Inside The Spartan Spotlight Newsletter

Letter from: Vice President for Academic Life, Dr. Heather Alumbaugh
Upcoming Events: Blood Drive • Brother Maris Golf Tournament • Graduation LCAP Parent Survey • 
Winton Arts Festival
May News: Admissions • Alumni Relations • Annual FundAthletics • Business Office  Book Distribution 
Campus Life 
Campus Ministry • College CounselingDriver's Education • Finals Schedule 
National Honor Society • Parent Association Spartan Store • Summer Camps

From the Administration


Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends of De La Salle,
Last Tuesday (4/30), we held not only our Founder’s Day Liturgy during the school day, but also our National Honor Society inductions that evening. The Founder’s Day Liturgy is one of my favorite every year, as it asks the entire community to join in prayer and contemplation about the legacy of the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, St. John Baptist de La Salle. This year was particularly important as it is the 300th year anniversary of the founder’s death, and there have been global “events and celebrations … honoring our common Lasallian mission of faith, service, and community through the theme highlighting that we are one: One Heart, One Commitment, One Life.” ... Continue reading.

Upcoming Events and Activities


The Annual Winton Arts Festival is Here!
Come see all that the De La Salle and Carondelet Visual and Performing Arts departments have to offer.
The remaining events for the 2019 De La Salle and Carondelet Winton Arts Festival are:
  • May 10 - Concert and Jazz Band Concert at 7 p.m. in De La Salle Theatre
Thanks for supporting all of our student artists!


On Wednesday, May 8, De La Salle and Carondelet are hosting a Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind the Carondelet Gym. There will be two types of donations, whole blood and double red, which you can look into on the appointment link. All parents, alumni, family, and friends are welcome and encouraged to sign-up and give blood.
We hope that you can take part in this lifesaving opportunity!
Please note: Current eligible Carondelet and De La Salle students will be signing up through a different method. Please do not schedule any students directly through this link.
Click here to sign up for the DLS/CHS Spring Blood Drive


Monday, May 13 | Round Hill CC (Alamo, Calif.) | Shotgun Start at 11 a.m.
The Brother Maris Golf 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 silent and live auctions. This tournament sells out fast so make sure you register today! 

If you are interested in sponsoring, donating, or getting involved, please contact Gina Longmire at (925) 288-8184 or longmireg@dlshs.org.
Click Here to register for the Brother Maris Golf Tournament


Click here for more information about Graduation 2019


Wait!! Another survey?? Yes!! Last February we asked all parents to participate in our annual E3 Parent Survey and we were thrilled at the response. Thank you!!
The survey this month is part of a separate review process. De La Salle High School is currently undergoing a review process called the Lasallian Catholic Assessment Process (LCAP) that happens only once every six years. The focus of this review is supporting and strengthening the school’s Lasallian Catholic identity by assessing the overall effectiveness of its programs, practices, and culture in light of the five Core Principles of Lasallian schools. All schools in the Lasallian District of San Francisco New Orleans must go through this review process. It is conducted by the school together with a visiting team of Lasallian educators from other schools. The visiting team will be here in September, but we need to gather the survey data now. 

The survey should about 10-12 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous. The electronic link to take the LCAP Parent Survey will be available beginning today on the De La Salle home page (www.dlshs.org). We deeply appreciate your feedback and the time you take to communicate with us through this important survey.

Click here to complete the LCAP Parent Survey

May Updates


Learning Center Finals Prep Day - Monday, May 27 - 1-6 p.m.
The Learning Center will have Finals Prep Day for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) from 1-6 p.m., for students who need independent study or drop-in tutoring help. Tutoring and food will be available. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Norfolk (norfolkj@dlshs.org) in the Learning Center.
We encourage our students to plan ahead with their studying and to come well rested on the day of each final.
2018-19 Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Finals Schedule
Friday, May 24 
Tuesday, May 28 
Wednesday, May 29 
 8:05 - 9:35
Period 1 
Period 2 
Period 4 
 9:35 - 10:05
10:05 - 11:35 
Period 3 
Period 6 
Period 5 
11:35 - 12:05
12:05 - 1:35 
Period 7 
Period 0 


Over 35 De La Salle Summer Camps start in June
Come join the fun -
De La Salle Summer Camps are 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 football, basketball, track and field, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, baseball, water polo, soccer, swimming, theatre, and strength and conditioning. 

