Over 90 percent of the DeLaSalle student body participates in at least one co-curricular activity – and the school’s activity offerings provide an opportunity for students to collaborate, engage, learn, and problem solve in a number of ways that appeal to all types of interests. Click on each activity to learn more.
News & Events
The DeLaSalle One-Act members are performing Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” this year! The One-Act members will be heading to their Region Competition on January 23rd at Washburn High School. The show will then return to DeLaSalle and be showcased in the Florance Center on January 24th, 25th, 31st, and February 1st at 7:30pm. For information on tickets please visit this link: https://delasalle.com/2020/01/12/delasalle-theatre-winter-one-acts/
The DeLaSalle Theatre will be presenting their Spring Musical: “Catch Me If You Can” on March 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th. More details on tickets and showtimes to be announced. Stay tuned- you won’t want to miss the show!
A number of students will be attending the Tri- Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival on Monday, January 27th at Fridley High School. The students will have the opportunity to rehearse with some of the top college band, choir and orchestra directors in the state. The day will conclude with a free performance that is open to the public in the Fridley High School Auditorium at 7:00pm. The concert will conclude around 8:30 PM.
DeLaSalle offers the following student activities:
Moderator: Christine Swords
Students have the opportunity to develop their artistic talents through creative activities.
Moderator: Paul Sczepanski
Students who are interested in making things with their hands or participating in competitive throwing sports will find their place in the DeLaSalle Atlatl Society. Students learn how to design the atlatl, an ancient hunting weapon, and proper throwing techniques, then test their skills under adult supervision by throwing the atlatl at a target in a safe environment.
Moderator: Monica Kocourek
Are you interested in learning to play chess? Are you interested in improving your chess playing skills? Are you an accomplished chess player looking for good competition? Players of all levels are encouraged to stop by the Chess Club drop-in sessions every Tuesday after school from 3:00-4:15pm.
Students learn the basics of computer programming and use that knowledge to create their own programs.
Moderator: Sam Homan
The Fly Fishing Club is for students interested in learning the art of casting a fly rod, the science behind tying flies, and the entertainment of catching fish. Students will receive direct instruction on how to develop an accurate cast using targets. We will also learn about the different types of aquatic life forms that fish typically eat and how to mimic them with artificial flies. Lastly, we will fish! The sport of fly fishing is growing at a rapid pace— so start now!
Moderator: Pam Beckman
The GREEN Team is a student-led organization dedicated to creating a brighter, greener, more just present and future through a commitment to sustainability planning and practices, environmental education, and the scientific and organic development of green technologies and landscapes on campus and in the community. New members are always welcome!
The Investment Club introduces students to finance and investing through activities and guest speakers. This is the ideal activity for students interested in exploring college and career paths in the field.
Moderator: Peg Hodapp
Students of all grades are invited to weekly meetings, during lunches on Fridays, of LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace). The group welcomes inspiring guest speakers, engages in topical discussions, and plans events such as Diversity Week, Social Justice Week, and school liturgies.
Moderator: Jeremy Zavitz
The Men’s Association of Competitive Readers is an organization for young men to get together and read literature while engaging with that literature in a competitive setting. MACRs strives to encourage young men from diverse backgrounds not only to read, but to enjoy reading.
Moderator: Malcolm Newman
Students who enjoy all facets of Mathematics compete in Math meets against students from area high schools.
Moderator: Matt Larson
Students develop an understanding of the American judicial system by researching, preparing arguments, and trying a case in a trial setting.
Eleventh and twelfth grade students who demonstrate leadership qualities and obtain a minimum 3.5 grade point average are invited to apply for membership to the National Honor Society. Once a member, students commit to service within the DeLaSalle community and in the greater Twin Cities.
Moderator: Megan Longman
National Art Honor Society allows students to express their creative abilities through projects that benefit the school and greater community. NAHS is open to eligible eleventh and twelfth grade students who have participated in at least one semester of art.
The Newspaper and Podcasting club are for students that are interested in the fields of broadcasting and journalism. Students could work together to create an Islander newspaper and an Islander Podcast with different columns or programs. They would also have a chance to develop their own podcast about a topic of their choice. Along the way, they will improve their writing skills, their ability to research topics, and they’ll also learn about audio production!
Moderator: Martin Marrin
Quiz Bowl is an academic competitions between teams of four who compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more.
Moderator: Patrick Banas
Students who enjoy problem solving, hands-on learning, and creativity help to design and build a robot from a set of parts that can accomplish an assigned task. Students enter the completed robot into competition with other schools.
Moderator: Jimmy Arroyo-Miller
Speech focuses on developing students’ reading, listening, speaking, writing and performing skills. Students choose from 13 categories then select, or write their own piece and compete in several tournaments throughout the spring semester.
The DeLaSalle Onyx Step Team invites students to participate in step dancing, a percussive form of dance that uses the entire body as an instrument with a combination of footsteps and hand claps. The tradition follows what was historically a form of dance practiced by African American college fraternities and sororities.
Moderator: Christian Glanville
All DeLaSalle students have an opportunity to be ambassadors for the school and serve the student body by participating in Student Council. Council members organize and produce Homecoming Week, Winterfest Week, school dances, festival events, fundraisers, and spirit days.
Moderator: Malcolm Newman
Students learn the rules of and engage in friendly competitive play with each other in a variety of tabletop-based board games.
Technovation offers young women an opportunity to explore careers in and participate in activities that promote learning about and utilizing technology. Students learn how to design computer applications and work with each other in groups to design and create their own app.
Moderator: James Buffington
Theatre offers students many opportunities to involve themselves in drama, comedy, and musical productions. Students are the actors, stagehands, costume makers, make-up artists, and lighting and sound coordinators.