Corrected link to VP for Academic Life letter
Corrected link to VP for Academic Life letter

Inside The Spartan Spotlight

From the Administration


Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends of De La Salle,

February flew by, and March has begun with multiple professional development opportunities for some of our chief administrators and with the normal flurry of curricular and co-curricular activities for our students.

At the beginning of February, Dr. Elizabeth Berkes and I spent five days at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose as we served (and Dr. Berkes chaired) on the school’s Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) accreditation. It is so gratifying to learn and to share with another Catholic school, especially a fellow all-male school, and it is the best professional development to see how other schools educate men of integrity in the 21st century.


In case you missed our most recent communication regarding the school’s monitoring of the novel (new) coronavirus, called COVID-19, CLICK HERE to review the letter. De La Salle will be in contact with you if anything changes.

Upcoming Events and Activities


National Honor Society Applications Due March 6

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors need to submit the completed application for National Honor Society (NHS) to Mr. Jon Norfolk in the Learning Center by Friday, March 6. You can also pick up a hard copy in the Learning Center. 
Late applications WILL NOT be accepted! 
NHS is a nationwide organization that has four pillars. Members are expected to embody: Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.
At De La Salle High School, the scholarship requirement is an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. You must have a strong desire to serve your brothers, school, and community. NHS members are expected to: (1) tutor your brothers weekly in the Learning Center, (2) partake in two ambassador events - Open House and Back to School Night, (3) partner with Advancement and work one Phone-A-Thon event, and finally, (4) partner with the Monument Crisis Center and participate in our annual Field Day Community Service Project with their after school program for half a day on a Saturday in February.


Driver's Ed - Quarter 4 Begins on March 9

Driver's Education for Quarter 4 begins Monday, March 9. Classes will take place in room 405 during 7th period, and run approximately five weeks.
Students can also register for the 3-day summer session, which begins on Monday, June 8.
The cost for Driver's Ed is $150 per student. 


Your Input is Very Important to the School

If you have not done so already, De La Salle is asking parents for feedback about your family's experiences in the De La Salle community - within and beyond the classroom. The 2019-20 De La Salle Parent Survey is accessible on the school's website and will be available until March 27.
You can expect questions about the school’s communication with you, school culture, the counseling and student support services, and your son’s experiences with co-curricular activities.
The survey should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Please note that this survey is anonymous and your responses cannot and will not affect your son’s grades or financial aid award.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Berkes, Director of Faculty Development and WCEA School Coordinator ( or 925-288-8149).


Liturgy in the Theatre and Brunch in the Hofmann Center

The annual Senior Mother and Son Liturgy and Brunch is Sunday, March 15. Liturgy begins at 10 a.m. in the Br. Celestine Cormier, FSC Theatre, followed immediately by brunch in the Hofmann Student Center.
The cost for the Mother/Son Liturgy and Brunch is $25 per person. Registration closes on Friday, March 6 at 3 p.m. If you would like to prepurchase photos through Studio One, the order form is available though the registration page. 


Company's Guys and Dolls Opens March 26

Company's presentation of Guys and Dolls opens on March 26, followed by public performances on March 27-29 and April 2-4. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. 
For more infomration about Guys and Dolls, including the complete schedule, cast and crew, and ticket information, click on the button below. 

March Updates


Upcoming Admissions Events for the De La Salle Class of 2024

  • Admissions notifications emailed: March 20, 2020
  • Commitment deposits due: March 27, 2020
  • Class of 2024 Welcome Night: May 4, 2020
  • Math Placement Test: May 12, 2020
  • Spanish Placement Test: May 13, 2020
For more information on the admissions process for the
Class of 2024, visit the De La Salle Admissions web page.
If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at


There are a number of alumni events which take place during the school year. Check out our De La Salle Alumni websiteFacebook page, and Linkedin group for more information or to get involved. 
For questions regarding De La Salle alumni activities, contact Director of Alumni Relations, Lloyd Schine ’94 at 925-288-8171 or


De La Salle Alumni Volleyball Match and Reunion
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Spartan Community Service Day
Saturday, April 25, 2020
De La Salle Alumni Baseball Game and Reunion
Saturday, May 16, 2020


Tax Season and Your Charitable Giving Benefits

Tax season is here! If you made a charitable gift to De La Salle in 2019, as long as you itemize your tax return, you will still be able to deduct your charitable gifts. When you are meeting with your tax specialist be sure to ask them about the benefits you will receive in 2019 and start planning for your charitable giving in 2020!
We are here to help you, too. Feel free to contact our Vice President for Advancement, Mark Chiarucci at (925) 288-8106 / or Director of Development, Karla Wiese at (925) 288-8195 /, with any questions you may have.


All-EBAL Winter Sports

Teams Announced

The All-East Bay Athletic League teams for the 2019-20 winter season have also been announced. De La Salle had a total of 23 student-athletes earn All-EBAL honors this past season. Basketball had three All-EBAL selections, soccer had eight all-league honorees, including the EBAL Player of the Year, and the wrestling team had 12 all-league finishers.
Click the link below to see the Spartans who earned All-EBAL honors in basketball, soccer, and wrestling this season.



