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Thursday September 22, 2016

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

God, we pray for a peace that will make us whole and transform us into ambassadors of justice for Your sake. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity tennis @ Columbia Heights
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV tennis @ Columbia Heights
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C soccer vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ JV soccer vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Nieman Sports Complex
  • 4:15pm: C volleyball vs. St. Agnes @ DeLaSalle
  • 4:30pm: Boys’ JV soccer @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 4:30pm: Boys’ varsity soccer @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 4:30pm: 9 gold volleyball vs. Hiawatha Collegiate @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ varsity and JV swimming and diving vs. Academy of Holy Angels/Minnehaha Academy @ St. Anthony
  • 5:30pm: JV volleyball vs. St. Agnes @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity soccer vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Varsity volleyball vs. St. Agnes @ DeLaSalle


Homecoming is a chance for us to celebrate our tradition and history at DeLaSalle and acknowledge the thousands of alumni who have come before us.

  • Today’s Out of Uniform: Fan Day
    Have a favorite team or college? Dress like it, as DeLaSalle High School celebrates team pride with a fan attire dress day!
  • Tomorrow’s Out of Uniform: Islander Day
    Show off that Islander pride! Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts. You may also want to wear your brand-new Homecoming T-shirt that you can buy for $10 by clicking here.
  • Homecoming Pepfest: Let us hear your battle cry as we gather for our Homecoming Pepfest tomorrow after 8th hour in the Main Gym.
  • Homecoming Bonfire: Friday, 7:30-10:00pm, Christian Brothers’ Plaza
    The time honored tradition of hanging out by the roaring fire in Brother’s Plaza continues… stop down for some friendly conversation!

The powderpuff football game has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 28 for 7:00pm on the athletic field.

Click here to find more Homecoming Week information.

Students led by our DLS superfans will have the small donut lot blocked off Saturday and available for tailgating at 12:00pm before the football game. As always, have fun and be respectful – the Islander way!

If you want to bring a guest with you to the Homecoming dance on Saturday, September 24, you must fill out this Dance Guest Registration Form and return it into the Deans’ Office by tomorrow.

Congratulations to these students who will represent their class at Homecoming Coronation this Friday at 6:30pm in the Florance Center.

  • 12th grade
    Lia Balke
    Zoe Kondes
    Sarai Ramadan
    Catherine Wojda
    Otto Johnson
    John Patterson
    Bram Valure
    Pengshing Xiong
  • 11th grade
    Ansley Atkinson
    Cassandra Dahl
    Julia Eubanks
    Cassandra Munoz
    Christian Dickson
    Josh Dolezal
    Willie Gates
    Brady Thompson
  • 10th grade
    Reina Balley
    Angelli Cedillo
    Isabelle Florey
    Isabelle Fleming
    Daniel Crandall
    Aidan Scott
    Tyrell Terry
    Darlington Yonly
  • 9th grade
    Alexis Bonine
    Lucy Lyngen
    Emily McNaughton
    Lucy Wojda
    Miles Camery
    Parker Ellis
    Calvin Mattson
    Chase Taylor

Have you ever wondered “Where does my food come from?” Come and join us at lunch, in celebrating our great state of Minnesota. We are hosting our first MN Thursday today. We are highlighting some of our great farmers that we have in this state by using their products on our menu. Come and taste how good local Minnesota food is. Learn about the farmers who are producing your food. Be a FAN of Minnesota on Fan Day. Eat Local…it’s good for you…it’s good for the planet.

There is a meeting tomorrow from 3:15-3:45pm near the stage door (the orange wall in the D building) for any student musicians interested in pit band for the fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Speeling Bee. We’re particularly interested in: cello, piano, percussion and reed.

For more information, contact Mrs. Buffington.

Athletes in fall sports will take team pictures this week. If you play a fall sport, please make a note of what day and time your team picture and where to meet.

Girls’ soccer: 3:20-4:00 pm (athletic field)
Cross Country: 4:00-4:30pm (Founder’s Park)
Cheer: 3:45-4:30pm (Founder’s Park)

Interested in a music career in songwriting, vocal performance, or audio engineering? Learn about the business at GRAMMY Camp, this Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Minneapolis Central Library. Click here to register:

Picture Retake Day will be held during lunches on Tuesday, September 27 in the LL Gray Gym. If you had your picture taken the first week of school but wish to have a retake, you must bring your entire original picture package to turn in in exchange for a retake package. If you did not have a picture taken the first week of school or wish to have an additional package of pictures, you may obtain  a new picture order envelope from the Main Office to order a new package of pictures. Please see Ms. Gillund or Ms. Villegas in the Main Office with any questions.

Earn Christian Service hours after school on Tuesday as we are “Sort’n It Out on the Island!” Join the GREEN Team for DeLaSalle’s annual fall waste sort in the parking lot behind the school (between the football field and Christian Brothers’ Hall). We’ll sort from 3:15-5:00pm. Supplies are provided.

The DeLaSalle GREEN Team invites you to consider joining the National Park Service and REI to plant trees and collect native plant seeds at Clearwater Springs in south Minneapolis this Saturday from 9:00am-noon to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Click here to volunteer.

Registered volunteers will receive a free REI volunteer T-shirt and a light breakfast. This is a rain or shine event. Registered volunteers who use alternative transit (bus, bike, or train) will be entered to win a Centennial ENO Hammock!

Clearwater Springs is located between Minnehaha Falls Regional Park and Historic Fort Snelling. The historic Coldwater spring house sits at its heart.

Students are reminded that they must be in a supervised location after school – either with a teacher in a classroom, participating in a DeLaSalle activity, or in the Library or new Islander Commons area. Please note that hallways are closed after 6:00pm and that you may not access your locker after this time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Students receiving financial assistance are required to work ten (10) hours each year they attend DeLaSalle. Work can range from assisting custodians with light duty building maintenance to general outside groundskeeping. During the school year, work shifts are two hours after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Please contact Mr. Shelstad at 612.676.7614 to sign up for your required work service hours.

Now that the school year has started, it’s time to start ordering your 2016-2017 Yearbook. You can either order them online or pick up an order form outside of the IT Office or in the Attendance Office. Use the coupon code B2S2016 by September 30 to receive $8 off your yearbook.

Please contact Ms. Bryson-Tucker in the IT Office with questions.

Join your classmates from DeLaSalle and hundreds of other teens who are looking for a Mass with GREAT music and a message that is geared to them. We will go to Mass at the NET Center in West St. Paul three times this semester:

  • Saturday, October 1
    Mass only – We will be done about 8:00 PM and go out for pizza afterwards.
  • Saturday, November 5
    Mass only – We will be done about 8:00 PM and go out for pizza afterwards.
  • Saturday, December 3
    Mass and concert afterwards – we will be done about 9:30 PM and go out for pizza afterwards.

DeLaSalle will provide transportation, which leaves from school at 4:40pm and has a pick-up at the St. Mark’s parking lot at 5:00pm.

For more information, contact Ms. Kocourek or Ms. Wojda.