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Friday October 14, 2016

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

On Sunday, Br. Solomon Le Clercq will be canonized as a saint. He was the first Christian Brother to be martyred. We pray…

God, through the intercession of St. Brother Solomon, empower us to stand up for basic human rights and to respond with generosity, wisdom, and courage to those who are in need of our talents and presence. Amen

Saint Brother Solomon…pray for us.

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 B102), 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.

-10:55-11:55am: Washington University

-10:10-11:10am: Seattle University

  • 7:00pm: Varsity football vs. Robbinsdale Armstrong @ DeLaSalle


Join the award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre cast and crew – and meet an eclectic group of six-graders who arrive at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. Performances of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are tonight and tomorrow and again Oct. 28-29 at 7:30pm in the Florance Center. Click here to buy your ticket today: The show is free for De students with a current school ID.

Call the Dr. Peppered by questions on writing your essay or completing your application? Let the Dr. quench your thirst for completing your essay or application. If you’re just starting or just need the final touches, join our workshop today at 3:10pm in the Guidance office. Staff & experts will be on hand to review essays and assist with applications.

Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade will participate in All School Testing on Wednesday from 8:30am-12:10pm. Buses that day will leave at 12:20pm.

This information will be emailed to all students, and posted in various locations in the building. ALL STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THEIR ROOM ASSIGNMENT.

The DeLaSalle Cafe will serve breakfast on Wednesday. All students must be in their testing locations promptly at 8:30am. The Cafe will not offer lunch service on Wednesday.

Remember to:
1. bring 2 #2 pencils
2. bring your calculator with fresh batteries
3. leave your electronics home and if not, TURN THEM OFF
4. eat a good breakfast WITH protein
5. relax do the best you can, knowing you are WAY MORE THAN YOUR TEST SCORE and no colleges will see this score – it’s just practice, but worth putting forth your best effort!

Congratulations to both the boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams! The Islanders advanced to the section quarterfinals – the boys face Benilde-St. Margaret’s tomorrow at 1:00pm while the girls face St. Croix Prep at 3:00pm. Both games are here at De on the Athletic Field. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for students; remember, everyone must pay. Good luck Islanders!

We will hold prayer on Monday morning in the “Upper Room” school chapel at 7:45am. It’s a great way to start your week. All are welcome!

The DeLaSalle Guidance office invites students and families to learn more about college admissions at a panel on Wednesday, from 5:30-6:30pm, in D104. Three college representatives will share the college view of the application process and help students and families answer “What are colleges looking for in a prospective student?” Come prepared with questions for this informative and popular session.

You must turn off automatic downloads on your device. Follow these instructions on how to turn it off. Go to Settings < iTunes and App Store < Turn off automatic downloads for Apps. Please do this on all devices associated with your Apple ID.

Students, we are looking for volunteers to assist in decorating the school for Diversity Week on Wednesday, October 19 after all school testing at 12:30pm. We will provide lunch but you MUST sign up ahead of time.  Sign up by e-mailing Ms. later than Tuesday.

Sign-up is underway for winter sports. Students received an email from the Student Activities office with a link to sign up. Registration is as simple as opening the email and selecting which winter sport you would like to participate in. Registration does not have any fees associated, and it is not binding. However, we do ask that all interested students sign up if you are interested in playing a winter sport.

Not doing a winter activity? Come and try out to be a part of a national and state title-winning team! Competition Cheer is an athletic, fun, and spirited sport that is comprised of dance, gymnastics, stunts, jumps, and cheer. No experience necessary!

Tryouts are open to all students (boys and girls) and will be held Monday, October 24, from 5:30-8:00pm in the LL Gray Gym. Please wear shorts and a t-shirt, gym shoes and have your hair pulled back out of your face. We will teach you all of the skills you need to know at tryouts – stunting, dance, jumps, and cheer. We want to see any tumbling you have, but you will not be scored on it!

Please fill out the DLS Cheer Registration Form at the back of the DLS Cheer Information Packet and bring it to the LL Gray Gym on the day of tryouts. It must be signed by a parent. If you have questions, please contact head JV Coach, Jessica Luckett,,at 612-676-7687.

Everyone is wondering, “When will ONYX will be stepping into season!?” The first step team practice/informational will be held Friday, November 4 at 7:30am in the LL Gray Gym. We will discuss the season, practice schedules, expectations, and financial obligations. We will then get the body moving and start learning the basics of stepping. If you are interested or just want to know more, please join us at this first practice! The cut off for joining the DeLaSalle ONYX Step Team will be Friday, November 18.

The ONYX Step Team will be coming to you live for Diversity Week 2016 – performing last year’s routine School Daze – The Recess! If you want a sneak peek before Diversity Week, check out our 2015 routine, “Enter the Onyx,” based off the movie, The Matrix.

This month we respect all aspects of life. In honor of this, Lasallian Ministry is hosting a baby item drive to donate to the Northside Life Care Center. Remember to drop off your your donations in the baby crib located in Albers Atrium!

The five Lasallian high schools in the Twin Cities will gather for the 5th annual Night to Fight Homelessness the night of Saturday, November 5. We will leave DeLaSalle at 7:30pm and will return at 6:30am on Sunday, November 6.

The goal of the night is to experience what it might be like to be homeless in the midst of a Minnesota winter as well as create awareness around the topic of homelessness.  It is also an opportunity to gather with students from other Lasallian schools. There will be prayer, ice breakers, a soup meal, speakers, activities, and you will be sleeping outside.  If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp by Tuesday, October 18. The cost of the event and a permission slip will be shared as soon as possible.  You may also stop by the Lasallian Ministry office if you have questions.