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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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

God, give us the ability to be kind and help others.  Give us the grace to accept you in our hearts.  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.

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

-11:00-11:44am: University of St. Thomas

-10:45-11:45am: Northland College


Today is an Out of Uniform Day. Student Council sold wristbands before school for $2. If you’re not wearing a wristband, you can’t be out of uniform. Remember, the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook apply.

As a reminder, all students who receive need-based financial aid must complete 10 hours of work service in return for their grant. Students who need to complete their work service should e-mail Mr. Grue to arrange a time for the work.

The Islanders are one game away from the boys’ basketball state tournament. DeLaSalle plays Delano on Thursday at 7:00pm at Chanhassen High School. Click here to sign up if you’d like to ride a fan bus to the game. The bus will leave from the front of De at 5:40pm. You must sign up by the start of school Thursday if you want to ride the bus.

Also, remember that student tickets cost $5 and everyone must pay.

Come play Scrabble on the first Friday of each month. Join us after school this Friday in Ms. Sullivan’s room, A206. This is very informal and you can come when you can.

Science Club is back. Join us on the Wednesdays in March at 7:45am in B316. Don’t forget, the Science Club yearbook picture is THIS Wednesday (March 2). All are welcome.

Did you miss out on the last Chess Club tournament, or feel like you should have won it all? Then luckily enough, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Chess Club will meet again Thursday until 5:00pm in A204 and will have sign-ups for the next tournament on March 10th. Players of all skill levels are welcome, and if you just have to time to stop by and play one quick game, that’s fine. See Ms. Kocourek or Anders Jenson with any questions.

The TableTop Games Club will be exploring the Forbidden Island (with a surprise guest host!) at our next meeting – this Thursday at 3:10pm in B307. You can watch the linked video (at home, as it on Youtube) to get a preview of the rules and gameplay. See Mr. Jung or Mr. Newman with any questions.

The Alpine Ski Club will go skiing at Hyland Park in Bloomington after school on Friday. Want to ski with us? Sign up here. Remember, you must fill out a liability waiver form if they have not already; visit the Student Activities office for a form. Ski club payments should be made payable to DeLaSalle High School.

Preseason Captains Practice for Track and Field are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:20-4:30pm. Meet in Mr. Pearson’s room (A202). Everyone is welcome to run! The regular season starts March 14.

Ms Beckman has put together another service trip to Colorado Springs, CO. This year’s trip is June 2-10.

Students who are interested in participating in the trip need to:

  1. Complete the online application (You must be logged into your Students Apps account to access the form)
  2. Send the signed permission slip to Ms Beckman.
  3. Ask three staff members to complete an online staff recommendation for you.

All application material must be submitted and turned in by 4:00pm on Friday, March 4.

Questions? Visit the Service Trip webpage or talk with Ms. Beckman.

Remember, the only students allowed in the boys’ locker room are varsity boys’ basketball players. The boys’ Phy Ed locker room is ready and equipped. All boys who need activity lockers should see Mr. Pribyl in Student Activities.

And the winner of the $10 Gift Card is: Nick Parkos. Nick please visit Ms Beckman in the LTC to claim your prize.

Students who are interested in buying a yearbook should visit Buy on campus. Check here to see if you have already ordered a yearbook.

The BA Theater Program at the University of Minnesota is hosting a BA Theater Experience event at the U on March 5th for Sophomore’s and Juniors who might be considering the U in the future. This event will give students an opportunity to take some workshops, have dinner and watch a play.  The entire event is free. If interested please email Coach Jessica by Thursday, March 3 by 3:00pm.

It’s time for the Islander Cheer Clinic! If you have younger siblings or friends who have energy and spirit, this will be an awesome day! The cheer camp includes traditional sideline cheerleading skills, as well as the major components of competition cheer: stunts and lifts, tumbling, and dance. A great camp for all kids – from beginners to experienced cheerleaders. We will put together a mini routine and end the day with a family and friends performance!

Saturday, March 5 from 12:00pm – 4:30pm

For Grades K – 8

Clinic Fee: $25

Click here to register!  See a DeLaSalle Cheerleader or email Coach Veronica with questions.

Congratulations to these Islanders for their Speech tournament performance this past weekend:

  • Amani Samuels ’19 7th Place Drama
  • Sam Mishler ’18 Honorable Mention Discussion