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Spotlight on Campus Life


September 2019


 

We had a great start to the school year with welcoming our transfer student and class of 2023 families at the New Student/Family Liturgy & BBQ and jumped into the school year with our slate of Welcome Week lunchtime activities culminating with a rally and our Welcome Dance. Campus Life has some exciting events coming up in September!

  • Junior Ring Ordering - Jostens will be on campus on Wednesday, September 4th during lunch in front of the Ladouceur Athletic Center for class ring payments.  Please be sure to bring your ring payment at this time!
     
  • Homecoming - We celebrate our Homecoming Week (Sept. 16-21) with a week of lunchtime activities that ends with our Friday Homecoming Rally (Sept. 20) and Saturday’s Homecoming Dance (Sept. 21). Juniors/Seniors are on the De La Salle campus from 7:00-10:00 pm, Freshmen & Sophomores are on the Carondelet campus from 6:30-9:30 pm. Tickets are $10. Freshmen & Sophomores purchase tickets online through Carondelet - click on this link.  Juniors & Seniors purchase tickets in the De La Salle Bookstore. Students may bring a guest from another school and just need to complete and turn in a Guest Pass.
     
  • Club Fair- Join one of over thirty student clubs and organizations at our Club Fair at lunch on Wednesday, September 18th in the Quad. Joining a club is a great way to get involved around shared interests with your Spartan brothers! 
     
  • Photo Retakes- Not happy with your ID Card photo? Retakes are on Thursday, September 26 at Lunch in the Gym. Order online HERE
     
  • Sophomore Family Liturgy & Brunch- Sophomore students and families are invited to join us on Sunday, September  29th at 10 am in the Theater & Hofmann Student Center for the Sophomore Family Liturgy & Brunch. Register HERE.

Student-Parent Directory- Interested in setting up a carpool or organizing with other De La Salle families? Check out the Student-Parent Directory located in your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Select the
“School Bulletin” tab and you’ll see a link to the Directory


 

Spotlight on Campus Life Archives

2019-20 School Year

2018-19 School Year

April 2019

Ahhh! The dog days of March are over and we are looking forward to Easter Break!  Our Positive Student Action (PSA) Assemblies went very well and Junior Prom at Golden Gate Fields was great! Now Senior Ball is right in front of us.


Senior Ball is Friday, April 12 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco
This year's Senior Ball theme is "A Night at the Museum" and we expect up to 500 students to attend the Senior Ball. Students can register using our homepage – Quicklinks – Senior Ball. Registration closes on Tuesday, April 9.  

The evening includes dancing and roaming the museum (including the aquarium), vegan and gluten free food options, buffet-style sandwich platters, build-your-own crepe station with sweet and savory crepes, two chocolate fountain stations, several drink stations, and a photo booth.

The dance is from 7:30-11:30 p.m.  As per the school’s handbooks, random breathalyzer test will be taken. All students need to be at the event by 8:30 p.m. (we won’t turn them away if their late) and can leave no earlier than 10:30 p.m. Free onsite parking is available on Nancy Pelosi Drive. We’ve been told to disregard the parking sign “until 10 p.m.” as park rangers are informed about special events happening inside the Academy. Parking in the Museum garage is open until midnight and is $17 per car. 

Please, no gum or candy in the Museum. Student ID is required.


Senior Grad Night
An evening celebration for the classes of 2019 follows the morning and afternoon graduation ceremonies for both DLS (9A) and CHS (2P). Registration is up and running on our homepage (DLS students only – CHS has their own registration for this event) under Quicklinks – Senior Grad Night 2019.


Driver's Ed - Summer Session
In case you missed one of the four Driver's Education sessions during the school year, there will be a summer session, June 2-4. The three-day summer Driver's Education course will be eight hours each day, running from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The location for the Driver's Ed Summer Session has not been determined. Click Driver's Education Summer Session, or go to the school's calendar to register.
 


 

March 2019

2019 Junior Prom - "A Midnight in Paris"
Saturday, March 16
7:30-10:30 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley

The Junior Student Councils of De La Salle and Carondelet are finalizing plans for the 2019 Junior Prom. The theme for this year is "A Midnight in Paris." 

  • Ticket/Registration price per student is $75. 
  • All tickets/registration will be through the De La Salle website: www.dlshs.org/campus-life/students/dances.
  • Guest pass forms will be available on the registration page. Students (and their guest) must bring their student ID with them to the Prom.
  • All boys must be dressed appropriately in semi-formal attire.
  • Tuxedos are not necessary, but dress shirts, ties, slacks, and dress shoes are required.

