La Salle Academy’s July Recap
In addition to their required reading assignments, many of our students are engaged in other academic pursuits over the summer. A good number of our incoming freshmen participated in person at our optional Cardinal Readiness Program on campus this month. Rising seniors are involved in programs associated with Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Adelphi University, the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program, and the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center, among others.
Additional summer activities have included a basketball clinic for rising 9th and 10th graders and participation in the virtual national Lasallian Youth Assembly. Mr. Jerome Pannell, Athletic Director and basketball coach, conducted the former and Brother Richard Galvin, our incoming Director of Campus Ministry, was responsible for our students’ involvement in the latter. Read more about some of these summer happenings below.
At this midpoint of the summer we are preparing to welcome our new and returning students to our building in September. We are awaiting guidelines from the CDC and New York State that will enable us to finesse our approach at this point in the global pandemic. Our intention is to be 100% in person. We are creating a clean, fresh look throughout our school to mirror the vitality our students will bring back to their workspace. Be on the lookout for more information about this initiative.
Your ongoing interest in our students and commitment to our mission bonds us in association as we serve the young men entrusted to us. Enjoy the balance of the summer and know of my gratitude and prayers for you and those special to you.
Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC
P.S. Our partnerships with St. Francis College and The Cooper Union will be reactivated and enhanced in 2021-2022. The affirmation of our efforts by these institutions and their openness to serve our students is exciting. Look for more details next month!