Click here for more information or to register for De La Salle Camps


There is still time to make a year-end gift!
Every student has benefited from the Annual Fund this school year. We invite you to participate in the Annual Fund by making your gift today. Every gift is significant and makes a difference as we bring the school year to a close. 
P.S.  Made a pledge at the beginning of the year? Don’t forget to send in your gift! We record those pledges and count on them being fulfilled during our budgeting process. Your gift is still needed so please fulfill your pledge today!
Questions? Contact Director of Development Karla Wiese at (925) 288-8195 or wiesek@dlshs.org.
Click here to make your Annual Fund gift online today


Upcoming events for the De La Salle Class of 2023 admissions process:
  • Monday, May 6 is the Welcome Evening for parents and students of the Class of 2023.
  • The Math Placement Test for the Class of 2023 is on Tuesday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m., in the De La Salle Hofmann Student Center. 
  • The Spanish Placement Test for the Class of 2023 is Wednesday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m., in the Hofmann Center.
For more information on the De La Salle admissions process CLICK HERE.
If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@dlshs.org.


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 schinel@dlshs.org.


New for the 2019-20 School Year - Partner with the Spartans!
Opportunities are available for comprehensive sponsorship with our football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball programs as well as sport specific advertising for the 2019-2020 season.
De La Salle is proud to offer packages to fit any budget, including levels that feature live stream broadcast advertising on the CBS Sports Digital Network. In addition, visibility is also available through our DLS Spartans app (find it in the Apple and Google app stores) as well as the www.dlsspartans.org website created for De La Salle Athletics.
We are also excited to announce that there will be space available on the new video scoreboards that will be installed this summer at Owen Owens Field and in the Gymnasium!
Click here to begin your sponsorship with De La Salle HS


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, please call Ms. Kathy Resch in the Business Office at 925-288-8122 or e-mail her at reschk@dlshs.org.
Tuition Contracts along with Commitment Deposits for the 2019-20 school year are due May 6, 2019.  We have moved to SchoolAdmin for online reenrollment so please watch for e-mails and voicemails to assist you with this process.
All accounts must be current for your son to be able to participate in graduation activities, finals, and to be able to re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year.  
Please contact Angelica Rodriguez at rodrigueza@dlshs.org or Kathy Resch at reschk@dlshs.org if you have any questions. 


An evening celebration for the Class of 2019 follows the morning and afternoon graduation ceremonies for both
De La Salle (9 am) and Carondelet (2 pm). Grad night is an optional part of the graduation experience. It is an all-night, drug and alcohol-free celebration for De La Salle and Carondelet graduating students. 
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.
Click here to register for Grad Night
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 3-5.
  • The three-day summer Driver's Education course will be eight hours each day, running from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday ends at 4 p.m.)
  • The location for the Driver's Ed Summer Session has not been determined. 
  • Click the Driver's Education Summer Session button below, or go to the school's calendar to register.
Click here to register for Driver's Ed Summer Session


Thank you to the De La Salle community of students, faculty, and staff for raising over $10,500 during Lent as part of the Spartan Charity Challenge. This money will be of great help and support to children and their families in Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and Contra Costa County.
  • On April 30, we were joined by the Academy in the mass celebration of our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, and the school’s commitment to educating the young.
  • As the academic year nears the end, we will celebrate our seniors with a student-only “Senior/Kairos Breakfast” on Monday, May 20, and a Baccalaureate Mass and Buffet dinner on Friday, May 24.
  • Registration is now open for the 2019-20 Kairos retreats, the Father/Son Retreat, and the Parent/Son Retreat. The retreats fill up fast, so get your spots now.
Click here to sign up for 2019-20 Campus Ministry Retreats
Also don't forget that the 2019 Lasallian Youth Assembly will be June 23-28 at Saint Mary's College in Moraga. Students from the Western States will engage in direct service to the poor, student leadership seminars, and powerful experiences of prayer, liturgy, and small reflection groups. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Mr. Roger Hassett (hassettr@dlshs.org) in the De La Salle Campus Ministry office as soon as possible. 


