Inside The Spartan Spotlight Newsletter

Letters from: President Mark DeMarco '78
                           Vice President for Academic Life, Dr. Heather Alumbaugh
January Events:  2019 Crab FeedAcademic Advising Nights | Driver's Ed
                            Laps for Life
MLK ClassicSenior Parent Graduation Meeting 
January News:  Admissions | Alumni Relations | Athletics | Auction
Business OfficeCampus Life | Campus Ministry
                          College Counseling
| LAPC | Parent Association

Letters from the Administration


Dear Parents and Guardians,
The end of 2018 did not bring great news to De La Salle High School for 2019. On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., we received official notice from the District that the Brothers’ Community will be closed next year (2019-20), and both Brother Lawrence Haley '77 and Brother Anthony Lenz will be assigned to other communities in the District. Brother Lawrence will be moving to Napa to be the Director of the Holy Family Community (where our retired Brothers live) and Brother Anthony will be moving to Saint Mary’s College. ... Continue reading.


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

We just completed the first day of school, and it is amazing to see how much the campus changes when school is in session. I always have to remind myself that when the students return, I have to move quickly out of the quad at the beginning of break as the young men literally race to the Hofmann Center to eat. Yesterday, the students in my Study Skills class noted that the things they loved the most about Christmas break were time with family and friends and sleeping. It always puts a smile on my face when the campus lights up on the return of all of our students. 
... Continue reading.

Upcoming Events and Activities


Driver's Education for Quarter 3 is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 15. The cost for Driver's Ed is $150 per student. Classes will take place in room 201 during 7th period. 
CLICK HERE to signup for the De La Salle Driver's Education for Quarter 3. 


On Wednesday, January 16, there is a mandatory Senior Parent Graduation Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Brother Celestine Cormier, FSC Theatre. 
During this meeting, Mr. Aliotti will provide information regarding graduation activities, ticket order forms, the Senior Baccalaureate Mass/Buffet, scholarship information, and more.  
For questions regarding graduation, please contact
Mr. Joe Aliotti at


Monday, January 21, De La Salle will host the 
Martin Luther King Classic at Saint Mary's College.
De Le Salle will play San Joaquin Memorial at 3:15 p.m. at McKeon Pavilion.
The event includes six games, starting at 10 a.m., with the final game tipping off at 6:45 p.m.


MLK Classic Schedule
 (live stream for all games)
Ticket Information


Parent volunteers are still needed for the 2019 De La Salle Crab Feed, and shifts are available on both Friday and Saturday. Whether you are available to help set up, be there during the event, or if you can help clean up ... we have lots of opportunities available.
CLICK HERE to sign up (you must be over 21 to sign up for these shifts).


De La Salle will host a pair of college planning/academic advisement nights for Spartan parents at the end of January. The first will be for parents of junior students, while the second will be for parents of freshman and sophomore students.
Junior Parent College Planning Night
Wednesday, January 30 | 7 p.m. | De La Salle Theatre
by the DLS College Counceling Office
Freshman/Sophomore Parent Academic Advisement
Thursday, January 31 | 7 p.m. | Hofmann Student Center
by the DLS Academic Services
Registration is not required for these advisement nights.


January Updates



Construction of the Ladouceur Athletic Performance Center (LAPC) is underway.  
Through the creation of the LAPC, we aim to fulfill a bold vision for our students. This state-of-the-art fitness center will better educate the whole person – in mind, body, and spirit.
The new facility will include a training center, coaches' offices, a conference room, a locker room, team rooms, and Hall of Fame lobby and reception area. 

Please visit our LAPC Webpage for a video of the facility renderings and additional information about the project.
To support The Perfect Effort Fundraising Campaign, please contact Mr. Mark Chiarucci, VP for Advancement, at (925) 288-8106 or email at


Upcoming events for the De La Salle Class of 2023 admissions process:
The De La Salle High School Placement Exam is Saturday, January 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Hofmann Student Center.
For more information regarding the High School Placement Exam CLICK HERE.
Financial Aid applications are available on the
De La Salle website, and 
must be submitted by Monday, February 11. 
For more information on the De La Salle admissions process CLICK HERE.
If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at


