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Friday, September 26, 2014

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

Lord, help me remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that you and I together can’t handle. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Daily Digest


  • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity tennis vs. Edison @ Kenwood Park
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV tennis @ Washburn
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ B soccer @ Holy Angels
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C soccer vs. Holy Angels @ Donaldson Park
  • 7:00pm: Varsity football @ St. Anthony

All college visits take place in the Guidance office, unless otherwise noted. Please get a pass from your teacher to meet with the college representative.


  • 8:30-9:20am: Scripps College
  • 1:00-2:00pm: University of Vermont


  • 9:15-10:15am: Bard College
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Washington University
  • 12:00-1:00pm: St. Mary’s University
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Marquette University

Today is Picture Retake Day. Those who have not had their picture taken yet (students and staff) must get a picture during lunches today in the Robert Casanova Room. Those who want retakes must bring in their initial packet to have a retake. If the packet is not returned, the only way a picture can be taken is with a new (paid) order.
The DeLaSalle community has made a commitment this year to raise funds for a non-profit called h20 for life. We will be partnered with a school in a developing country in need of water, filtration resources, and hygiene education. Katie Spotz – a national speaker – will share more information about the project during an all-school assembly after 1st hour on Monday.
Freshmen interested in Student Council must turn their completed applications in to Ms. Weeks by 3:00pm TODAY. Elections will take place next Thursday. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Weeks.
All seniors – remember that all of your Christian Service hours must be documented no later than January 23, 2015.  This is less than four months away! Now is the time to figure out your plan. Stop by Campus Ministry to see Mr. Hallman for tips, forms and information which can also be found on the Christian Service webpage.
Project for Pride in Living Youth Development has two volunteer opportunities to help students from low-income families achieve success in school and life. Apply today to volunteer at one of these locations:

  • PPL Scholars @ Obama Elementary is a one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program for students in grades 1st-8th living in affordable housing. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm at 707 Holly Ave, St. Paul.
  • PPL Scholars in New Hope is a one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program for students in 6th-10th grades living in affordable housing. Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at 5501 Boone Ave, New Hope.

Juniors, you will gather as a class for a retreat on Wednesday. This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share.  Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory.  If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up your absence through the guidance of Lasallian Ministry
  • You must be in uniform on retreat day.
  • Bring a bag lunch, one beverage will be provided.
  • All books, bags, headphones, cell phones, iPads, etc. must be left at home or school.  These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only.  You will check in to first hour for attendance and will move to the Albers Atrium to board buses, which will bring you to the retreat site.
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • See Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry with any questions or concerns.

A reminder to all students – We’re producing a 9th grade show this year and we want De students to help write them. Any current De student may enter. The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 1. The rules can be found on the DeLaSalle Theatre page and on the Call Board right outside the Main Gym. All short plays/stories/poems/ideas are welcome. Email James Buffington with submissions and/or any questions.
Your vote can help make a scoring play by Islander varsity football wide receiver Isaac Hodge ‘15 this week’s “Hot Highlight”. Vote here!
Need help writing a college essay? Come to the Robert Casanova Room on Tuesday from 3:15-4:30pm for tips and feedback. Visit the Guidance office for more information.
All seniors and parents are invited to learn more about the college application process during Senior College Planning Night on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Robert Casanova Room. Juniors, sophomore, and freshman students and families are also welcome.
​All students are expected to wear the uniform according to the uniform policy. We will soon and periodically throughout the school year facilitate a uniform check. To avoid receiving uniform violations, here are some basic uniform reminders:

1. Shirts must be tucked in
2. Pants must be either khaki or black in color, made of cotton twill fabric with inset pockets. Pants may not be rolled at the ankles or be of any jean or skinny leg style.
3. A solid black or gray uniform sweatshirt with the DeLaSalle logo is the only sweatshirt permitted during the school day. Athletic or activity team sweatshirts are not acceptable uniform apparel during the school day.
4. Shoes, including laces and socks must be predominately black, brown, white, gray, or a mix of these colors.
​5. T-shirts worn under uniform shirts must be solid white, black, gray, or gold.
6. Skirt length must reach the top of the knee.

Please take time to review the complete uniform policy in our Student Parent Handbook. See Ms. Weeks with any questions.

​Students are encouraged to do their best to keep track of all personal belongings. Lost items should be brought to Ms. Weeks’ office and students may check for lost items there as well.
​Day 2 of the Bridge Club Tournament is from 7:45-8:25am TODAY in Brother David’s room, A219. Day 3 of the tournament is Monday from 7:45-8:25am in the same location. Kibitzers welcome.
Come learn about the upcoming girls’ hockey season. Interested players and parents are invited to a brief meeting on Wednesday, October 1 at 6:00pm in the Campus Room on the north campus of Minnehaha Academy. Meet the coaches, meet new players and their families, learn about the upcoming schedule (including captains practices and tryouts), write checks for captains’ practices, Q & A
The Lord of the Rings book club will meet for the first time this year on Tuesday, October 21, after school, in B209.  We had a great time last year reading and discussing The Fellowship of the Ring. This year we are reading The Two Towers and The Return of the King.  Plan to have read the first three chapters of The Two Towers for our first meeting.  Hospitality is a virtue for hobbits so we always have food!  New members of our fellowship are welcome!
Learn about Wellesley College at an information session Saturday from 10:00am-12:00pm. The session will be held at 1710 Colfax Ave. S. Please RSVP here. You can hear from Wellesley alumni and learn how to apply to the school.
Get a firsthand perspective of Tulane admissions from a Tulane admissions representative for our area while learning about the unique opportunities and academic values found in New Orleans. A representative will meet with interested students and parents on Monday, September 29 at 7:00pm at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington (3900 American Blvd. West, Bloomington, MN 55437). Please RSVP here or call 952-893-9500.
Admissions representatives from Lawrence University will hold individual interviews between September 29-October 5. Click here to sign up and for further details:
Boston University will host a reception in Minneapolis for high school juniors and seniors and their families. The reception happens Monday, October 6 at 6:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall). This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about BU and the college application process.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Yearbook Back-to-School Sale”]For the month of September, yearbooks will be $40. You can order with credit card online or pick up and return an order form in the Main Office. Starting October 1st yearbooks will be $46 until December 31st. Questions please contact Ms Beckman at 612.676.7678. Online order:
Students, you may be prompted that an update is available when opening Pages, Numbers, Keynote and other apps. This is a reminder that you are not permitted to install iOS 8. You should ignore any prompt to install the latest version of iOS and continue working in the current version of these apps already installed on your device.

At this time, students are not permitted to update their devices to iOS8 until our technology team can assess the compatibility with our educational Apps and system requirements. We will announce the appropriate time for students to download this update. Students who update their software prior to school approval will face school consequences including full restrictions placed on their device for the remainder of this semester. See Ms. Weeks with any questions.

Students, please follow these steps to make sure auto update is turned off:

  • Settings
  • iTunes & App Store
  • Turn off all automatic downloads