June 1 (register May 3; late registration until May 22)
Next round of SAT testing: August, October, November, or December
Register at www.sat.org
June 8 (register May 3; late registration until May 20)
Next round of ACT testing: September, October, or December

Register at www.actstudent.org

For Seniors: 
For Juniors:
  • Final Steps
  • Assessment and Course Placement 
  • Orientation/Housing

  • EBCC College Fair
  • Summer To Do List
  • Summer Programs
  • SAT/ACT 
  • Student-Athletes
If you have any questions regarding college Counseling, please reach of to Mrs. Appel, ext. 8128 or email at appelj@dlshs.org, or Ms. Lopez, ext. 8103, or email at lopeze@dlshs.org


Hall of Fame Tile Program
Construction is nearing completion for the Ladouceur Athletic Performance Center! With under $1 million left to raise to complete the funding for this new facility, time is of the essence. Every gift matters. Every gift gets us closer to funding and building completion.

De La Salle is excited to share one final opportunity to make your mark on the Ladouceur Athletic Performance Center. The Hall of Fame Tile Program is a great way to leave your legacy at De La Salle. Hall of Fame Tiles will be prominently displayed within the lobby of the Ladouceur Athletic Performance Center for Spartan families, friends, and fans to reminisce and enjoy.

With three sizes offered, and the ability to pledge your gift up to three years, there is a tile opportunity to fit any budget. In addition, if you made an earlier gift to the Ladouceur Athletic Performance Center, you can couple your previous gift with a new commitment to bring you to your desired tile size and giving level.

This is a limited time offering. All tile reservations must be received by June 1, 2019. Reserve your tile today by completing the online order form below, or to make a pledge over 1-3 years, contact Mark Chiarucci at (925) 288-8106 or chiaruccim@dlshs.org.
Click here to order your Hall of Fame Wall Tile


De La Salle High School inducted 29 students into the National Honor Society on April 30. These students displayed the desire to tutor their Spartan brothers in the Learning Center, along with participating in other various service projects throughout the year. Please join us in congratulating these students for their exceptional achievements and dedication towards service learning and academic life at De La Salle.
Click here to view the 2019 De La Salle National Honor Society Inductees


Interested in being a Parent Association Board Member for the 2019-20 school year? If so, the final Parent Association meeting of the school year will be Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Library. 
Missed meeting or just want to catch up on Parent Association information?


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.
**Days and Hours reflect the Student Schedule

***Summer hours will be posted on the Spartan Store website soon
Graduation Party Supplies
Stock up early on party supplies for your graduation party!  We carry DLS plates, napkins, balloons, signs, banners, etc. We also offer a ribbon lei that the boys can wear after the ceremony. These items run out quickly, so don’t delay!

Graduation Gifts
Speaking of graduation, we have the perfect gifts! A flag would be perfect for their dorm room wall at college. Or perhaps a blanket for their bed!

Mother's Day
Celebrate mom with a De La Salle Mom t-shirt!  Many other great items such as jewelry are available for moms so shop early.  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12! 
As the school year comes to an end, it is time for our students to be accountable for their textbooks. All textbooks must be returned immediately after finals.
SENIORS must return or pay for lost/damaged books by Friday, May 17 to receive their graduation tickets. Diplomas and/or transcripts may be held if book accounts are outstanding.
UNDERCLASSMEN must return or pay for lost/damaged books by Friday, May 31 - No returned books will be accepted after that time – you own them - and will be billed accordingly.
  • Book accession numbers must match the student’s name in the system.
    (Simply having a student’s name written inside, does not indicate that book was assigned to them.)
  • All books distributed to students are the property of DLS High School. Do not return any books to CHS.
  • All books must be returned clean (no pencil/pen marks or papers left in the books).
  • Books that are left in the locker room, classroom, or garbage bins cannot be scanned.
  • Books that are not returned OR returned with any ink, highlighter or damage will be charged accordingly.
Please call the Bookstore at (925) 288-8127 if you have any questions regarding return of textbooks.

In the Words of 
Saint John Baptist de La Salle
"Since you have the honor of being visited by God every day 
in prayer and often by Jesus in Holy Communion,
make sure that their visits to you may not be without effect,
but that both may procure for you abundant grace."
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