4th and 5th Grades State at MB Ice Arena

The Chicago Blackhawks offer a “First Stride” program for students in 4th and 5th grades.  The program is split into two parts.  One part introduces students to ice-skating.  The second part has students working on Chrome books using STEM activities. Students and teachers had a wonderful time and were treated to skating with Jamal Mayers; a member of the 2013 Stanley Cup Blackhawks. Mr. Mayers sat and spoke with each child signed t-shirts and photo cards.

 

Students learned the basics of ice-skating including how to fall and get back up.  They played games, had races and were pushed around the ice by the coaches.  Some of the highlights of they day included watch Corey “Crow” Crawford warm up as we entered the building.  Next the students saw the ENTIRE Blackhawk team on the ice practicing for the exhibition game that evening. Finally, Ethan H. was chosen to “Shoot the Puck” during the game that evening.  Ethan was on the ice at the United Center between periods.

 

It truly was a wonderful day for all students and staff involved.  We look forward to having the coaches out to LaSalle II later this year to work with more Falcons.

LaSalle II Basketball

This year the LaSalle II Falcons had six basketball teams. Four of the teams competed in the Network Championships. The 7/8 Girls, 5/6 Girls and two teams of the 5/6 Boys played for the championship. The Girls 5/6 basketball team won. The 5/6 boys played against each other and Team One beat Team Two for the championship. Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches for a great season.

Sports Banquet

Congratulations to our SY15-16 sports participants! We celebrated with a banquet on Wednesday, June 8th. A huge thank-you to all of the coaches and the support of the PTO that helped make this athletic season possible.

Partnership with Presence Health

We have been fortunate enough to have our 5th and 6th grade students pilot a program with Presence Health.The program was divided into two parts: nutrition and fitness. During nutrition, different nurses instructed our students on topics ranging from the importance of a healthy diet to how to read food labels. For the fitness portion, a certified personal trainer introduced different exercises to the students while also discussing how the mind and body must work together in order to achieve a higher level of fitness.

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GOTR Team

Girls on the Run

From Ms Anderson,

Our fall season has already come to an end. This year we had five volunteer coaches and two teams. For their community project this year the girls made holiday cards for children with cancer at Lurie Children’s Hospital. It was inspiring to hear how these girls wanted to give back!

Great job to those who made it to our snowy 5K at Montrose Harbor. All of our girls finished and one of our girls, Mckenna E, came in first place! Great job, girls!

Your Coaches! 🙂

Staff vs Students Basketball

On Friday, May 30th members of the LaSalle II staff took on the 7th/8th Grade boys basketball team in the 1st Annual Staff vs Students Basketball Game!

The LaSalle II staff team included Ms. Albani, Ms. Feeney, Ms Heinrich, Ms. Baird, Mrs. Weingarten, Mr. Ross, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Kimber,Mr. Edwards, Mr. Sanchez, and Mr. Saintus. They were coached by Mr. B.

 

Staff Team Introductions

The students took an early lead. Our staff battled back, but in the end the students won this year’s game by a score of 55 to 35. A trophy was awarded to the student team.

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Staff vs Students Basketball Pictures

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Boys Basketball Wednesday, Jan 29

[heading_2 type=”simple”]The Boys teams will play at Andrew Jackson tonight[/heading_2]

The 5/6 team will play at 4:30 and the 7/8 team will play at 5:30.

This is a make up for the game that was schedule for yesterday.

Andrew Jackson Language Academy
1340 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60607

 

LaSalle II Girls Basketball

This year LaSalle II girls basketball has a team with 16 of our 5-8 grade girls. Team members were selected before Winter Break based on their grades (must maintain a C average), basketball skill, and attitude. They will compete against local schools in weekly games during January & February. A tournament is planned for March. We have pictures of the teams and their current schedule below. We will keep the schedule for their games up to date on the school calendar.

 

LaSalle II Girls Basketball

LaSalle II Girls Basketball

Back row from left to right: Coach Robinson, Cecilia M; Imani S, Keanna A

Middle row:  Parent Mr. Murff, Genevieve P, Mikeah P, Isabel R, Briyana M, Coach Gipson

Front row:  Brianna H, Aaliyah R, Maia C, Diane P, Jacqueline O

Not pictured: Persephone R, Marshawana W

 

First Games

The girls team played Skinner West on Thursday, 1/16. They lost a close game 6-5. This week they will play Brown.

 

Game Schedule

(Please look for updates on the school calendar)

Thu Jan 16, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, LaSalle II vs Skinner West @ Skinner West

Thu Jan 23, 5:45pm – 6:45pm, LaSalle II vs Brown @ Brown

Thu Jan 30, 5:45pm – 6:45pm, LaSalle II vs Pritzker @ Jenner Elementary

Thu Feb 6, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, LaSalle II vs Burr @ Jenner Elementary

Mon Feb 11, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs South Loop @ South Loop

Thu Feb 13, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, LaSalle II vs Otis @ Jenner Elementary

Tue Feb 18, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, LaSalle II vs Suder @ Suder Montessori Magnet

Thu Feb 20, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs Ogden @ Jenner Elementary

Tue Feb 25, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, LaSalle II vs Otis – Otis Elementary

Boys Basketball Has Started

This year LaSalle II boys basketball has teams for grades 5-6 and 7-8. Team members were selected before Winter Break based on their grades (must maintain a C average), basketball skill, and attitude. They will compete against local schools in weekly games during January & February. A tournament is planned for March. We have pictures of the teams and their current schedule below. We will keep the schedule for their games up to date on the school calendar.

LaSalle II 5-6 Grade Boys Basketball

LaSalle II 5-6 Boys Basketball

Back row from left to right:  Coach Sanchez, Jacob R, Bryan O, Steven C, Davarius J, Dorell Y
Front row from left to right: Ethan I, Idrees R , Jahsim A, Raul F, Jeremy F, Kaevon R; Not pictured Myles T.

 

LaSalle II 7-8 Grade Boys Basketball

LaSalle II 7-8 Grade Boys Basketball

Back row from left to right: Coach Santiago, DeAngelo W, Mighel C, Courtney B, Jakob M, Davion T
Front row from left to right: Aaron I, Christopher C, Fernando D, Ghadi R, Quin C.

 

First Games

Both teams played their first games on Wednesday 1/15. The 5/6 Boys won 23 to 13. Dorell Y was the top scorer. The 7/8 BOYS won 23 to 16, and the top scorer was Jakob M.

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Game Schedule

(Please look for updates on the school calendar)

Wed Jan 15, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs J Ward – Jenner Elementary

Thu Jan 23, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs Dett – Victor Herbert Elementary School

Mon Jan 27, 4:15pm – 5:15pm, LaSalle II vs Ogden – Jenner Elementary

Tue Jan 28, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs Andrew Jackson – Andrew Jackson

Mon Feb 3, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs Pritzker – Mozart Park

Mon Feb 10, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs Burr – Mozart Park

Wed Feb 19, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs South Loop – South Loop Elementary

Mon Feb 24 4:30pm – 6:30pm, LaSalle II vs Brown – Mozart Park