La Salle Prep Falcon Forum: January 8, 2023

La Salle Prep Falcon Forum

Mission Minute

Happy New Year!

This week’s Mission Minute comes from Athletic Director, Chris George '97:

On Friday evening our talented girls’ basketball team hosted the highly rated Jesuit Crusaders in the Brick Oven. The same night we honored Edward Kendrick and Paul Dreisbach, two beloved La Salle educators and coaches, with the Carol Feltz Bluhm '80 award. Carol was a gifted athlete and very well-rounded student in the graduating class of 1980 who left quite a legacy. She appreciated the hard work and support of her coaches who also taught at La Salle. To recognize current educators who go above and beyond what is required of them in the classroom, the family created an endowed fund and the award. Each year Carol’s family and friends attend a game to celebrate her life and help us honor deserving coaches. Edward and Paul model Lasallian values and the popularity and success of our girls’ tennis and swimming programs can be attributed to their involvement and positive influence these last few years. They model integrity, foster an environment of inclusion and maintain high standards for their student athletes. The same values modeled by Carol’s coaches 40 years ago are alive in Edward and Paul. Congratulations to both and a heartfelt thank you to the Feltz and Bluhm families for sharing in this joyous occasion with us and keeping Carol’s legacy alive.

Chris George 97'
Athletic Director

**If you know someone who is a parent or guardian of a current student who did not receive this email, please forward it to them or encourage them to sign up for this email list online.


Upcoming Dates

1/9:  Chapel Day
1/11:  Spotlight on La Salle
1/13:  Admissions Application Deadline
1/13:  Financial Aid Application Deadline
1/12:  Monthly Morning Mass
1/16: MLK Day; NO SCHOOL
1/20:  Future Falcon Night: Girls Basketball
1/23-26:  Semester 1 Final Exams
1/27:  Teacher Workday; NO SCHOOL
1/30:  Teach Planning Day; NO SCHOOL

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Academic Updates

Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule

It's already nearing the end of the first semester! Semester 1 final exams will begin on January 23. Please see here for the full schedule.

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Co-Curricular Activities

If a student's GPA falls below 1.8, or the student has a failing grade in two or more classes at the end of any semester, the student is ineligible to participate in co-curricular activities for the entire next semester.

Questions? Please contact Kat Coughran.

Community Events

Steak & Seafood Tickets are on Sale NOW

We’re thrilled to host the Booster Club’s Annual Steak & Seafood Dinner and Microbrew Tasting in the Saalfeld Athletic Center on Saturday, January 28. We hope you will join us for an evening celebrating Falcon athletics!

Tickets are going fast! Last day to purchase your tickets is January 16.

 Purchase your tickets here

Admissions Updates

Spotlight on La Salle

We are hosting our Spotlight on La Salle on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 PM to reach families who may have missed Open House or are unaware of our admissions deadlines. If YOU are part of any local community Facebook groups (like Happy Valley moms group, or Milwaukie chit chat, etc ) and have the ability to share/post events, would you consider posting this Spotlight flyer

Just select the image, save it to your device, then share it to your group.

Please help us spread the word, Falcon Families!

Admissions Application Deadline for Incoming Ninth Graders

For priority consideration, applications for admission, financial aid, and scholarships are due by January 13, 2023. Apply now!

Questions? Contact Sherri Keepes.

2023-24 Financial Aid Program Deadline Approaching

All incoming and returing families that would like to be considered for financial assistance for the 2023-24 school year must submit an updated financial aid application through FACTS by Friday, January 13, 2023. This includes families that currently receive renewable grants as part of the renewal terms. To get started, go to the FACTS Application.

Financial aid decisions for the 2023-24 school year will be communicated to families in March.

Questions? Contact Director of Finance Alex Slater (866) 315-9262.

Counseling Department Updates

Junior Family College Night

Please join us for an informative night of college planning on February 8 from 5:30-7:00 PM.

We will cover applying to college, building a list, deadlines, admissions process & paying for college.