Save the Date - Senior Ball 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019 • 7:30-11:30 p.m.
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, Calif. 

Registration for Senior Ball 2019 will begin next week, through the De La Salle website at: dlshs.org/campus-life/students/dances


Class Council Elections
Students interested in running for class council leadership position for the 2019-20 school year have submitted applications and are currently being screened by senior leadership. Elections are scheduled for March 28. 


February 2019

Junior Prom - "A Midnight in Paris"
Junior Student Council is busy planning with the 2019 Junior Prom. The theme this year is "A Midnight in Paris." The 2019 Junior Prom will be Saturday, March 16, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley.  

  • Ticket/Registration price per student is $75. 
  • All sales will be through the De La Salle website.
  • The webpage and registration information should be up by the end of next week.
  • Guest pass forms will be available on the registration page. Students (and their guest) must bring their student ID with them to the Prom. 
  • All boys must be dressed appropriately in semi-formal attire.
  • Tuxedos are not necessary, but dress shirts, ties, slacks and dress shoes are required.


Save the Date - Senior Ball 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019 • 7:30-11:30 p.m.
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, Calif. 

January 2019

Following the 19-day break for the holidays, classes resumed on Wednesday, January 9 with the second semester of the 2018-19 school year. There are a number of activities that will be taking place in January, so add these campus activities to you calendar for the next 27 days. 

  • Ski Club Trip to Squaw Valley - January 12
  • Next Level Flag Football - begins on Sunday, January 13
  • Driver's Ed – Quarter 3 - Begins on January 15 in room 201 (sign up online)
  • Senior Parent Graduation and Grad Night meeting - January 16 at 6:30 pm in the De La Salle Theatre
  • Walk for Life - January 26
  • De La Salle Financial Aid Workshop I - January 26 at 9 am in the Library
  • De La Salle Crab Feed - January 26 at 6 pm in the Hofmann Center

December 2018

Our annual Toy Drive, headed by the freshman class and Mr. Eidson, is up and running now through December 19. Freshmen students are asked to buy toys for ages 0-4, sophomores for ages 5-7, juniors for ages 8-10, and seniors for ages 11-13. 

The National Honor Society is once again offering a prize to students who donate.  Bring a toy or a $10 donation and they can wear sweat pants on final exam days. When they donate they receive a wristband to wear on exam days.  No wristband – no sweats, as Mr. Aliotti says. The date for

Senior Yearbook Ads has been extended through December!

Here is a rundown of events up until our Christmas break:

  • Theatre Arts play “Dogfight” continues with shows on Dec. 6, 7, and 8 (closing night). Tickets online, at the door or the bookstore. Students $6 – adults $12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • De La Salle will play Mater Dei in the CIF State Open Division Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 8. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.  
  • Theatre Auditions for the Spring play "Pygmalion" begin Dec. 10-14.
  • The Vontoure Basketball Classic begins Thursday, Dec. 6 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 8.
  • Physics Boat Races in the pool, Dec. 11.
  • The De La Salle/Carondelet Christmas Concert is Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Hofmann Student Center at 7 p.m. This free event includes DLS and CHS student choirs and the jazz and concert bands.
  • The Soccer Classic Showcase for those enthusiast runs Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15.
  • And – of course – Semester 1 final exams are Monday, Dec. 17, Tuesday, Dec. 18, and Wednesday, Dec. 19.
  • Christmas Break begins Dec. 21, and classes for semester two resume on Wednesday, Jan. 9.



Annual De La Salle Toy Drive (Nov. 15 - Dec. 19)
The De La Salle annual Toy Drive began on November 15 and ends Wednesday, December 19. 

Freshmen students are asked to buy toys for ages 0-4, sophomores for ages 5-7, juniors for ages 8-10, and seniors for ages 11-13. 

The agencies we help are The Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Holiday Helpers Warehouse in Martinez, The Oakland Catholic Worker, Monument Crisis Center, and Running With Love which brings toys to the migrant camps we visit during the Ven a Ver Salinas Immersion.



Crab Feed Student Servers Needed
Student servers are needed for the Annual De La Salle Crab Feed, which will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 6-10 pm in the De La Salle Hofmann Student Center. Juniors and seniors can sign up to be servers through the provided link, and are required to signup for one of the mandatory orientation meetings. 

CRAB FEED STUDENT SIGNUP

November 2018

HARLAN COHEN AT DE LA SALLE ON NOV. 7 (This is a free event, registration is not required)
New York bestselling author, Harlan Cohen, will be on the De La Salle campus on Wednesday, November 7. Co-hosted by the College Counseling Departments and the Parent Associations at De La Salle and Carondelet, the presentation will take place in the De La Salle Theatre, starting at 7 pm.

