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List of Clubs & Activities

 

La Salle offers a wide variety of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Over 85% of students are involved in at least one club or activity.

The Office of Student Activities directs this extensive extracurricular program for the purpose of providing different experiences and leadership opportunities for La Salle students.

These activities help to build a sense of community, provide outlet for expression, and develop and sense of responsibility, service and cooperation among the students. Activities are added based on student interest.

Arts

Arts

A Capella Group

A Cappella Club is a newer club open to all new students. This club meets once or twice a week and performs music of a more contemporary nature. Music is performed from 4 parts to as many as 8 parts and is sometimes accompanied with beat boxing. Students are invited to arrange popular songs or sing with the group. All students are welcome to join, whether they are a part of La Salle’s Music Program or not.

Moderator

Mark Norman

Art Club

Art Club takes on a number of student directed art projects throughout the year for the La Salle Community: examples would be bowl making for Poor Man’s Supper, group projects to bring to La Salle Academy or BVM, supporting sign making for Campus Ministry events., workshops in paper making, printmaking, etc., with an occasional trip to an Art Museum, a Mural Arts Trolley Tour, or art studio tour.

Moderatos

Michael Hearn

Band Activities

La Salle College High School has many opportunities for the aspiring young musician, including scheduled band classes during the school day and private instrumental instruction. La Salle musicians participate in several extracurricular bands as well, including the pep band, which cheers on the football team from the stands; the pit orchestra, which provides all the music for La Salle’s musicals; and the acclaimed competition jazz band. The competition band showcases 20 of La Salle’s most talented musicians and has enjoyed great success under the leadership of Mr. Joe Vettori.

Chorus

The La Salle choral program, under the direction of Mark Norman, is designed to provide all students an opportunity to explore the art of vocal performance with varying degrees of difficulty. Choral classes are offered in the school day during 5th and 8th periods. If a student does not have room in his schedule, he can choose to meet with Mr. Norman independently to learn the music. In addition to the full chorus, freshman members have their own choral class where they learn the large ensemble music and a few extra songs that they perform independently. Students may also audition for the Belcrofters, a more advanced choral group that performs mainly a capella music. If a student wishes to challenge himself further, he can audition for the All Catholic and District choral groups.

Moderator

Mark Norman

Cooking Club

The Cooking Clubs meets monthly in the Mothers' Club Kitchen. Come to learn how to prepare and cook delicious recipes and enjoy them when you are finished.

Film Club

The film club is open to all students. Throughout the year, the club will meet to view and discuss various movies. The movies each semester will cover a common topic (Westerns, Sci-Fi, AFI top films, films by a particular director, etc.). The moderator and the club members will choose the topics together.

Moderator

John Janda

Photography Club

The Photography Club is the perfect way for students to experience the wide variety of activities and events that are the essential backbone to the Lasallian community. Whether you find yourself backstage at the Spring Musical, taking candid shots of your classmates making dumplings at the Chinese Club, or perhaps on the field at a Lacrosse State Final, the Photography Club gives you not only the opportunity to become an integral part of school life, but also the satisfaction of recording it for posterity. We welcome complete beginners, enthusiastic hobbyists, and seasoned experts and we provide the tools, the inspiration, and the opportunity for you to practice your craft, improve your technique, or simply enjoy your hobby. All members of the Photography Club have access to the school’s equipment, including digital SLRs, video cameras, lenses, and accessories. Once you’ve taken your photographs or video, students also have in-school and at-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud’s industry-standard image organization and manipulation and video editing software, including Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. The club meets during the X-Day Community Time periods, when advice and instruction is available. However, our aim is to keep formal meetings as short as possible and to get out and practice our art…which, during activity periods, means visiting the other 50 or so clubs and recording their activities! Winners of our regular competitions will have their ‘work’ displayed throughout the school on our digital signage, and the very best images will be recorded for posterity in the Blue & Gold Yearbook.

Moderator

Simon Pinder

The Step Brothers Dance Club

The Steps Brothers Rhythmic dance group promotes creativity, confidence, and opportunities for social interactions through the art of dance. We will be collaborating with Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School students in order to learn different dance styles such as Latin dancing, ballroom dancing, and line dancing. These dance practices will prepare any student for the yearly scheduled school dances.

