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Monday August 22, 2016 – First Day of School

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

May we recommit ourselves to recognizing the blessing of God’s mercy in our lives. Amen

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

Daily Digest

We will follow an adjusted class schedule for our first day of school:

  • Assembly/Period 1: 8:30-9:45
  • Period 2: 9:50-10:30
  • Period 3: 10:35-11:15
  • Period 4: 11:20-12:00
  • Period 5: 12:05-12:45
  • Period 6: 12:50-1:30
  • Period 7: 1:35-2:15
  • Period 8: 2:20-3:00



All students and staff should report to the Main Gym by 8:30am for an all school assembly to open our new year. Students should sit with classmates in their grade (e.g. 9th grade, 10th grade, etc.).

The assembly will include a prayer and introduction by Mr. Lieske and Mr. Benson.

Students will be dismissed to their first hour class from the all school assembly.

School lockers will be assigned to all students this year. Only school-issued locks may be used on lockers. Your first hour teacher will provide more information about locks and lockers.

Returning students should bring their school-issued combination lock to school on the first day. Ninth grade and new transfer students will receive their locks in their first hour class.

Students and their families may apply for free and reduced lunch benefits. An English version of the application is available here. A Spanish version of the application is available here. You may return completed forms to Mrs. Pam Beckman in the DeLaSalle Cafe.

Students must apply for the lunch benefits each year, even if they qualified for the program in the previous school year. The deadline to apply is October 3.

A student or parent may deposit cash or check payment into a student’s cafeteria account in the Main Office at the school during normal business hours. If you are depositing money via check, please include the student’s last name and ID number in the check memo.

Families may also deposit electronically. Click here for more information and to get started.

Lifetouch photographers will be on campus Thursday to take pictures of all students, including seniors, and staff for the current school ID card. Students must be dressed in school uniform. Parents may review,  select, and pay for a photo package through the Lifetouch website. Parents will have up to 48 hours after Picture Day to complete their online order. Please refer to DeLaSalle’s Picture Day ID MI196041Y0

DeLaSalle has implemented a new system as part of our new building project that will better manage access to and within the school. Please note that, if you arrive to school after 8:30am, you may enter the first set of doors to the main entrance in the Albers Atrium but must buzz in to enter the school. As a reminder, students are not permitted to prop or open doors for outside visitors during the school day.

The DeLaSalle Guidance office hosts two separate college planning nights this week – on Tuesday for seniors and on Thursday for juniors. The events are from 6:30-7:30pm. Each night contains specific grade-level information that will help students and families in their college planning efforts. Visit the Guidance office for more information.

Seniors – If you created a website for History Day last year and would like to save your website, you need to convert it from a NHD Weebly website to regular Weebly website.

To do this, sign in to your account on  You will see a “Convert” button – click on this button to save your website to the regular weebly site. That’s all you need to do!  After September 1, all websites that remain on the NHD Weebly site will be deleted!

Are you curious if theatre is for you? Do you have questions about how to get involved? Learn everything you need to know about DeLaSalle Theatre this school year tomorrow at 3:30pm in D117 (the new co-curricular space on the 1st floor by Albers Atrium).

Auditions for fall shows are Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-6:00pm.

This year we have a fall play and a fall musical. Choose either day to audition. Break a leg.

Students may now register for the September driver’s education class, which will be taught by Ray Kroll ‘60 at DeLaSalle Sept. 6-9, 12-16, and 19 from 3:30-6:50pm. There is a mandatory parent meeting on Sept. 6 from 7:00-8:30pm. Click here for a registration form; completed forms are accepted in the Administration Office 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.