Welcome to De La Salle Collegiate!
Thank you for saying yes to our invitation to join our community. Not only are you now a part of our school community, but you are also joining thousands of other young people around the world who are a part of the international Lasallian community. The founder of Lasallian education, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, was focused on offering students a transformative educational experience. I can promise you that if you remain open to the endless opportunities and possibilities that will come your way during the next four years, you will experience a transformation that will have a significant impact on your future.
I want to extend an additional word of gratitude to the parents and guardians of the Class of 2024. Thank you for blessing us with the opportunity to partner with you in the formation of your son. All of us at De La Salle are committed to do everything we can to help your son become the person that God is calling him to be. Additionally, there are numerous opportunities for you to get involved in our community. Please do consider joining our Dads Club or the Christian Brothers Auxiliary. Please do get involved in any way that you can – it will only enrich your De La Salle experience.
On behalf of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, our Board of Trustees, our faculty, staff, administration, and the students we are blessed to serve, I thank you for joining our De La Salle family and welcome you to what I know will be an incredible four-year journey.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us!
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
Brother Ken Kalinowski, FSC
- 2020-21 Calendar at a Glance
- Google Camp
- Campus Ministry
- Clubs & Activities
- Dress Code & Grooming
- Additional Parent Information
- Contact Information
|August||Fall Sports Tryouts – see Athletics|
|August (first week)||
Student mailing including: Schedules, Online book purchasing, Orientation, Student pictures
|August 26||Freshman Parent Orientation TBD|
|August 27||Freshman Orientation TBD|
First day of school – Freshmen ONLY
|August 31||First day for all students|
|Sept 4-7||Labor Day Weekend – NO SCHOOL|
|November||Winter Sports Tryouts – see Athletics|
|Nov 25-27||Thanksgiving Holiday – NO SCHOOL|
|Nov 30||School Resumes|
|Dec 16-18||First Semester Exams|
|Dec 21-Jan 4||Christmas Break - NO SCHOOL|
|Jan 5||School Resumes|
|March||Spring Sports Tryouts – see Athletics|
|April 1-9||Easter Holiday – NO SCHOOL|
|April 12||School Resumes|
|June 7-9||Final Exams|
|June 9||Last day of school|
This list is intended to give parents and students a guide for planning purposes. It is not a complete list of days off nor does it mention every important event during the year. For up-to-date information, please see the school calendar on the website. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
The mission and responsibility of the Counseling Department is to advocate for students. We seek to develop a relationship with each student and become cognizant of the students’ academic, personal, social and spiritual strengths and weaknesses. We assist students in their developmental growth from freshman year through senior year and strive to maximize their potential in every way possible in partnership with parents and teachers.
For more information please visit the Counseling Department's webpage.
Technology Class of 2024 Hardware Requirements
- Google Chromebook - all students must purchase their own Chromebook. (Apple products, Windows and tablets are not acceptable).
- Headphones or earbuds and a neoprene sleeve.
- It’s recommended that students purchase extended warranty. (ex: Geek Squad).
TextbooksTextbooks are purchased online. Information regarding textbook purchases and a copy of the student schedule are included in the August mailing. MBS Direct is an online book provider who is contracted by De La Salle to provide copies of textbooks for every student for every class. Parents do not have to use MBS Direct. Books may be resold to the company at the end of the 2020-21 school year.
Research indicates that participation in extracurricular activities help students succeed in all facets of school. Please refer to the important dates listed below for each sport. Please refer to the website for updates throughout the school year. Remember, student-athletes may not begin practice until a sports physical is on file with the athletic office. Visit delasallepilots.com for more information.
|SPORT||VARSITY HEAD COACH|
|Cross Country||Mrs. Sandy Buchanan|
|Football||Mr. Dan Rohn|
|Soccer||Mr. Thaier Mukhtar|
|Tennis||Mr. Matt Fisher|
|Basketball||Mr. Greg Esler|
|Bowling||Mr. Jay Lang|
|Ice Hockey||Mr. Sean Clark|
|Swimming||Mr. Jim Singelyn|
|Wrestling||Mr. Dennis Parks|
|Baseball||Mr. Steve Schypinski|
|Golf||Mr. Doug McKay|
|Lacrosse||Mr. Zack Issa|
|Track & Field||Mr. Dominic Reid|
Athletics Forms and Physicals
- All students - whether they play a sport or not - must have a physical form on file by July 1, 2020.
- All students participating in sports must have a physical on file prior to participating in any athletic activity, including tryouts.
- Physicals must be dated on or AFTER April 15, 2019, otherwise, they will not be accepted.
- The physical must be completed by a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) after April 15 of the previous school year to be considered current for the upcoming school year and is valid until June 30 of the current school year.
The Technology Department is sponsoring seven free summer technology sessions for the Class of 2024. The intent of this camp is to familiarize students with their new mobile technology. The one-hour class will cover connecting to our WiFi, logging into their school-issued email and moving around the Google Applications. All seven classes will be the same content.