Theatre-Fall Production

Moderator

Mark Norman

Theatre-Spring Musical

Moderator

Micky Dominick

Theatre-Stage Crew

Stage Crew addresses many of the back stage and scenic challenges presented in running a production, with set design, construction and decoration, props, sound, lighting and moving and placing all of the set pieces on stage at the right place for the correct scene.

Moderator

Michael Hearn

Athletic-Intramural

Athletic-Intramural

Badminton Club

The Badminton Club is a great opportunity to play a very enjoyable yet competitive game! The equipment of rackets and birdies are supplied, just bring your game! Check the activities schedule for dates during community time but also see the daily bulletin for an occasional hour of play after school in the auditorium!

Moderator

Carol Haggerty

Baggo Club

Just because summer is over is no reason to let your beach skills get rusty. Come with your friends and hone your toss. Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it.

Moderator

John Janda

Cycling Club

Welcome to the La Salle Cycling Club, a group of recreational cyclists of various riding levels who tour the roads and trails of Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Weekend and weeknight rides are planned to be offered throughout the early fall and spring at numerous locations in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Come join us on a ride. We'd love to meet you!

Moderator

Stephen Horvath

Fencing Club

A certified instructor will teach the club members the art of fencing in a series of mini-clinics in the fall and spring.

Moderator

Daniel Williams

Intramural Sports

Outdoor Adventure and Fishing Club

The Outdoor Adventure and Fishing Club is a group of La Salle students who love the outdoors! Whether it be hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, or other outdoor nature related activities.  Members will meet during X - Day periods to plan adventures, discuss issues facing the environment, have a concern for conservation, and even love to fish!  No experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors.  Members who enjoy angling can help design 4 main fishing outings including, but not limited to fishing for bass, trout, catfish, and other native fish.  Each outing will be planned out in advance, and members will need their own fishing equipment, but experience is not necessary.  So, if the outdoors interest you then we look forward to you coming to check out the La Salle Outdoor Adventure and Fishing Club.

Moderators

Mike Camusi
Bill Leahy

Ski and Snowboard Club

The Ski Club gives students an opportunity to ski and/or snowboard with fellow students in a safe, organized environment. The club sponsors an annual trip to Vermont during Presidents' weekend. In the past we have also visited Canada and Utah. The club is currently investigating the possibility of additional ski trips to local ski areas.

Moderator

James Tate

Ultimate Frisbee

The Ultimate Frisbee club provides an outlet for a fun and competitive environment for La Salle students. The club meets during X day community time as well as weekly after school in the fall and spring for practices and to scrimmage. There is also a competitive arm of the club that competes with other high schools in the Philadelphia area. In 2019, La Salle’s Ultimate Frisbee team was the Plymouth Whitemarsh Tournament Champions and finished second at the end of season Philadelphia Cities Tournament.

Moderator

Bob Macartney

Business

Business-Entreprenurial

Explorers Inc.

Explorers Inc. is a business club for students wanting to learn more about Entrepreneurship, Business Leadership, Personal Finances, and Business Concepts. Explorers Inc. meets monthly in addition to managing Project Paperback, which is the club’s business project where students acquire experience with all aspects of a small business: Marketing, Advertising, Sales, Finance, and Inventory Management. All are welcome to join.

Moderator

Patricia Finlay

Investment Club

Explorer Investment Club ("Club") seeks to afford the students of LaSalle College High School with a unique experience in managing an actual investment portfolio. While the students will begin trading a virtual portfolio they will advance to managing the Club's endowment, funded primarily by LaSalle alumni working in the financial services industry with initial seed capital provided by Ironview Capital Management (LaSalle alumni). Education modules provided via the program include, but are not limited to: macroeconomics, corporate finance, accounting, security analysis, portfolio management, derivatives and personal finance. To start, the Club will divide participating students into industry sector groups which make up the Standard Poor's 500 Index. The Club will initially trade U.S. publicly traded equities, but may move onto debt instruments and funds as the program matures.

