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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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

Lord, may I persevere in whatever I do today, even when something seems nearly impossible. 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 mentor meetings

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:08
  • Mentor Meetings: 9:13-10:17
  • Period 2: 10-25-11:00
  • Period 3: 11:05-11:40
  • Period 4: 11:45-12:20
  • Period 5: 12:25-1:00
  • Period 6: 1:05-1:40
  • Period 7: 1:45-2:20
  • Period 8: 2:25-3:00

Students, you will meet with your academic mentors after 1st hour today in your usual mentor meeting locations. Mentor meetings will be 64 minutes in length. Please bring homework to work on while you are not meeting individually with your mentor.
All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will participate in All School Test Day tomorrow. Check your Student Apps email to see which room you should report to at 8:30am. Room locations are also posted in the Florance Center and first floor of the A Building. All students are responsible for knowing their room assignment.

Students will be dismissed at 12:10pm and afternoon buses will leave at 12:20pm.

As usual, the DeLaSalle Cafe will offer breakfast for purchase.


  1. Bring 2 #2 pencils
  2. Bring your calculator with fresh batteries
  3. Leave your electronics home and if not, TURN THEM OFF
  4. Eat a good breakfast WITH protein
  5. Relax, doing the best you can, knowing you are WAY MORE THAN YOUR TEST SCORE and no colleges will see this score – it’s just practice, but worth putting forth your best effort!

Our school chaplain, Fr. Brian Park, will offer Mass in the Chapel every Tuesday at 3:15pm. The first Tuesday Mass will happen on Tuesday, October 21. Everyone is welcome and invited to participate. The Chapel is on the floor above the Lasallian Ministry office.
How can you make a baby’s day, at least for a little while? Bring a new diaper! Yes, we need diapers for our Drive for the Little Ones. Sizes: new born, and 4, 5, 6. Bring items to Lasallian Ministry all month or place them inside the baby crib in the Albers Atrium. Thank you!
Hey students – how would you like to study art and culture in Costa Rica over spring break? Food science in Italy right after school gets out? Or the African Diaspora in Brazil next summer? You can through three international academic courses the Global Advantage Program has planned for 2015. Find more details about the trips here. See Mr. Casey with questions.
The Islander varsity boys’ soccer team remains in the playoffs and will face off tonight against Columbia Heights. The game is in Osseo at 5:00pm. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. There will be a fan bus to the game. Sign up for the bus at the Student Activities office.
Congratulations to Billy Hart ’15, who was selected as a top 5 semifinalist for ASPIRE Athlete of the Week. Help Billy win the number one spot. Click here to vote for him!
Islanders already know that DeLaSalle has the best cheer team in the state. Help us spread that message to the rest of Minnesota by voting in WCCO-TV’s “Best Cheer Team in Minnesota” competition. You may vote multiple times but cast your votes before Thursday. Click here to vote.
Congratulations to Hannah Steiner ’15, who has been named to one of the 2014 Class A All State girls’ soccer teams. Hannah and the other All State players will be recognized at a banquet on Sunday, October 19 at the St. Paul River Centre.
Join us and help tackle cancer at the football game tomorrow at 7:00pm. DeLaSalle will again partner with the Minnesota Football Coaches Association and the Randy Shaver Cancer Foundation. Fans may donate toward cancer research at the ticket booth. Fans may also participate in a 50-50 raffle by donating for a chance to win a cash prize.
Learn about college admissions from the college side during this informative panel on Thursday from 5:15-6:15pm in the Robert Casanova Room.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board needs student volunteers at the following events. Please contact Nicole Zappa if you are interested in one of these opportunities.

  • Family Halloween Festival, October 25, 11:30am–4:30pm, Wabun Park (4655 46th Avenue S., Mpls) Volunteers will supervise family activities, moon walk, hayrides, marshmallow roasting.
  • Camden Haunted House, October 27, 29, 31, 5:30–9:30pm, Folwell Park (1615 Dowling Ave N. Mpls) Volunteers will be actors in the Haunted house (costumes are provided). Need volunteers to commit to all 3 days.
  • Halloween Party, October 31, 6:00-8:00pm, Windom Park (2251 Hayes St. NE, Mpls) Volunteers will supervise games, treatgive-away, Bounce House, or serve food.