8th Grade Promotion


April 30th, 2015

Dear Parents of the Class of 2019,

In the life cycle of a school year, May is our busiest month. On Friday, May 15th, we will celebrate the 8th Grade Promotion in conjunction with our Founder’s Day Mass and Celebration. It is also our tradition to honor our 50th Anniversary graduates at this time as well.

It seems particularly fitting that we celebrate these two “Rites of Passage” on the day that we call “Founder’s Day,” when we celebrate the life of the Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools–Saint John Baptist de La Salle. We hope that all of our parents will be able to join the school community and their sons and daughters as we celebrate their entrance into high school. At this time they will make the Cavalier Pledge and promise to promote the Lasallian values that they are being taught.

The 8th graders will report to school as usual on Friday, May 15th, in their uniforms. All the boys are required to wear their De La Salle ties on this day. This ceremony will take place in the De La Salle cafeteria at 10:30 a.m. When the Mass has ended, the 8th graders will be dismissed and will be allowed to leave with their parents.

There will be reserved seating in the cafeteria for the students and the 50th year graduates, so we ask all parents to please respect the reserved areas. We expect that each 8th grader will invite three to four family members. If you will be inviting additional family members, please call or email Marilyn D’Antoni so we can provide additional seating ([email protected] or 504-503-7621).

Thank you for entrusting your daughters and sons to us, and we hope to see you at the Mass.



Paul Kelly 83
Principal, De La Salle

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