Moderator

William Leahy

Academic

Academic

Chess Club

The Chess Club is open to all students at LaSalle College High School. Any student who has a desire to play and learn chess is encouraged to participate. The young men who participate in the club have experience that ranges from beginner to competitor in the United States Chess Federation. The club meets on a regular basis starting in October. There are oppurtunities for players of all levels to participate in the "In-House" tournaments.

Moderators

John Keenan

Chess Team-Competitive

Anyone who is a member of the Chess club is eligible to be a Chess team member. This year the Chess Team will again participate in the Lower Bucks Scholastic ChessLeague. The season will start in November which consist of 10 league matches, and a playoff (more information to follow). As well as the State Tournament. The top five players plus alternates from the club will be selected each week to participate in a League match.

Moderators

John Keenan

Classics Club

The influence of the classical world is all around us. We are all familiar with Greek and Roman myths and legends – Hollywood loves stories like the fall of Troy – but the influence of the ancient Mediterranean societies on our everyday lives is wider than most imagine. For example, the Greeks gave us democracy, theatre and the Olympic games; the Romans brought us roads, leisure centers and our regular diet of gladiatorial contests between rival sports teams. The aim of the Classics Club is to allow our students to reflect on ancient cultures in an informative and comparative, but fun way. In addition to basic factual presentations, students will have the opportunity to appreciate well-known films with a more critical approach and to visit some of the excellent exhibitions in our area.

Moderator

William Geiger

Future Lawyers

Future Lawyers provides student-driven opportunities to explore and discuss a wide range of legal questions and issues, from choosing to be a lawyer to global legal concerns in our modern world. Field trips to local courthouses and other law-related events are available throughout the year. Check the activities schedule for dates during Community time and bring your curiosity and problem-solving skills!

Moderator

Meredith Mariani

Future Physicians

The Future Physicians Club is open to any La Salle Student with an interest in the field of healthcare. Our club brings in health care professionals from various specialties, including orthopedics, anesthesiology, physical therapy, general practice, cardiology and interventional radiology. Meetings will be held during assigned community time, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mathletes

Mathletes offers an opportunity for students interested in mathematics to use their problem-solving skills in a competitive setting. The La Salle Mathletes Team participates in the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Mathletes, which holds monthly competitions in different areas of mathematics. The La Salle Mathletes Team also participates in a national math league which has monthly competitions conducted through the mail.

Moderators

Thomas Lang

Mathletes Host Competition on Saturday, March 24

We hope to see all of you at the annual La Salle College High School Mathletes Competition on Saturday, March 24. The competition will last from approximately 9 am - Noon. We are changing things up a little bit from years past. This year, each group of five team members will participate in each round. We recognize that with students from 6th to 8th grade, there will be some variation in the amount of material that each individual will have covered and we will take that into account—the goal will be to allow as many students to participate as possible in a fair, yet challenging competition.

We ask that each team still have no more than three 8th grade students on it. Please fill out the team members and parent/teacher information. If you need to change a student’s name or information before March 8, please email me at: LangT@lschs.org

We respectfully ask that you arrive no earlier than 8:30 am. There will be light refreshments in room 204 (the conference room) and parents and any teachers not helping out in one of the classrooms are welcome to wait there. We will allow for some time for students to gather during a break and at the end of the competition.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on March 24!

Mock Trial

Moderator

Gerard Evans

The Model UN Club

This club is designed to introduce students to the larger international community through participation in Model United Nation conferences, attending events hosted by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and working with students across the world.

National Honor Society

The La Salle Chapter of the National Honor Society is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Students who are offered membership are inducted in the Spring of their junior year. During their senior year, NHS members serve the school community by tutoring struggling underclassmen and hosting an annual Red Cross Blood Drive. They are also called upon to assist at other school events, such as Open House.

Social Studies Honor Society

The Social Studies Honor Society is a voluntary organization for students interested in the study and practice of historical study. The Social Studies Honor Society meets monthly to pursue projects and activities of common interest to its members. As a society that is largely student-run, members of the honor society choose the activities and projects the society pursues. Additionally, members of the honors society engage in history-related projects that are needed or requested by the LaSalle community. The history-related activities and projects serve as fruitful avenues for developing the types of skills and habits of collaboration typical and endemic to the study of history. Lastly, students in the Social Studies Honor Society devote time to learn about historical studies programs in colleges in order to better facilitate their decision to transition into them. For their efforts, members of good standing in the LaSalle Social Studies Honor Society gain membership into Rho Kappa, the national fraternity of Social Studies, and its resources for its members.

Moderator

Justin Harbour

Speech and Debate

La Salle College High School has a long and storied history of speech and debate activities. The current team, nicknamed "The La Salle Forum", was granted a School Charter in 1979 by the National Forensics League -- the national high school speech and debate honors society. Since then, the team has had six (6) National Champions, thirty (30) State Champions, seventy-three (73) City Champions and numerous other national, state, and local awardees.

Moderator

Michael McCabe

Publications - Media

Publications-Media

Literary Magazine-The Gazebo

The Gazebo is the student-produced literary magazine of La Salle College High School. This magazine is a collection of works by and for the entire student body, with the Creative Writing classes submitting some works as well. Submissions vary from year to year, but poetry, short stories, one-act plays, illustrations, and photography created by La Salle students are included. Submissions are always welcome. Also, some of the students' truly outstanding creations are submitted to writing and art contests throughout the year. Once works are submitted, The Gazebo staff takes over. The staff members are actively involved in material selection, editing, and copy preparation, all on computer. Staff members are always needed. If you are interested in the production phase of a literary magazine, this club is for you. The club meets once every 2-3 weeks on a day to be decided upon by the students. To help each other with writing between meetings, the group will blog their questions and responses to each other.

Moderator

Cheryl Wolgamott

Newspaper-Wisterian

The Wisterian is La Salle's student-produced newspaper. Editions are published quarterly and the club gives students opportunities to write, shoot photography and work on the layout of an actual published newspaper.

Sports Information Club

The Sports Information Club works directly with WEXP, the web site, and the Athletic Department to cover all levels (V, JV, FR) of La Salle sports. Students who sign up will be assigned as the beat reporter for a specific team. Scores, game stories, pictures and videos will all be a part of this sports journalism experience. Students will get hands-on access shooting video, editing highlights, researching statistics and using social media to help share information about La Salle's Athletic Department with the community at large. In September 2012, the Sport Information Club began the La Salle Sports Twitter Feed, which received national recognition for it's innovative use of social media and student involvement. To get involved with the SI Club, sign up online here or contact the club moderator, Mr. Robert Johnson.

TV Studio-WEXP

La Salle College High School offers a completely digital TV studio in the basement of Saint Michael Hall - WEXP. Members of the WEXP Multimedia Manager Program produce a live homeroom show Monday, Wednesday and Friday which offers the days announcements, provides video highlights of school events and provides a forum for interviews with members of the school community. WEXP is completely student-run and provides students real-world experience in live television production, field production, social media as well as non-linear video editing using the Adobe Creative Cloud. This Co-Curricular Activity works closely with our Multimedia Production Courses as part of our Information Sciences and Technology Department.

Moderator

Robert Johnson

Yearbook-Blue and Gold

The Blue and Gold is the school's yearbook. It strives to capture events of the year through photography and words. Staff members have the opportunity to develop skills in decision making and time management. In addition, they explore their own creative talents through writing, photography, and page layout design. Click here to access the Yearbook page.

Moderator

Simon Pinder

Service

Service

Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are the “voice and face” of La Salle College High School, and are called upon to act as a guide for alumni and benefactors as well as prospective students and their parents at a variety of school-sponsored events such as Open House(s), Mornings At La Salle, entrance exams, scholarship receptions, reunions, and other events. As a Student Ambassador you will be expected to learn various facts and figures pertaining to the institution as well as properly convey the mission, philosophy, and message of La Salle College High School. Juniors, sophomores, and second semester freshmen are invited to apply to be Student Ambassadors in the spring and previous participation will have no bearing in the selection of the following year’s Student Ambassadors. All students MUST apply (or re-apply) in order to be considered. There are a limited number of positions available. Applicants should have strong communication skills and must be in good academic and disciplinary standing currently and maintain that status throughout the school year. Additional qualities in consideration include proper appearance, good presentation skills, the ability to work with others, emotional stability, initiative, and motivation.

