EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT KIND OF HIGH SCHOOL
SUNDAY, NOV. 4 | 12-3 p.m.
It is one that helps prepare students for the next level. It instills values that will last a lifetime. And it bonds them with fellow students into a true brotherhood.
Come take a tour with one of our current students and learn why De La Salle Collegiate continues to be students’ No. 1 choice for a Lasallian, Catholic college-prep education.
All of our teachers, administrators, coaches, and moderators will be on hand to answer your questions.
De La Salle Collegiate is celebrating its 2018 Homecoming and Spirit Week with this year’s theme “Decades.”
Activities for Spirit Week, coordinated by the De La Salle Student Council, include special dress-up days for the student body and staff.
Monday is PJ Day, Tuesday is Neon Day, Wednesday is Generation Day, Thursday is T-Shirt Day and Friday is Purple & Gold Day. The week will end Friday with a pep rally, followed by the Homecoming Game against Brother Rice at Wayne State University. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
1 & 3 Moderator, Asst. Moderators: Mrs. Jacks, Brother Ken, Mrs. Popis
2 & 4 Moderator, Asst. Moderators: Mrs. Zelmanski-Maitoza, Mrs. Vidican, Mrs. Anderson
5 & 6 Moderator, Asst. Moderators: Mr. Hicks, Mr. Ritchie, Mrs. Aldini
70s- Squadrons 1 & 3
80s- Squadrons 5 & 6
90s- Squadrons 2 & 4
DRESS DOWN DAYS
*Students will be asked to change into their school uniform if guidelines are not followed. If students decide not to participate in a certain Dress Down Day, they must be in school uniform*
MONDAY – PJ Day
Flannels T-shirt and long T-shirts, and slippers are acceptable. Again good taste and common sense prevails. Again, no type of lingerie or female wear, no cut-offs, no short shorts, no bare arms or tanks are allowed.
TUESDAY – Neon Day
All classes may wear their best neon clothes (any color). You can spray paint your hair too. BroZone shirts are acceptable. Shirts,shorts, socks, headbands, etc. Again, no cut-off shirts, no short shorts, no bare arms or tanks. Slides, sandals, etc. may be worn.
WEDNESDAY – Generation Day
The judges are looking for creative dress. You may dress like your specific decade. Good taste and common sense prevails. Again, no cut-off shirts, no short shorts, no bare arms or tanks. Slides, etc. may be worn..
THURSDAY – T-Shirt Day
Every student is to wear their Spirit Week designed shirts.You must have purchased your T-shirt through the business office, in order to dress down.You may wear jeans, shorts, sweats, tennis shoes, sandals, slides, etc. Hats may be worn, but not in the classroom.Friday.
FRIDAY – Annual Purple & Gold Day
All classes are to wear their purple & gold attire. We encourage you to wear any De La Salle attire. On this day, you may spray paint your hair. Any head wear (helmets/hats)can be worn outside of the class room only. You may wear t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, jeans, shorts, DLS flannel pants. Sandals..slides etc may be worn. T-shirts must have sleeves-No short shorts-
EVENTS DURING SPIRIT WEEK
MONDAY – Cotton Candy Day
TUESDAY – Bagel & Donut Sale
WEDNESDAY – Giveaways
THURSDAY – Slushie Day
FRIDAY – National Coney Island Day ($1.50 a coney)
Music will be played during class changes****
Donations Jugs will be placed with the competing Squadrons:
Reminder: Coins are plus points; bills are minus points
Donations go to our Kenya School
Each team competing will design a hallway. Points are doubles for this event
Squadrons 1 & 3 – the 323 Hallway
Squadrons 2 & 4 – the Low-200 Hallway
Squadrons 5 & 6 – the High-200 Wing
All moderators will receive the rules and expectations.
There will be three scavenger hunts that will take place in the mornings before school starts for points. Moderators will receive the rules and guidelines.
Time permitting there will be trivia games during advisory throughout the week for points.
