The end of the 2016-17 is fast approaching! From Spartan Bookstore, graduation activities, 2017 Auction, alumni save the dates, college planning, 2017-18 calendar framework, and so much more - we have you covered!
Spartan Spotlight
April 2017
From the President

(ANNUAL TUITION LETTER - ORIGINALLY SHARED IN MARCH 2017 SPOTLIGHT

Dear Families,
 
In setting the annual budget, we always seek to achieve three goals: to provide the highest-quality educational program, to meet the full financial needs of our students, and to ensure the long-term financial stability of the school. 

Tuition revenue covers approximately 90% of the actual cost of educating our young men.  In 2017-2018, each student's actual cost of education will be underwritten by approximately $2,200 which will come from fundraising and the generosity of benefactors.  Your tuition payments and our benefactors' donations together represent a serious investment in your son's education.

This current year... Read more >
From the Vice President for Academics

5 April 2017
 
Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of De La Salle,
 
When I lived in New York City, my husband and I were avid theater fans, which is why in the 2008 theater season we saw four different versions of Macbeth, including one in Polish. The current school's production of the very same Shakespearean play is, simply put, amazing. The set design, acting, lighting, and direction are all superb, and it is as memorable as the many professional productions of Macbeth that I have seen. Brava, Company!
 
March witnessed many academic accomplishments for our students. On ... Read more >
2017 Winton Arts Festival
April 28 @ 6 p.m. in the Carondelet Inner Court
The Annual Winton Arts Festival is around the corner!

We will feature

  • Student Art Show
  • Chorus, Chorale, and Concert Choir with Concert and Jazz Band Performances @ 7 p.m.
  • Special Effects Makeup Demonstrations from Company's production of Macbeth
  • Dessert reception following the concert
We hop e to see you on the evening of the 28th for this special premiere! If you can't make it that evening, you can still see the students' artwork through May 5th.

Thank you for your support!
De La Salle and Carondelet Fine Arts Departments
Admissions

A Note to DLS Parents of Incoming Freshmen: 

For conditionally accepted incoming freshmen only in our Spartan Success Program, sum mer school will run July 10 through July 28. All students who are conditionally accepted for the fall of 2017  are required to attend. Keep this in mind as you plan your summer vacation.  Summer school curriculum offers classes in English, Math, Study Skills, and Lasallian life.
 
Also, please don't forget to join us for the Class of 2021 Freshman Welcome Night on Tuesday, May 9. More details to follow in late April. See you then! 
Advancement

Receive tax benefits in 2017 with your gift to the Annual Fund!
 
Have you been sitting with your tax specialist wishing you made a charitable gift to De La Salle in 2016? While you won't receive a tax benefit on your 2016 taxes, you can make your gift and receive valuable tax benefits for the 2017 tax year. Consult your tax specialist to learn how your gift to the Annual Fund can reduce your income taxes, while also benefitting your son's educational experience at De La Salle.


Contact Karla Wiese at (925) 288-8195 or wiesek@dlshs.org  with any questions about our Annual Fund efforts.
A lumni Relations: Save the Dates!


Alumni Class Reunions 2017

De La Salle and Carondelet Class of 1972 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Scott's Seafood in Walnut Creek

De La Salle and Carondelet Class of 1977
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Scott's Seafood in Walnut Creek

De La Salle and Carondelet Class of 1987 Reunion
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville

De La Salle and Carondelet Class of 1997 Reunion
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville

De La Salle and Carondelet Class of 2007 Reunion
Friday, July 21, 2017 at Sauced BBQ and Spirits in Walnut Creek

De La Salle and Carondelet Class of 2012 Reunion
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Skipolini's Pizza and Pasta in Walnut Creek
Athletics

Time to start making plans for spring break and summer!

We have basketball and football camps, but did you know that we also have a spring break basketball camp and a summer sports broadcasting camp? 

Read more about our summer camps here and more from our  Athletics Department here.
Bookstore

HOURS     
Monday
7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday
7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.






Days and hours of operation reflect the students' schedule. 
SPRING BREAK: We will be 
CLOSED  from April 12 - April 23 and reopen on Monday, April 24.

Visit our website for all of your apparel and graduation needs. Visit  www.dlsbookstore.org to shop!


THE BOOKSTORE WELCOMES
THE CLASS OF 2021!
Congratulations on your acceptance into De La Salle High School! 


