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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 more than 10,000 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.

Union Editor:
Rich Davi, Communications Coordinator
(925) 288-8148


Fall 2020: Inside This Issue

As a global pandemic took over the country, De La Salle High School transitioned to Distance Learning on March 16, 2020. The faculty, staff, and students left campus to continue working and learning through online outlets such as Zoom and Google Chat. The transition from on-campus learning to distance learning happened quickly, but the school was prepared to make the change. However, the shift was not easy for everyone, and adjustments were made on the fly, allowing faculty, staff, and students to adapt to the new way of working and learning. The cover displays screen shots taken by faculty members during their online learning classes.

Commencement 2020
Due to COVID-19, De La Salle had to adjust its commencement plans for the Class of 2020. Highlighted in this issue of the Union are the Senior Send-Off Parade and Drive-Thru Graduation, as well as speeches from President Mark DeMarco ’78, Vice President for Academic Life, Dr. Heather Alumbaugh, Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Cameron Katz, and Class of 2020 Salutatorian, William Melosevich.

Post-Graduation Plans for the Class of 2020
All 238 students from the Class of 2020 made decisions to attend either a four-year or two-year school upon graduation from De La Salle High School. See where the Class of 2020 is attending college.

Faculty Recognition
Director of Campus Life and Culture, Mike Aquino is the school’s 2019-20 Lasallian Educator of the Year. Long-time faculty members Janet Appel, Matt Castello ’80, and Joan MacDonald retire.

De La Salle Ensures Access in the Midst of a Pandemic
The school’s mission is to ensure proportionate accessibility for a diverse student body, but in the middle of a pandemic the need for tuition assistance compounded. Read how the school continued to support its families during these challenging times.

Learning to Live and Thrive with Distance Learning
When mandated to Shelter-in-Place in March, the school transitioned to complete distance learning for all students. Read how De La Salle made a successful transition to this new way of learning, while maintaining its high academic standards.


  • 2019-20 Parent Class Honor Roll of Donors
  • 2019-20 Alumni Honor Roll of Donors
  • In Memoriam
  • Alumni Profile on Brigadier General, Doug Paul ‘87
  • Letter from Alumni President Scott Roberts ‘93
  • Alumni Board Roster
  • What’s Happening De La Salle
  • Reunions Update
  • 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Class
  • 2019-20 Athletic Department Review

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Union Archives:

Fall 2020: "Distance Learning"
Spring 2020: "What Makes Us Lasallian"
Fall 2019: "The Perfect Effort"
Spring 2019: "Les Hommes de Foi...Men of Faith"
Fall 2018: "Lasallians Without Limits"

Spring 2018: "Stewardship"
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?"