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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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

God, let me take a moment this, and every morning, to remember all of my blessings and to know that You are here. Amen.

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C soccer vs. Bloomington Kennedy @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ b soccer vs. Bloomington Kennedy @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: 9 gold volleyball vs. Totino-Grace @ DeLaSalle
  • 4:30pm: Girls’ B soccer @ Cretin-Derham Hall

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.

-10:00-11:00am: Johns Hopkins College
-12:00-1:00pm: Boston College
-1:00-2:00pm: Oxford College/Emory University
-2:30-3:30pm: Cornell College
-6:30-8:00pm: Senior College Planning Night (Library)

-9:00-9:30am: Gustavus Adolphus College
-11:00-11:30am: College of St. Benedict/Saint John’s University
-11:30am-1:30pm: Army & Army Reserves (Florance Center)
-2:15-3:00pm: Marist College

Picture Retake Day will be held during lunches today in the Robert Casanova Room. If you had your picture taken the first week of school but want a retake, you must bring your original picture package. If you did not have a picture taken the first week of school – either because you were absent or had not yet started at DeLaSalle – you should pick up a picture form from the Main Office and get your picture taken on Wednesday. Please see Ms. Savage in the Administration Office with any questions.

Parents, if you still want to order your child’s pictures, you may click here to do so.

​Seniors and parents – discover monthly benchmarks for seniors applying for college at Senior College Planning Night, tonight at 6:30pm in the Library. Learn from the experts on how to request letters of recommendation, the different types of admission, an introduction to financial aid and FAFSA, scholarships and resources that your DeLaSalle College Counseling office has to offer. An important and informative planning night. ​ ​

Are you a student who needs some extra help in your classes? Tutors will soon be available in some subjects like English, Science, and Theology. If you need extra help, please see your teacher to see when tutoring may be available for you. Tutoring is available in English on Tuesdays, in Science on Wednesdays from 3-4pm, and in Theology on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you are interested in serving as a tutor, you may need to sign up. Science tutors should click here to sign up. Theology tutors should click here to sign up. Please remember, you must be logged into your Student Islander Apps account in order to access and complete the sign up.

You can find more information about tutoring in Canvas. On the “LTC – Library & Technology Center” course homepage, click on Homework Help and then on the “DeLaSalle Tutor Program” link.

DeLaSalle is starting a Mock Trial team this year, and we are looking for attorneys to help coach the team.  Commitment can be as little as one hour a week, before or after school.  The season runs from mid-October through January.  Work with students on creating opening or closing statements, direct and cross examinations as well as learning the Mock Trial rules of evidence.  Our students are very excited about this opportunity but we need a few extra “legal” hands to help us out!  Please come and share your knowledge and experience.  If you are  interested, please contact the teacher coach of the Mock Trial team, Sheri Hank. Thank you!

Science Club begins today at 7:45am in B316.  All are welcome to join.  We will begin the year with “Hall Rockets”!  See Mr. Dirlam with any questions – hope to see you there!

Please email Ms. Hodapp if you are interested in attending the play “Freedom Daze” tomorrow with a group from DeLaSalle. The play – presented by Exposed Brick Theatre and Intermedia Arts – tells the story of two girls who meet at a dinner party in Zambia in 1974. One girl would be sentenced to a life in solitary confinement, the other would become an artist diving into her story. Freedom Daze is a journey through the media maze of (mis)information, indoctrination and the creation of an enemy class of “them.” Through a multi-media approach, this performance addresses the United States’ media misrepresentation of the Middle East and persons of Arab, Muslim or Middle Eastern backgrounds.

The play will be performed at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis at 7:30pm October 1-3. For Tickets: call 612-871-4444 or visit

Juniors, you will gather for your class retreat this Friday. This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share. Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up your absence through the guidance of Lasallian Ministry.
  • Students must be in uniform on retreat day.
  • Bring a bag lunch, one beverage will be provided.
  • Please leave all books, bags, headphones, cell phones, iPads, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and will move to the Albers Atrium to board buses, which will bring you to the retreat site.
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • Please see Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry with any questions or concerns.

There will be a brief informational meeting for Robotics this Friday after school at 3:15pm in B316.  All are welcome!  No previous experience necessary!  See Mr. Dirlam with any questions.

Islander girls – do you like reading books? Want to have some fun reading and discussing books? Join W.O.W. (Women of Words)  Click here to join. Please see Ms. Post or Ms. Roggow if you have questions.

There will be an informational Speech meeting for RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY during lunches on Friday. Meet Coach Schumacher in the Robert Cassanova Room. There will be a meeting at a later date for students who wish to join Speech for the first time.

All students should be signed into their iCloud account to back up all of their files. To do this go to Settings < iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID. If you need help doing this, please go the LTC.

Hungry for a snack after school? The DeLaSalle concession stand will sell grab ‘n go items after school until 4:15pm each day. You can buy cold sandwiches, hot burritos, soda, sports drinks, chips, and other snacks. Prices range from $1 to $2 per item.

We are seeking different traditional cultural garments for a fashion show during Diversity Week. Please complete this survey if you have a garment you would like to share.

Attention all 12th graders:  Please remember that all of your Christian Service hours must be documented no later than January 22, 2016.  This is less than four months away.  Now is the time to figure out your plan.  Stop by Lasallian Ministry to see Mr. Hallman for tips, forms and information, which you can also find on the DeLaSalle website.

Save on the 2015-16 yearbook “Time of Change”.Yearbooks cost only $40 through a Back 2 School special if you buy one before October 5. Use the online coupon code DLSB2S2016 and order your yearbook today!

Senior parents: If you are looking for a way to publicly recognize or pay tribute to your senior, putting a Parent Senior Ad in the yearbook is a great way to do it. You may order and design your ad online at – or complete this Parent Senior Ad Order Form. Find more details on the Yearbook webpage.