2016-17 MANDATORY BOOK RETURN

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 Thursday, May 18 to receive 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, June 2. No returned books will be accepted after that time - you own them - and will be billed accordingly.

2017-18 MANDATORY BOOK DISTRIBUTION DAYS

Students MUST pick up their books on one of the dates listed below:
 
Thursday, August 10          10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, August 11               8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Students must be present - Parents cannot pick up books.
 
If you will be out of town during this time, please make alternative arrangements with the Bookstore well in advance of Book Distribution Dates.
Business Office

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  reschk@dlshs.org .  All accounts need to be current before finals and graduation.
 
Financial Aid Applications:  Financial Aid applications for the 2017-2018 school year are available online.  They were due Monday, February 13th.  All families need to re-apply each school year.  If you have missed the deadline, please complete your application as soon as possible.  Financial aid grants may not be available to late applicants.
Campus Life 


Aahhh.  The dog days of March are over, and we are looking forward to Easter Break!  Every 15 Minutes was a powerful experience and Junior Prom was great! Now Senior Ball is right in front of us. 

Click here to find information on Senior Ball, Grad Night, Driver's Ed, an AP Biology update, as well as the class election results for 2017-18 student leadership!
Campus Ministry

The last Kairos retreat of 2016-17 returned home on March 31. 

More than 230 Seniors and 12 Juniors participated this year. 

Kairos registration for 2017-18 will open in early May. 

Ven A Ver spent a week at the border in San Diego, and students worked with and learned from the those who had to leave their homes. 

We will hold a Lenten prayer service on April 11 and bring to a close the Charity Challenge, which as of March 29 has raised $6,362 towards the $10,774.22 goal that will go to support the Nativity School in Eritrea; the Christian Brothers' Ministries in India and Sri Lanka; the DLS Academy; and retired San Francisco Giants' pitcher  Jeremy Affeldt's foundation, Generations Alive-Moving a Generation to Act.
College Counseling

Spring is a busy time for college preparation, exploration, and planning!  Please check out the important College Center news and information.
 
For Seniors:
  • DVC Enrollment
  • Placement Exams
  • Making college decision
  • Financial Aid offers
For Juniors:
  • College Preview Night
  • Summer Programs
  • SAT/ACT
  • Narrowing Down College Options
    • East Bay College Connection- College Fair
    • East Coast College Tour
For all of this and more, visit our College Counseling page here .
Macbeth tickets are available for advance sale online!

Two more shows left! 

Here is a quote from Mr. DeMarco about Opening Night last week:  " Amazing acting - directing - set design - delivery of lines. One of the best if not the best high school plays I have ever seen."  This one is from Mr. McDonough: "At our student production of Macbeth last night, I experienced some of the finest moments of Shakespeare I have in my entire life." 

Read our feature here with Dave Maier, sword fighting expert and consultant for this production.

You may purchase tickets online up to 24 hours before each performance. (If you wish to purchase tickets within 24 hours of the show, please visit our Bookstore.) 

Parental guidance is suggested as this is a Shakespearean tragedy.



SAVE THE DATE!

An Evening of Honor
Celebrating the Athletic Hall of Fame and
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Sunday, September 10, 2017   



Congratulations to the following students who will be 
inducted into National Honor Society 
on April 25 in the DLS Theatre at 5:30 p.m.!

Jason Abele Alejandro Gomez de la Vega
John Radanovich
Alexander Avila Griffin Hunt John Simpkins
Henry Baer
James Jolin Erich Storti
William Cumbelich
Cameron Katz Laurence Tacderas
Dawson Diaz
Scott Lombardi Michael Wentworth, Jr.
Kevin Dickson
Benjamin Maier Dylan White
Christopher Fakhimi
Peter Mazzetti, III Adam Wong
Francis Gallagher
Nicholas Pilgrim-Minaya

Purchase Power Program (P 3)

Our P program allows you to give to DLS -- without any additional cost to yourself. 

Do you use Amazon? Drink from Starbucks? Shop at Nordstrom? Go on a spending spree at Target? If so, then you might want to look at our Ppartners. If you buy a gift card for one of those stores -- or any of the other major name brand shops and restaurants 
in the catalog -- then a percentage of that purchase goes to support DLS students.

Visit the Purchase Power Program homepage here for more details about our partners!
2017-18 Year at a Glance

Click here for the calendar framework for next year. More dates will be added and current dates are subject to change.
If you have any questions, please call our Main Office at (925) 288-8100 or email feedback@dlshs.org.