Shop the Scholastic Bookfair Online
If you are out of town or can't make it to our Book Fair at DeSales from Dec 2 -6,
you can also help support our school by shopping online!
Send wish lists to family and friends
All orders ship free to the school
Browse an expanded book selection - including Storia eBooks
Available Nov 27 - Dec 17 Only!
2013 Stakeholder Survey
The Board of Trustees is seeking the feedback of the entire DeSales family -- parents, faculty, staff, alumni -- on how well we are doing as a DeSales Community; strengths to build upon and areas which may need improvement.
Below is a link to a confidential on-line survey that has been created to gather your input. The survey will take between 10 and 30 minutes of your time, depending on the comments you wish to make in various sections.
The survey will be open through Friday, Dec. 13. Please take some time to give careful thought to what DeSales means to you and your family, what aspects of the school you think highly of, and what aspects you see as in need of improvement.
The Strategic Planning Committee of our School Board of Trustees will review and summarize responses, and use the input in the development of the DeSales Strategic Plan.
A "Make Your Own Sundae" party will be awarded to the DeSales classroom with the highest level of family participation in submitting the survey. To qualify, simply print out the "Thank You" page found at the end of the survey. If you have a child currently enrolled at DeSales, send this page into school with your son or daughter. These pages will be collected and the contest winning classroom will be announced by year-end.
The link to the survey can be found by clicking here. Thank you!
DeSales Celebrates Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
“Enshrining Our Past, Ensuring Our Future."
DeSales Catholic School honored five graduates of DeSales High School with induction into the school's Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on October 10, 2013. This recognition was created to annually honor outstanding graduates of the Catholic schools in Lockport, living or deceased, who have achieved distinction in their lives and careers after graduation. Hall of Fame inductees embody the teachings of the school's patron, St. Francis de Sales, as they excel in their professional, volunteer and family lives. Bearing the motto "Enshrining Our Past, Ensuring Our Future," induction into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame serves as the highest honor bestowed by DeSales Catholic School.
2013 DeSales Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees
- John Beilein '71 - Men's Basketball Coach at U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
- Paul F. Cole '57 - Retired Teacher and Labor Leader, Loudonville, NY
- Rev. Joseph C. Dumphrey OSFS '53 - Parochial Vicar, St. John the Baptist, Lockport NY
- H. Margaret Stephanski-Argentine PhD, RN, CNE '63 - Nurse, Educator and Community Health Advisor, Oneida, NY
- Rev. David M. Whalen OSFS '61 - Pastor, St. Pius X, Toledo OH
You no longer have to wait until report card time to see how your Middle School Student is doing! The parent portal by eschool gives parents and opportunity to check their students' progress anytime!
Teachers record student progress daily including quiz grades, test scores and homework.
Directions on how to access and use the portal can be found by clicking here. If you forget your user id or password, please contact the DeSales eschool Coordinator, Mr. Montoro.
DeSales Scrip is back!
Support DeSales While You Do Your Shopping!
SCRIP CERTIFICATES MAKE GREAT GIFTS!!! USE THEM FOR YOUR OWN PURCHASES, TOO!!
When you purchase Scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used like cash. Scrip is purchased at face value and each retailer gives DeSales a discount, anywhere from 2% to 25% of the face value of the certificate.
Click here to visit our Home School page with a printable version of the order form.
New Student Registration
Start something great for your student at DeSales!
You DO have a choice for your child's education.
Still thinking about DeSales for your student?
It's Not Too Late!
Call us today to schedule a tour! (716) 433-6422 x407
Meet our teachers, see the classrooms and get answers to all your enrollment questions!
Prospective parents can also find information by visiting the New Students page of our website!
Click here for information about Tuition and Financial Aid.
Protecting God's Children Workshop
The Diocese of Buffalo requires that all parents and adults who work or volunteer at DeSales must attend educational workshops to learn the methods of recognizing, reporting, and preventing sexual misconduct involving children and others. Visit VirtusOnline to register and view a list of workshops being held in our diocese.
DeSales Library Catalog Available Online
Families now have access to the DeSales school library online, through iPAC - internet Public Access Catalog. Thanks to a grant from a generous supporter, our library's card catalog was computerized in 2008, and all lending materials are now checked in and out using a bar code scanner.
This online catalog allows users to search our library’s holdings in a variety of ways:
allows you to search using keyword, subject, title, author and several additional options including “sounds like.”This is a phonetic search tool which is helpful with hard to spell search terms and for children that are learning to spell.
Easy Search allows you to explore the library using the methods similar to popular search engines.
Advanced Search options are also available.
Once a desired item is located, details regarding the book, including its availability in the library, can be displayed.
Students can use the web-based catalog to conduct research at home and create a “bookbag”of desired items. The bookbag’s contents can be printed and brought to the library to help locate items much more quickly. Parents can also search the catalog with their children at home, to help select materials to borrow on Library Day. Click here to access the online card catalog.
strong enrollment at DeSales prompted a major renovation
and expansion effort at our school beginning in 2005. Click
here for more detailed information about our Classroom
and Chapel Expansion project. DeSales is grateful
to Bob Burke and Kevin McKenna
at RB Mac Construction, and Matt McIntyre of
Oakhurst Development for their skill and hard work. The
project wrapped up in the summer of 2007 with the completion
of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapel and the three bonus
classrooms on the ground floor. Bishop Kmiec joined our
students for a mass of dedication on October 3, 2007.
You can click
here to see photos from this celebration. Thank
you to all those who generously supported our capital
New York State Catholic Bishops have formed a statewide
Catholic Advocacy Network of concerned Catholics who
want to put their faith into action. Together, we can
speak out in support of the poor and vulnerable, the
sick and elderly, the unborn, children and families.
DeSales encourages you to join this network. There is
no cost. The easiest way to join is to go to www.nyscatholic.org to
sign up. Or you can send your name, address, phone number
and email address to Catholic Advocacy Network, New York
State Catholic Conference, 465 State Street, Albany,
NY 12203-1004. Be sure to mention you are from the Diocese