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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – Spring Concert

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

God, may Your presence and beauty be found in every note we play, and may Your Spirit guide us through every measure so that we might be the instruments of your peace. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:30pm: Varsity softball vs. New Life Academy @ Belenberg Sports Complex

Come to the Spring Concert tonight to hear your classmates sing and play their hearts out. The concert starts at 7:00pm in the Florance Center; doors open at 6:30pm. Please consider carpooling that day so we can have parking spaces for our many visitors.

Tomorrow, we will gather in the Main Gym at the end of the day to celebrate our annual Founder’s Day Mass. Founder’s Day is an event dedicated to recognizing the founder of the Christian Brothers and namesake of our school, St. John Baptist de La Salle. Our celebrant for Mass will be His Excellency Bishop Andrew Cozzens. We will remember three Christian Brothers who died this year for the deep impact they left on DeLaSalle – Brothers Dominic Kennedy, Cyril Litecky, and Basil Rothweiler. We will take time to honor our Alumni Scholarship, Giving Tree, and Jefferson Award recipients as well as two staff members with the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award and the Liemandt Excellence in Teaching Award.

Please note that, to accommodate our many guests today, the first row of the parking lot closest to the school will be coned off. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

And, because the Mass and Founder’s Day program is scheduled for the afternoon, we will postpone the ice cream treats that we traditionally serve until lunches on Friday.

Good luck to those taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams today.

  • AP English Literature & Composition (LL Gray Gym): This test began at 8:00am. Testers will be eating lunch during periods 5 and 6 and returning  to class periods 6 or 7.
  • AP Physics (LL Gray Gym): This test begins at 12:00pm. Testers are excused to eat lunch during period  4, this test will conclude around 3:30pm and students should plan their transportation accordingly.

Hallway Closings: The hallway leading to the LL Gray gym will be closed all day until testing concludes around 3:30pm, students may not use the drinking fountain in that area unless they are in gym class.

Tomorrow’s test: The AP Spanish test is tomorrow. Testers should report to the Rothweiler room in the first floor of the Development building (through the archway) at 8:15am.

Now through the end of the school year, DeLaSalle is piloting a one-way traffic flow in front of the school. School days between 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-3:30pm, vehicles will be directed one-way westbound in front of DeLaSalle toward West Island Avenue. Parents may drop off their children along the one-way route in the morning, but must wait on West Island Avenue to pick up students in the afternoon. Vehicle traffic approaching DeLaSalle from West Island Avenue will not be able to turn right onto DeLaSalle Drive.

Please click here to see a map that shows the one-way traffic flow; click here for a map-that shows designated bus and student drop-off and pick-up locations, and click here for a map that shows the traffic barriers that will block eastbound traffic in front of the school.

The DeLaSalle Cafe is a pre paid lunch account system. As of today, if your account has a negative balance, you will not be able to purchase any items in the Cafe. All students who do have a negative balance will be offered a sack lunch with a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk.

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. You may place orders now. The last day to place an order is May 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 this spring for the 2015-16 Student Council, please click here for important information about how to apply. The required information sessions that had been planned for lunches today have been canceled.


  • 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

Anyone interested in playing girls’ tennis this fall should stop and see Coach Barry and sign up.  Coach Barry will be in the Florance Center during on all lunches on Friday. Go Islanders!

Come wet a line with the DeLaSalle Fishing Club. We’ll 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. All are welcome to join us. Email senior Francis Samuel with questions:

Join the DeLaSalle baseball program in its effort to strikeout cancer by donating toward cancer research during all Islander baseball games May 9. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to the juniors behind the four projects that qualified Saturday for the National History Day competition. Ben Mandler earned first place at state for his website “Abolishing the Ottoman Caliphate”. Annie Dubner took second place for her performance “Alan Lomax”. Sarah Kleinschmidt, Rachel Brown, and Julia Conway earned second place for their group exhibit “The Rainbow Family.” And Marie Loye, Katie Elfstrand and Meara Cline won second place for their group website “Charles Fremont Fight: The Eugenics Movement in Minnesota”. All four projects will now compete at nationals at the University of Maryland June 13-19l. No other Minnesota high school had multiple History Day national finalists.

Other Islanders placed on Saturday as well, though their projects did not advance to National History Day.

  • 3rd Place (Group Documentary): Jake Hanson, Jenson Draper, Zachary Fimon “Don Haskins”
  • 5th Place (Individual Website): Evie Samuelson “His Red Nation: Little and the U.S. Dakota War”

​Thanks to all who have taken part in the tutoring – either as a tutor or someone who is being tutored. Tutoring for all subjects ends Thursday, May 14. Students should prepare ahead of time.

Anyone who has ordered a yearbook has been entered into a drawing for a free yearbook. Yearbook orders received by today will be entered into tomorrow’s drawing.

Do you still need to order your yearbook? You can order on campus in the Main Office or the LTC. Contact Ms Beckman or 612.676.7678 with any questions. Only 5 yearbooks are still available.

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.​

Looking for 4 students to help with an event on Tuesday, May 12 for 4 hours. You would be a greeter for the entire event. If you are interested, please email Mr. Hallman by Tuesday.