La Salle Academy’s February Recap

LASSCA was the fulcrum for my visit to Florida which concluded yesterday. The Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators (LASSCA) convenes a national conference annually and this year Orlando was the location. Over 100 Presidents and Principals gather to learn, network, pray, socialize, and share best and next practices. Our Lasallian network is a powerful and helpful component of our identity at La Salle Academy!

Read on to learn more about what occurred at La Salle in February and early March.

I prefaced my attendance at the LASSCA conference with a trip to Sarasota, Florida (left) where I met some benefactors and hosted a reception for alumni. After the conference, I traveled to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (right) to host another group of graduates and guests for a reception. It was a treat for me to share the good news of La Salle today with individuals for whom La Salle holds a treasured place in their hearts.

Our 2021-2022 bowling teams had a successful season! The JV squad made it to the semi-finals and Varsity brought home 2nd place in the CHSAA City Championship earlier this month.

The Varsity basketball team made it to the first round of playoffs but unfortunately were defeated by McClancy. Congrats to Carlos L. ’22 and Taylor P., ’23 who were selected as CHSAA All-League players!

Registration for the Cardinal Classic Golf Outing is now open! Join us on Monday, May 16th at North Hempstead Country Club on Long Island. All proceeds will benefit scholarships for our students. Contact Ms. Daria Coney at 212-475-8940 ext. 301 or [email protected] for more information.

During Black History Month, The Cardinal Newspaper honored African Americans who have made significant contributions in arts, literature, sports, religion, and politics. The accomplishments of these men and women are celebrated in the latest edition of the student-run news publication, which can be found on our website.

La Salle is a tenant in St. George’s Ukrainian Academy’s building, and the blue and yellow flag of Ukraine is prevalent in our neighborhood. We are in prayerful solidarity with the people of Ukraine at this sad and challenging time. For example, a delegation of our students, accompanied by Brother Richard, our Campus Minister, volunteered to attend the parish Mass which was celebrated in Ukrainian. Let us pray for the people who are in harm’s way and for the country that is under assault.

Please know that I am grateful for your affirmation of our educational ministry, and I suggest that you consider La Salle Academy as the recipient of some of your Lenten almsgiving.

Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC