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Union | DLS Magazine

"Union in a community is a precious gem, which is why our Lord so often recommended it to his apostles before he died. If we lose this, we lose everything. Preserve it with care, therefore, if you want your community to survive." ~ St. John Baptist de La Salle


Published twice a year, our Union magazine is an important way for our current and alumni families to stay in touch. We feature stories with current students, teachers, clubs, athletes, and more, and we share the latest news from our nearly 9,500 living alumni. There are many ways in which De La Salle keeps that connection, that "union," strong, and this magazine is one great way in which we provide that in-depth look at the happenings on Winton Drive. We encourage you to flip through these pages and discover the latest news, programs, and updates from De La Salle High School.

Also on this page:
Alumni - Stay in Touch!
Archives

Union Editor:

Karla Wiese, Director of Development
wiesek@dlshs.org
(925) 288-8195


Spring 2018: Inside This Issue


ABOUT THE COVER

The image of the globe reminds us how the students are at the center of our Mission to deliver a Catholic, Lasallian education to young men who seek it. Our community holds the students in our hands and our hearts always.

TIME, TALENT, TREASURE - AND A BIT OF TRAVEL: PART I

Science Department Chair Mr. Spencer Shively talks about the August 2017 Solar Eclipse, where he and other DLS chaperones took 38 students to the path of totality.

BUILDING A CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY THROUGH CURRICULUM

"So many individuals have given to De La Salle over the years and have provided an affordable education for every student on our campus. Through this class, the hope is that the students will understand the concept of paying it forward for future Spartans."

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS DISPLACED BY NAPA FIRES FIND SHELTER AT DE LA SALLE

"While leaving behind your earthly belongings with less than one hour's notice and going to another place is stressful, De La Salle and its Brother's Community...made every effort to assure the Brothers felt at home."

CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY OF FACULTY AND STAFF

In November 2017, 11 faculty and staff members were recognized for their commitment to the school - totaling over 250 combined service. Two staff members were also recognized with the Saint Benilde Award.

TIME, TALENT, TREASURE - AND A BIT OF TRAVEL: PART II

"In so many ways, to be a member of S.A.L.T. is to encourage students to realize that they have what it takes to make an impact; that the world would not be the same without them; and that they have a responsibility to use the education and tools that they have to try and create change."

A STEWARD FOR LEARNING - DEBORAH JANSEN

"At the Learning Center, we not only help students in subject-specific assignment; we also help them learn... To see the change in them - from the deer in the headlights and that sinking feeling to the confidence of knowing, 'I belong in this group,' and 'I can do this work' - that, to me, is the most rewarding."

A JOURNEY IN FAITH AND BROTHERHOOD: CAMPUS MINISTRY'S RETREAT PROGRAM

Campus Ministry leads multiple retreats throughout the year - not just Kairos. In this article, we explore the spiritual journey for Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior classes.

THE DE LA SALLE BYSTANDER: CHANGING OBSERVATION TO ACTION

De La Salle is beginning a year-long partnership with Dr. Jackson Katz and his organization Mentors in Violence Prevention; students, teachers, staff, counselors, coaches, parents, and administrators will work together to learn how to recognize and prevent bullying, harassment, and sexual assault.

A TRIP TO YOSEMITE SPURS STEWARDSHIP AND GRATITUDE AT THE DE LA SALLE ACADEMY

Our young Spartans on Galaxy Way spend a week in Yosemite through the generosity of Edgar and Patti Grubb (P'82). This year, Principal Marilyn Paquette asked the students to consider and to calculate just what that financial and philanthropic gift means.


WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: DOUG BRIEN - SUPER BOWL CHAMPION AND SUCCESSFUL TECH BUSINESSMAN

Doug Brien ('89) was known on campus as an elite soccer player. He played one year of football at the urging of Coach Terry Eidson. The rest is history.

SUMMER ALL YEAR LONG: THE GROWTH OF DLS CAMPS AND CLINICS

DLS teachers, coaches, and alumni come together during the summer to offer over 50 camps. Now, the program is looking to expand to offer more throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons - all in the name of supporting not the Athletic Department but the Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program.

PLUS:

Annual Financial Report

2017 #GivingTuesday Success

Staying in Touch: What's Happening?

In Memoriam

Reunions - for 1973, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008, 2013

34th Annual Brother Maris Golf Tournament - Save the Date!

2018 Carnival and Auction - Save the Date!



Alumni - Stay in Touch!


Union Archives:

Fall 2017: "A New Generation"

Spring 2017: "Community"

Fall 2016: "Evolution"

Fall 2015: "Innovation"

Spring 2015: "Guided"

Fall 2015: 50th Anniversary Special Edition

Fall 2014: "Instructed"

Spring 2014: "Loved"

Fall 2013: "What's in a Name?"