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Monday, October 12, 2015

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

Lord, bless our studies and work this week that we may receive your grace in all we say and do. Amen

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

Daily Digest


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-1:30pm: US Marines (Florance Center)
-1:15-2:45pm: Luther College

-10:45-11:15am: Carleton College
-1:00-2:00pm: Mount St. Mary’s
-2:00-3:00pm: Maryland Institute College of Art
-7:00-9:00pm: Visual & Performing Arts National College Fair (Minneapolis Convention Center)

​All parents are invited to the October meeting of the Parent Association tonight from 6:30-8:00pm in the Library.

Following a brief social, providing parents the opportunity to meet other parents, Mr. Jim Benson, principal, will present on DeLaSalle’s unique Global Advantage Program. Learn about the goals and features of the program, how students may participate in academic trips or exchange programs, how families may become hosts for international students, and much more.

​Students will meet with academic mentors after 1st hour on Tuesday to discuss academic progress. Please bring homework or other materials to work on quietly.

​Parent-Student-Teacher conferences are scheduled Wednesday from 2-8pm and Thursday from 11am-7pm. There are no classes on Thursday.

As students can benefit by hearing commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students attend conferences with their parents and participate in these conversations. You do not need an appointment to hold a conference with a teacher. Instead, you can meet with your child’s teachers at your own pace and whenever they are available.

Learn more on the conferences webpage.

​Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades will participate in All School Testing on Wednesday, while 12th grade students are excused from school and are strongly encouraged to use the day for college visits.

Students may find which classroom they will test in on class rosters that are hanging outside the Guidance office by the Florance Center and in the A building lobby. Please see a counselor if you have a question about testing.

Ninth grade students take the Iowa Test of Educational Development (students will NOT complete the Analysis of Social Studies materials, Analysis of Science materials, spelling, and Sources of Information sections). Tenth grade students take the PLAN test; and,11th grade students take the PSAT.

Please remember to get a good night’s rest tomorrow night and to eat breakfast on Wednesday.

This is an early release day; tests are scheduled 8:30am-12:00pm, and busses will leave DeLaSalle to take students home at 12:20pm.

Thank you for your patience as DeLaSalle’s technology team has tested school apps for compatibility with the new iOS 9 operating software that Apple released in September. DeLaSalle is now ready to transition to this new software.

All students should update their iPad to the iOS 9 operating software during the October 15-18 school break. The update must be completed before school begins on Monday, October 19.

This update must be done at home as it cannot be performed at school and requires at least 1.1GB of storage. If your iPad does not have at least 1.1GB of space, you must delete personal apps first. If you still need storage after your personal apps are deleted, please contact or stop by the LTC and they will instruct you on the next step. Before you update, make sure your device is backed up to your iCloud. To watch videos on how to update your device or back it up to iCloud, please visit the Student Technology Help page on Canvas.

Time to order Commencement Cap & Gown plus graduation announcements and accessories.

Thank you to the 56% of Senior Class who have submitted their sizing for cap & gown!  If you have not done so, please complete the online form: 2016 Graduation Cap, Gown & Diploma

DeLaSalle pays for your commencement cap, gown, diploma, diploma cover and basic tassel.   It is each family’s choice to order similar commemorative items, those items will be available during lunch on Tuesday, October 13 or online at  Islanders 2016 Graduation by Jostens Information packets are available in the Guidance Office.

Payment for Josten’s items may be done with cash, check or credit card.  Installment plans are also available, see the Josten’s representative for details.

​Congratulations to these 9th graders, who were elected Friday to the Student Council as class representatives.

  • Owen Cody
  • Kalina Larsen
  • Christine Ohenzuwa
  • Amani Samuels
  • Dejahnae Smith

Thank you to all who participated in the election!

​Our 18th annual Diversity Week is October 19-23.  On Monday we kick off the week with a performance by Tou Ger Xiong, Hmong-American storyteller and rapper, Mr. Xiong will tell us his family’s true tale of escaping persecution in Laos by crossing the Mekong River. Other highlights of the week include classroom presentations and our always anticipated Diversity Week Finale.

​Help is needed to decorate the school for Diversity Week on Thursday from 10am-noon. Please e-mail Ms. Briars if you would like to help. Christian Service Hours will be awarded.

​Pillsbury House Theatre is showing a powerful play called PREP that exposes the trauma faced by African-American high school students navigating today’s educational system. Lasallian Ministry would like to invite you to a group showing on Sunday, October 18 at 3:00pm. The cost is $5. If you would like to go, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp for more information.

​The Mock Trial team meets tomorrow from 3:15-4:30pm in Room B301 (Ms. Post’s room). Please let Ms. Hank know if you cannot attend.

​What are colleges looking for in a prospective student? Get “insider information” from three experienced college representatives who will share the college view of the application process – this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Robert Casanova Room.  Excellent opportunity to obtain specific answers on your student’s college admission trek.

​Six students are needed to greet guests attending the Dartmouth College Information Night on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 6:30-9:00pm. Sign-up via Naivance: DartmouthCollegeHosts.  This is a great opportunity to earn Christian Service hours and discover more about Dartmouth!  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Carter.

​The Lord of the Rings Book Club meets for our first discussion on Friday, October 23 from 3:10-4:00pm in Room B213 (Ms. Priem’s room).  We will be discussing chapters 1-3 of The Hobbit. We are starting a new year with many new members and everyone is welcome. If you have questions, ask Mrs. Arens, Mr. Newman, Mrs. Priem or Mrs. Wojda.

​How can you make a baby’s day, at least for a little while?  Bring a new diaper! Yes, we need diapers for our Drive for the Little Ones. Sizes: new born, and 4, 5, 6. Bring items to Lasallian Ministry all month or place them inside the baby crib in Albers Atrium.