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Monday, December 21, 2015

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

May the peace and love of Jesus, our Emmanuel, be with us this Christmas season. Amen

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

Daily Digest



The first semester will end tomorrow.

Because many courses are full-year courses, assessments at the end of the first semester may vary. DeLaSalle has assigned academic departments a specific day in which teachers, if they choose, may offer a final exam:

  • Today
    -Fine Arts
  • Tomorrow
    -Social Studies

As a reminder, school is in session both days this week.

Finally, we know that the end of the semester can be a stressful time for both students and teachers alike. That’s why we offer this tried-and-true wisdom: don’t forget to get a good night’s rest, eat breakfast each morning (the DeLaSalle Cafe is open each morning before school), and come prepared to do your best.

On December 17th, Canvas’s iOS app updated, and some of its features have changed.

  • Push Notifications are available to students. Each user can subscribe to alerts on their mobile app. This way, students can see banners or the red icon on the app with the number of notifications they have within Canvas. First, allow Canvas to send notifications. This can be set in the iOS settings. Second, open up the Canvas Mobile App. Go to settings by tapping the gear in the top right-hand corner of the app window. From there, switch the toggle for notifications, and then adjust Notification Preferences. Whichever features are green will appear in iOS notifications.
  • To change which courses are displayed on the Canvas dashboard, tap the gear in the top of the app window. Add/Remove the checkmarks to change which courses are shown.
  • To view grades, students need to press the “A+” icon next to the settings gear in the top right of the app window. If this doesn’t show as an option, close and restart the app.
  • The calendar information needs to be reset. Students will need to select the classes to display on their mobile calendar.
It is important that all students are on iOS 9.2 as well. This will reduce the number of crashes that occur with the Canvas app.

Christmas Break is December 23-January 5 and the school will be open from 8:00am-4:00pm each day, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Please note that many staff choose to take time off during the break. You may find how to contact an individual staff member through our online Staff Directory.

​The Parent Association-sponsored group, De Parents in Prayer, meets this morning to lift up the prayers of the Islander community. The group meets from 8:30-9:30am in the Florance Center. Islanders may submit prayer requests – which may be anonymous and may be offered for yourself or for the needs and joys you have seen in others. Prayer boxes are located in the Attendance Office and the Lasallian Ministry office. We hope you will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about you, are excited for you and are PRAYING FOR YOU! All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome. Questions? Contact Parent Association co-chair Jackie Schluter-Johnson or Peg Hodapp.

Starting next semester, Miss Barry and Mr. Christianson will start a Fit Club to help you maintain or improve your fitness level through a variety of fitness activities. As part of the club, members will be given or can purchase Pivotal Fitness bands to measure activity, steps and sleep levels, plus the opportunity to monitor calorie and water intake. If interested, complete this survey or see either Miss Barry or Mr. Christianson.

In honor of the 12th grade boys….The DeLaSalle Cafe will have RESTITTUTION BRONCO BURGERS as the main entree today.

The definition of restitution is “the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner.”

Rock on 12th grade boys!

The weight room will be closed the week of December 28-January 1 as construction crews do some work related to the Center for Innovative Learning project. Thank you for your understanding.

The Christmas Break is a great time to connect with an agency and complete some of your Christian Service Hours. Seniors, don’t forget that all of your hours and paper are due by January 22 – no exceptions.  You can find Christian Service information, forms and agency ideas on the DeLaSalle website. Contact Mr. CJ Hallman in the Lasallian Ministry office if you have any questions or concerns.

Students may now register for the next driver’s education class, which will be taught by Ray Kroll ‘60 at DeLaSalle February 16-19, 22-26, and 29. Click here to download a registration form. You may return completed registration forms to the Administration Office. Registration forms are accepted until the class is filled. Classroom instruction costs $110 and behind-the-wheel instruction costs $330; students who register for both the class and behind-the-wheel instruction will pay $399.