SY18-19 K-8 Wait List Update

We know the admissions process can be a very stressful situation for families. In order to make this process more transparent, we will be providing wait list updates here on our webpage so that families can monitor their status. This online LaSalle II wait list will be updated every Monday. If the number does not change from week to week, that means all the spots are currently filled.

We ask that you please use the website instead of calling the Main Office for an update. Please note that the lottery process occurs all summer, so we will be calling as openings become available.

The current wait list number we are on for each grade level is listed below.

LaSalle II Wait List

The current wait list number we are on for each grade level is listed below.

Numbers are updated as of Monday, 5/21/2018

*N/A means there are currently no spots available for that grade level.

KDG- Proximity  6
KDG- Tier 1 10
KDG- Tier 2  10
KDG- Tier 3  6
KDG- Tier 4 9
1st Grade N/A
2nd Grade 6
3rd Grade N/A
4th Grade  7
5th Grade N/A
6th Grade N/A
7th Grade N/A
8th Grade N/A

6th Grade Field Trip to the EPA

The entire 6th grade class went on a field trip to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Laboratory. While there, we got to meet the director of the lab and many of the scientists that work there. Mrs. Larry and her co-workers gave us a wonderful tour of the lab. In each section of the lab, we got to meet a scientist that works there. The scientists explained to us what they do and they demonstrated how they use their equipment. The students got to apply what was learned in class to answer questions the scientists posed and to converse with them. At the end of the tour, the 6th graders, had the opportunity to perform two experiments in the EPA’s lab. The first experiment was chromatography or a separation of colors. The second experiment was a semi volatiles laboratory in which the students experiment with the weights of different elements. A great time was had by all!

8th Grade Goes to Cultural Kitchen

Recently our 8th Grade students participated in the Cultural Kitchen. This is a program that is a part of the Hostelling International Chicago. Through an engaging curriculum, students gain cultural understanding, increase understanding of their world, and enhance research skills as they study a country of their choice.

Good News from Our Chinese Program!

On Saturday, April 21st, Gabrielle D. and Natalie D., two of our Chinese language students, participated in the 10th Midwest Chinese Speech Contest and won two gold medals for LaSalle II. Congratulations to them!

Over the past nine years 34 LaSalle II students have participated in the Midwest Chinese speech contest. Gabrielle and Natalie are the 25th and 26th gold medalists among those 34 students.

Additionally, on Friday, April 20th, fifty of our Chinese language students voluntarily took a total of 53 tests authorized by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, China. There were 5 different levels of testing performed, from YCT level I covering 150 vocabulary words to HSK level IV covering 1,200 vocabulary words. Our Chinese language students are among the very best in Chicago.

New Art Installation!

We have new artwork that has been installed in the school. A huge thank you to the PTO for fundinf this project. We appreciate your support!

Math Games in 1st Grade

In room 109, our mornings begin with breakfast and… MATH GAMES! Play is still a necessity for our early learners and playing math games allows them to think strategically as they work together to solve problems. They also have time to develop number sense and math fact fluency. This is probably our noisiest and most exciting part of the day!

Understanding Equivalent Fractions Through Activities

Students in room 222 are taking the fear out of fractions by learning through activities. Hands-on activities are engaging for all learning styles. They obviously engage students who are tactile or kinesthetic learners, who need movement to learn best. They also engage students who are auditory learners, who talk about what they’re doing, and visual learners, who have the opportunity to see what everyone else is creating.

These students remained actively engaged in each activity as they learned how to create equivalent fractions. One of their activities is featured on the April bulletin board on the first floor in the branch building. Good job room 222!

“Pi” Week at LaSalle II!

LaSalle II middle school students celebrated “Pi Week” the week of March 12th !

3.14 is the approximation of the number pi, which is why we celebrate typically on March 14th, but due to PARCC testing we were able to celebrate the entire week! During the week, students were able to discover all about the number pi (π). Students participated in the following activities: making Pi Shirts, watching videos about Pi, completing a discovery activity involving circles, making Pi cities, completed a research project about the number Pi, and more. We even had a digit competition where the two students in each class who memorized the most digits of pi, went home with a PIE!

8th Grade:
8A: Julia S. (71 digits) and Olivia Q. (44 digits)
8B: Isreal M. (172 digits) and Manuel R. (100 digits)

7th Grade:
7A: Souhaila B. (113 digits) and Monica C. (83 digits)
7B: Elliot D. (157 digits) and Jackson A. (34 digits)

6th Grade:
6A: Ellie M. (112 digits) and Nadiyah B. (43 digits)
6B: Najia B.(48 digits) and Joaquin I. (3. ∞)

Pre-K Goes to the Zoo

Rooms 101, 103 and 104 went to Brookfield Zoo on March 16, 2018. We had so much fun! This trip was our second field trip of the year.

“We got to see the Dolphin Show,” said Bijou. The dolphins performed tricks and danced for us. Some of us even were in the “splash zone” and came home a little wet.

Children were able to see many animals, which included seals, sea otters, orangutans and giraffes.

“My favorite was the fish, they’re my favorite of all,” said Harper.” We were able to see dolphins, seals, sea otters and other fish.

“Go a bus. See monkeys,” said Robin.

We are so excited that our DonorsChoose.org proposal, “Help Us Zip Up the Year With the Zoo” was recently funded. We will have a visit from Animal Quest at the end of the year to learn about many new animals.