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Friday, September 11, 2015

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

God, as we remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001, we pray that you protect those who go in harm’s way to save others, and those who suffer and die to safeguard our nation. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:00pm: C football @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ varsity tennis @ Como Park
  • 7:00pm: Varsity football @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s

We want to see your school spirit next week as we celebrate Homecoming! Look for complete information on the Homecoming webpage when it is posted later today. 

Monday’s out-of-uniform day will be Pajama Day. Come to school looking like you just rolled out of bed! You may wear bathrobes, slippers, and even carry a blanket or a favorite stuffed animal.

Make plans to join us on the Athletic Field on Monday at 7pm as we watch the movie E.T. Concessions and free popcorn will be available. Bring a cozy blanket to stay warm.

Online sales of T-shirts ended on Sept. 9. Those who ordered a shirt online may pick it up during student lunches on Wednesday, Sept. 16. A limited number of T-shirts will be available for purchase for $10 during lunches starting Sept. 16, while supplies last. .

On Monday, all 9th graders will meet during lunch with their small groups from New Student Orientation. Ninth graders will be first through the lunch line and should find their letter group after buying lunch. Islander Welcome Crew leaders will be at the tables. If you do not remember your letter group, the groups will be posted on the Florance Center doors.

Professional photographers will take fall sports team pictures this week to be included in the 2015-16 yearbook. Individual coaches will share more information, including picture order forms, with players before the pictures. Here is the schedule of team pictures.

  • Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer: Today, 3:20pm (boys), 4:30pm (girls), behind school
  • Volleyball: Today. 3:20pm, in the gyms

Football pictures have arrived. If you ordered pictures, you may pick them up in the Student Activities office!

Apple will be releasing a software update for the iPad called iOS 9. Students should NOT update their iPad with the new operating system until DeLaSalle’s technology team has tested school apps for iOS 9 compatibility and functionality in the school environment so we can transition smoothly to the new software.

Please ignore any iOS 9 software update notifications or prompts that appear on your iPad until further notice from DeLaSalle.

Students who update to iOS 9 before given permission will have restrictions placed on their device and all personal apps will be deleted for the remainder of the semester.

Our Lord of the Rings Book Club has completed one reading of this classic tale, and we are ready to circle back. But, we decided to start with The Hobbit this time. Join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 22 at 3:10pm in Ms. Priem’s room, B213. This short meeting will be a time to see who is interested, and to pick the best day of the week for our book club to meet. Refreshments will be served – of course! Questions? Ask Ms. Arens, Mr. Newman, Ms. Priem, or Ms. Wojda.

Do you have a star Service Project you’d like to nominate to be highlighted? Email Mr. Hallman with this amazing student’s name, and what actions they did (whether it be collecting coins for development projects overseas, or organizing a walkathon, or volunteering every week at a local nursing home!)  Lasallian Ministry loves to hear about your service work and your project has a chance to be highlighted on our blog or at We Day!

Do you have an interest in electronic music production, songwriting, or vocal performance? If so, register today for a free one-day music industry experience at GRAMMY Camp Weekend. The event is Saturday, September 19 from 9am-5pm at the Minneapolis Central Library and includes lunch. Experts will help you understand the latest technologies and how you can hone your skills. Click here to download a flyer with more information, including how to register.

DeLaSalle has a chance to win $10,000 through a Twitter contest involving the car-sharing company @car2go. On your personal Twitter or Instagram account, post using #car2GoIslanders to show your school spirit!

How would you like to see all of the Broadway touring musicals coming to Minneapolis for free? If you love musical theatre, don’t miss participating in this activity. The Critical Review program invites high students throughout the Twin Cities to see the whole season free and in addition learn the skills of a professional theatre critic and much more. Some show highlights this season are: The Little Mermaid; Beautiful — The Carole King Musical; Newsies; The Book of Mormon; and The Lion King.  Click here for more information. If you have questions, see Ms. Zawislak in B212. Applications are now available online. If you are interested in participating in the program, you must apply on line. The deadline is October 16th – but the sooner, the better.