Cohen will be here to present on his book, Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning: A New Approach to Search & Selection

Cohen is a nationally syndicated advice columnist and speaker at over 500 high school and college campuses. An author of five books, he is a frequent guest on television and radio programs, and has appeared on the Today Show.  



Annual De La Salle Toy Drive (Nov. 15 - Dec. 19)
De La Salle will hold its annual Toy Drive, beginning on Thursday, November 15 and ending on Wednesday, December 19. 

Freshmen students are asked to buy toys for ages 0-4, sophomores for ages 5-7, juniors for ages 8-10, and seniors for ages 11-13. 

The agencies we help are The Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Holiday Helpers Warehouse in Martinez, The Oakland Catholic Worker, Monument Crisis Center, and Running With Love which brings toys to the migrant camps we visit during the Ven a Ver Salinas Immersion.



Crab Feed Student Servers Needed
Student servers are needed for the Annual De La Salle Crab Feed, which will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 6-10 pm in the De La Salle Hofmann Student Center. Juniors and seniors can sign up to be servers through the provided link, and are required to signup for one of the mandatory orientation meetings. 

CRAB FEED STUDENT SIGNUP



Fall 2018 California Scholastic Federation Membership
Congratulations to the 150 De La Salle students that earned California Scholastic Federation Membership or Associate Membership for the fall 2018.

CLICK HERE to see the list of De La Salle students that earned Fall 2018 CSF Memberships 

CSF membership is based on an on-time application (retroactive membership is not allowed) submitted at the beginning of each semester and based on the previous semester grades earned (CJSF Honor Award for 1st semester 9th graders).  

Applications for spring of 2019 membership, based on fall 2018 grades, will be available at the end of January in Schoology from Ms. Lopez, CSF Moderator.

October 2018

Homecoming: Friday, October 5 will mark the annual homecoming football game for De La Salle, when it hosts Monte Vista at 7 p.m. Students are asked to wear either white or pink (in support of Breast Cancer Awareness) to the game on Friday night.

The Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, October 6. Juniors and seniors will have their dance at the De La Salle Hofmann Center, while the freshman and sophomore dance will be held at Carondelet's Garaventa Center. 

As part of homecoming, De La Salle and Carondelet ask seniors to select students who represent excellence in a set of categories.

2018 De La Salle/Carondelet Homecoming Court
Leadership: Jason Abele and Delaney O'Connell
Character: Henry To'oto'o and Isis Tolson
Service: JC Wackowski and Kyle Parco and Sophie Schmitz
Spirit: Rocco Locicero and Bailey Choi
Faith: Matthew Oertli and Grace Fenton
Humanitarian: Erich Storti and Christina Abudayeh
Spartan Courage: Jason Abele
Cougar Pride: Sophie Schmitz

Congratulations to all of our winners!

September 2018

Welcome Week: Our Leadership class put on a stirring Welcome Rally (8/24) and Dance (8/25). It was good to celebrate the student energy of being back at school again!  We once again had dances at both Carondelet (freshman) and De La Salle (10-11-12). Happy campers when we were done. 

Back to School Night: Both National Honors Society and Student Leadership will join forces along with the Parent Association to help guide a Back to School Night this Thursday, Sept. 6. We start promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Classes start at 7 p.m. The Parents Association will have refreshments and goodies at the end of the evening.

Intramural Quad Hockey and Freshman Flag Football is getting ready to begin.  Quad Hockey sign-ups begin this week. Freshman teams are coordinated in their 4th period classes with their teachers.

Club Fair/Picture Retakes: Our annual fair is Thursday, Sept. 13, with over 25 clubs participating. The Carondelet Club Fair is the same day, so boys can check their clubs out too. Then on Wednesday, Sept. 20, students who wish to have their student ID picture retaken can do so in the OC (or gym) at lunch. In order to get their new ID card they need to bring with them their current ID and the picture packet they should have received in the mail from Studio One Photography. FYI: ID pictures are used in the yearbook (except for seniors who take portraits).

Homecoming: Plans for Homecoming 2018 are in process. Again this year De La Salle and Carondelet are coordinating two separate dances. De La Salle will host junior and seniors in the Hofmann Center. Carondelet will host all freshmen and sophomores in their Garaventa Center. The dances are scheduled for Saturday, October 6. Tickets will go on sale the week of Sept. 17 (or sooner), at a cost of $10 per ticket. Dress is formal or business attire. It is also a guest pass dance. The form will be available on our website the week of Sept. 10, on at www.dlshs.org. Go to Campus Life then “school forms.” 

