May 2018 Letter from the Principal

 

 

 

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Office of the Principal

May, 2018

Dear Parents:
It is hard to believe, but there are only three and a half weeks remaining until the official end of the 2017-18 school year!  As our students become more and more excited about the approaching end of school, we ask that you continue to partner with us to keep your student disciplined and focused as we move toward final exams.  It is an exciting time for all of us, and we anticipate a smooth end to a tremendous year.

 

SCHEDULES FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
Parents, signed course schedules are to be turned in tomorrow, the 2nd of May.  Please know that these schedules are tentative.  Final schedules will be mailed home in early July.

 

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  SERVICE HOURS FOR THE 17-18 SCHOOL YEAR
Please be reminded that your child must complete all of his or her service hours by May 16, 2018.  We will have our final collection of hours in homeroom on that day.

Sophomores must complete and turn in 15 hours, and juniors must complete and turn in 20 hours.

 

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Any student who is mandated to make up service hours on these days and fails to attend will receive INCOMPLETES as final grades until the hours are made up.

In the upcoming weeks, we will be continually notifying students of service hour opportunities (an entire list of agencies that offer service hours to high school students can be found on our website), and we will be informing students when they have successfully completed their hours.

If you have any questions regarding service hours, please email Ms. Perry Rogers at [email protected].

 

SPRING BAND AND STRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd, 6:30 PM
Come join us for our Spring Band and String Orchestra Concert this Wednesday night in the cafeteria.  Our band and string orchestra will perform for all guests, and Mr. Pray and Ms. Towell will repeat the concert for the entire student body the following morning.

 

ATHLETIC AWARDS CEREMONY, THURSDAY, MAY 3rd, 5:30 PM
All participating De La Salle student-athletes will be honored this Thursday at our year-end Athletic Awards Ceremony.

This ceremony will begin promptly at 5:30 pm with a call-out of junior high and junior varsity athletes.

Student-athletes attend this event free of charge, and there is a $15.00 ticket cost for guests.  All student-athletes must RSVP at the receptionist’s desk by Wednesday of this week, and all tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.  Dress is semi-formal; shirt and tie for boys, and the equivalent attire for young ladies; no jeans or tennis shoes may be worn.  Mr. Perrone will be present to ensure all handbook rules are followed.

 

SENIOR AWARDS BREAKFAST, SATURDAY, MAY 5th, 9:00 AM
This ceremony is mandatory for seniors, and it will take place at the Jefferson Orleans South, 2536 Edenborn, Metairie, 70002.

Dress is semi-formal; shirt and tie for boys, and the equivalent attire for young ladies; no jeans or tennis shoes may be worn.

Contact Mrs. D’Antoni at [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

UNDERCLASSMEN AWARDS CEREMONY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th, 6:00 PM
Invitations will be sent home later this week for this event.  On this evening, we honor the top students in all of our academic course offerings, as well as all club and extra-curricular activity participants.  Please contact Mr. Justin Martineau, Director of Student Activities, at [email protected], if you have any questions about this event.

 

Dress is semi-formal; shirt and tie for boys, and the equivalent attire for young ladies; no jeans or tennis shoes may be worn.

 

FOUNDER’S DAY AND 8th GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY, FRIDAY, MAY 11th
All 8th grade parents are invited to attend this ceremony, which begins at 10:30 am on Friday, May 11th.  The ceremony includes Mass, the presentation of a “golden diploma” to the 50th anniversary graduates of De La Salle’s class of 1967, and the recognition and promotion of each current 8th grade student.  The day usually concludes at approximately 12:30 pm for all students, so please make the necessary plans to accommodate this early dismissal.

 

GRADUATION, MONDAY, MAY 14th, 4:00 PM, TULANE’S MCALISTER AUDITORIUM
Graduation takes place at 4:00 pm at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium, 67 McAlister Drive, Tulane University, New Orleans, 70118.  Congratulations, seniors and senior parents!

(Reminder that the final graduation practice takes place on Tuesday, May 8th, at 10:00 am, at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium).

 

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY, MAY 18th, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, AT DE LA SALLE
Please come out and join us for the second annual Food Truck Friday here at De La Salle.  Admission prices include a wristband to eat as much as you like at all of the food trucks.  Adult beverages will be available and can be purchased from the bar, cash only. An ATM will be available on-site. Please contact Ms. Ann Heslin at [email protected] with any questions.  Yard signs are available at the front desk.

 

FINAL EXAMS, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 22nd AND 23rd
Reminder that final exams fall on a Tuesday and Wednesday this year.  Tuesday, May 22nd, students will take their C and D period exams; Wednesday, May 23rd, students will take their A and B period exams.  Dismissal for all students will be at 11:00 am on these exam days.

 

FINAL GRADES
Please be reminded that we do not mail home final grades.  All grades should be available via Edline by the 1st of June.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL
Any student who fails the equivalent of .5 credits of a course (or more) must remediate those credits in summer school at De La Salle.  Please refer to the Student Handbook for further clarification.

Summer school registration is Wednesday May 30th, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The first day of Session I is Thursday, May 31st, and the final day of Session II is Tuesday, July 3rd.   Any questions regarding grades and summer school can be directed to Mrs. D’Antoni  or Mr. Tyler Sanderlin at [email protected].

 

ACT PREPARATION COURSE, MAY 24th – JUNE 8th
We are pleased to announce that De La Salle will again offer an ACT Preparation Course in the weeks leading up to the June ACT date.  All rising seniors and juniors are invited to participate.  Mr. Hussein Dossaji will lead the session, and the cost is $425.00 per student.   Students who took this course last year found it tremendously beneficial.

 

As always, we thank you for entrusting your children to us, and we wish you and your child a happy and healthy May.

 

Take care, and may God bless you and yours.

 

Sincerely,

paulsig

Paul Kelly, ‘83
Principal

 

 

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