Seniors: SCOIR & Common App Checklist

Want to make sure your student's college process is going smoothly? Use this checklist to keep up with all the events and deadlines!

Volunteer Opportunities

CASE Training

All volunteers are required to attend in-person training for Creating a Safe Environment, also known as CASE. CASE training is usually held in the evenings; dates are scheduled periodically during the school year.

(Please note: CASE has replaced Called to Protect so even if you have already taken Called to Protect, you will need to attend an in-person CASE session.)

Upcoming training dates for the 2022-23 school year:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 5:30 PM Room #507 in the Saalfeld Center.

Other CASE training locations

Email Jennifer Reeves to register or to notify us if you have attended training at a different location.

Kitchen Needs Volunteers - Consider Helping

The kitchen staff would really appreciate a volunteer for Mondays and Wednesdays. Adult family members of students can earn $6 in credit plus a free lunch for each shift they volunteer to prep food or clean in the kitchen 11:30 am - 2 pm on school days. The free lunch must be consumed the same day of the shift; the credit will be applied to a student's account. If interested in volunteering in the cafeteria, please visit our Volunteer Page or contact Jennifer Reeves.

The following days and times are needed:
Tuesdays 11:15AM-1:30PM
Wednesday 11:15AM-1:30PM

Student Clubs & Activities

Spring Musical - The Sound of Music Auditions

La Salle's Theater Department is proud to present, The Sound of Music, in Spring 2023.

For this show, we are going to pull out all the stops! We are thrilled to be able to bring this story to the La Salle Theater, affectionately known as “The Casciauditorium”, and we would love for you to be a part of it with us!

Please see the audition forms and sheet music prior to auditioning.

Auditions for non-La Salle students are also open! If you know anyone interested, please see the audition invitation letter from Drama Director, Michael Shelton. 

"The hills are alive!"

Questions? Contact Michael Shelton.

Spring Service Events: All Are Welcome!

La Salle students are welcome to join us for evenings of service to those experiencing hunger in our community. Students can sign up using the shared spreadsheet found here and on Schoology. Director of Service Sarah Maher will connect with them for more information.

Blanchet House 1/9
City Team MInistries 1/18
Rahabs Sisters 1/27
Blanchet House 2/9
City Team Ministries 2/16
Rahabs Sisters 2/24
City Team Ministries 3/16
Rahabs Sisters 3/24

Food Assistance for Lot Whitcomb Continues

La Salle is committed to supplying extra food to our neighbors throughout Second Semester. Please check the schedule and Schoology updates for when your Falcon is assigned to bring in food. Donations can be dropped off at the main entrance.

Questions? Contact Sarah Maher.

Equity and Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series

Join us on January 19, 6:00-7:15 PM to listen to Dr. Yuria Celidwen. Dr. Celidwen will be speaking on the topic of Healing & Wholeness as Love, Power, and Resistance. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Kiah Johnson Mounsey.

Highlights from The Falconer

The Falconer is the student-run school newspaper published online each Wednesday by the students in the Journalism and Advanced Journalism classes. Each week, they select a Student of the Week and Athlete of the Week to highlight.
(Click on photos to read more.)
Athlete of the Week: Ruby George
: Jasmine McIntosh
Student of the Week: John Rask
: Jasmine McIntosh

Available to Every Student,
La Salle Welcomes Its Updated Peer Tutoring Program

Hannah Whiteside '23

This year, La Salle has an updated peer tutoring program where students can receive help from classmates and teachers, placing an emphasis on making academic assistance available and normalizing the need for it.  

Continue reading on The Falconer.

Falcon Photos of the Week

Photo by Olivia Burtram of The Falconer
This week's photos:
1. Cheerleaders hyping the crowd up at this week's basketball game.
2. Girls Varsity Basketball matching up again Jesuit.
3. Edward Kendrick and Paul Dreisbach posing with the Bluhm and Feltz families.
4. Paul Dreisbach and Edward Kendrick—winners of the Carol Feltz Bluhm '80 Award.

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