CABINET LETTER FROM LEO LOPOZ
Hello Spartan Nation!
I am writing this letter following another successful Homecoming Week that included many events for our students and culminated with a great football game, two dances, and the 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame. The enthusiasm and Spartan spirit that was witnessed by so many reminded me that we are blessed to be part of an incredible community where we can all feel part of something bigger than ourselves. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped continue the tradition of this truly special week for our community.
I am often asked what makes De La Salle athletics so special. There are many factors that I believe contribute to the excellence that student-athletes experience at Winton Drive. The foundation to success (on and off the field of play) starts and ends with our department’s vision statement. The De La Salle Athletic Department offers an educational athletic program that is student-centered and focused on academics, athletics, Catholic faith, and service. In collaboration with our community, coaches strive to teach both skills and life lessons to our students so that they can graduate as men of faith, integrity, and scholarship. The journey is never easy, and the commitment to being the best we can be is a daunting challenge that we accept and embrace every day.
CONTINUE READING LEO LOPOZ'S LETTER >>
NMSC Recognizes Eight DLS Students as Commended Scholars
De La Salle recently announced that Matthew Baur, Dean Dyrmishi, Franklin Enkhmandakh, Adam Mazolewski, Jack Mechelke, Stephen Mulcahy, Jacob Nuti, and Jack Williams have all been named Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Well done Spartans!
READ MORE >>
15 Spartans Earn National Recognition from College Board
Congratulations to Adam Tealdi, Aidan Christen, Antonio Pinto, Ayomi Ikutiminu, Benjamin Mitchell, C.J. Ybarra, Diego Heredia, Emilio Roque, Francisco Aguilar, Gabriel Ruvalcaba, Kaleo Agustin, Parker Tuffli, Pierce Gallegos, Sebastian Ramirez, and Thomas Keenan on receiving Academic Honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.
READ MORE >>
DLS Inducts Eight New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame
Last Sunday, De La Salle held its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The class of 2023 includes coaches Bob Ladouceur and Terry Eidson, alums Johnny De Los Reyes '11, Lincoln Gunn '06, Kristian Ipsen '11, and Mawuko Tugbenyoh '96, and the 1996 Football and 1998 Volleyball teams.
READ MORE >>
Get ready! De La Salle Giving Week is October 23-27!
Each year, you, our treasured community, are asked to invest in what we do here on Winton Drive. During Giving Week, we showcase how, through your gifts, we are able to make a significant difference in the lives of our Spartans. Each day, we share examples of how your hard-earned dollars help Spartans SHINE in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, and more.
We hope you will tune in to see our Spartans Shine as well as give your support during this life-changing week. Or, you can get a head start by donating today!
Student-Athlete College Info Night
On Monday, October 23, in conjunction with the College Counseling Office, the Athletic Department will host a virtual Student-Athlete College Information Night, beginning at 6:30 pm. Athletic Administrators from Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Junior College schools will talk about how high school students can prepare for collegiate level sports. The event is available to all De La Salle families over Zoom. Simply click the button below to join the meeting.
On Sunday, October 22, De La Salle will host its annual Junior Mass of Unity and Ring Ceremony. All families from the class of 2025 are invited to the liturgy, which starts at 9:30 am in the Hofmann Center. For those who purchased class rings, they will be blessed and handed out at the end of the Mass. Students who attend the Mass but did not buy a ring will receive a gift from the school. Please contact Ms. Nadine Ghammache (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Do you know any 8th-grade families that might be interested in De La Salle for their son? If so, there are three great events where prospective Spartans can get a feel for our school.
Next Thursday, De La Salle will hold One Night Only, a behind-the-scenes visual and performing arts interactive workshop for artistic middle schoolers. Then, on November 8 and November 9, there will be two more Spartan for a Day events. (This is a shadow program where future students get to experience what it is like to go to De La Salle). Last, we invite all interested families to join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 5.
For more information, visit De La Salle Admissions or email email@example.com.
Congratulations to senior Jay Hubbard (Water Polo) for being named September's Student-Athlete of the Month by De La Salle Athletics and Golden State Orthopedics and Spine!
Be sure to check out Spotlight on Athletics for information about tryouts for the winter sports season for basketball, soccer, and wrestling, as well as pre-tryout informational Zoom meetings for both basketball and soccer.
Additionally, you will find a link to the College Student-Athlete Info Night on October 23.
Things continue to be busy with Campus Ministry as we move further into October. This month we have our Junior Mass of Unity and Ring Cermony (October 22), our annual Cereal Drive (which runs through October 20), and other faith-driven activities. Click on the Spotlight on Campus Ministry button below to learn about our Father/Son Retreat, International Lasallian Days of Peace, our upcoming Ven a Ver trips, Kairos, and more.
This month's Spotlight on College Counseling is packed with updates for seniors about SAT and ACT testing, College Advisory, the College Application Workshop (October 11), and Recommendation Letter requests.
For juniors and sophomores families, there is also information about College Admissions Rep visits and PSAT and PreACT testing opportunities.
Visit Spotlight on Student Life on the De La Salle website to keep up-to-date about all of the Student Life happenings on campus. Specifically, please click on the link below for information relating to the following areas:
- Senior Portraits on October 10th and 11th
Senior Yearbook Ads
Please join us at our next Parent Association meeting on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm in the Brothers' Residence. The 15-minute speakers for this meeting will be Mr. Bob Guelld and Mr. Rashad Nichols from the Dean's Office. This is a great opportunity to meet other De La Salle parents and find ways to get involved with De La Salle!
As a reminder, tuition payments are due on the 5th or the 15th of each month, depending on which payment option you choose in Blackbaud Tuition Management. Please note that accounts that become past due 10 days are subject to a $40 late fee. Contact Kathy Resch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having difficulties or have questions about any of the new payment options.
De La Salle High School • 1130 Winton Drive, Concord, CA 94518 • 925.288.8100 • www.dlshs.org
Manage your preferences | Opt Out using TrueRemove™
Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.
View this email online.
1130 Winton Drive | Concord, CA 94518 US
This email was sent to .
To continue receiving our emails, add us to your address book.