Will take place on the Friday of Spirit Week for competition points-
There will be a total of three chariots built based off the Squadron teams. Rules will be given to the moderators. Points are doubled for this event.
HALLWAY DECORATING 2018
The entire hall should incorporate the theme (DECADES – FALL SPORTS).
Hallway decorating on Wednesday, Sept 19.
Time: After school until 9 p.m. Prior planning and gathering of supplies is highly recommended.
All supplies (tape, scissors, paint, etc) should be brought in Wednesday, Sept. 19.
No supplies other than rolls of paper for all classes will be provided.
No paint or any substance may be used to directly mark on doors or windows or
Please do not use any tape that will take the wood off of doors.
Any class interfering with another group’s work will be disqualified and will
receive zero points for this event.
No offensive or inappropriate material should be placed in the hallway.
Point values are doubles.
Class moderators or an adult representative must be present during the hallway
decorating to ensure all rules are followed.
Hallways will be judged Thursday, Sept 20 between 7-8 a.m.
Judges should appraise how well each class represented their overall theme.
Remember to incorporate fall sports/your class THEME!
Classes should have a well-rounded presentation with some unified idea(s).
In other words, just throwing up a large quantity of decorations should not be given
a higher score than a well-prepared and thoughtful presentation.
Quality over quantity is important.
Compliance by classes to all rules should be given consideration when judging all
WARREN, Mich. – For the past few years, De La Salle Collegiate has challenged its student population to donate rice – in bulk – to a local food pantry. The collection coincides with the annual De La Salle-Brother Rice football game.
This year’s game is this Friday at Wayne State University’s Tom Adams Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Last September, De La Salle students collected 3,021 pounds of rice.
“I always say the goal is one pound per kid, so we reached that today already. The challenge is to beat last year’s goal,” Brother Robert Carnaghi said. “The football game is why we do it. It’s just strictly done because it’s the Brother Rice game. As I say, let the team beat Rice on the field, and we’ll beat them every other way.”
Once again, the school will donate the collected rice to an area charity.
The Brother Rice football game and Spirit Week, which leads up to next weekend’s Homecoming festivities, has always been a great time for students to provide service for those in the community that are less fortunate.
Next week, students groups – known as Squadrons – will attempt to out-raise each other by collecting loose change.
“It’s amazing,” Brother Bob said. “Wait until you see the other challenges as Mission Drive donations start next week. The jugs are so full that we have to have strong men carry them over to the bank to be counted.
“In that collection, bills are negatives, coins are positive. So kids are told to put bills in any jug but yours. Coins in yours, but put your bills in any other jugs.”
Next week’s Mission Drive will benefit a Lasallian school in Kenya.
WARREN, Mich. – With nearly 200 former students living in Illinois, representatives from De La Salle Collegiate are heading to the Windy City to meet with local alumni.
De La Salle President John M. Knight and Director of Alumni Relations Dennis Koch plan to host former Pilots to discuss the possible formation of the school’s first regional alumni group in downtown Chicago.
The meeting will take place at the Chicago Athletic Association (12 South Michigan Avenue) from 5-7 p.m. CT on Thursday, Sept 27.
More than 130 De La Salle alumni live in the Chicagoland area.
Many classmates try to stay connected with their alma mater through social media, The Collegiate magazine, and by listening to online broadcasts of school sporting events. A regional group would serve as a hub to regularly reach out to Chicagoland alums.
“We know there are numerous alumni who live in the area,” Koch said. “We, De La Salle, need to engage these alumni. We need to have formal meetings, social events, and act as a networking tool for all alumni – young and old – in the Chicago area.”
Many prominent universities and elite high schools throughout the country benefit from having regional alumni groups. These groups are designed to extend the reach of their schools by engaging alumni in formal meetings, social events, fundraisers, and networking.
De La Salle boosts an alumni base of more than 14,200 men with members living in 49 states, as well as the District of Columbia. Illinois ranks fourth with 192 former Pilots, behind Michigan, Florida and California.
