April 2018 Letter from the Principal
Office of the Principal
The 4th Quarter has officially begun, and we are in the “home-stretch” of the school year. April is the last month of school for our seniors, and many events and ceremonies take place both on and off-campus.
EASTER HOLIDAYS: SCHOOL CLOSED
Our Easter Holidays are here! We ended school yesterday with our Lenten Prayer Service, and school will be closed on Thursday, March 29th through Monday, April 2nd. We will resume classes at the normal time on Tuesday, the 3rd, and we wish you and yours a peaceful and reflective Holy Week.
SCHEDULING FOR RETURNING STUDENTS
Students are soon to begin the process of scheduling courses for the 2018-19 school year. On Monday, April 9th, we will be holding level assemblies with the 9th, 10th, and 11th graders to discuss possible electives. Please be on the lookout for our scheduling timeline, which will be posted to edline next week and which will include further information and deadlines. All parents will sign student schedules before they are turned in to our scheduling advisors. Please know that these schedules are tentative, based on final course offerings. Finalized schedules will be mailed home in early July.
MANDATORY SENIOR PARENT MEETING, THURSDAY, APRIL 5th, 6:00 PM
This meeting is mandatory for all senior parents, and parents will be given tickets to graduation, as well as have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the Senior Breakfast Awards Ceremony. Information regarding prom, exams, Senior Fun Day, Senior Breakfast, and graduation and graduation practices will be disseminated on this night.
HONOR ROLL BREAKFASTS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, APRIL 5th AND 6th
We celebrate our honor roll students from the 3rd Quarter by treating them to breakfast in our cafeteria and presenting them with honor roll cards on Thursday, the 5th (8th, 9th and 10th grades) and Friday, the 6th (11th and 12th grades). Congratulations to all who made the list!
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION CEREMONY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11th
Our National Honor Societies will induct their newest members and will recognize their entire memberships on Wednesday, April 11th, at 7:00 pm in our cafeteria. This is a mandatory event for all members of our honor societies (NHS, French, Spanish, English, Mu Alpha Theta, Science, Social Studies, Quill and Scroll, and the Junior Classical League), and parents are encouraged to attend. Invitations will be handed out to students by Wednesday, the 4th of April. Dress is shirt and tie for boys and similarly appropriate attire for girls. Each child will be recognized at this event.
MASS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 13th
Our school mass on Friday, April 13th, celebrates the 25th anniversary of De La Salle’s first co-ed class. We will also have a reception that evening at school. Please contact Ms. Ann Heslin at [email protected] with questions.
INTERNATIONAL DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 20th
Our entire school community celebrates our diverse cultural backgrounds on this particular day at De La Salle. The celebration will take place that afternoon in our gym.
STATE LITERARY RALLY, SATURDAY, APRIL 21st
Some of our finest students will participate in the State Literary Rally on Saturday, April 21st. We wish them the best of luck!
JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM, SATURDAY, APRIL 21st
Where: Mardi Gras World
When: 9:00 pm-midnight (lock in 9:30 pm -11:30 pm)
Who: DLS juniors and seniors may each purchase up to 2 tickets–1 for themselves and 1 for a guest of the opposite gender from either DLS (underclassmen are permitted as guests) or another school
Attire: formal (tuxedos for young men, appropriate dresses for young ladies); all DLS grooming rules apply
Cost: $55/ticket, no refunds (light refreshments only, no food)
Parking is available for cash purchase at the Convention Center, Lot J
Please read all student handbook rules regarding De La Salle dances. All rules will be strictly enforced. Please email Mr. Justin Martineau at [email protected] with questions.
SENIOR EXAMS, GRADUATION PRACTICES, AND SENIOR FUN DAY
Senior exams are Wednesday, April 25th, C and D periods, and Thursday, April 26th, A and B periods. Mandatory graduation practices will take place right after second exams on these days. Senior Fun Day will take place on Friday morning, the 27th, at the JCC, and the annual Seniors vs. Faculty Basketball Game will conclude the day in our gym.
Our baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track and field teams are in full swing! Please come out and support these Cavaliers on the field and on the floor!
Registration for next school year was held in late March. If you have not yet registered your child for the upcoming school year, please contact our finance office immediately to do so. This will ensure your child’s spot in next year’s class.
Many important events are right around the corner in May, including the Athletic Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 3rd, and the Senior Awards Breakfast on Saturday, May 5th. Please continually check our website and our calendar to stay abreast of all upcoming events.
As always, we thank you for entrusting your children to us, and we wish you and your child a strong finish to the school year. We hope to see you at one or more of the many events over the next two months in which we honor our students and their successes.
Take care, and may God bless you and yours.
Paul Kelly, ‘83