La Salle Academy’s October Recap

Earning 4.8 stars when 5 is the maximum available is darn good! Our seniors and juniors who served as tour guides during our Open House and our Information Night merited that rating from the parents who were our guests at those events. These student ambassadors were poised, articulate, and knowledgeable. Together with their schoolmates who served as greeters and teachers’ assistants, they modeled for our visitors what the impact of a La Salle Academy education looks and sounds like. I was very proud of our men and grateful that we welcomed more than twice as many guests as we did in 2019 when we last hosted an Open House and Information Night.

Congratulations to this quartet of seniors, (left to right) Frank R.Carlos A.Abiola L., and Joshua R., who were selected from a pool of 16,500 applicants nationwide as QuestBridge finalists! Read more on our website.

Our Varsity Soccer squad finished the regular season with 8 wins and 5 losses and ranked 3rd place in the CHSAA Varsity Soccer “B” Division North! Playoffs begin later this week at Cathedral Prep. Go Cardinals!

Our dedicated cross-country team stepped up under adversity this weekend. The freshman team ran without three of their top seven and still placed 7th out of 10 teams. On the Varsity level, three of our top seven did not run, but the team also took 7th place out of 12 teams. Personal records led the way for the young team. The future looks very bright for our student athletes!

The Freshman City Championship will take place this Saturday, 6 November, at 9:00 am and the Varsity City Championship will take place on 13 November at 10:00 am — both at Van Cortlandt Park. All are welcome to attend!

We are pleased to announce the re-staffing of La Salle Academy’s Office of Advancement. Read more on our website and please welcome Mr. Justin Talavera, who has joined the team as Director of Major Gifts and Grant Funding.

Calling all alumni: We want YOU to be featured on our website’s Alumni News section. Send an email to Ms. Daria Coney with some information about what you did after La Salle and what you are up to now. We love learning about where our alumni go after they graduate!

In this month of November, our Church invites us to reflect with thanks on the lives of those who have gone before us. The Book of Remembrance in our school chapel records the names of the men and women cited when donors contribute in memory of a deceased individual. We pray for those whose names are written in the book.

Also this month, we observe Thanksgiving Day and acknowledge our blessings. I invite you to consider the existence of La Salle Academy as a blessing for individuals, and for our society, during the last 173 years. Please consider showing your gratitude for our school with a donation this month. As we move towards Giving Tuesday on November 30th, you will hear from three students: Frank R. ’22, Reeve W. ’24, and Devyn K. ’25. I guarantee that investing in them and their fellow Cardinals is prudent philanthropy and I thank you for your affirmation of our ministry of Catholic education in Manhattan’s East Village.

Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC