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Tuesday October 18, 2016

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

Lord Jesus, help us to live lives of peace with nature and all people.  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 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.

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

  • 4:30pm: Cross country conference tournament @ Battle Creek Regional
  • 4:30pm: 9A football @ St. Louis Park
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity soccer sections vs. Mahtomedi @ St. Paul Central


Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade will participate in All School Testing tomorrow 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!

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress near the mid-point in the semester. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together.

Conferences are scheduled tomorrow from 2:00-8:00pm and again on Thursday from 11:00am-7:00pm. You do not need an appointment to hold a conference with a teacher. Instead, you can meet with your child’s teachers at your own pace and whenever they are available.

Enjoy the four-day weekend coming up! Remember, there are no classes on Thursday, October 20 or Friday, October 21.

The Student Activities office is offering a free shuttle today to the girls’ varsity soccer section semifinal against Mahtomedi. The game is at 7:00pm at St. Paul Central. The bus will leave from the front of De at 5:45pm. Click here to sign up before the end of lunches.

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.

Art Club will not meet after school tomorrow because of Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences. See you again October 26. Thank you.

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.

If you missed prayer in the “Upper Room” school chapel this morning, join us next Monday at  7:45am for Mass with Fr. Joe Kuharski. All are welcome!

Our 19th annual Diversity Week starts Monday. On Monday, we kick off the week with a performance by Nothando Zulu, master storyteller.  Learn about African and African-American personalities, their lives, contributions, and place in history. Other highlights of the week include classroom presentations and our always anticipated Diversity Week Finale.

Interested in discussing books with friends? Join the Women of Words (W.O.W.) book club. Click here to sign up.

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.

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.

Fireside Publishing is again offering seniors a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. The cash award is for writing a 750 word essay on “How is your religious education influencing your life?” Deadline for applications and submission is December 1, 2016. If interested see Ms. Lyngen, Ms. Priem or Ms. Zawislak.