30 January 2018
Our 8th grade students gather with homeroom teacher Mr. Donodeo, far left, and 
Executive Director Mr. Gault, to celebrate their acceptance to Catholic high schools.
Greetings from Mr. Gault

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the members of our eighth-grade class.  Through much hard work and dedication, each one has been accepted to a Catholic high school of his choice.  The schools they were accepted to include: Chaminade High School, Kellenberg Memorial High School, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Saint Anthony's High School and Saint Mary's High School. These students have been presented with many challenges and obstacles and some have had to overcome major hurdles, yet all have achieved their goal of being accepted at a Catholic high school for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Each student along with his family and his teachers has had a role to play in his academic success.  Our students' families place a high value on the education their sons receive; and the faculty and staff of The De La Salle School give 110% of their time, talent and energy to ensure that the students entrusted to our care receive the finest education in the Lasallian tradition.  This collaboration between home and school is a major factor for our students' academic achievements and success.  Of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity and love that we receive from our benefactors and supporters.

Listed below are our eighth-grade students and the Catholic high school they will be attending in September:
Ajani A. - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Emil F. - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Kenneth F. - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Justin G. - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Matthew G. - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Jorge G. - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Marcus G. - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Luis J. - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Augusto L. - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Brendon M. - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Jay N. - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Anthony Q. - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Miguel R. - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Justin Z. - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Gianni Z. - Kellenberg Memorial High School
The challenge now is to assist our students' families to secure the financial aid they need in order to register and attend the schools that they have been accepted to.   Unfortunately, scholarships are very limited and not available from all Catholic high schools.  As part of the efforts of our Development Office and Graduate Support Program, the search for benefactors that are willing to help fund a portion of the Catholic high school tuition for our alumni has become a vital part of the mission here at The De La Salle School.
Congratulations Gentlemen!  We are very proud of your achievements and we look forward to the next phase of your Lasallian journey as you join The De La Salle School's Graduate Support Program.
With prayerful best wishes today, the feast of Saint Mutien-Marie, FSC and always,

William L. Gault
Executive Director
We Are So Proud of our 8th Grade Students!

Below, our 8th graders show true leadership, responsibility and dedication to learning, by helping younger students, working on complex  projects together, and even working with teachers from Molloy College and artists from Hofstra University.

Artist of the Week
Week of 22 January 2018
Zacarias, 6th Grade

Week of 22 January

Word of the Week - unicycle (n.) - a cycle with a single wheel, typically used by acrobats.

Artist of the Week - Zacarias, 6th Grade (see Zacarias' artwork elsewhere in this Dispatch).

Week of 15 January

Word of the Week - taut (adj.) - tightly stretched, stiff, not slack; in good order or condition (mostly nautical).

Gentleman of the Week - Christian P., 5th Grade

There was no Artist, Writer or Gentleman of the Week, during some 
of these weeks,  due to  snow days, holiday and testing.

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