“Our alumni association can draw strength from getting together on a regular basis,” Koch said. “It will help our network grow as our continued meetings will help develop long-lasting relationships between our alumni.
“We can also use this regional group as a community of support. How reassuring would it be for a parent or current student to know that as he attends college, gets an internship, or lands a job in the Chicago area, he has a network of Pilots that are there for him.”
For more information regarding the De La Salle Collegiate Alumni Association or its upcoming visit to Chicago, please contact Dennis Koch at 586-541-6221 or email@example.com.
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!
I hope and pray that this summer has given you time to relax and enjoy being with friends and family. All of us at DLS are excited about the new school year. A large part of our excitement is of course being able to partner with you in the formation of your sons. Another part of our excitement this year is due to the outstanding men and women who have joined our faculty, staff and administration over the past several weeks.
As with anything in life change is part of the life cycle of a school. Over the past few months we have said good bye to colleagues who have served our school well. As people leave, new people and even some familiar faces enter our community. I am very happy to welcome back alumnus Steve Laudicina,’10 as our Director of Enrollment Management and alumnus Nate Maus, ’99 as our Vice President of Operations and Director of our Tuition Assistance Program. Alumnus Joe Gerardi,’86, recently on our Theology faculty, has moved into a new role of Vice-President of Mission and Ministry. Past De La Salle Collegiate student and honorary alumnus, Bill Roose has come onboard to serve as our Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Alumnus Kevin Fitzhenry,’03, has transitioned from our admissions office into a new role as our Director of Digital Marketing. And last but not least we welcome back Brother Robert Deary. Brother Robert is an alumnus, a past faculty member and has now returned home to us.
In addition to welcoming home the alumni mentioned above I am happy to welcome to our community Mrs. Kathleen Fraylick as our Director of Campus Ministry and Mrs. Jo Marie Ragona as our Director of Christian Service. Longtime basketball coach and past parent Greg Esler has joined our Advancement office as a Major Gift Officer. And rounding out our list of colleagues new and or returning to our community are past faculty member James DeHaan and new faculty members Rebecca Cook and Jacob Creeden. We are a community that is richly blessed by the Brothers and men and women who serve our students each day. We are blessed too by your continued support of our Lasallian, Catholic mission. I know that as the new school year unfolds you will enjoy meeting our new colleagues. Thank you for all you continue to do for our community. Please know that my prayers and the prayers of our entire community remain with you and your loved ones.
St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us!
Live Jesus in our Hearts, forever!
John M. Knight
WARREN, MI – The athletic department of De La Salle Collegiate announced today admissions, ticketing and conduct policies for athletic events.
For the 2018-19 academic year, all tickets to regular season athletic contests indicated below will remain $5 per person. Senior citizens aged 62 and older, current DLS students and staff with school identification may be admitted free of charge to all regular season events hosted by De La Salle. Special events, including Catholic High School
League (CHSL), Macomb County Championships and Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), are excluded.
The athletic department will enforce a “no re-entry” policy for ticket holders at varsity football games. If ticket holders leave the facility during the contest, they must pay for a new ticket to re-enter the facility. No re-entry may also be enforced at other venues that require an admission fee as determined by athletic administration. This policy is
consistent with CHSL and MHSAA school best practices.
Spectator Conduct Expectations: Interscholastic athletics at De La Salle are an educational activity. Therefore, athletes, parents, friends and spectators of all kinds must remember that entry to athletic contests does not authorize poor sportsmanship. In fact, spectators at De La Salle events have the responsibility to exhibit sportsmanship consistent with the mission of the school to be “Builders of Boys and Makers of Men.”
Spectators must refrain from use of profane language, signs that exhibit unsportsmanlike material and disruptive behavior to other spectators. The use or possession of alcohol, illicit drugs or tobacco of any kind (including e-cigarettes and vape devices) is prohibited on the property at all venues. Violations may result in ejection from the contest or venue and law enforcement being contacted.
