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The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.

The La Salle Falconer

“One of the things I love about education is it’s about improving the lives of others,” new president Mr. John Huelskamp said. “I’m in a very different role than I have been for the last 23 years, but that part of the job hasn’t changed.”

With Growth at the Forefront of His Mission, Mr. John Huelskamp Steps Into the Role of La Salle President

Josephine Robinson and Megan Snyder September 28, 2022

“Let us remember…” Mounted above the office door of La Salle’s new president, Mr. John Huelskamp, this widely known saying among Lasallian students serves as a daily reminder of his faith and...

“I’m really grateful for the ability to just gather all in the gym together and be a community together,” Mr. Banks said.

La Salle Gathers for the First Mass of the 2022-23 School Year

Lilah Ruud, Staff Reporter September 28, 2022

This morning, in the gym, almost one month into the school year, La Salle students, teachers, and staff held the first Mass of the year — the first of many planned for the upcoming school year.  “I’m...

Decorations for La Salle’s homecoming dance, “There Is No Place Like Homecoming,” have started to get set up throughout the school.

There Is No Place Like Homecoming: La Salle Concludes This Year’s Homecoming Week With a Wizard of Oz Themed Dance

Maddie Burns, Editor September 28, 2022

After students were unable to have a homecoming dance in 2020 and had COVID-19 restrictions in 2021, such as getting tested before the dance and having to wear masks, La Salle is now able to return to...

“We do a lot for the community and the country, and I think our presence is really important,” senior Sid Lefranc said.

Unidos Club Members Share Why Hispanic Heritage Month is Important to Them

Lucy MacNeela, Editor September 28, 2022

Every year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 in an effort to honor and acknowledge the many accomplishments of Latiné people in the U.S.  Latiné is a genderless term...

Theres pros and cons to every schedule,” science teacher Mr. Ryan Kain said.

New Year, New Schedule: Students and Staff Share Their Thoughts

Lillian Paugh, Editor September 21, 2022

Returning from summer break this year, La Salle students and staff were met with a new bell schedule, and the change has caused an array of mixed reactions and feelings from members of the community. However,...

“My motto this year is, ‘Were going to do the best we can,’” counselor Ms. Michelle Berry said.

Amid National Staffing Shortage, La Salle’s Counseling Department Feels the Effects

Lillian Paugh, Editor September 14, 2022

With schools across America being hit hard by the current national staffing and teacher shortage, La Salle’s counseling department is not immune, beginning the new school year with only two counselors...

“Im going to trust that the Spirit is going to lead me where Im needed,” religion teacher Mr. Tom MacLaughlin said.

Mr. Mac Steps into Position of Director of Faith

Haley Golden, Staff Reporter September 14, 2022

Following the departure of former religion teacher and Director of Faith Dr. Gary Hortsch last spring, religion teacher Mr. Tom MacLaughlin has taken on the position with hopes of becoming a spiritual...

While 9/11 may have been 21 years ago, memories of one of America’s darkest days still linger in the minds of millions.

On Its 21st Anniversary, Three La Salle Teachers Reflect on 9/11

Brooks Coleman, Staff Reporter September 14, 2022

September 11, 2001 is one of the most infamous days in American history. The attack that shocked the nation saw its 21st anniversary come and go on Sunday. Three La Salle teachers sat down with The Falconer...

Students Roscoe Mithoefer, Kamryn Houghton, and Vicki Poletiek are in charge of planning the school supplies drive, along with help from Director of Service Ms. Maher.

La Salle’s Leadership Class Holds a School Supply Drive for Those in Need

Maddie Burns and Clare Daudelin September 7, 2022

La Salle’s Leadership class is partnering with Clackamas Women's Services and local elementary school Lot Whitcomb to provide school supplies to families in need via a supply drive. The goal of this...

With La Salle modifying its health and safety practices to match those of local health authorities suggestions, many students and staff are beginning the school year without masks.

Mask On, Mask Off: La Salle’s COVID Procedures Adjusted for New School Year

Lillian Paugh, Editor September 7, 2022

Alongside the beginning of a new school year at La Salle, changes have been made to the school’s remaining COVID-19 procedures and protocols to align with the updates and advice from the Oregon Health...

“Everyone is authentically searching for their deeper selves, and connecting with a deeper reality, and to me, I find that fascinating, and incredibly satisfying to do as a career,” Director of Faith and Religious Studies Teacher Dr. Gary Hortsch said.

Closing a 16-Year Career at La Salle, Director of Faith Dr. Gary Hortsch Moves to Seattle, Washington

Brooklyn Chillemi, Editor in Chief June 1, 2022

For Director of Faith and Religious Studies teacher Dr. Gary Hortsch, his first experience of a Journey retreat similar to those the La Salle community sees today came from the Catholic high school he...

“I’ve learned that it’s more important to develop relationships first and then teach from that relationship,” math teacher Mr. Larry Swanson said.

With Hope and Gratitude for the Future, Math Teacher Mr. Larry Swanson Begins His Retirement Journey

Lucy MacNeela, Assistant Editor June 1, 2022

After 43 years of doing something every day, many people would fall into a pattern, a yearly routine — and some might argue this is particularly true when teaching a subject like math.  But for math...

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