La Salle Academy’s March Recap

Dear Friends of La Salle Academy,

Being at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the USA is humbling and challenging. Our teachers are doing an extraordinary job tapping the tools of technology to engage their students via remote classes. Our guidance staff is also attentive to the needs of our young men at this unsettled time. We are praying with and for one another. The fabric of La Salle Academy may be stretched but it is intact!

Before we dismissed our students on March 13th, a variety of activities occurred on campus. Some are highlighted below.

 The Most Reverend Edmund Whalen, Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese of New York, celebrated a Lenten Mass at La Salle on Monday, March 2nd. Prior to the Mass, Bishop Whalen met with La Salle’s freshman class to provide them with a lesson about the vestments of a Bishop. A special thanks to Father Gregory Chisholm, pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo in Harlem, for joining us. Click the links that follow to see the Mass featured in Catholic New York and The Villager. (Photo on right courtesy of Tequila Minsky, AM NY.)

Students in La Salle’s Physics Regents course attended the Engineering Tomorrow Conference in late February and placed second in their breakout groups, beating out Cathedral High School! Click here to read more about this unique opportunity.

 Playing their second season in CHSAA’s ‘A’ Division, the varsity basketball team fell to St. Edmund Prep in the semi-finals on March 3rd. The team had a 13-13 win-loss record overall for the season. Good luck to all of the varsity basketball team’s senior players and managers! You can read more about the game here.

Every academic department requires students to complete a department-wide project in the second half of the school year. The sophomore class recently completed their religion project, which involved a verbal presentation based on individual research about saints in the Catholic Church. Kenneth Prophet ’22 is shown here conducting his presentation. Click here to learn more about the project.

Four guest speakers joined us this month including Shanta Lawson, Education Director at the Studio Museum in Harlem; Victoria Esser (shown above), graduate from the Johnson & Wales University culinary program; Susan Stetzer, District Manager of Community Board 3; and Dr. Jennifer Odien, forensic anthropologist from the Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Click here to read on!

Take the proper precautions, stay healthy, and let us continue to pray for one another, and for all who share this planet, our common home.

Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC