We are really excited to share some new pieces of information for prospective families that we believe will simply their lives. They are the brand new DLS Check Lists!
One for 7th grade students:
And one for students in grades 6 or below because it is never too early to start your journey to De La Salle Collegiate:
Our goal is the Admissions Office is to make families lives easier, not harder. We know the process of picking a high school can be overwhelming and we believe these will help guide you through that process year by year.
If you know of someone who would be a good fit for De La Salle Collegiate, encourage them to complete an Online Inquiry or contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com. We here to help them every step of the way.
I cannot wait to see you out at these great events!
God Bless and Go Pilots!
Mr. Bill Burkhardt, ’03
Director of Admissions
When families consider De La Salle Collegiate for their son(s) there are many factors they weigh. One that cannot be stressed enough is the impact De La Salle Collegiate has on its graduates over the course of their entire lives.
So often young men and parents become bogged down in the number of college acceptances, scholarship rates, IB certifications, etc., but a huge part of our Lasallian mission is preparing our students for life beyond academic studies. St. John Baptist de La Salle said we must provide “a human and christian education.” That is, we must go beyond providing just an academic education for our students. We must nurture their intellect, spirituality, morality, and help provide the personal foundation to guide them the rest of their lives.
When you listen to the stories of our graduates like Mr. Tony Lamerato ’02 and Mr. John Elkhoury ’02, you hear the same sentiments with different words. The reason their stories and so many other alumni have found such success is because of the foundation provided at De La Salle Collegiate.
In addition to success in their personal, spiritual, and professional lives, studies prove that there is a large financial incentive to attending a Catholic high school like De La Salle Collegiate. For example in the article “The Cash Benefits of a Catholic Education” the author explains that studies done by Michigan State and Oakland University demonstrated that those who graduated from Catholic high schools earned 18 % higher wages in their mid-30s and mid-50s than their peers in public high schools.
The easiest way to begin exploring the many ways a De La Salle Collegiate education will benefit your son is to fill out an inquiry form by CLICKING HERE.
There is no age too young to start the journey to De La Salle Collegiate. We now have students as young as second grade regularly attending our camps and programs. We look forward to working with you and your family.
And remember, “It’s a great day to be a Pilot!”
God Bless and Go Pilots!
Director of Admissions
On Tuesday, October 17, our DLS Cross Country team assisted with the Macomb Middle School Championship at Stoney Creek’s Eastwood Beach. The team helped with set up and clean up, course marshalling and the finish line. This three-hour service opportunity benefitted over 700 children participating in this event from CYO, Macomb elementary, and Macomb middle schools.
The De La Salle Collegiate Student Diversity Team has organized a special Dress Down Day on Tuesday, October 24, and asking all to wear orange as a sign of solidarity against bullying. Guidelines for Dress Down
The national day is Wednesday, October 25; since DLS has testing and senior service projects on that day, the recognition of the day is Tuesday.
For more information on this nationwide day, check this website:
Congratulations to the students honored for their Academic and Extra-Curricular Achievements at the Fall Honors Convocation on October 17.
Students were honored for General Excellence, presented to the two students in each class with the highest cumulative GPA at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. They include:
Students were also inducted into the National Honor Society, recognizing their scholarship, character, leadership, and service.
Full list of those honored: Fall Honors Program 2017
Congratulations to the De La Salle Marching Pilots, whose hard work and tireless effort on and off the field this season culminated on October 11 with an awesome performance at MSBOA District XVI Marching Festival at Warren Mott High School.
For the 7th time in 8 years, the Marching Pilots achieved a 1st Division Rating, which is the highest score possible! They performed an amazing show and continued their long tradition of success.
Thanks to all who have helped and supported the Marching Pilots this season. We are very proud of our students, and they deserve all the recognition they can get after such a great season.
Congratulations to the following students, in the Top Ten of their classes academically by GPA at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. They are being honored with Scholastic All-Catholic medals at halftime of games on Saturday, October 21, at the CHSL Prep Bowl at Ford Field. Sophomores are honored at halftime of the 1 p.m. game, juniors at halftime of the 4 p.m. game, and seniors at halftime of the 7 p.m. game, featuring De La Salle vs. Catholic Central.
Class of 2020
Class of 2019
Class of 2018
Additional congratulations to Coach Mr. Jacob Jones, named Regional Coach of the Year. He also handles the Tennis Twitter account https://twitter.com/TennisDLS
The Pilots took first or second in every tournament this season, including the CHSL,before finishing second at the Oct. 13 Regionals at Grosse Pointe North. The top two teams in each Region qualify for the State Tournament. DLS heads to K’zoo along with the Norsemen.
Jones said the team had a great year, and “we had a lot of young players, and I’m proud of how they played.”