Please note: Students must have their ID card to enter the dance.  We will be communicating to you attendance adjustments we are working on based on suggestions from last year’s event.  Stay tuned!

2017-18 School Year

March 2018

 

Class Council Elections: Students interested in running for class council leadership positions for the 2018-19 school year have submitted applications and are currently being screened by senior leadership. Elections are scheduled for the week of March 12th or March 19 – date TBA as schedules are being reviewed.

Talent Show: Lasallian Student Leadership class is prepping for a school talent show on Thursday, March 22nd. Auditions are in currently in process.

Junior Prom: The DLS & CHS Junior Prom is slated for Friday, March 23th from 7:00 to 10:00P at Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville. The cost is $60 per student and registration is available on the CHS homepage as they are the lead school for this year’s Prom and Ball. This dress up evening includes a buffet, dessert, drinks, dancing, photo booth and a casino experience to go with a Monte Carlo theme. It is a guest pass dance. DLS students will need one only if their date is NOT a CHS student. The form is available on the CHS registration page and on our website under Quicklinks – School Forms.

Senior Ball: Although not in the month of March, the Senior Ball is scheduled for Saturday night, April 21st in San Francisco’s Metreon - City View. To give everyone time to plan, registration for the ball (through CHS) will be available soon.

Senior Grad Night: An evening celebration for the classes of 2018 follows the morning and afternoon graduation ceremonies for both DLS and CHS. Registration is up and running on our homepage under Quicklinks – Graduation 2018.

December 2017

December is here and Christmas is near! Our Toy Drive continues through the upcoming final exams. We are providing Christmas gifts to a variety of charities including Holiday Helpers Warehouse in Martinez, the Bay Area Crisis Nursey, Oakland Catholic Worker, the Monument Crisis Center and Running with Love charity. Freshman have ages 0-3 , sophomores 4-7, Juniors 8-10 and seniors 11-13. Only new, unwrapped toys please. Give the gift of Christmas by lighting up the eyes of a child in need.

Here is a rundown of events up until our Christmas Break:

  • Auditions for the spring musical (The Little Shop of Horrors) begins Monday, Dec. 4th with an auditioning workshop where interested students can learn how to audition then auditions rest of the week (3:00 to 5:00P in the theatre).
  • The Vontoure Basketball Classic in the DLS gym, Dec. 7 through Dec. 9.
  • Christmas Spirit week starting on Monday, Dec. 11th courtesy of our Student Leadership class.
  • The annual joint Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 13th at 7:00P in the Hofmann Center. This free event includes DLS & CHS student choirs and the jazz and concert bands.
  • The Soccer Classic Showcase for those enthusiast runs Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15th and 16th.
  • And – of course – Semester 1 final exams beginning Monday, Dec.18-19-20.
  • Christmas Break begins Dec. 21st. Classes resume on Monday, Jan. 10th.

We thank all of you for the gift you’ve given us – the honor of loving, instructing and guiding your son. A blessed and joyful Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!

November 2017

October was a busy month (as usual!). The Cereal drive ended just shy of our 3,000 box goal, Campus Ministry held two Junior retreats, Ms. DeWeese took her art classes to the DeYoung Museum, our Jefferson Awards Club engaged with “Light the Night Walk” in Walnut Creek, and our Visual and Performing Arts Department held a new “One Night Only” event for middle school students and families - a window into the creativity of our students.

We eased into the end of October with a mini-Fall Fest/Halloween activities week in coordination with Jefferson’s Awards Duck Race (plastic ducks) in the DLS pool supporting blood cancer awareness and finished with our Sunday, Junior Mass of Unity and ring blessing ceremony.

There are lots of cool upcoming events happening in November.

Upcoming November events:

  • Theatre Arts production – The Outsiders – opening night is Thursday, Nov. 9th (Click here for a full view of dates)
  • Quad Hockey and Frosh Flag Football playoffs will conclude shortly.
  • Thanksgiving Prayer Service is a week earlier this year (11/16).
  • Thanksgiving break runs from 11/22 through 11/26. We’re back on Monday, 11/27.
  • CHS Vision of Christmas starts up on Nov. 28th (special schedules for us from the 28th through Dec. 1st).

.The DLS Christmas Toy Drive begins on Monday, 11/20 ending on Dec. 15th.

Upper classman bestows ties onto Academy 5th grader