La Salle Institute - Activities


  • The Debate Club was co-founded in the Fall of 2007 by Lucas Bifera and Jordan Lavelle. This club, which is moderated by Mr. Hayes, meets weekly and is open to all students in grades 9 through 12. The Debate Club serves as an open forum for debate and discussion about current events, and issues that affect our lives. New members are always welcome.
  • The McCormick and O'Donovan drill teams are the two La Salle Institute drill teams. Led by 1SG's Smith and Peters, together they perform both school duties as well as competitions around the state and country. They are noted by their red cords and usually are the highest ranking students. Every day before school, both drill teams practice their drill routines.
  • The Color Guard are members of the student body who present the colors at sporting events and Masses. Members are noted by their white cords.
  • The Rifle Club members are recognizable by their tan cords. They meet at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute range.
  • The Cadet is La Salle's student newspaper. Moderated by John Conrad, it is written and published by the media homeroom. The newspaper is distributed to all homerooms on a monthly basis, with the exception of one month due to the deletion of the newspaper from the computers witch led to better security. The Cadet talks about sports, events, music, teacher interviews and a debate section. All students in grades six-through-twelve may contribute to the newspaper.
  • The Student Senate representatives are elected at the beginning of each year. There are senators representing grades seven-through-twelve. The moderator of the Student Senate is Dr. Libbey-Landis. The Student Senate runs fundraisers, intramural sports and dances among other things at La Salle, and is very involved with service projects.
  • The Drama Club at La Salle is run by Virginia Maffia-Tobler and puts on an annual performance in the spring. They have also had coffee house style performances in past falls. Students in grades 9-12, along with girls from regional high schools have put on productions such as Spoon River Anthology, ""Dial M for Murder, and Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Sign of Four Students who do not want to perform can still participate by being a member of the production crew which help with scenery, set-tp up, cleaning, curtain and lighting.
  • The Rocket Club at La Salle is moderated by Mr.Maloney and is run by President Matt Arnold- Vice President Alex Fron- Secretary of Defense Chris Wasielewski-Secretary of Energy Samuel Collins-Secretary of Labor Sean Dewey-Secretary of Agriculture/Party Planner Mac Colvin- Secretary of Energy Joseph Crisafulli=All names listed are exceptional Cadets who demonstrate the core values of Truth, Honor and Duty throughout a vast number of activities.
  • St. Mary's School in Kenya La Salle Institute along with other Lasallian schools across the country support and fund the St. Mary's School in Nyeri, Kenya. LSI holds clothing drives and a magazine drive to support the school in Kenya. La Salle Institute is the largest contributor to the St. Mary's School out of all Lasallian schools that donate. All the money raised from yearly magazine drive in February goes to support the school. La Salle is the only school/group participating the Reading at Home Fund-raising Program that donates all the money to a charitable cause outside of the school/group. Last year over $7,000 was raised. LSI also collects new or gently used clothing with a La Salle imprint/design on it for the children at St. Mary's. This year more than 10 boxes of clothing were sent.

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