The team includes
The team began its 2017 season August 8, with 1 1/2 – 2 hour practices every weekday throughout the season at their home courts at Macomb Community College on 12 Mile Rd.
Tournaments and finishes include:
A student at De La Salle has been diagnosed with chickenpox. Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness that generally starts with a slight fever, followed by a blister-like, itchy rash. Although this is usually not a serious illness, children often miss days at school or daycare thereby causing parents to miss work as well. Also in some children and certain high-risk individuals, including those with HIV/AIDs, on chemotherapy, or pregnant, chickenpox can cause much more severe illness; leading to hospital stays or even death.
The varicella vaccine can prevent chickenpox and is safe and effective for children 12 months of age or older. This vaccine is recommended by both The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all children who have never had the chickenpox and it is part of a child’s routine vaccinations. The varicella vaccine series consists of two doses given at least 3 months apart for children 12 years and under and at least 4 weeks apart for those 13 years and older.
If your child has not already had chickenpox and has not been fully immunized, we recommend that they receive the vaccine. The vaccine, if given 3 – 5 days after exposure to chickenpox can prevent or reduce the severity of illness. Your child’s doctor or the Macomb County Health Department (586-469-5235) can assist in vaccinating children who are not protected.
There are a few children with weakened immune systems who should not receive the vaccine, and your child’s health care provider will be able to advise you what to do if your child has exposure to chickenpox. A medicine is available (VZIG) that can protect children and adults with weakened immune systems and pregnant women from chickenpox.
If your child does develop chickenpox, he should be kept home until the rash has crusted over (usually about five days).
We are not aware of anyone else being diagnosed with chickenpox. The school will follow disinfectant protocols to be safe. Thank you in advance for understanding that HIPPA laws require us to keep the name involved confidential. If you have any questions about chicken pox please contact your family’s physician. Further information about chickenpox can also be found at https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/.
The De La Salle Football Team and the Athletic Department are holding a fundraiser this week for the Believe Foundation for Cancer Awareness.
For the $10 donation, students receive a purple rally “Curable Towel, purple “Victory Over Cancer” game wristband, and a Dress Down Day on Friday, October 20, prior to the October 21 Prep Bowl.
Students and faculty can donate $10 to The Believe Foundation and receive the Curable Purple Rally Towel and Victory Over Cancer Purple Wristband at the Christian Financial Credit Union Monday through Thursday this week, during normal business hours of 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact Mrs. Lori Popis firstname.lastname@example.org in the DLS Athletic Office if you are able to volunteer.
The Christian Service requirement for the 2017-2018 school year has been revised to 2 volunteer hours (minimum) per student. This two-hour requirement is SEPARATE from any other requirements for National Honor Society, Student Council, etc.
Mr. Brian Barker, Director of Campus Ministry, said the change came about to eliminate lost instructional time for Advisory group projects off-campus. The two-hour minimum is a “pilot” program this year, and will be evaluated throughout the school year.
“We hope that all students will exceed the requirements, just as a very large percentage of the student body has exceeded past hours requirements. The service is a direct result of the Gospel mandates: to love God and to love your neighbor.
DLS is using Helper Helper, www.helperhelper.com, to track student service hours. Students have received instructions in school on how to create an account; there is no charge to use the site on a computer or to download the app. to their phones or tablets.
The HelperHelper site contains a number of volunteer opportunities, and students are free to seek out their own opportunities.
Direct any questions to Ms. Lindsay Weber at email@example.com.
Seniors MUST complete their service requirement on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Grades 9-11 are taking standardized tests in school that day, and this has traditionally been a Senior Service Day.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are expected to complete their service requirement by June 1, 2018.
Congratulations to seniors Nathan Jarski and Adam Ross! Both have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The National Merit Scholarship is based on the PSAT test (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test or pre-SAT), which both students took in October 2016.
Over 1.6 million students nationwide took the same test; 50,000 were identified as high performers – including Nathan and Adam. Of those 50,000, 16,000 were recently designated Semifinalists on a state representational basis. Only Semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the Merit Scholarship competition and advance to Finalist standing by meeting a number of additional requirements. The remaining 34,000 – like Nathan and Adam – are named Commended Students without regard to state distribution.
Principal Steve Stewart commented, “Nathan and Adam are prime examples what a ‘Pilot’ can achieve through hard work and diligence! They not only strive for excellence, but achieve it! I expect we will hear great things from these fine two young men in the days to come! Great job, gentlemen!!!”
A spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Competition said, “The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
Both Nathan and Adam are in the International Baccalaureate Program here at De La Salle. Nathan is interested in majoring in Materials Engineering at either Virginia Tech or the University of Michigan; Adam is interested in the Sciences at either the University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, or Columbia University.