalists are recognized for their theatre accomplishments and community leadership while participating in the Trust’s Spotlight Education program.  From the 12 male and 12 female finalists, four winners will be announced at the 12th annual Spotlight Showcase, June 12-13 at the historic State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. Limited single-seat tickets for the June 12 and 13 showcase remain at https://hennepintheatretrust.org/events/spotlight-showcase-tickets-state-theatre-minneapolis-mn-2017/.

Students in the Class of 2018 are invited to apply now for one of four spots as part of a fall exchange opportunity in Buenos Aires, Argentina. DeLaSalle will soon send an email with a link to the application to at least one parent contact per student. The application is due Friday, June 9. Students who apply must also complete and submit two recommendations from a teacher, coach, or employer by June 14. Students who are accepted do not pay for tuition or room and board, but must pay a $350 fee and for their round trip transportation to Argentina, which averages about $1,300 from Minneapolis-St. Paul. We encourage parents to talk about this opportunity with their child. Please contact Global Advantage Program coordinator Brad Casey with any questions.

The June driver’s education class is full. Thank you to those who have registered.

The next driver’s ed class will be taught in late July and early August. The class is scheduled July 31-August 4 and Aug. 7-11, from 9:00am-12:20pm. There is a mandatory parent meeting on July 31 from 1:00-2:30pm. Click here for an application. Please note, the classroom only option is no longer offered. Applicants must now sign up for both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, which costs $399.

Metro Transit is offering a Student Summer Pass for $25 that provides unlimited rides on buses or light rail for students this summer. Passes are available for purchase and are valid June 1-September 5 from 5:00am-10:00pm. It’s perfect for summer jobs, sports leagues and all the other fun that summer brings. Click here for more about how to buy a pass. All you need to purchase a pass is the school name (DeLaSalle) and the student ID.