April 2016 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.
FINE ARTS / SOCIAL JUSTICE PRESENTATION
Tuesday, April 5th, our entire student body enjoys our Fine Arts / Social Justice Presentation on our One Book for Justice, which this year was The Glass Castle.
MANDATORY SENIOR PARENT MEETING, THURSDAY, APRIL 7TH, 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 in May. 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
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 7th (10th-12th grades) and Friday, the 8th (8th and 9th grades). Congratulations to all who made the list!
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION CEREMONY, THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH
Our National Honor Societies will induct their newest members on Thursday, April 14th, 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, and the Junior Classical League), and parents are encouraged to attend. Dress is coat and tie for boys and similarly appropriate attire for girls. Each child will be recognized at this event.
STATE LITERARY RALLY AND MU ALPHA THETA
Some of our finest students will participate in the Mu Alpha Theta convention this Saturday, the 9th, and / or the State Literary Rally the following Saturday, the 16th, in Baton Rouge. We wish them the best of luck!
INTERNATIONAL DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND
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.
JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM, SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
Where: Aquarium of the Americas
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: $65/ticket (includes food and drink)
LA TROUPE DE LA SALLE’S FINAL PERFORMANCE, MONDAY, APRIL 25TH
La Troupe’s final performance take place on this night. More details will follow as the performance time and format is determined.
SENIOR EXAMS, GRADUATION PRACTICES, AND SENIOR FUN DAY
Senior exams are Wednesday, April 27th, C and D periods, and Thursday, April 28th, A and B periods. Mandatory graduation practices will take place right after second exams on these days. Senior Fun Day takes place at the JCC on Friday morning, the 29th, and the annual Seniors vs. Faculty Basketball Game will conclude the day in our gym.
ACT PREPARATION COURSE, MAY 26TH – JUNE 9TH
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 $300.00 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 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