The Collegiate looks forward to hosting alumni, staff, students, parents and fans at athletic contests of all kids this academic year. For a complete listing of sports and schedules, please visit: https://www.delasallehs.com/athletics.
About De La Salle Collegiate: De La Salle Collegiate High School is an all-boys, Lasallian Catholic high school, conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The school was founded in 1926. De La Salle is located in Warren, Michigan, a Detroit suburb located in Macomb County. The school offers a college prep curriculum. De La Salle’s athletic teams are called the Pilots, and nearly every team is part of the Catholic High School League (CHSL), operated by the Archdiocese of Detroit. Interested students are invited to contact the Admissions Office for Application information, as well as information regarding financial aid and tuition. For more information on this story or any other athletic-department matter, contact Mike Watson, Director of Athletics at 586.541.6229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
De La Salle Collegiate is pleased to welcome alumnus Steve Laudicina, Class of 2010, as the new Director of Enrollment Management. Steve will work with prospective students and their parents in the Admissions process.
DLS President John M. Knight said, “I am delighted to welcome Steve back home to De La Salle Collegiate. Steve is an outstanding example of a graduate of a Lasallian education. We are blessed to call him one of our own and we look forward to working alongside Steve as we seek to strengthen and deepen our mission of providing a ‘human and Christian education’ for the young men of metropolitan Detroit.”
Most recently, Steve served as the pitching coach for the DLS Varsity Baseball Team during the 2018 season, and taught first grade in the Troy School District. He is a 2016 graduate of Western Michigan University.
“It feels amazing to be back in the building,” said Steve. “I am extremely excited and honored to be the new Director of Enrollment Management. The culture that has been established here is something to be proud of and I look forward to working hard to ensure that De La Salle continues to be a place where young men are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity for a strong educational journey.”
A standout baseball player at DLS, named to the All-State Dream Team and First Team All-State both his junior and senior years, Steve was part of the 2009 State Championship Division 1 Baseball Team.
He went on to play varsity baseball for four years at Western Michigan University, and earned a double major in Elementary Education and Special Education, with a specialty in Emotional Impairments and Learning Disabilities. He holds two records at WMU for career innings pitched (344.0) and single season innings pitched (111.0). He was a volunteer assistant coach for the WMU team in 2016.
Steve was interested in returning to his high school alma mater because of his own experiences at De La Salle. “I always wanted to come back to DLS, and also wanted to be on the administrative side. I want to help kids get the best education and prepare them for college. I want to be able to give kids an opportunity to succeed in a place that I love. This goes back to my background training in special education: the Lasallian mission of helping all students, including the underprivileged.”
The Pilots did very well, finishing first in the high school boys category, while also receiving $1,000 for their athletic department.
“This meet is a great preseason tune up run that we use to see who runs varsity next Saturday at the Michigan Catholic Invitational, the Bishop’s Cup,” Pilots coach Sandy Buchanan said. “It also lets us see how the various packs run their suggested race pace and for how long they can sustain that pace.”
The Pilots grabbed the top five individual spots with each finisher coming in under 20 minutes. They were junior Zachary Jarski (18:28.0), senior captain Joe Davey (18:52.2), junior Nicholas Schmidt (19:01.4), sophomore Drew Renaud (19:11.2), and senior captain Sam Streberger (19:16.8).
For having the most participants among Warren high schools, De La Salle’s athletic department received $1000 from the race’s sponsor – the Warren Community Foundation.
For its overall combined times, Regina High School won The Mayor’s Cup for finishing in first place. De La Salle came in first among the boys with Cousino finishing second.
The Pilots will be recognized at next month’s Warren Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Mr. Mike Watson, DLS Athletic Director, has put together a summary of the 2017-2018 year in athletics at De La Salle Collegiate. The report contains a variety of overall team statistics as well as individual athletic achievements in the 13 programs.
Additional data notes the numbers of student-athletes, as well as academic data and awards. Those awards include 46 All-State Athletes.
Full report: DLS Athletics 2017-18 Year in Review