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Distance Learning: De La Salle Leads On!
Let Us Remember,
We Are In the Holy Presence of God.
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Distance Learning Highlights
President Paul Kelly posts a new video message each day on De La Salle's YouTube Channel. View all the videos by clicking here. Remember to subscribe to our page. Once we reach 1000 subscribers we can stream the show live!
President Kelly's Morning Message
Monday, March 23, 2020
Faculty Feedback...
Dr. Tony Behan
The Religion Department has started meeting through Google Hangouts Meet every Friday afternoon as a way to be of support to one another. 

I'm inspired by my colleagues' dedication to continuing teaching and learning, and my students motivate me to continue providing quality education. 
Madame Gravel
How do you feel about this new way of learning?
I am not a big fan of online teaching. I miss the interaction with my students, and I miss the conversations with my coworkers.

What work are you giving your students to do over break?
I gave my art students old supplies the Friday after exams so I can assign projects. For some projects we are following a YouTube video and the other project I explained in a video. They also have a quick video on an art movement to watch each day.
My French students watch videos and have exercises to do from their textbooks.

How do you feel about social quarantine?
I believe it is important that we stay home and practice social distancing. It is the only way we can get rid of this virus.

What are some benefits of distance learning?  I had to learn a lot of new technology in a very short time, and I am glad to be more comfortable with it now.
Check out next week's Cav Nation news for more teacher testimonials, and some student testimonials, too! Send your thoughts to Jessica Atwood. Students, I'm looking at you! Email me!
What Students Are Saying...
Maya Major
Here are a few of my pros and cons with distance learning:

I enjoy sleeping late.
I enjoy the flexibility with my time.
I am learning to manage my time. 
Lots of bonding time with family

No interaction with peers
Easily distracted
Limited access to teachers
No fun activities involved ( i.e. in-school and after-school activities)
Requires plenty of self-discipline
Cav Nation Testimonials
Just a quick note to say how great it has been to see the videos you are putting out for the DLS-NOLA community as a way to keep the school community encouraged and provide some sense of “normalcy.” --Brother Chris Patiño
Just wanted to let you two know that ya'll (and DLS teachers and support) are doing a wonderful job in these crazy uncertain times!

I pray that we can get back to some normalcy sooner rather than later! -- Rhonda Lauland
The Alexander Family is enjoying your videos and it’s taking our minds off of all the negative in the world.

Something good, we are fortunate to be part of The De La Salle family and have the sources to provide the students with an education from the comfort of their homes during the unfortunate times of the COVID-19 pandemic. -- The Alexander Family, Heather, Keith, Kason
I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your daily messages. They have truly been the highlight of our family's day. I also want to let you know that the way De La Salle has approached this distance learning concept is amazing. My husband and I are both teachers, and my daughter is at another school, and De La Salle is leaps and bounds ahead. You have just taken this on without missing a beat. I have done nothing but brag. Being that no one knows what to do in this situation, your school sure seems to know. All of Matthew's teachers have been fantastic and have made this crazy transition seamless. You need to write a book. Anyway, please keep the videos coming, they are priceless. Love the music. Take care and stay healthy and safe! -- Jennifer Foss
I just wanted to say I enjoy watching the video messages, I really miss school, and can't wait for it to start up again. I also really enjoy the song choices, they put me in a good mood. --Amelia Kogan-Ahmadyarov
Thank you for being a beacon of hope not just for the kids but for us parents too. I appreciate you so much!!!
I will forever be a DLS Mom and Cav for life!!! --Toni Charles
I really loved your morning announcements today, Coach!! Good song choice. Also my mom was very concerned and confused when I told her that it was National Hug Your Parents day. It was hilarious! Have a good day, Coach! -- Caroline Stoufflet
Diane and I watched your Wednesday message and I gotta tell ya:

U Awesome!

--Jack and Diane Hickman 
Garret Hickman Class of 2019
Thanks, Coach. It's nice to have you doing our prayer in the morning like when we are in school. It makes my day better. I hope this is over soon. I'd rather be in school with my friends.
Have a good day, Coach, and stay safe. --Jackson
Awesome show, Coach!
I can't believe your mom is still in college. That's so cool.
Your face was so funny when she picked Coach Kelly as her favorite DLS coach. It's ok. My grandparents would pick me over my mom and dad too. 
Something Fun!
Bubble Art
While being stuck in quarantine, try this bubble art activity! All you need is bubbles, washable water colors or food coloring, and paper. Send pictures of your artwork to Mrs. Atwood!
Cavalier Prayer Community
Winning Every Day!
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are staying in it to win it!
A message from Coach Jackson.
Attention all Cavaliers, especially those on the Track and Field team! Assistant Coach Jackson shares some advice to stay in shape while not in school.
  • Students should try going for a jog and doing sprints at least 3-4 times a week.
  • They could also substitute a running day by staying inside and working on their core and strengthening their legs with free at-home workout videos on YouTube!
You heard it hear, Cavaliers. Get up and move around. Stay active and in shape!
Registration for Next School Year is Open!
Information for New and Returning Families
RETURNING FAMILIES: Click here to read the returning family registration letter from President Kelly and register online. Returning students should register by March 26th.

NEW FAMILIES: We will now process all registration payments for the 2020-21 school year online through Gulf Coast Bank. The initial payment of the registration fee of $550.00 is required. This registration payment secures your child’s place at De La Salle in next year’s class. Click here for registration details.
Alumni Association
Cavs in the News
Congratulations to sophomore Abigail Coit. On February 23, Abigail performed at the University of Louisiana Lafayette's String Day Concert. Lead On, Abbie!
De La Salle donated 3,000 protective gloves and 50 protective masks to NOPD and our first responders on Wednesday afternoon. The donation came together after President Kelly received a call from the office of City Council President Helena Moreno.

Thank you to the De La Salle Science Department, our athletic training staff, and our facilities department!

In this picture, Sergeant Julie Jacobs and President Kelly. 
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