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October 2020
Oscar Leong, Alyssa Frangipani & James Broadous II

Admissions Team
Goes Virtual
I am very excited to be part of this year’s Admissions Team. The team is made up of Oscar Leong, James Broadous II, and myself. This year has started off incredibly. With the support of a handful of our students, we hosted virtual grade school visits, presenting to 8 Catholic grade schools around the Portland area. During the presentations, DLSNC students and the Admissions Team highlighted what makes De La Salle a school, a community, and a family. We kept it real with our Keepin’ it Wheel game, where prospective students could win DLSNC t-shirts if they could answer a question about DLSNC. Prospective students also voted on if the Admissions Team also got a t-shirt; luckily all the schools voted yes! It was a fun way to virtually see prospective students.
Also during these virtual times, we are about to host our first Virtual Open House! Join us this Saturday, October 24, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm online! Starting Saturday, on our Open House web page, you will find a welcome message from DLSNC President Oscar Leong and some entertaining episodes of The Knight Show with our host James Broadous II. He sat down with faculty and staff and interviewed members of each department to give you the information you need to get to know our school. But if you would rather talk directly to our faculty and staff, there will be live Google Meets that you can join and ask your questions directly! We hope to see you there, and please spread the word!

Alyssa Frangipani
Admissions Team Member

Anatomy Class Learns About Health Disparities

Ms. Lacks’ Anatomy & Physiology class is working on a unit about Health Disparities. The focus is understanding how the living conditions, health, and available healthcare for humans in this country are not equitable, and that there are huge disparities based on race and income. Students in the class will be presenting on areas that they have researched as part of various panels. Some of the panel topics are Inequities in Food & Nutrition, Climate Change, Air Quality, Maternal Health, Mistrust of Doctors, and Covid-19.

To kick off the unit, Dr. Amber Nelson from George Fox University, visited as a guest speaker.  She is a Pediatric Psychologist, a professor, and the Director of Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Nelson is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for Raising Justice, the nonprofit started by Taji Chesimet '20
Princeton McKinney '21 shares what he learned from Dr. Nelson's presentation: "I thought what Dr. Nelson told us was insightful and helped us understand more about health disparities. She told us about how African-Americans have a hard time trusting doctors because of all the unethical tests that have been done to them in the past and racism. Dr. Nelson spoke to us about the problems with transportation and how it affects African-American patients more than white patients. Before her speech I never knew that Black patients have a harder time getting to appointments on time compared to white patients. African-American patients have a harder time with transportation because bus stops are not located in their neighborhood, and most of them can’t afford a car.

My class and I all agree that she did a  phenomenal job speaking and I was happy to hear what she had to say. We were able to learn a lot about not just health disparities, but also what we should expect in college and beyond."
Ty J
Marelynn
Chrisani
Arieanna
Venicia
Michelle
Jeni

Sophomores Accepted into
Minds Matter Program


Of the 20 students Minds Matter accepts each year, DLSNC had seven acceptees: Ty J Avritt, Marelynn De Jesus, Chrisani Glass, Arieanna Jumping Bull, Venicia Lamy, Michelle Quintanilla and Jeni Salazar Ortega, all sophomores. Congrats, students!  
Minds Matter Portland is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. Our goal is to equip high school students with the tools to gain acceptance to a four-year university and navigate the financial aid process.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
6:30pm Pre-Show | 7:00pm Live Show

This is an event you won't want to miss! Add it to your calendar now by clicking on one of the buttons below.

This is a free virtual event. Anyone can attend and support DLSNC! For more information, please contact Sara Stewart.
1. Click here to visit the landing page where our event will take place live on
Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. 
2. Click on the blue "Donate" button to go to the registration page
3. Click on "Get Started" to become a bidder, which will register you for this free event
4. Create Account (Don't worry, we won't charge your credit card unless you make a gift or win an auction package!)
5. Now that you've registered, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a
$500 Malka Diamonds gift certificate
! If you've already registered, you will be entered as well.
Support DLSNC When You Buy Your Holiday Cards!

Get 20% off all holiday card and gift orders from October to December when you use our unique promo code (FUNDRAISEDELASALLE). Minted will donate 15% of each order amount back to DLSNC! Happy shopping!
Tre'Nisha and one of the bodies in the exhibit

Question of the Month


Which exhibit did our Anatomy & Physiology students visit at OMSI?

a) Beautiful Bodies
b) Body Worlds
c) Bodies on the Move
"Click for Answer" to see more fun photos of our students at the exhibit and read what they thought about seeing all the bodies!
Click for Answer
Ways to support
AmazonSmile + De La Salle North Catholic
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. http://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/ch/about
Fred Meyer Reward Cards + De La Salle North Catholic
By linking your Fred Meyer community rewards points to De La Salle North Catholic we will receive a quarterly donation from Fred Meyer. It only takes a moment to sign up:
1.  Log into: https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4
2.  Click “Re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now”
3.  Create an account
4.  Select De La Salle North (Organization #86026)
Ebay
We are listed on eBay as a charity—you can either sell for us or donate directly through the Paypal giving fund. https://charity.ebay.com/charity/De-La-Salle-North-Catholic-High-School/2159065
Donate for Charity
Donate your car to Donate for Charity and DLSNC will receive a percentage of your gift. 
http://www.donateforcharity.com/donate-car-to/de-la-salle-north-catholic-high-school/  
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