De La Salle Blackfeet School
In the tradition of Saint John Baptist De La Salle, who opened schools for poor boys in seventeenth-century France and founded the De La Salle Christian Brothers, De La Salle Blackfeet School (DLSBS) fulfills the Lasallian mission to provide a “quality, innovative, faith-based education”. The town of Browning, Montana is the headquarters of the Blackfeet Native American Reservation and home of Amskapi Piikani, the Blackfeet People.
There were many events and activities nearing the conclusion of our school year which warrant mentioning: the whole school Honors Convocation, 7th & 8th grade class trips, and 8th grade confirmation & graduation ceremonies.
Little Flower Parish hosted the Confirmation sacraments for the surrounding communities, at which time our 8th graders, after many months of preparation, furthered their commitment to the Catholic Faith and underwent this sacred tradition.
The 7th grade class continued their yearly class trip to Yellowstone National Park where they were guided by National Park Rangers through hikes and classroom activities. The 8th grade travelled to Chicago, IL and the University of Notre Dame in celebration of all their hard work while attending DLSBS.
Following our last all-school mass of the year, many of our students were recognized by receiving awards at our Honors Convocation. One student in each grade level was awarded “Student of the Year” and each subject teacher awarded high achieving students in their discipline. Finally, the graduation ceremony for our 8th grade was magnificently attended by family, friends, and community members to usher our new graduates into the next phase of their lives -- high school.
Many blessings to all Class of 2019 graduates of Catholic Indian Mission Schools!