Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Proudly Wearing Their Pilot Pride!

Freshman Josh Vaillancourt and sophomore Sewook Kwon were recently at Partridge Creek. Sewook is from South Korea, and is one of 13 International Students here at DLS this year. This picture was taken over the weekend during Seewok's first week in America.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Plan Now for the 2013 Evening of Delights on October 5

With its “collegiate” theme, the 11th Annual Evening of Delights, on Saturday, October 5, promises to give parents a great opportunity to “show off” the colors of their own alma maters, their sons’ colleges, or the purple and gold of De La Salle.

This 21-and-over tastefest includes culinary samplings from over 30 area restaurants and caterers.  

Doors open at 6 p.m. 

In addition to a great evening of "food, fun and friends,” the Evening also features a 50/50 raffle and a huge silent auction.  Silent auction items, gathered by each student activity, include signed sports memorabilia, golf and vacation packages, and much more. Some of the items we already have are a trip to Disney World and tickets for four for the 2013 Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA. 

Proceeds from the Evening of Delights go directly to benefit student cultural and athletic programs. 

Tickets are $40 per person in advance, and $45 at the door. 

Purchase tickets online at  

Varsity Football in Prep Kickoff Classic this Saturday, Game Broadcast Live

For the first time, the DLS Varsity Football Team has been invited to play in the Prep Kickoff Classic, a group of games featuring top high school teams from Michigan and Ohio that begins on Thursday, August 29 and finishes when the the Pilots face Toledo Central Catholic at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 31.

All games are at Wayne State University.

Our own DLS Sports Broadcast Club is organizing all the announcing for the three-day event, and our own students will be doing the live stream of the DLS game.

Tickets are $10 per day for the games. Tickets are available in the DLS Athletic Office or at the gate.

For parking information, check this link:

The event is organized by the Detroit Sports Commission, a subsidiary of the Metro Detroit Sports and Convention Bureau.

For more information:
Twitter: @detpkic
YouTube: prepkickoffclassic

To listen to play-by-play of the game, check this link:

For more information on the DLS Sports Broadcast Club
Facebook page:
Twitter: dls_broadcast

DLS has its first varsity football home game on Saturday, September 14, at 7 p.m. vs. Chandler Park Academy. The game is at 7 p.m. at Lake Shore High School, 13 Mile and Harper, in St. Clair Shores.

DLS will face Brother Rice at Berkley High School on Saturday, September 21, at 7 p.m.

For the full athletic schedule, check the website at

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ACT Tests, Prep Workshops, College Fair Info.

ACT National Test Date:
  • Saturday, September 21, 2013, at De La Salle Collegiate High School. Register by August 23, 2013 at  
  • Late Registration will cost more and is from August 24, 2013 to September 6, 2013. 
ACT Test Preparation Workshops: 
  • Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Orchard Lake Middle School.  
  • Other locations include Macomb Community College at Center Campus, Saturday, October 5, 2013, and Michigan State University, Troy Campus, on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
  • All workshops are from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and the cost is $85.00 each day.  
  • For information and to register call 248.552.7209.
College Fair:
  • Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Warren City Hall Atrium (On Van Dyke, North of 12 Mile).  
  • Over 62 colleges and universities will be represented at the event.  
  • Registration not needed, but for information contact 586.574.4520.
  • Students A – E  Mr. Jon Hickey, or 586.541.6215.
  • Students F – L  Mr. Dominic Reid, or 586.541.6216.
  • Students M – R Mr. Anthony Albani, or 586.541.6213.
  • Students S – Z Ms. Camille Klimecki, or 586. 541.6214.
  • Counseling Administrative Assistant Mrs. Kim Balgenorth 586.541.6253.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Recent Grads Hlywa, Lubera Are National AP Scholars, DLS has 55 AP School Scholars.

Results are in for the May 2013 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. At De La Salle, 197 students wrote 330 exams in 14 subject areas.

For the Class of 2013, 44.8% scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP Exam during their high school careers.

Notably, DLS has 55 AP School Scholars, a designation awarded to students based on scores and number of exams. These awards are as follows (members of the Class of 2013 unless noted).

National AP Scholars
Granted to students who receive a score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams

Evan Hlywa, who scored a 5 on all 8 AP exams he took during high school.
Andrew Lubera, who took 9 AP exams during high school, and earned a 5 on 8 of his 9 exams.

AP Scholars with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams

Benjamin Bourdeau
Christian Daman
Charles Drabik
Ricardo Flores
Evan Hlywa
Matthew Jones
Deion Kathawa
Nolan Kavanagh, ‘14
Andrew Lubera
Shane Luersman
Temisan Osowa
Austin Piwinski
Thomas Raleigh
Matthew Sauve
Daniel Schoenherr
Joseph Schudt
Charles Wenzel
Chao Yu
Yue Yu

AP Scholars with Honor
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Zhenbang Fu
Alex Holtshouser
Navin Kathawa, ‘14
Joshua Krease
Michael Leone
Joshua Magno
Michael McQuillen
Adam Minchella
Joseph Saum
Zachary Stoiko
Steven Videtta
Xufan Wang
Nicholas Warminski
Stefan Wilkinson

AP Scholars
Granted to students who score 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

Thomas Baranski ‘14
Alexander Bourdeau, ‘14
Seth Boyer, ‘14
Michael Bremerkamp
Nicholas Callebs
Gilbert Claunch
James Dawes
Stefano Del Serrone, ‘14
Joseph DeLave, ‘14
Ryan DeSalvio, ‘14
Christopher DesRosiers
Louis Finazzo, ‘14
Stephen Garrity, ‘14
Ryan Kosnik
Grant Mattia
John Maxey, ‘14
Philip McMurray
Jack Modrzejewski
Andrew Piontkowski
Salvatore Serra, ‘14
James Stehlin, ‘14
Stephen Wizniuk

Friday, August 9, 2013

DLS Alumnus Heads to Christian Brothers' Novitiate

David Deradoorian, front row center, with family members
and other Christian Brothers at his robe-taking ceremony in June 2013. 
David Deradoorian, '05, recently took the Brothers' robe and is entering the Christian Brothers' Novitiate this August. We're very proud of David and all his accomplishments, and wish him well in this next phase of his vocation. Read more

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

2014 Entertainment Books Available

The 2014 Entertainment Books are now available in the DLS Main Office. The books are $25, and purchasers receive a 2013 book, good until Nov. 1, 2013, while supplies last. 

The Entertainment Books are a DLS Dads' Club Fundraiser. The Dads use the proceeds to assist with funding of various projects around the school. 

If you have any questions, contact Jim Lavigne (586)263-0677 or e-mail to 

Thank you very much for your support of this fundraiser.