about Students RISE in Solidarity
On February 5-9, Carondelet and De La Salle students participated in several events designed to address the difficult topics of sexual harassment and assault, domestic abuse and human trafficking.
Carondelet's RISE week was developed in responseto One Billion Rising, which began in 2012 as an international movement to end rape and sexual violence against women.
Students were encouraged to "RISE" with one another and commit to fostering a worldwide culture of respect, inclusion, solidarity and empowerment.
RISE Week culminated in a fun and powerful school-wide "Break the Chain" dance in the Amp. Watch the video below and check out the full photo gallery.
about Five Carondelet Student-Athletes Sign Commitment Letters During February Signing Period
Concord, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Carondelet High School is proud to announce that five student-athletes have signed commitment letters to play collegiately, beginning with the 2018-19 academic school year. During the NCAA February signing period, Carondelet student-athletes Amelia Clute (rowing), Devin Lozano (soccer), Makenzie Miller (softball), Cassidy Tshimbalanga (soccer), and Abbigale Young (lacrosse) all signed with four-year schools.
about "Planning Ahead to Pay for College" event - March 6
PLANNING AHEAD TO PAY FOR COLLEGE
Tuesday, March 6 at 7p.m.
Hofmann Center - De La Salle HS
Families of 9th through 11th grade students are invited to attend the presentation on Planning Ahead to Pay for College which will be held on March 6th at 7 p.m. in the Hofmann Center at De La Salle. Our speaker is a college admission professional with extensive experience in the financial aid process and in college admissions advising. She will present information about how families' assets are evaluated and how the amount of aid a student might receive at different colleges is determined. Various ways to prepare for the cost of college will also be presented.
about Students win awards at Harvard Model Congress
On January 12-15, Carondelet students became delegates to the Harvard Model Congress held in San Francisco. The event simulates the workings of the United States federal government where students act as members of Congress, argue cases in the Supreme Court, and become specialists in Federal agencies such as the FBI, CIA, and NSC.
Carondelet students Rin Oisaghie '18 and Annie Raines '18 earned the highest awards of Best Delegate for their four-day performance, arguing various court cases and being cross-examined by other Court delegates.
about One Billion Rising Week and Respect Initiative
A message from Principal Kevin Cushing:
"We are looking forward to our annual One Billion Rising week that begins on February 5, where students focus on violence prevention against women worldwide. We have a number of events planned, including a presentation by Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Paul Graves, who will speak to students on February 8 about issues of sexual assault awareness and intervention."
Read about this and other events in January and February that promote a positive, respectful environment for our students.
about Student Recognition Assembly - Fall 2017
Dozens of standout Carondelet students and five senior student-athletes were honored at an all-school assembly Wednesday morning. Five Cougars signed their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics after graduation.
about Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration honoring deceased family and friends. This ancient, mystical tradition is a mix of indigenous rituals and Catholicism. Día de los Muertos dates back to the pre-Hispanic cultures of Meso-America 3,000 years ago. On Día de los Muertos, it is believed that the dead return to visit their living relatives and friends. Elaborate altars are constructed in each home and in cemeteries. They are adorned with candles, marigolds, plates of delicious food, and round loaves of bread called Pan de Muertos. Folk art and frosted sugar skulls add the finishing touches.
about Carondelet Students Help Fire Victims Housed in Concord
When Carondelet High School's Jefferson Awards, Students in Action (JA-SIA) Team heard about the evacuated seniors from the North Bay wildfire areas being temporarily housed at Montecito Senior Living in Concord, they immediately wanted to help them. Mrs. Cindy Lawrence, Community Service Coordinator, contacted Montecito Senior Living to find out what items the seniors needed. The JA-SIA Team spent over half of the Club's award money to buy t-shirts, socks, and Chapstick for the residents. They even donated gently used men's jeans. The students wanted to show the seniors that they care and support them during this difficult time.
"My heart immediately went out to all of those who were forced to evacuate their homes from the fire. I could not imagine what they were going through," said Adriana Conte ' 19. "This service project allowed me and the Jefferson Awards team to make a valuable difference in someone's life and bring happiness to them despite what they had been through. I could never pass up this opportunity."
about Explore STEM in the Swiss Alps in 2019
Come explore STEM concepts with Mrs. Schooler and Ms. Levesque on a travel program to Germany and Switzerland in the spring of 2019!
