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Wednesday April 13, 2016

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

Let me take a moment this and every morning, God, I pray, to remember all of my blessings, and know that you are here. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis vs. Farmington @ Kenwood Park Tennis Courts
  • 4:15pm: C baseball vs. Concordia Academy @ Parade Stadium
  • 4:30pm: C softball vs. Harding @ Eastview Field
  • 4:30pm: JV softball @ Harding
  • 4:45pm: JV baseball @ Irondale
  • 5:00pm: Boys’ varsity lacrosse scrimmage @ Lakeville South
  • 7:15pm: Varsity baseball vs. Concordia Academy @ Parade Stadium


Seniors, you will go on your final class retreat today. The theme for the day is Wisdom and Letting Go. You should leave all bags, books, cell phones, iPads, and other items at home or locked in your school locker. Pack a bag lunch. A beverage will be provided. This is a mandatory retreat. Come with a fresh and open attitude. You MUST be in uniform. We look forward to this opportunity to spend some time with you.

Classes tomorrow will start at 10:30am, two hours later than normal, as staff participate in professional development. Morning transportation routes tomorrow will also run two hours later than normal.

Anyone who missed the first Starry Night Prom Meeting should e-mail Ms. Hodapp by today to be considered for participation.

DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “An Evening with Noël Coward” in the Florance Center this weekend and next. Showtimes are at 7:30pm both Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $10 for reserved seats, $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and free for De students with ID. E-mail James Buffington for reserved seats.

The production features these shows:

  • Blithe Spirit
    Charles invites the eccentric medium, Madam Arcati, into his English country home, intending to expose the Madam as a fraud.  In the course of the seance, Madam Arcati mistakenly summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, back from the beyond, things get thoroughly out of hand.
  • Hay Fever
    The Bliss family, a group of eccentrics, each invite a guest for the weekend in their English country home, without telling each other of the impending arrivals. The guests are subjected to the wacky behavior and family infighting that only the Bliss family can provide.

At the Activities Pepfest you received a sneak peak of the Onyx Step Team’s routine! Well, the time has come for you to see the full project! The DeLaSalle Onyx Step Team presents: School Daze – The Recess! We are taking it back to the good ‘ole elementary school times of naps, games and RECESS! Be there on #TBT – Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 7pm in the Florance Center. You won’t want to miss this!

Can’t make the show? No worries! The Onyx Step Team will be competing again, for the first time in four years, in the Soul Steppin’ Scholars Stomp Down at South High School on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 3:00pm! Tickets can be purchased for $10.00 at the door OR, if you would like your tickets in advance, we have some for sale in the Lasallian Ministry Office – first come first serve! We need all the support we can get! This competition will be tough!

If you have any questions, please connect with Ms. Luckett or Ms. Briars.

​Are you getting stressed out by certain non-school activities? Then why not play some chess with your fellow Islanders to relive some stress and cheer yourself up? Chess Club will meet again tomorrow after school until 4:00pm in A204. 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.

Nominations are being accepted for the Jefferson Awards for public service. Each year, DeLaSalle honors students/staff/community members for outstanding service. At our Thanksgiving liturgy, we honored the students who participated in the Blackfeet trip to Montana; at our Catholic Schools Week liturgy we honored students involved in the older and wiser program at Ascension church.

If you would like to nominate an individual or a group to receive a Jefferson Award at our Founder’s Day Mass, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp with the name of the nominee and the service project completed by Wednesday, April 20.

Any student who would like to be recognized at Founder’s Day for a Giving Tree Award, please complete this form and return it to Lasallian Ministry by next Wednesday (April 20). For more information on the Giving Tree, you may speak with Mr. CJ Hallman or click here.

Students interested in sharing their thoughts for possible revisions on some policies within the Student Parent Handbook, please send Ms. Weeks an email. The meeting will be held sometime in the upcoming couple weeks. ​

​We sincerely care about student safety, so any physical games involving the use of fake firearms/water guns/fake weapons/balloons/nerf toys, etc., are NOT permitted on campus or on the surrounding island. Students found with these items or engaging in these types or similar games may face school consequences. See Ms. Weeks with any questions.

Students are invited to a college fair at Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Tuesday, April 19 from 7:00-8:30pm. There will be over 100 colleges in attendance! This is a great opportunity for you to get some face time with the person who may be reviewing your application in the near future. This fair is always less crowded at the beginning and at the end, plan accordingly.

A reminder about appropriate dress: If you have a sports practice or game you may come in your uniform. All other students should follow the DLS out of uniform rules for dress and remember that your are making a first impression as a potential student.

DLS WILL PROVIDE BUSING FOR THOSE WHO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE: A bus will leave from the front of the school at 6:15 pm and leave BSM at the conslusion of the fair, 8:30 pm and arrive back at DLS at about 8:50 pm. Students and parents or care givers are welcome to ride along together, students may not bring friends who are not current DLS students to this event. All students who plan to use DLS transportation must sign up in advance by clicking here; this form will close on Monday April 18.

STUDENTS AND FAMILIES CAN ALSO DRIVE TO THE FAIR ON THEIR OWN: Click here for directions to BSM. The school’s address is: 2501 Highway 100 South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

The Lasallian Ministry office is still looking for students to participate in this summer opportunity. Please complete this form if you are interested and see Mr. CJ Hallman if you need more information.

The Lasallian Ministry office is still seeking students to participate in this summer opportunity. Please complete this form if you are interested and see Ms. Hodapp if you need more information.

Sign up now for the first annual Founder’s Day 5k on Saturday, April 30 at 8:30am. Students in all grades can register here for $10. Registration includes an event t-shirt and the chance to Beat Principal Benson! Any student who can beat Mr. Benson’s 5k time will get free ice cream immediately following the race. Students may also volunteer for this event for work study or Christian Service hours. To volunteer, please contact Ms. Luckett.

The event will close by noon, with plenty of time to prep for Prom!