Athletes Helping Athletes

Athletes Helping Athletes at La Salle College High School is an entirely student run organization comprised of a group of La Salle students that host special needs students from our community at some of our varsity sports events. We welcome these very special "captains" and honor them prior to games.

Moderators

 

Charles Cirelli

Joe Parisi

 

Student Council

The La Salle College High School Student Government Association or "Student Council" is comprised of a four member Executive Board, Class Officers, Class Senators, and Faculty Moderators. The Student Council, under the direction of the Student Body President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer oversees the individual class councils and coordinates all council activities.

Moderator

Marie Stott

Student Mentors

Student Mentors are a small group of junior and senior students that are selected to work with freshmen to help them get acclimated to life as a La Salle College High School student. Mentors help with freshmen orientation, work with freshmen homeroom teachers, and provide relevant discussion/information to the ninth graders over the course of the school year.

Culture - Language

Culture-Language

Asian Cultures Club

What better way to learn culture than through food? Members meet monthly to discuss the varied ideals and culture over Asian meals, Asian table games and challenge other clubs to ping pong, badminton and Jianzi tournaments.

Moderator

Nary Smith

Chinese Club

From watching Kung Fu movies and playing Chinese chess, to wrapping your first dumpling and writing down your Chinese names in a calligraphy session, Chinese club provides you a monthly opportunity to have a bite of China. If you are interested in the history, geography, economy and political environment of modern China, the Chinese club is also a great place to join! You are warmly welcomed!

Moderator

Yixiao Chen

French Club

Sacré Bleu ! Only if you miss this opportunity to sign up for Le Club de Français. Discover French culture, cuisine and camaraderie. Members meet every 2 weeks to watch French films, make les plats traditionnels and challenge other clubs to European football, ping pong & badminton. Our season highlight is a trip to eat at Philadelphia’s finest Parisian Bistro; Caribou Café.

Moderator

Nary Smith

Italian Club

The Italian Club introduces students to Italian-American culture. Any student or member of the La Salle College High School community with an interest in Italian culture may join. (You do not have to be of Italian heritage or studying the Italian language.) The club attempts to introduce its membership to the many facets of Italian American life including food, entertainment, sports and history. Activities include tasting many of the Italian American foods, learning to play Bocce Ball, seeing more classic Italian movies, and learning a little about the history of Italians in our area.

Moderator

Michael Clemente

Multi-Cultural Club

The mission of the Multicultural club is to promote multicultural awareness and diversity among the student population.  During meetings, the students will participate in devising activities, trips, and discussions that will celebrate all forms of ethnicity.  By the end of the school year, members of the club will have been given the opportunity to immerse themselves in a positive cultural experience.

Moderator

Christian Arellano

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club explores the diverse cultures of Spanish speaking people around the world in order to enhance the language experience and promote cross-cultural understanding. Activities include tutoring students in Spanish speaking elementary schools, viewing movies from different parts of the world, and playing games with Spanish vocabulary. There will be an excursion to a restaurant which serves Latin American cuisine at the end of the school year.

Moderator

Lastenia Breen

Spanish Conversation Club

The Spanish Conversation Club gives students an opportunity to practice their Spanish skills with students and teachers in a relaxed setting. The club focuses on communicative activities, and students often find themselves speaking Spanish without even thinking about it. Meetings are open to students of all levels and are a great way to make new friends and explore the Spanish language and culture.