The 36th Annual Brother Maris Golf Tournament will be at the Crow Canyon Country Club (Danville) on Monday, June 1, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The Brother Maris Tournament is a fun-filled day that includes tee prizes, a hosted breakfast and Bloody Mary bar, on-course food and beverages, and an end-of-day cocktail reception, that includes a fund-a-need and live auction. 
This tournament is expected to sell out, so make sure you register today! 
If you are interested in sponsoring, donating, or getting involved, please contact Manager of Advancement Events, Jamie Frick at (925) 288-8184 or


Financial Aid Applications
Financial Aid Applications were due on February 10.  If you have not completed/re-submitted your application for the 2020-21 school year, please contact the Business Office immediately.
Please remember that you must re-apply for financial aid each year.
Tuition Payments
As a reminder, tuition payments are due on the first of each month and considered late after the 10th of that month. If you have questions relating to your tuition obligation, call Ms. Kathy Resch in the Business Office at 925-288-8122 or e-mail her at


“Mercy has two aspects. It involves giving, helping and serving others, but it also includes forgiveness and understanding.”
   -- Pope Francis

  • On March 25, 12 seniors and 20 juniors will participate in the last Kairos retreat of the year, and will get to experience God’s love manifested through human connections. There are two senior spots still available (see link below).
  • One group after another of sophomores are getting to see God’s love in the faces of the poor and marginalized in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco through SIP (Sophomore Immersion Program).
  • On March 9, 12 juniors and seniors will take part on Ven A Ver when they visit the border between the United States and Mexico, witnessing first-hand the plight of the people who are seeking safety from violence, persecution, and endemic poverty.
  • On the 15th of March, De La Salle will celebrate the seniors and their mothers with a mass and brunch.
  • The Charity Challenge is on! Everyone at De La Salle is engaged in raising at least $10,809 that will be distributed to non-profit organizations that strive to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling to make ends meet, as well as to the Brothers’ ministries in Sri Lanka and India, and the Nativity School in Eritrea.


The college counselors at De La Salle High School are committed to providing comprehensive information, guidance, and support for students and their families in the college exploration, selection, and admissions process.
 March 14 (deadline to register, February 14)
April 4 (deadline to register, February 28)
 May 2 (deadline to register, April 3)
June 13 (deadline to register, May 8)
 June 6 (deadline to register, May 8)

 Register online at:
Register online at:
For Seniors
  • Final college decisions will be released this month. Check email and web portals for application status and any missing documents.
  • Seniors interested in DVC/Community College completed their online applications and orientation in February. The college counselors have a field trip planned for March 11 for students to tour, complete the Math and English assessments, and register for COUNS 95-Advising.
  • The final College Advisory session will be the week of April 27. All seniors are required to attend. Seniors will complete evaluations and add final admission decisions in Naviance.  Seniors will also request their final transcript.
For Juniors
For information regarding college visits, SAT and ACT testing, our College Preview Night, the East Bay College Fair, summer college programs, and College Advisory, click the link below for complete details.
If you have any questions regarding college counseling, please reach out to Mrs. Appel, ext. 8128 or email at, or Ms. Lopez, ext. 8103, or email at


The De La Salle Alumni Association invites all soon-to-be graduates of the Class of 2020 to the annual Dads and Grads Casino Night on Sunday, May 3 from 4-7 p.m.
Attendees will enjoy an evening of gaming, catered food, and of course, BROTHERHOOD, as our Alumni Hosts welcome you to the Alumni Association. 


The Multiplying Good Students in Action Club (formerly known as the Jefferson Awards Club) wants to recognize students, faculty, staff, or parents who are involved in significant community service activities. While the program has re-branded, we still have the ability to give the nationally recognized Jefferson Award. The Jefferson Award for Community Service student recipients receive an official certificate, are listed in the graduation program, and are given special pins to wear at graduation. Adult recipients will receive the certificate and a pin, as well. 
All Jefferson Award recipients are eligible to be recognized at a San Francisco Giants home plate ceremony, featured on KPIX Channel 5, and honored through other regional or national Jefferson Awards platforms.
If you know of someone who does great service/volunteer work in the community, please fill out this form from the link below. The deadline to submit nominations is May 8. Winners will be announced at the school's Academic Awards Night on Tuesday, May 19.


The Parent Association is a group of current De La Salle parents who work on behalf of students, faculty, and staff to support events and volunteer needs. 
The most recent Parent Association meeting was February 3. There is no Parent Association meeting scheduled for March, so the next meeting will be Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the
De La Salle Library.


Parent Education Series: The Dangers of Vaping

De La Salle and Carondelet students and parents are invited to this educational event on March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Garaventa Center, where parents will hear from a specialist with the Contra Costa Office of Education. According to the CDC, more than one in four high school students vape. You will also hear from a Contra Costa County Office of Education Youth Development Specialist on tobacco use education and prevention.


Spartan Store Hours
Monday            7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday           7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday      8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Thursday          7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Friday               7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
*Closed from 11-11:30 a.m. daily for lunch
**Days and Hours reflect the student schedule 
March Madness Sale
From March 16 – March 29, everything ONLINE is 10% off.
Book Reminder
Has your student checked that he has all of his textbooks?  Several have been turned into the bookstore and entered back into our system.
Online Shopping
Shop online with the option to pick up your items at the bookstore or have them shipped to any location of your choice.  Visit us at and click on Spartan Store, or follow the link below.  
The Spartan Store will be CLOSED April 8-17 and will re-open on Monday, April 20.


De La Salle Summer Camps Open for Registration

De La Salle High School hosts camps to provide a fun, skill-building week for kids. Appealing to local youth with a variety of interests, De La Salle will offer sessions for baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, strength and conditioning, swimming, theatre arts, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.

In the Words of 
Saint John Baptist de La Salle

"Keep the goals of your work as clear
as those of Jesus Christ, so that you
will draw his blessing and grace
upon yourself and all your labors."
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