Monday October 24, 2016

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Lord, as we begin Diversity Week, help me to appreciate the beauty that exists in every aspect of diversity. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule today because of the Diversity Week presentation:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:10
  • Assembly: 9:15-10:03
  • Period 2: 10:11-10:48
  • Period 3: 10:53-11:30
  • Period 4: 11:35-12:12
  • Period 5: 12:17-12:54
  • Period 6: 12:59-1:36
  • Period 7: 1:41-2:18
  • Period 8: 2:23-3:00


All college visits take place in the Guidance office B102), unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register for the visit through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit with the college rep.

-10:15-11:15am: University of Kansas

-10:15-11:15am: Mount St. Mary’s University
-11:10am-12:10pm: Pacific Lutheran University


Fr. Joe Kuharski will celebrate Mass at 7:45am in the “Upper Room” school chapel. All are welcome!

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Diversity Week 2016 (48 minute assembly)
R – Racial, E-Equity, S-Social Change, P – Peace, E – Empower, C – Culture, T-Together

This week we will be celebrating and honoring the rich diversity that is present at DeLaSalle High School and in the world. It is our hope that the events and programs that are planned for the week will provide a springboard into a yearlong and lifelong appreciation of the beauty that exists in every aspect of diversity.

Today we will gather for an assembly immediately following first period. All students and staff should move directly to the Florance Center for the program with a reminder that books, iPads, book bags, and other items should be left in your 1st period classroom.

Our guest today is Nothando Zulu, a Master Storyteller who has engaged audiences for over 40 years. In addition, Nothando has been teaching arts education as a COMPAS artist since 1999. Learn about African and African-American personalities, their lives, their contributions, their time, and their place in history. Figures include the likes of Fannie Lou Hamer (Civil Rights), Rosa Parks (The Montgomery Bus incident) and 100 year old Dewbert Thomas who talks about segregation, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, Black Power, Church and family.

A special thank you goes out to all of those students who dedicated their time and talents to preparing the school for diversity week. Please honor them by showing the greatest respect for the signs and poster throughout the school and also a special thank you goes out to the art department for providing wonderful art work throughout the Florance Center.

DeLaSalle welcomes the University of Notre Dame and guests from the area to the island on Tuesday, October 25 for a presentation on application and attendance at Notre Dame. Students who are interested in applying to Notre Dame or any other highly selective college should attend this presentation to gain an understanding of what is needed to apply. The presentation is from 6:30-9:00pm in D104. Please stop by the Guidance office with any questions.

Students can earn Christian Service hours at the fall Island Cleanup this Saturday from 9:30am-12:00pm. Help us take care of Nicollet Island and the DeLaSalle campus, be good neighbors, and provide service to our school community. Co-sponsored by the DeLaSalle Parent Association and the GREEN Team, we invite parents, students, staff and friends of De to join us for a morning of service, working together in small groups.  We’ll finish the morning with a community cook-out on Christian Brothers’ Plaza, organized by the Parent Association.  Bring a rake and gloves if you have them.  For more information, please contact either Tim Lynch, moderator of the Green Team, or Mike O’Keefe, liaison to the Parent Association.

Diversity Week Movie Night will be held on Wednesday from 7:00-9:00pm in D104. The featured movie, When the Game Stands Tall, is about another Lasallian school in California whose legendary football coach, Bob Ladoucheur, took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. It is a story of team work, family and community. All are welcome. Bring a blanket or pillow if you wish, we will be sitting on the floor. Free snacks.

Join the award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre cast and crew – and meet an eclectic group of six-graders who arrive at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm in the Florance Center. Click here to buy your ticket today: The show is free for De students with a current school ID.

Robotics will have its introductory meeting for all interested members after school Wednesday at 3:15pm in D207.

Do you like math?  Like taking tests?  (And who doesn’t?!)  Come to the introductory Math League meeting on Wednesday at 3:15pm in Mr. Newman’s room, B307.  We will discuss practice and meet schedules.  If you are interested but have a conflict, please see Mr. Newman.

Lasallian Ministry will NOT meet this week but will resume meeting on Thursday, November 4 from 7:30-8:20am in D117.

De Parents in Prayer, a Parent Association-sponsored group, meets in the Florance Center this Friday from 1:45-2:45pm. The group gathers monthly to lift up the school community in prayer. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, and Theology classrooms. Requests may remain anonymous.

There are yearbooks available from the 2015-2016 school year for $56. If you are interested in purchasing one, please see Ms. Bryson-Tucker in the Tech Office, D217.

Parent Senior Ads are due today. Any order received after October 24 will be accepted based on availability and subject to a 10% late fee. There are two ways to order an ad:

Everyone is wondering, “When will ONYX will be stepping into season!?” The first step team practice/informational will be held Friday, November 4 at 7:30am in the LL Gray Gym. We will discuss the season, practice schedules, expectations, and financial obligations. We will then get the body moving and start learning the basics of stepping. If you are interested or just want to know more, please join us at this first practice! The cut off for joining the DeLaSalle ONYX Step Team will be Friday, November 18.

The ONYX Step Team will be coming to you live for Diversity Week 2016 – performing last year’s routine School Daze – The Recess! If you want a sneak peek before Diversity Week, check out our 2015 routine, “Enter the Onyx,” based off the movie, The Matrix.