Special Interest

Special Interest

Anime Club

Anime (pronounced AH-nee-may) is a term for a style of Japanese comic book and video cartoon animation. Anime is the prevalent style in Japanese comic books and manga. Anime is distinct from most American comics cartoons like "Batman" and "Spider-Man." These differences show up in many ways including the artwork, storytelling, breadth of material, and cultural nuances exhibited by the characters. Moreover, fans of anime also get an intimate look into Japan's history, language, and worldview, woven into a great deal of anime on many levels. Club members will watch selected anime on streaming sites, and share ideas for club activities, such as making Japanese-themed food and crafts (sushi, bubble tea, origami, etc.…)

Moderator

Nary Smith

Classic Cartoons Club

The Cartoon Club allows students that enjoy classic and present day cartoons to come together and view, learn the history of, and discuss some of the best cartoons ever produced. The club is exclusively organized by students who collaborate with each other to present the history of the cartoon episodes, show the episode to the group, and facilitate discussion among the club members.

Moderator

Bill Donohoe

Environmental Club

The La Salle Environmental Club is dedicated to learning and educating our school community about environmental issues, cultivating an awareness and appreciation for the environment in our community members, creating opportunities to enjoy nature, advocating for personal environmental responsibility, increasing the sustainability and environmental friendliness of our campus, and taking actions to leave a positive environmental impact on our local community, region, and world. A particular interest for our club is exploring and caring for our on-campus Brother Gratian of Jesus Environmental Studies Area, an almost 6-acre space with trails, streams, and a variety of woodlands.

Moderator

Nicholas Coggins

Gaming Club

The Gaming Club gives students an opportunity to gather with their friends while playing board, video and card games. Students compete against each other and have fun in a relaxed atmosphere.

Moderator

Gerard Hartey

Human Rights Club

Students will explore a variety of human rights issues throughout the world and discuss alternative LaSallian methods to help alleviate some of these problems. The club will complete a service project in the spring.

Moderator

Daniel Williams

World Soccer Club

The La Salle World Soccer Club hosts various soccer events including after-school viewing parties for Premier League and Champions League matches as well as outdoor kick-arounds. We aim to bring together those with a passion for the world’s most popular sport whether that be through playing it or watching it. For this school year, we will look to add futsal games on the tennis courts and a Fifa 17 tournament as part of our activities.

Moderator

Jason Eisele

Technology

Technology

Lab Managers

The Lab Manager program is a unique technology team at La Salle College High School. Every year 50+ applications are submitted to join the team of the top tech students in the school. The program gives La Salle students the chance to have hands on experience running a real network. The students work hand in hand with the Chief Information Officer, Peter Sigmund, and Network and Website Administrator, Braden Bonner, to maintain, upgrade, and manage the network throughout the entire school. The members learn about computers by working with faculty and their laptops and students in the labs throughout the school. From fixing problems to teaching others, the students gain leadership and teaching skills, as well as knowledge of technology. They also gain networking experience from hands on work with the multiple servers that La Salle has. After working with this program, our members become skilled with both computers and people. The Lab Manager program at La Salle is one of a kind. The students are given the opportunity to run a network that consists of over 1200 users. The team of young men work together every day with the common goal to make La Salle the best tech school in the country.

Moderator

Braden Bonner

Robotics Team

La Salle Robotics is a 6th year team at La Salle College High School. We consist of a FRC team and two FTC teams dedicated to freshmen and sophomores. We place a focus on community service an education by starting three FLL teams and a all-girls FLL Jr team and teaching a Principles of Engineering Class. We hope to provide STEAM experience for as many people as possible through our action as a team.

Team Information

Meet the Team

Team Mentors

  • Ryan McDowell
  • Vishal Patel
  • Patrick Rose
  • Roy Landes
  • Ed Fox
  • John Guida
  • Pat Profit

Alumni Mentors

  • Jack Henry
  • Kyle Mulligan

 

Team Members

  • Craig Fox
  • Josh Grey
  • Connor Mathews
  • Benjamin Guida
  • Ian Self
  • Collin Price
  • Nicholas LaRosa
  • Thomas Thoonkuzhy
  • James Flanagan
  • Eric Fryer
  • Stephen Schmidt
  • Peter Koniers
  • Harrison Pickett
  • Adam Spera
  • Casey DeCarlo
  • Connor Cunningham
  • Brey Rivera
  • Jack Rosenquist
  • Mark Gardella
  • Dylan Landes

