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Thursday, April 30, 2015 – Birthday of St. John Baptist de La Salle

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

God, we thank you for the gift of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. We pray that, like him, we may deepen our friendship with you and grow more aware of your presence in our lives each day.  Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 1:00pm: Boys’ varsity golf conference tournament @ River Oaks Golf Course
  • 3:00pm: Track & field conference relays @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 4:00pm: JV track & field meet @ St. Thomas Academy
  • 4:15pm: C softball vs. Breck @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ varsity tennis @ Brooklyn Center
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ JV tennis @ Brooklyn Center

This summer, DeLaSalle will be refreshing the devices for its IslePad one-to-one program with the purchase of new iPad Air devices. As part of this transition, DeLaSalle is offering students the opportunity to purchase their current iPad 2 device for $100 from May 4-15. This purchase price includes the case and charger that is currently assigned to the student. Click here to find the iPad Purchase Form. Devices that are not purchased will need to be returned on the last day of classes. Charges will be incurred for any damage to the device or charger.

If you are interested in running for Student Council next year, please attend an information session during your lunch tomorrow. Bring your lunch to the Robert Casanova Room and learn from current Student Council members about the responsibilities of being a class representative, class officer, or executive board member. You must attend this meeting to receive an application to run in the elections. If you have questions, see Mr. Zavitz or Ms. Weeks.


  • May 1: Info session at lunches in Casanova Room– pick up an application here
  • May 6: Executive Board applications due
  • May 12: Executive Board elections
  • May 14: Class Representative applications due (class officers selected from these winners)
  • May 19: Class Representative elections

Periods 7 & 8 will be flipped this week which means you should go to your 8th hour class when you would normally go to your 7th hour class.

All students are reminded that they must have a pass to leave their lunch period, expect for using the nearby restrooms. Also, students are not permitted to leave lunch before the bell rings. Doing so is a distraction to classes in session, and school consequences may apply for students found in hallways without a pass. See Ms. Weeks with questions.

Seniors are required to attend a mandatory meeting with Mr. Benson today during lunch. The meeting will cover details of the last two weeks of school, as well as Baccalaureate and graduation information. The meeting will last 15 minutes. Please report directly to the Robert Casanova Room before getting your lunch.

Attention Starry Night Prom Committee Members:  Our final meeting is today PROMPTLY at 7:45am in the Robert Casanova Room

On Saturday, we will host our 15th annual Starry Night prom for people with disabilities. More than 1,200 guests from the greater Twin Cities area will enjoy an evening of music, fun, and dancing.  Over 200 DeLaSalle students have been involved in the planning, preparation and training that is required for such an event.  This is entirely volunteer, no Christian Service hours are awarded for participation – so these students deserve to be applauded.  Due to the importance of the training and preparation, only those students who have participated on the committee are allowed to attend.

National College Decision Day is tomorrow. Seniors may wear a college t-shirt or sweatshirt tomorrow, but must wear uniform pants or shorts. During lunches tomorrow, seniors are welcome to sign a board with their name and which school they are attending and get a treat. We will also announce scholarships that students have earned.

Health/PE:Wellness Course
Registration for the summer Health/PE:Wellness course is now open. This course will satisfy the graduation requirement of an additional semester of Phy Ed and the semester of Health. Registration forms are available in the Student Services office. Completed registration forms and the $300 summer course tuition payment are due in the Student Services office by Friday, May 1. Registration is not considered final until both the payment and registration form have been received. Please note: Class size is limited to 25 students and preference is given to students of the Class of 2016.

U.S. Government Course
Registration for the Summer U.S. Government course is now open for the Class of 2016. This course satisfies the graduation requirement of a semester of U.S. Government. Registration forms are available in the Student Services office. Completed registration forms and the $300 summer course tuition payment are due in the Student Services office by Friday, May 1. Registration is not considered final until both the payment and registration form have been received. Please note: Class size is limited to 25 students.

Tomorrow will be the last time we compete for the Spirit Stick. We’ll gather for a Pepfest after the last class of the day in the Main Gym to recognize our spring sport athletes. Let us hear your battle cry!

Join the DeLaSalle Fishing Club this weekend and drop a line in the river. The Fishing Club will meet in front of school on Saturday at 9am and fish off the Island river banks. Bring your own fishing gear. If you are 16 or older, you need to buy a fishing license; licenses are sold at most gas stations. There will be prizes for biggest fish and most fish caught. And the Island is a safe zone so Juniors and seniors are safe from Assassins. All are welcome to join us. Email senior Francis Samuel with questions:

​If you are interested in serving as a retreat team member for the 2015-16 school year, please complete this application no later than Friday, May 15. This team also serves as the Islander Welcome Crew and other student leadership throughout the school year.​ Thank you for your interest.

Visit the Library today and take a guess at how many are in the jar. Winner gets the jar and all of its contents.

The yearbook troll has gone hiding again. Find it and return it to Ms Beckman in the LTC for your choice of $5 gift card.

Have you ordered your yearbook yet? If not you better get your order in soon before all the yearbooks have been sold. You can order online at or on campus in the Main Office or the LTC. Contact Ms Beckman or 612.676.7678 with any questions. Only 35 yearbooks are still available.

if you are interested in seeing famous American author and political satirist P.J. O’Rourke at the Hilton Hotel the evening of Tuesday, June 2, please see Mr. Casey. It is free and space is limited.