Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle
Friday, February 6, 2015
Important Upcoming Dates & Events
Dr. Steve Kahn Presents “Calming the Chaos”
at February 9 Parent Association Meeting
There is so much going on in our
families during high school and
we know it can be stressful. Tests
and papers are all due at once.
Friendships will change. A new
boyfriend or girlfriend will arrive or
vanish. How can we help calm the
chaos? Join the DeLaSalle Parent
Association, as we welcome Dr.
Steve Kahn to our meeting Monday
at 6:30pm in the Robert Casanova Room. We’ll learn
strategies for balancing the demands of work, family and
activities as well as share our own perspectives as part
of the conversation. Dr. Kahn’s presentations have been
quite well received in previous years.
2015-16 Theme Reflects Student’s View of DeLaSalle
A Psalm reflection on community will be the Scripture theme
for the 2015-16 school year. DeLaSalle President Barry Lieske
chose the “How good it is when God’s people live in unity”
(Psalm 133:1) theme from a
submission by Jimmy
Farah ‘15. In his entry,
Farah wrote that the theme
captures one of DeLaSalle’s
greatest qualities - its
community. “Whether
you are in the classroom,
playing on the athletic field,
or walking through the hall, you know that God is always with
you,” Farah explained.
Students and staff may submit suggestions to Lieske in
January. This year’s theme “Find your delight in the Lord”
(Psalm 37:4) came from a submission by Tiarah Young ‘16.
Parents: Help Plan Senior All-Night Party
Senior parents: Help plan the all-night
party for our seniors after they graduate.
Come to an informational meeting this
Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7:00pm in the
Robert Casanova Room. We will start
forming committees to make the fun
event happen. Email Karin Glanville if
you would like to help but cannot attend Wednesday.
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Advanced Placement (AP) Information Night
Thursday, February 12, 6:30pm
Learn what Advanced Placement (AP) classes will be
offered in the 2015-16 school year. Get an overview
of the AP program, including exams, scheduling and
college credits.
President’s Day - NO SCHOOL
Monday, February 16
History Day at DeLaSalle
Tuesday, February 17, 6:00-8:30pm
Current 11th grade students will
show off their History Day projects at
DeLaSalle - screening documentaries,
displaying exhibits, staging dramatic
performances, and making research
papers and websites available for reading and viewing.
History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social
Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to
“do” history by selecting and researching a topic of their
choice around a national theme. This year’s theme Leadership and Legacy in History.
Ash Wednesday Mass
Wednesday, February 18, 9:00am, Florance Center
Social Justice Week
February 23-27
2015-16 Registration Materials Due
Friday, February 27
Feb. 23 Deadline to Apply for 2015-16 Financial Aid
Families who wish to be
considered for financial aid
for the 2015-16 school year
must apply no later than
Monday, Feb. 23. Click here for
more information, including a
financial aid worksheet you can
download and links to apply for financial aid through TADS.
During this tax season, do you need to know how much
you paid in tuition for 2014? You
can access your tuition payment
report through TADS. Log in to your
account and click the “Reports” tab
on the sub-menu at the top of you account page. Find the
“Payments” section and choose the “Paid Tuition for Taxes”
report. This report will display information from the 2013-14
and 2014-15 school years.
You may contact Mr. Ron Rice with any financial aid
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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle
Friday, February 6, 2015 - Page 2
Islanders Exceed $2,000 Goal for Water Well in Nicaragua
A school in Nicaragua will benefit from the life-giving resource of water, thanks to the generosity
of the DeLaSalle school community. Islanders raised $2,624.89 to pay for the construction of a well
at the school through DeLaSalle’s H2O for Life initiative. Because
students exceeded the $2,000 fundraising goal, the school has
awarded a two-hour scheduled late start on Monday, March 17. The
junior class will also receive an out of uniform day at a later date
because they won the fundraising challenge between the four grade
Also, as part of the initiative, DeLaSalle implemented a one-day moratorium on plastic bottle
sales, saving 150 plastic bottles from entering the waste stream.
Islander News
Students Lobby for Clean Energy
Three dozen Islanders lobbied Governor
Mark Dayton and state lawmakers to
clean energy
Energy &
Jobs’ Day at
the Capitol
Feb. 2. Students received training,
met with their state senators and
representatives, attended an interfaith
prayer service, and had a large group
discussion with the governor, even
posing for “selfies” with him after.
Islanders Experience Life at
Twenty Anthropology students
shadowed students at Randolph High
School Feb. 4 as part of a project to
explore similarities and differences
between the urban and rural schools.
prepare their
or descriptive study of human culture,
that explored such things as how
students get to and from school and
the types of classes they take.
Student Painting Wins Award
You can see a DeLaSalle student’s
artwork on display at the University
of Minnesota this month. Frankie
Carlson ‘18 won a
Silver Key Award
at the Scholastic
Art Competition.
His painting “Blue
Panic” will be on
display at the Gold &
Silver Key Exhibition
through Feb. 21 at the
University of Minnesota Regis Center
for Art (418 21st Ave. South). The gallery
is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm.
Steinhagen Skis to State
Carter Steinhagen ’17 finished in
10th place in the Section 4 Alpline Ski
meet on Feb. 4. Carter advances to
the state meet, to be held Wednesday,
Feb. 11 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
Congratulations and good luck Carter!
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Competition Cheer Earns State
Championship, Seeks National Title
Congratulations to the DeLaSalle
varsity competition cheer team, which
won the Class A state championship
Jan. 31, earning its third straight title
and seventh title in school history. The
team competes this weekend in the
UCA National Competition in Orlando,
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Florida. The junior varsity
competition cheer competes
this weekend in the WOW Factor
Nationals at the Minneapolis
Convention Center.
Seven Sign Letters of Intent
Congratulations to these
students who signed National
Letters of Intent on Feb. 4 to
study and play football next year:
-Darryl Atkins, Jr.
Northern State University
-Marquise Bridges
North Dakota State University
-Drayton Carlberg
University of Oregon
-Hunter Carlberg
University of Oregon
-Billy Hart
University of Manitoba
-Isaac Hodge
Northern State University
-Keion Tillman
Lincoln University
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