Google Camp Dates:
• July 22 (11 – 12 p.m.)
• July 28 (9-10 a.m.)
• July 30 (11 – 12 p.m.)
• August 5 (6-7 p.m.)
• August 11 (9-10 a.m.)
• August 18 (10-11 a.m.)
• August 20 (9-10 a.m.)
Parents are welcome to attend with their child. Please bring your Chromebook with you to class. If you want to attend and do not yet have a Chromebook, we can certainly loan you one for the duration of the class.
Register for a Google Camp Session, please visit the Technology Department's webpage.
De La Salle invites and challenges every student to make his faith a living reality. At the same time we prepare our students for leadership and service in the Church and the world. As a Lasallian Catholic educational community, we adhere to the teachings handed down by Jesus Christ to Saint Peter and his Apostles. The power of this Word continues through the Holy Spirit so as “the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:17-19)
We are a community of faith and zeal:
- Guided by the life and Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Emphasizing the inalienable dignity of each person.
- Fostering a love for wisdom and truth through the tradition and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Striving to develop authentic personal relationships through trust and mutual respect.
We are a community of prayer and worship:
- Gathering together as a school community approximately once per month for the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
- Advent and Lenten Prayer services.
- Praying together each day as a school community.
We are a community of service:
- Living our commitment to service and the common good.
- Providing opportunities for students to assume leadership for strengthening and nurturing their faith.
- Exercising a preferential option for the poor.
The mission of Campus Ministry is to facilitate and organize experiences that nourish and nurture the spiritual growth of the De La Salle community. Christian Service is central to our Lasallian Catholic tradition, because we recognize the presence of God active in our lives; we honor and respect the dignity of all individuals; we are in solidarity with the poor and advocate for those suffering from injustices; we celebrate diversity and welcome all members of our community; and we engage in quality education together as a community by thinking critically and creatively while examining our world in the light of faith. To learn more about Campus Ministry visit their webpage, or contact our Director of Campus Ministry and Christian Service Ms. Jo Marie Ragona at 586-541-6219.
De La Salle offers a wide variety of clubs and activities for students. Below is a list of some of our clubs and activities, as well as moderator information.
|Archery Club||Link Crew||SAVE (Students Against Vandalizing the Environment)|
|Beginning Band||Marching Band||Broadcasting|
|Medical Professionals||School Newspaper||BroZone|
|Men’s Chorus||Science Olympiad||Campus Ministry|
|Mock Trial||Show Choir||Concert Band|
|Model United Nations||Ski & Snowboarding||DECA|
|National Honor Society||Social Studies Olympiad||Diversity Club|
|Paintball||Sportsmen’s Club||IM Sports|
|Piano/String Concerts||Stock Market Club||Powerlifting|
|Robotics||Pro Life Club||World Culture Club|
|Student Council||Yearbook||WAMS (Wig & Mask)|
|SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)|
Drama/WAMS Two productions are presented during the school year: Fall drama and spring musical. The fall drama involves 25-30 students (boys from De La Salle, girls from any high school). Performances are held in the school cafeteria: shows are scheduled the first week of December. Auditions are held in June. Students interested in crews (set construction, usher, ticket sales, and concessions) sign up in September. Closing performance is a dinner theatre. The spring musical involves approximately 150 students (boys from De La Salle, girls from any high school). Shows are scheduled for late February. Many athletes choose to participate in the musical. Opportunities for participation include acting, dancing, singing, stage crew, ushers, ticket sales, tech crews and orchestra. Positions are available for leadership roles.
Note: Due to COVID there will not be a fall performance this year.
UNIFORM BUNDLESThe bundle includes three De La Salle short sleeve polo shirts, belt (belts are MANDATORY), liturgy dress shirt, tie and the brown Doc Marten shoes. No other type of dress shoe is acceptable. The cost of the bundle is $250. Bundles will be delivered to the school and parents will be notified, via email, when they will be available for pick up. Parents who have not ordered a uniform bundle, please contact the Admissions Office at 586-541-6220.
- Parents are allowed to purchase additional short sleeve polos. Long - sleeve polo shirts are also available to purchase for colder months.
- Quarter-zip athletic wear and sweater-type pullovers are available in gray and black at The Pilot Hangar. While not required, these are the only sweater-type clothing allowed.
- Individual clothing items may be purchased through The Pilot Hangar.
- Hair should be cut and kept neat so as to maintain a professional appearance.
- Hair will not touch the eyebrows, top of the shirt collar or the tops of the ears.
- Students not in compliance on Hair Check Days will be given a No. 3 haircut on site and a fee will be assessed. The first Hair Check Day will be during Freshman Orientation.
- No facial hair is acceptable; students must be clean shaven.
- Facial and ear piercings are not allowed.