Students will understand how the Alps were formed, see the effects of glaciation on the Alpine geography, and visit Vauban, Germany – an innovative town that is a model of sustainability.
Visit the trip's website to learn more.
about Prayer for North Bay neighbors
Compassionate Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent natural disasters and unimaginable violence. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayer for strength.
about Frosh Day of Service - Location Changes
Due to poor air quality and proximity to the fires in the North Bay, several of our sites for tomorrow's Day of Service have changed.
There are four locations that are impacted, including the Fairfield Food Bank, Pleasant Hill Park, Shadowood Park, and Rogers Ranch.
The students who were scheduled to engage in community service at these locations will instead be staying on campus. Here, they will engage in an experiential simulation relating to service and justice in our community.
Those students who are now staying on-campus are still expected to follow the same instructions including start and end time.
about Frosh Day of Service - Wed. Oct. 11
Wednesday, October 11 is the 4th annual Frosh Day of Service. This is a special day when the entire freshman class engages in the Carondelet tradition of "serving our dear neighbor".
This is an integral part of our curriculum and is not optional for any student. We have planned for and expect full participation of all 9th grade students on this very important day.
All students must return their permission slip by this Friday, October 6.
Please read more for the full schedule and reminders.
about Carondelet community gives 35 units at Blood Drive
On Tuesday, October 3, Carondelet students, teachers, administrators, and parents donated blood in one of the first blood drives on Carondelet's campus in years. The donations could help as many as 105 patients in need.
about Four college-prep events in early October
There are four events to help students prepare for college in a variety of ways. Click "read more" for details.
Financial Aid Evening - Wed. October 4
PSAT Prep Workshop for Sophs & Juniors - Sat. October 7
Workshop Wednesday - Wed. October 11
Student-Athlete College Info - Mon. October 23
about Carondelet not affected by electrical issue at DLS
PG&E has turned off the power on the De La Salle campus due to a faulty electrical transformer. As a result, all network services and servers are down until Friday, Sept. 29 at 3:00am.
This does not impact the Carondelet campus in any way.
Carondelet will be holding classes tomorrow.
If PG&E is not able to complete the work as planned, De La Salle will send a blast to parents and students. Carondelet students with classes on the DLS campus would instead have study halls at Carondelet.
Again, Carondelet will be open as usual tomorrow and PG&E expects work to be completed in the time frame described above.
about Ecology Project in Hawaii this Spring!
Join the Ecology Project to Hawaii this Spring!
Dates: Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, April 1
Parent Info Mtg: Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. in room 36
From the ridge to the reef, the island of Maui is a study in diversity and beauty, in volcanic power and Pacific grace. You'll practice sustainable agriculture, the Hawaiian way. Assist researchers in monitoring freshwater streams. Snorkel the reef and survey its fish. And engage in the critical conservation issues that threaten the Valley Isle.
about Mrs. Cline named De La Salle Volleyball Coach
Congratulations to Mrs. Stephanie Cline, chair of Carondelet's Kinesiology Department, who was recently named head coach of De La Salle's varsity volleyball team! Mrs. Cline has taught at Carondelet for the last 21 years and, over her career, has coached dozens of teams in sports that include volleyball, jump and hurdle, badminton, CYO basketball and youth baseball.
"I am excited for the opportunity to share my passion for volleyball and support the players' growth as athletes, community leaders and men of faith," she said.
She and her husband, Eric, have four sons, two of whom are currently students at De La Salle.
about Club Fair - Mon. Sept. 18
High school is so much more than academic courses. Whether our students are into sports, the arts or community service, we are so proud to offer something for everyone. Did you know we have more than 40 student-run clubs and organizations?
Our annual club fair is next Monday, Sept. 18 during lunch and students will have an opportunity to learn more about what each of these clubs offer.
about Alpha Retreat Reminders
All freshmen attend the Alpha Retreat this weekend! Freshmen stay on campus after class on Friday, sleep in the Inner Court overnight, and the retreat ends at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Click here to see reminders and all of the items you should bring!