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Spotlight on Campus Life

February 2020

We’re off and running in our second semester of the school year!

We just wrapped up our Battle for the Winton Cup - our celebration of Catholic Schools Week, where De La Salle and Carondelet students joined together as “two schools” to promote unity through friendly competition in a series of activities, games, and challenges. The Senior class emerged victorious! We also concluded a successful Mental Health Awareness Week sponsored by our Jefferson Awards Club and Service Leadership students. This week was an opportunity to educate our student community on depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention and culminated with our 9th Annual Laps for Life (click here to view photo gallery) event. 

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Coming up the week of February 10-13, De La Salle celebrates RISE Week. RISE stands for “Respect, Inclusion, Solidarity, and Empowerment” and expanded out of DLS’s Social Justice assembly to raise campus awareness in the role men can play as allies and leaders in preventing gender-based violence and sexual assault. Both DLS and CHS mark RISE Week as a way to educate and inspire our students for the challenges of today. This year we have expanded our focus to address racism and homophobia. This year we are pleased to welcome Mr. Gordon Braxton to address our student body on February 13:

On August 28, 1963, the nation was challenged to combat racial injustice by the stirring words of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Nearly, thirty years later, Gordon Braxton received a similar challenge from a dream of his own, a dream that lasted over a month as he battled for his life after falling into a coma at the age of 18. Losing the ability to walk, talk, and write taught Gordon to truly appreciate life’s gifts. He also learned that losing the ability to dream was the greatest inspiration to dream. He now shares his dream with audiences around the nation and asks the question, “Why can’t we achieve a world free of racism, sexism, and men’s violence against women.”In his presentation Mr. Braxton highlights both the literal and emotional reawakening he experienced during his two-month hospital stay. Core content focuses on the role of whites and men in ending oppression, and the cultural dynamics that allow oppression and violence to exist to this day in America. Parallels are made between types of oppression, particularly violence against women and racism.

Parent Education

  • February 13 from 8-9 a.m., Mr. Braxton presents a special parent education event for dads: "Fostering Healthy Relationships and Respect in Our Sons: A Courageous Conversations for Dads". Join us in the Hall of Fame Lobby for FREE light breakfast and conversation. Though aimed at fathers, all parents/guardians are welcome! Read more about the event here and register to attend by using this form
  • Check out our new Parent Education section on the Parents page of the De La Salle website for other upcoming opportunities to hear from dynamic speakers, educators, and activists on topics relevant to parenting boys in today’s world. 

March Events

  • Junior Prom, Saturday March 7, Blackhawk Auto Museum, 7-10 p.m. 
    Tickets and guest passes will be available starting Friday, February 7.
    Check the Campus Life>Dances page for updated information.
  • Senior Mother/Son Liturgy & Brunch, Sunday March 15
    Our annual Senior Mother/Son Liturgy & Brunch is coming up on Sunday March 15.
    Mass in the DLS Theater with brunch to follow in the Hofmann Center.
    Go to the Class Events Registration page to sign up. 


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