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Friday, September 18, 2015

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

God, may we grow together as a community, supporting one another, and opening ourselves to the joys and sorrows of life together. 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 the Pepfest.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:10
  • Period 2: 9:15-9:52
  • Period 3: 9:57-10:34
  • Period 4: 10:39-11:16
  • Period 5: 11:21-11:58
  • Period 6: 12:03-12:40
  • Period 7: 12:45-1:22
  • Period 8: 1:27-2:04
  • Pepfest: 2:04-3:00


  • 7:00pm: Varsity football vs. Spring Lake Park @ DeLaSalle

All college visits take place in the Guidance office, unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register for the visit through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit with the college rep.

-Air Force Academy Influencer Workshop (Minneapolis Urban League – 2100 Plymouth Ave. N)
-9:22-9:55am: MSU-Mankato

-10:00am-12:00pm: MIT (at Hopkins High School Eisenhower Community Center Theater – 1001 Highway 67, Hopkins)
This is the only visit MIT is making to the Twin Cities, please take advantage of the opportunity if you are interested in MIT or even if you are interested in other schools of this caliber.

There will be a 2-hour late start on Monday as faculty and staff participate in professional development. That means classes on Monday will start at 10:30am instead of 8:30am. Buses will also run two hours later than normal.

Thanks to all who have participated in Homecoming this week.

Today’s out-of-uniform day is Islander Spirit Day. Show off that Islander pride! Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts.

If you bought a Homecoming T-shirt online, you may pick it up during lunches today. There are some T-shirts still available for purchase for $10, while supplies last.

We are excited to announce those students who will represent their grade at Coronation at halftime of tonight’s football game.

  • Class of 2016
    Ayinde Abanu
    Zach Fimon
    Samm JonesGirlsGirlsIsabella Bailey
    Claudia Blohm
    Teagan Malone
  • Class of 2017
    Bram Valure
    Peng Xiong
    Zach KoskiGirlsGirls
    Miller Balley
    Brittany O’Neill
    Maggie Bjorkstrand
  • Class of 2018
    Willie Gates
    Jimmy Farah
    Christian DicksonGirlsGirls
    Cassandra Munoz
    Mary Scott
    Natalie Weber
  • Class of 2019
    Kresean Greer
    Aidan Scott
    Daniel SchmidtGirls

    Isabelle Fleming
    Isabelle Florey
    Tess Linville

Students, the school building will be off limits after 6:30pm tonight. That means that if you plan to attend the Homecoming football game, you must bring your belongings (backpack, jackets, etc.) with you. Thank you.

Let us hear your battle cry today as we gather in the Main Gym for our Homecoming Pepfest after 8th hour. We will celebrate our Islander tradition and recognize alumni during the Pepfest.

Come tailgate before the Homecoming football game! Join us today from 4:30-6:15pm in the “donut” parking lot (the small parking lot off of DeLaSalle Drive) for burgers and hot dogs before the Islanders host Spring Lake Park at 7:00pm. Parents, students, and alumni are welcome. Feel free to bring food, beverages, and games!

Join us for the Homecoming Dance & Bonfire tomorrow night. The dance and bonfire are the same event and go from 7:30-11:00pm (the bonfire starts at 8:00pm). No students will have access to the bonfire except those who have already paid and entered the dance. Students may not leave either the dance or the bonfire and return. Once a student leaves either event (except to go to the other), they will be done with the event for the rest of the night.

Each DeLaSalle student may bring one guest to a school-sponsored dance. The host or guest student must pick up a Dance Guest Registration form from the Attendance Office and have it completed by the guest and faxed back to the Activities Office at least one day prior to the dance. The DeLaSalle student and guest must arrive together. The guest must present a picture ID. Prior to the dance, guests will be presented with guidelines and rules for DeLaSalle dances. With their signature, guests will confirm their understanding of the rules and give DeLaSalle school contact information to a parent or guardian. All guests are subject to the same rules as DeLaSalle students. If the rules are not followed the guest will be asked to leave.

Students, the school pictures that you took the first week of classes have arrived. Please pick up your picture package during lunch. Please note that Picture Retake Day has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 30.

Parents, you can order as many of your child’s school pictures as you would like. On the Lifetouch website (, log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code located in your picture package. To redeem your complimentary digital SmileSafe card, click here.

Parent/Guardian, how was this year’s school picture experience? Take survey.

Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. Utiliza tu ID del retrato y el código de acceso de tu paquete del retrato.

Apple has released 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 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.

On Wednesday, Lasallian Ministry will sponsor a service fair during lunches.  Several service agencies will be available at booths in the hallway by the Florance Center and /Albers Atrium to share information on how you can get involved.  Please make the most of this great opportunity.

Do you like to argue?  Do you like to strategize how to “win?” Do you like to play different characters?  Are you interested in law?  If any of these statements are true, then Mock Trial is for you!  DeLaSalle is starting a Mock Trial team this year!  Find out more about this exciting competition and opportunity on Thursday, September 24, at 3:15pm in Room B302.  If you can’t make this meeting but are interested in learning more about Mock Trial, please talk iwth Ms. Hank (in room B305 before or after school or via email).