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Monday, September 21, 2015

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

God, may we give instead of demanding, serve instead of being served, bless instead of cursing – and be attentive to others to work for their happiness. 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 2-hour late start.

  • Period 1: 10:30-11:02
  • Period 2: 11:07-11:36
  • Period 3: 11:41-12:10
  • Period 4: 12:15-12:44
  • Period 5: 12:49-1:18
  • Period 6: 1:23-1:52
  • Period 7: 1:57-2:26
  • Period 8: 2:31-3:00


  • 3:30pm: Boys’ and girls’ cross country invitational @ Gale Woods Farm
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity tennis @ Brooklyn Center
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV tennis @ Brooklyn Center
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ B soccer vs. Trinity Ridge @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ JV soccer vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Ft. Snelling
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity soccer vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity soccer @ St. Croix Lutheran

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.

-11:00am-12:00pm: North Dakota State University
-6:30-8:30pm: Boston University (held at St. Paul Academy & Summit School)

-11:00am-12:00pm: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

-9:00-9:30am: Gustavus Adolphus
-11:00am-1:00pm: National Guard (Florance Center)
-1:30-2:30pm: Occidental College

-9:30-10:30am: University of Minnesota-Duluth
-10:30-11:30am: Washington University [St. Louis]

-10:00-11:00am: Scripps College
-1:00-1:30pm: Loyola University of Chicago

-10:00am-12:00pm: Wellesley College (1710 Colfax Ave. S., Minneapolis)

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

Sophomores – you will gather tomorrow for your class Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes with school chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski. Please put your belongings in your locker after 1st hour and report to the Florance Center. Thank you.

Students, you will watch as Pope Francis makes history when he speaks to a joint session of Congress on Thursday. The speech is scheduled to start at 8:20am. A warning bell will ring at 8:15am. When you hear that bell, 9th and 12th graders should report to the Main Gym while 10th and 11th graders should report to the Florance Center. Those students who arrive after 8:20am will be directed to quietly report to the appropriate location. Students will be dismissed to their first hour class after the pope has finished speaking.

The Theology and Social Studies departments will help prepare you with questions to reflect upon as you watch Pope Francis. You will have time to share your thoughts throughout the day in your Theology and/or Social Studies classes.

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 tomorrow 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.

Lasallian Ministry meets again this Thursday from 7:30-8:20am in the Robert Casanova Room.  All are welcome to participate.  Breakfast snacks will be provided.  Bring a friend.

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).

NAHS (National Art Honors Society) contracts are outside of Ms. Megan’s room (B111). Please have them signed and returned no later than Friday, October 2, along with your $3 entry fee.  Thank you!

Diversity Week is coming up October 19-23.  Are you aware of any multicultural performance groups that may be willing to perform at our celebration event or do you perform?   If so, please see Ms. Hodapp in the Lasallian Ministry office soon.

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.

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.