The La Salle Falconer

La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

The logo for the Academic Showcase was designed by junior Ryan Fahlman-Katler.

The logo for the Academic Showcase was designed by junior Ryan Fahlman-Katler.

Samantha Kar, Staff Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On May 17, La Salle will host the first Academic Showcase night, a switch from the annual Academic Awards night of years past. Instead of the school’s top students walking across a stage in the gym to receive awards presented by teachers and staff, the Academic Showcase will open up opportunities for more students to be recognized for their work and achievements.

Ms. O’Brien, the Vice Principal of Curriculum and Professional Development, said that the “Academic Awards assembly only celebrated the work of a limited number of students. In addition, while the assembly was able to celebrate the good grades of students, the audience wasn’t able to actually see these accomplishments.”

Instead, “the Academic Showcase will be a celebration of a year of learning for all students at La Salle,” Ms. O’Brien said.

All families are welcome to attend, and as they walk around the school and peek into classrooms, they will see galleries of student work including posters, live student presentations and speeches, and student demonstrations.

Continuing at least part of the tradition from past years, academic awards will still be given out. They will be posted in their designated academic hallways, and students will go to their teachers to pick up their certificates.

For example, English awards will be posted in the English hallway, History awards will be in the History hallway, and so forth.

The four-year awards for overall excellence in each subject will be presented at Senior Presentation at the end of the year.

Senior Hannah Sisul, who has attended the Academic Awards assembly for the past three years, said that she is in favor of the new approach, because “I know of many people who deserve to be recognized in some way even though they don’t have the highest grade in a class.”

Also having attended the past three Academic Awards assemblies, senior Derek Wong said, “It’s always a rush to be called up or to see one of your friends win an award, but to be entirely frank it was pretty boring. That’s one of the reasons I like the switch.”

Ms. O’Brien is “look[ing] forward to trying this new model of showcasing student work to the larger community.”

Make sure to stop by at La Salle’s first Academic Showcase on Thursday, May 17 from 6-8pm!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Samantha Kar, Assistant Editor

Samantha is a junior at La Salle. She is a varsity swimmer on the swim team. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, photography, and hanging out...

2 Comments

2 Responses to “La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning”

  1. Giliana Kaptur Dejesus on May 2nd, 2018 6:45 pm

    I think it’s wonderful La Salle is doing this to showcase more students accomplishments. Can’t wait to see how the event turns out!

    [Reply]

  2. Denise Jones on May 9th, 2018 9:44 pm

    I’m looking forward to the Academic Showcase. The creativity and unique perspective of our students always amazes me.

    [Reply]

We'd love to hear your thoughts! Let us know what you think about this story by submitting a comment below. Comments are moderated, and won't appear until they are approved. An email address is required, but won't be publicly displayed.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    News

    La Salle’s Health Teacher and Tennis Coach Mr. Devenney Retires After 31 Years of Teaching

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    News

    Goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen to Frau Schroeder

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    Humans of La Salle

    Falcons Say “Hello” to Summer

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    News

    A Snapshot of Next Year’s Freshmen: The Class of 2022

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    News

    World News at a Glance: Venezuelan Election, NFL’s Policy on Kneeling, and the Korean Summit

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    News

    15 New Cameras Will Soon Go Live Around Campus

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    News

    Sophomore Hanna Nguyen Becomes One of Seven Blanchet House Student Ambassadors

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    News

    Student Run Café Justo Opens at La Salle

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    News

    Starting Next Year, the Walkathon Is Moving to St. La Salle Day

  • La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning

    Features

    Mr. Hortsch: La Salle’s Dedicated and Caring Director of Faith

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.
La Salle’s First Academic Showcase: A Celebration of Learning