Yes, you can get your son to De La Salle Collegiate each day for school and we are going to help you!
Each year, we encounter parents who want to send their sons to De La Salle Collegiate, but are concerned about the logistics of HOW to get him to school each day. As a commuter school, we understand this fear but we know how to remedy it.
We currently pull students from all over Metro Detroit: we have students from Port Huron, to Detroit, to Novi in the West, and everywhere in between. The positive part of this is that no matter where a family is coming from, there is someone who can help.
We partner with families to help get with get students to and from school in the following ways:
The first instinct for many families to facilitate getting their son to De La Salle Collegiate is the bus. We are happy to report that we partner with Regina to offer busing to and from school each day. The bus drops students off at school each day 10 minutes before school begins and 10 minutes after it ends.
The bus routes are established at the beginning of each year based upon demand. This means that the bus routes we currently run started out with a much wider geographic footprint, and then are condensed down based on families’ needs. For example, every year we committ to offering a bus stop at Holy Family Regional School if even one student needs it. However, it has not always run because many years families find the carpools are much more effective.
The carpool network at De La Salle Collegiate is the best friend of families in need, and the number one way families get their sons to school each day. In the summer of each year, the school solicits all of our families for their interest in being included in the carpool list. Once everyone responds, we then send out the list to all of the families in need.
Finally, we keep the building open and accessible for families over a much wider span of time than the academic school day. The building opens at 6 a.m. and stays open until 8 p.m. each night. This way if a parent needs to drop their son off on the way to work, or pick them up after work, it is not a problem. Unlike many schools, there is no supervision fee for this. We want the student here where they are safe and monitored by an adult.
If you still have concerns about the transportation for your son, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss your unique situation and work with you to arrive at a solution that makes it possible for your son to be a De La Salle Collegiate Pilot! We can be reached at email@example.com or 586.541.6220.
God Bless and Go Pilots!
Director of Admissions
The De La Salle Collegiate Wig and Mask Society (WAMS) presents the musical “The Wiz” Feb. 22 – 24.
All performances are 7:30 p.m. at the Warren Performing Arts Center on 15 Mile Rd., west of Schoenherr.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 26. Purchase tickets directly from Brother Patrick McNally, 586.541.6258, firstname.lastname@example.org
De La Salle Collegiate will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week, from Jan. 29 – Feb. 2.
The week includes a Liturgy on Fri., Feb. 2, at which the sophomores’ class rings are blessed.
Tickets for the CBA Annual Fashion Show go on sale at the CBA meeting on Thursday, January 18, and will be on sale in the Pilot Hangar after that date.
The event is Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m., at Penna’s of Sterling.
Reservations are $70. per person and tables of 10 are available. A group of 10 reservations (one table) is discounted to $650 if purchased by February 15, 2018.
The event includes the Grand Prize Raffle featuring
The evening also includes a $2,500 Cash Raffle, Fish Bowl Raffles, and a Silent Auction.
For further information regarding sponsorships, check the 2018 CBA Fashion Show Brochure or email email@example.com or call 586.541.6460.
Mr. Brian Bacon, who has taught at De La Salle Collegiate with distinction since 1995, will be retiring effective January 12. Mr. Bacon has touched the hearts of scores of Pilots over the years and has served as Department leader and mentor to our current Mathematics Department. He will be missed, but plans to be available for some substitute teaching.
Other Faculty changes:
Ms. Sabrina Stellino will be taking Mr. Bacon’s classes, Modern, Honors and Advanced Geometry, as well as AP Calculus. Ms. Stellino taught in our Math Department last year before transitioning to the Social Studies department to fill a need earlier this school year.
Mr. Jim Singelyn (‘90) will be joining the Social Studies Department teaching American History, Economics, Government ,and Honors World Contemporary Studies. Mr. Singelyn has spent the last several years as our Varsity Swimming coach and has been a constant presence in our building as a substitute teacher.
Mrs. Kasha Griffith will be joining the Foreign Language department teaching Spanish. She is an experienced Spanish teacher and is returning to De La Salle. She taught at DLS several years ago.
Thanks again to the Mrs. Stephanie Howay, Mrs. Nicole Cuello, Mrs. Lindsey Tula, and Mrs. Adriana Vidican for stepping up and ensuring our Spanish courses continued to effectuate meaningful learning.
Mrs. Angie Aldini joins our Admissions Office, as Mrs. Andrea Mason resigned a few weeks ago to take another position in business. Mrs. Aldini has been a De La Salle Collegiate supporter for years as a parent of two DLS graduates – Lido (2010) and Dominic (2012) – and has served as Christian Brothers’ Auxiliary President.
Mr. John Monigold will continue to work with our Advancement Office and with our alumni, but in a part-time capacity. John has done so much for DLS over the decades and we are very fortunate to still have him as part of the community.
Mr. Dennis Koch will return to DLS Jan. 22, and serve as Alumni Director in the Advancement Office.
The SAVE Club at De La Salle Collegiate is collecting old electronics for recycling. Our community has a great opportunity to safely and properly dispose of computers and small electronics.
Items accepted include computer towers, laptops, servers, network switches, cell phones, and more.
Not accepted are TV’s, printers, fax machines.
When the bins are full, DLS reserves the right to stop accepting materials.
For a full list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, check this document: Electronics Recycling 2018
For further information, contact Mrs. Nina Jacks at 586.541.6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the De La Salle Collegiate Wrestling Team, winners of the Lakeview Dual Tournament on Dec. 16. The Pilots beat each of their five opponents to go 5-0 for the day.
De La Salle Collegiate is closed on Thursday, December 14.
We anticipate after-school activities, practices, will go on as scheduled, but will update THIS POST if this changes.
Parents: Be sure you are getting emails and texts. Contact email@example.com with any contact changes.
This Christmas season Children’s Hospital of Michigan (Detroit) has once again requested the generosity and assistance of De La Salle Collegiate in helping families provide toys for their children who are ill during the holiday season. Students can make this holiday season a brighter one for those materially less fortunate, patients, and their families.
Snowpile is an annual event where families are able to pick out items for the child that is in the hospital as well the patient’s siblings, which can alleviate some of the pressure families feel during the holiday season.
The final day for collection is Friday, December 15.
Guidelines for grade level donations are on the Campus Ministry website. Gift cards are also accepted.
The DLS Music Boosters are combining the annual Christmas Concert AND the Pasta Fest Fundraiser into one event on Sunday, December 10. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., close at 7 p.m.
Each of the various musical groups will be performing throughout the afternoon.
Tickets are $12. In advance, and $15 at the door. Children under five are free. Tickets are available from Music students or in the Pilot Hangar. Click here More information from firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to De La Salle Collegiate Head Varsity Football Coach, named the Detroit Lions/Farm Bureau Insurance High School Coach of the Year!
Coach Giannone was honored at hal-time of the Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears game on December 16 at Ford Field.
Giannone led the Pilots to a 41-6 victory over Livonia Franklin on November 24 to win the Division 2 MHSAA Football Championship. The Pilots finished with a 12-2 record, winning 7 in a row to end the season and outscoring their opponents 165-26 in the Playoffs. De La Salle defeated two-time defending state champion Detroit King 14-13 in the state semifinals. This was the Pilots’ second Football State Championship (first won in 2014).
In his second season with De La Salle, Giannone has a 16-7 record, As head coach at Macomb Dakota for 18 seasons, he led the Cougars to consecutive MHSAA Division 1 Championships in 2006 and 2006. Giannone has coached high school football for 37 years, 20 as a head coach.
The High School Coach of the Year was selected by a panel of football media members, and by an online vote.
Giannone received a $4,000 donation to the De La Salle Collegiate football program.
He is now in the running to be named NFL National HIgh School Coach of the Year. He will be invited to the NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando, FL, January 26-28, 2018, where the finalist will be named.
The entire De La Salle Collegiate Family congratulates Coach Mike Giannone on an outstanding year.