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Summer field days backdrop for outside learning

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Much summer learning happens outside during intensive recreational activities. Residential and PBIS staff plan for these fun days in advance of each 18-hour field day! Designed to relieve a youth’s stress and anxiety they capitalize on strengths and promote reasoning and decision making abilities. Choice is the watchword and planning quiet, reflective activities as well as competitive action sports ensures there is something for everyone and makes it fun for youth to decide for themselves!!…

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Brother Richard’s corner receives special treatment

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Members of the Catholic Women’s Service League collaborated in a service project with LaSalle youth to plant annuals and perennials in the area surrounding the bench dedicated to Brother Richard Leo McAlice, FSC. Brother Richard passed away in August 2017, and was director of the Brothers Community at LaSalle School, at the time. The Catholic Women’s Service League is a volunteer arm of LaSalle providing celebratory activities and parties for holidays, faith formation and accomplishments….

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2018 Graduation: One for the books!

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Graduation week celebrations typically include the graduate parade through administration and school hallways with staff stepping away from their desks and work areas to applaud the accomplishments of the year’s graduates. This year was no different! At 11:00AM on June 21st, the procession took place followed by the first summer Field Day and Picnic! The next day, June 22nd, the 5:00PM graduation ceremony was held for friends and family in the Hanner Center for Excellence…

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Anne Moscinski receives AFSC honor

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On June 8th, LaSalle’s Anne Colangione Moscinski received Letters of Affiliation to the Institute of the Christian Brothers. Our partner, friend, mentor and current associate executive director for program management, Anne is one of many men and women selected for affiliation to the Christian Brothers. Those selected have followed in the Brothers footsteps working alongside and with them espousing their virtues. In her remarks accepting the honor, Anne admitted that to understand what this honor…

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Founder’s Week embraces LaSalle traditions, honors family

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ALBANY – Activities celebrating Founder’s Week, and the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, happened as planned from Monday, May 14th through Friday, May 18th. In addition, two events important to recognizing volunteerism and youth accomplishments were rolled into the week, as well. Monday, May 14th was not only Earth Day at LaSalle Albany but the morning to recognize a long-standing contributor to LaSalle. The Hanner Center was the site of the breakfast…

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2018 ACEs Symposium phenomenal advancement, prompts more questions

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Albany – May 7th was a milestone day for the discussion of ACEs in Albany and the Capital Region!! LaSalle School hosted the fifth annual ACEs Symposium in the Empire State Plaza’s Convention Center welcoming 1,500 anxious to hear from keynoters – noted ACE advocate, author and pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, MD and documentary film maker James Redford. Dr. John Bennett, chief executive officer of the event’s major sponsor, CDPHP, welcomed the crowd. Members from…

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Learn more about Nadine Burke Harris & James Redford

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On Monday, May 7, 2017, Nadine Burke Harris and James Redford will be featured presenters at the 2018 Capital Region ACEs Symposium on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma and Response. On the heels of the January 2018 release of her new book entitled ‘The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity,’ Dr. Burke Harris will keynote addressing ACEs and their links to long-term health consequences for children and adults. James Redford directed and produced…

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Trustees name Wallace to succeed Wolff as Exec. Dtr.

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February 2018 Announcement of Executive Director at LaSalle School, Albany Dear Colleagues, With great enthusiasm, the Board of Trustees of LaSalle School proudly announces the selection of David Wallace to be Executive Director of LaSalle School. Dave will be the successor to Bill Wolff, who announced his plans to retire last September. Bill came to LaSalle in 1985 and has served as Executive Director since 1994. Dave will assume his new responsibilities full time on…

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Sr. Adele Ceccarelli, M.P.V. dies, 90

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Sister Adele Pauline Ceccarelli, M.P.V. of the Venerini Sisters of Worcester, returned home to heaven peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Sr. Adele was a devoted member of the staff at LaSalle School, Albany for many years. She is remembered affectionately by former youth who ask for her constantly recalling her kindness and compassion throughout their placements in LaSalle’s residential and treatment programs. Funeral services are being planned for: Monday, January 29th Visitation: 9:30 to…

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