 

Team Setup

Drive Team - Build Team - Programming Team - Scouting Team

Sponsors

2018-2019 Robotics Team Sponsors

Explorer Sponsors

1. Aegis Software - https://www.aiscorp.com/en/

2.  La Salle College High School – www.lschs.org

 

Platinum Sponsors

1.  SELF Heating and Cooling - https://self-hc.com/

2.  Lockheed Martin - https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/index.html

3.  La Salle College High School Mother’s Club - https://www.lschs.org/parents-portal/mothers-club

4.  Catalent - http://www.catalent.com/index.php

5.  Arris - https://www.arris.com/

 

Gold Sponsors

1.  Hankin Group - https://hankingroup.com/

2.  FIRSTRUST Bank - https://www.firstrust.com/

3.  Drexel University - https://drexel.edu/

 

Blue Sponsors

1.  St. Luke the Evangelist - http://www.stlukerc.org/2014site/

2.  Pascarella Eye Care - http://www.eyecareandcontacts.com/

3.  Treasure Sign - http://www.treasuresign.com/?fbclid=IwAR3ETpMTPhhRLyB0LjFm87ymrFdAbpVovU010YLi9YTI519xGLaI0_YWnrY

Enter to Learn

La Salle Robotics provides endlessly opportunities for students to learn about all aspects of STEAM including:

  • A Principles of Engineering class for Seniors
  • FIRST Tech Challenge teams open to freshmen and sophomores
  • Summer internships at Aegis Software
  • A student-run experience in every aspect of the team

Leave to Serve

La Salle Robotics incorporates serving the community into every aspect of the program through:

  • Running summer camps teaching Lego Robotics and rocketry to middle schoolers
  • Creating an all-girls FLL Jr Team, The Unique Unicorns
  • Creating three FLL teams this year
  • Hosting a yearly FLL competition
  • Hosting a STEAM night for middle-schoolers
  • Running robotics demos at libraries, museums, scout troops, and more

History

The La Salle Robotics team was formed in 2013. We started with only ten dedicated members to compete in the 2014 FRC season. We were only able to start thanks to the generosity of a FIRST grant. Despite these beginnings we were able to earn the Highest Rookie Seed and Rookie All-Star awards at a Springside Chestnut Hill Academy MAR event.

The next year during the Recycle Rush FRC game we were in a rough place financially. Connor and Mark, future captains, were able to make a presentation to our school's board of trustees to secure the funds we needed for our team to survive. Thanks to them we have grown to the point we are at today.

2016 was a great year for our team. We expanded to have a dedicated scouting group during competition and continued to improve our skillset.

The 2017 year was a huge turning point for our team. We expanded to include two FTC teams for our freshmen and sophomores. We started CADing the design for our robot. It was also the first year that we submitted for the Chairman's Award, which was a tremendous learning experience. All of this culminated when we ranked high enough to make it to the FRC district championship competition at Lehigh for the first time.

2018 represented our first year without any of the students who originally formed the team. Despite this setback we managed to earn the Judges Award at the FRC SCH competition. We also began a engineering class for seniors to provide more STEAM education at La Salle.

2019 was an expansion and restructuring of our team. We officially changed our team names to Explorer for FRC 5181, Pathfinder for FTC 11540, and Voyager for FTC 11319. Additionally, we developed a system of committees to more efficiently divide up and accomplish all of our new responsibilities. Outside of our team, we started three FLL teams and an all-girls FLL Jr Team. We also hosted a STEAM night for middle-school students and a FLL competition. This year also marks the beginning of our engineering seminars open for all La Salle students to attend. Because of all of these efforts, we won the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Hatboro-Horsham District Competition and, we made it to the District Championships at Lehigh for our second time in our short 6-year history.

Web Site Managers

The Student Web Site Managers group assists the Director of Web Communications in various web projects throughout the year. The Web Site Managers primarily work on projects for the La Salle College High School Web Site. The Student Web Site Managers also have a commitment to participate in web-based Community TechServe projects for non-profit organizations in need of web site assistance.

Moderator

Braden Bonner