International Student Host FamilyConsider hosting an International student. The experience will be rewarding for both your family and the international student. A monthly stipend is paid and is an excellent opportunity to offset tuition. For further information/requirements, and to be considered as a host family, please contact the Admissions Department at 586-541-6220 or email@example.com.
Parent GroupsChristian Brothers Auxiliary (CBA) – Known as the Moms Club, the CBA helps support the many opportunities available to the students and provides much-needed tuition assistance. The CBA meets once a month, usually on a Thursday evening. Please see the school calendar for meeting dates and events.
The CBA Holiday Craft Show is scheduled annually in November, and the CBA Fashion Show is scheduled each March. For more information regarding the CBA visit their webpage.
Dads Club - Every dad/male guardian is automatically a member of De La Salle’s Dads Club. There are no dues. The dads are primarily involved in providing assistance with all home athletic events, and other events at the school. The Dads Club meets 2-3 times a semester (normally the third Wednesday of each month). See school calendar for meeting dates. For more information on the CBA and Dads Club visit their webpage.
Music Boosters – Parents of students involved in the music program are invited to become involved in the Music Boosters. The Music Boosters assist with a variety of Music Department activities throughout the year, including Band Camp, (concerts, programs, and fundraising). The Music Boosters meet regularly throughout the school year. For more information visit their webpage.
Financial Aid & Tuition AssistanceAward notices for this school year have been emailed. If you completed a FACTS application and have not received an award notice from De La Salle, please contact Vice President of Operations Mr. Joe Gerardi. Financial Aid is an annual process that begins with our parent meeting in late January.
SCRIPSCRIP is a free program that lowers tuition costs. With SCRIP, you are purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. SCRIP generates revenue for you. De La Salle buys SCRIP and resells the certificates to you for full face value. The discount, from 1-15 percent or more, is revenue for De La Salle. 75 percent of the revenue generated goes directly to your tuition account. The other 25 percent goes to the Tuition Assistance program. For more information visit their website, or contact Sister Pat Eeckhout at 586-541-6277.
Tuition PaymentsAfter completing a signed Enrollment Contract and payment of the $250 registration fee you received an email invitation from firstname.lastname@example.org to establish an account with FACTS. FACTS is the third party that De La Salle partners with for tuition and incidental billings. It is critical that you create a FACTS account for your son in order to be considered registered for the 2020-21 school year.
Upon establishing your FACTS tuition account, you will receive an invoice for a $500 enrollment deposit as the first payment toward your tuition. Remaining tuition payments begin in July. If you have not received this email invitation or have any changes or concerns about your tuition plan please contact Mrs. Jane Bertelsen in the Business Office at 586-541-6226.
VolunteersIf you plan to volunteer at De La Salle, the Archdiocese of Detroit-Office of Safe Environments requires the following:
- Protecting God’s Children Workshop: Attendance is required for anyone who may have contact with children.
- Criminal History Background Check: Anyone who may have contact with children, the elderly or a person with disabilities must submit to a background check before starting a volunteer assignment.
The full policy can be found at aodonline.org - Safe Environments Policy.
To register for a PGC workshop:
Log in to virtus.org.
Click on “First-Time Registrant” (bright green on the left side)
Select “Begin Registration Process”
Choose “Detroit, MI” from the drop-down menu
If you’re unable to attend the workshop you registered for, do not register again. Select another workshop from the website and call the Office for Safe Environments at 313-237-5826 to change your registration.
Contact: Mrs. Sandy Carra in the main office at De La Salle at 586-541-6200.
Car Pools: Parents interested in participating in a Car Pool in their neighboring area(s). Please submit an email that include parent’s name, student name, grade, address, phone number, email address and zip code. Once the information is gathered, it will shared it with those interested and it will be up to the individual families to discuss ride availability. For more information, contact Mrs. Angie Aldini at 586-541-6220.
Main School Number: 586-778-2207
Main Office Fax: 586-449-1628
Regular office hours: Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
|Larry Rancilio||Executive Administrator||541-6273|
|Bro. Bob Carnaghi||President Emeritus||541-6249|
|Brother Ken Kalinowski||Principal||541-6203|
|Chris Dean||Assistant Principal||541-6208|
|Joe Gerardi||VP, Mission & Ministry||541-6276|
|Mike Szatkowski||Academic Coordinator||541-6263|
Ann Marie Michol
|Kim Balgenorth||Counseling Office||541-6253|
|Dennis Parks||Athletic Director||541-6230|
|Greg Esler||Acting Director of Enrollment||541-6254|
|Angie Aldini||Admissions Office||541-6220|
|Dave Barstys||Director of Finance||541-6204|
|Sr. Pat Eeckhout||Business-Volunteers/SCRIP||541-6277|
|Christie Lietzow||The Pilot Hangar||541-6257|
|Sheryl Anderson||Technology Director||541-6225|
*A full faculty and staff directory can be found here.