There are a number of alumni events that 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, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Lloyd Schine ’94, at 925-288-8171 or
Spartan Night at the Colombo Club and the 35th Annual Brother Maris Golf Tournament are the next major alumni events on the calendar. Both events require early registration, so reserve your spots now. 
Spartan Night at the Colombo Club
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Colombo Club, Oakland
Join your fellow Spartan brothers for an evening of good food and great company at one of the oldest clubs in the Bay Area. Bring your father, your brother, or reach out to an old classmate to share a meal with us!  Tickets purchased before Februry 1 are $40 per person. Tickets purchased after February 1 are $50. Dinner includes; appetizers, salad, pasta, potatoes, meat, vegetables, wine, and dessert! CLICK HERE for more information and to Join the Party! 
35th Annual Brother Maris Golf Tournament
Monday, May 13, 2019
Round Hill Country Club (Alamo, Calif.) 
Shotgun Start at 11 a.m.
The 2019 Brother Maris Golf Tournament will be at the Round Hill Country Club (Alamo, Calif.) on Monday, May 13. 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 with a silent auction and a live auction.

This tournament sells out fast so make sure you register today! CLICK HERE to reserve your spot!
If you are interested in sponsoring, donating, or getting involved, please contact Gina Longmire at (925) 288-8184 or


The annual Martin Luther King Classic will be held on Monday, January 21 at Saint Mary's College in Moraga.
The spring sports season is just around the corner! Tryouts for De La Salle's nine spring sports begin on Monday, January 28. If you have any questions regarding tryouts, go to and email the varsity head coach for your sport.
Senior cross country runner Connor Livingston '19 was the NCS Division II champion for the second straight year, finished seventh at state, and 15th at nationals to earn All-American status. 
In the first semester of the school year, 11 De La Salle student-athletes signed their committment letters to attend four-year college for next year. Click the link below to see the full list of NLI signees. 


Tuition Payments
As a reminder, tuition payments are due on the 1st 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
Financial Aid
Financial Aid Applications through FACTS for the 2019-20 De La Salle school year are available on the school website.
  • Families currently receiving a financial aid grant must re-apply every school year.
  • Financial Aid Applications for the 2019-20 school year are due February 11, 2019.
Financial Aid Workshops will be held in the De La Salle Library on the following dates:
  • Saturday, January 26 from 9-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 30 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Please contact Angelica Rodriguez at or Kathy Resch at if you have any questions.


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 take place in January, so be sure to add these campus activities to your calendar. 
  • 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/Grad Night meeting - January 16 at 6:30 pm in the DLS Theatre
  • Walk for Life - January 26
  • De La Salle Financial Aid Workshop 1 - January 26 at 9-11 a.m. in the Library
  • De La Salle Crab Feed - January 26 at 6 p.m. in the Hofmann Student Center
  • De La Salle Financial Aid Workshop 2 - January 30 at 5:30-7 p.m. in the Library


The Junior Retreat is Friday, January 11. 
There are still openings for the Parent/Son Retreat on February 9-10. This retreat is for either mom, dad, or guardian and son. It is a wonderful opportunity to honestly evaluate, celebrate, strengthen, and deepen the parent/son relationship. It is open to students in all grade levels. We encourage all families to take advantage of this retreat experience. Registration is required ($300 for both) and the deadline to sign up is Friday, January 11. CLICK HERE to register. 
Kairos 118 is January 17-20 and Kairos 119 is January 22-25.


The De La Salle College Counseling Office will host a few important meetings for college bound students in the month of January.
  • January 15 - DVC Informational Meeting
  • January 17 - Junior Class Meeting
  • January 30 - Junior Parent College Planning Night
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 next De La Salle Parent Association meeting will be Monday, January 14, at 7 p.m. in the Library. The guest speaker will be Scott Drain, Director of Student Support Services. 
Parent volunteers are still needed for the Crab Feed. CLICK HERE to signup for one of the open positions. 
SAVE THE DATE! - The Mother/Son Mass & Brunch is March 24 at a.m. Junior parents wanting to volunteer at the Mother/Son Mass & Brunch should contact Melanie Kracht or Jennifer McInerny



"As for myself, I do not like to make the first move or endeavor. I leave it to the Divine Providence to make the first move and then I am satisfied. 
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