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Monday, November 9, 2015

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

Lord, help me to resist temptation and to instead choose the right path. 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-1:00pm: National Guard (Florance Center)

-12:40-1:40pm: University of Minnesota-Rochester

​Hundreds of students will be recognized for their academic achievements at the Academic Awards ceremony Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Main Gym. Students will receive a pin if they earned a place on the Honor
Roll during both semesters of the 2014-15 academic year and an academic letter if they have earned a place on the Honor Roll for four semesters. Also during the ceremony, 104 students will be inducted into the National Honor Society. Dr. Tim Capecchi ‘03, the chief resident of internal medicine at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, will provide the keynote address.

​There will be a 2-hour late start on Thursday as faculty and staff participate in professional development. Classes on Thursday will start at 10:30am, instead of 8:30am. Morning transportation routes also run two hours later than usual. One additional late start is scheduled this semester – on Monday, November 30.

​For the past 23 years around Christmas, DeLaSalle has spiritually adopted several families through Sponsor a Family Minnesota and the Aliveness Project.  These families have benefited greatly from our generous spirit. Last year students and staff raised around $4,000.  Several teachers have graciously agreed to be the money collection point for each grade level.  Donate money in 9th and 10th grade Theology Classes or in 11th and 12th grade English Classes.  Money collection is daily, begins Wednesday, and continues through December 2. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

​Dress up your uniform with GREEN accessories on Thursday, November 12 to draw awareness to Give to the Max Day! This annual statewide giving day raises over $40,000 for DeLaSalle student scholarships. Students seen around town wearing GREEN on GTMD may be selected by GiveMN crew to win prizes! Acceptable GREEN accessories include: socks, tie, suspenders, belt, headband, scarf, jewelry, tights. No hats or sweatshirts. #Give2DeMax

​Practices for some winter sports begin on Monday.

  • Boys’ basketball: 10th-12th grade tryouts, 6:00-7:45am, Main Gym; 9th grade tryouts, 3:00-5:30pm, Main Gym
  • Wrestling: 3:45-5:45pm, Minnehaha Academy (an activity bus will take students to Minnehaha right after school; students must arrange their own transportation home from practice)

Girls’ basketball practices start Monday, November 16 at 3:15pm in the Main Gym.

​All current DeLaSalle parents are invited to participate in the next monthly Parent Association meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the Library. Join parenting professionals and co-founders, Jim and Lynne Jackson, for a workshop that imparts powerful principles and practical tools to help parents address screen time, internet, and cell phone use and their impact on teens’ values and beliefs.

​A Virtus session will be offered Monday at 6:00pm for those parents who are interested in volunteering at DeLaSalle. Virtus is safe environment training that is required for all volunteers who have regular or unsupervised contact with minors or vulnerable adults. Click here to begin the registration process. You will want to select the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese from the list of options and then find the session offered at DeLaSalle.

Parent volunteers are needed to help with the 10th grade on Friday, November 13, from 10:45am-2:30pm. For more information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact Mr. CJ Hallman at 612.676.7690.

​There will be a MANDATORY national Art Honor Society meeting tomorrow. You can come either time at 8:00 a.m. before school  or 3:00 after school.

​St. Jerome’s in Maplewood will host the Vatican international exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World Nov. 13-16 from 8am-8pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. This photographic exhibit includes 126 historically documented Eucharistic miracles that have occurred in various countries since the Last Supper.  These are visible proof of Jesus Christ’s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist.  There will be 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration during the exhibit.  All are welcome including members of other faiths.  For more information contact Cathy at 651-353-7190 or