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Monday, October 19, 2015

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

God, build bridges across all that divides us; united make us rejoice in our diversity. 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 Diversity Week assembly: Please note the change in order of classes – today we will go 1, Assembly, 2, 6, 5, 4, 3, 7, 8

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:06
  • Assembly: 9:11-10:31
  • Period 2: 10:39-11:12
  • Period 6: 11:17-11:50
  • Period 5: 11:55-12:28
  • Period 4: 12:33-1:06
  • Period 3: 1:11-1:44
  • Period 7: 1:49-2:22
  • Period 8: 2:27-3:00


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.

-8:30-9:30am: St. Louis University
-11:00-11:30am: Beloit College
-12:40-1:20pm: St. Norbert’s College

-9:22-10:06: St. Mary’s College,
-10:30-11:00am: Catholic University of America
-11:30am-12:15pm: Bemidji State University
-1:00-1:30pm: St. Michael’s College
-2:00-3:00pm: Kansas State University

-12:00-12:45pm: Georgetown University

​This week we celebrate and honor the rich diversity that is present at DeLaSalle and in the world. It is our hope that the events and programs that are planned for the week will provide a springboard into a yearlong and life long appreciation of the beauty that exists in every aspect of diversity.

Today we will gather for an assembly immediately following first period. All students and staff should move directly to the Florance Center for the program with a reminder that books, ipads, book bags, and other items should be left in your first period classroom.

Today’s assembly features Tou Ger Xiong. Dressed in traditional Hmong clothing and using his bilingualism, Tou Ger will lead us on his life ourney from the jungles of Laos, to the refugee camps of Thailand, and to the public housing projects of America. His dynamic oneman
show “Teaching Culture Through Laughter” combines humor, folklore, and hip-hop music into an explosive performance that will entertain and educate about cultural diversity while prompting viewers to rethink your own beliefs about accepting differences long after the show is over.

​As a reminder, all students should have updated their iPad to iOS 9 by today.

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.

​Today is the deadline if you want to submit artwork for this year’s DeLaSalle Christmas card. The piece needs to be 5″x7″ or 9″x12″ using any medium and designed with a Holiday theme.  Special gift for the chosen piece.  See Ms. Megan if you have any questions.

​This Wednesday is our first organization sponsored Out of Uniform day.  Lasallian Ministry is the sponsor and any money that is raised goes to help maintain excellent Lasallian Ministry and multicultural programming for our community. Just a reminder too that a portion of the proceeds from Out of Uniform days support our twin school in Kenya.  

Wristbands will be sold for $1 during lunches today and tomorrow and for $2 on Wednesday morning. You MUST wear this wristband in order to come to school out of uniform.  Please see the guidelines for out of uniform day in the student handbook.

The National College Fair is Wednesday and Thursday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Click here to learn more, including which of the more 300 colleges and universities will be represented.

Seniors, consider attending the Wednesday evening session from 4:30-8:00pm if you still want to look at colleges and/or touch base with some admissions counselors.

Juniors, you will go to the college fair as a class on Thursday. Remember, you must be dressed in your school uniform and should bring a coat. Please register for the fair before you go, directions are posted in your Social Studies classroom. Do a college search on Naviance or at least have a good idea of some colleges you would like to see at the fair. On Thursday, you will check in with your first hour teacher. Know what bus you ride; this will be announced again in your Social Studies class.

​Please remember that all fans must pay to attend section playoffs. Admission prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

​Interested in joining De’s Math League team? Come to the introductory meeting on Wednesday after school in Mr. Newman’s room, B307.  De competes against other schools in the Tri-Metro conference by taking math tests- and who wouldn’t want to take more math tests?  See Mr. Newman if you want to join, but cannot attend the meeting.

​There will be an informational softball meeting during the last 15 minutes of lunches on Wednesday in one half of the Robert Casanova Room. Please plan on attending if you are slightly interested in playing this spring. Please fill out this form before the meeting. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mr. Heinecke or find him in the LTC.

​Volunteer serving the afternoon meal at Sharing and Caring Hands after school on Wednesday. Interested students should email Ms. Barry. The group is limited to 8 students.

​Six students are needed to greet guests attending the Dartmouth College Information Night on Wednesday 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.

​Mark your calendars for our Annual Event scheduled for Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Florance Center.  Sponsored by our Parent Association, the event is open to all of our families and their guests. This year the event has been changed to an open house with a display of fine arts, tasty treats, music and more.  Please stop by and join in the fun any time between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.

​How about getting everyone at your lunch table (or two) to pitch in a buck to give little one a lovable Lil Toy? Do it for the little kids who have so little. Bring items to Lasallian Ministry all month.