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Wednesday October 26, 2016

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

Heavenly Father, increase our faith, hope, and love so that we may live the holy lives you desire for us.  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.

-10:15-11:15am: Mount St. Mary’s University
-11:10am-12:10pm: Pacific Lutheran University

  • 3:45pm: Section boys’ cross country 5,000 meters at Gale Woods Farm
  • 4:15pm: Section girls’ cross country 4,000 meters at Gale Woods Farm
  • 7:00pm: Section volleyball vs. International School of Minnesota at DeLaSalle


R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Diversity Week 2016 (48 minute assembly)
R – Racial, E-Equity, S-Social Change, P – Peace, E – Empower, C – Culture, T-Together

This week we will be celebrating and honoring the rich diversity that is present at DeLaSalle High School and in the world. It is our hope that the events and programs that are planned for the week will provide a springboard into a yearlong and lifelong appreciation of the beauty that exists in every aspect of diversity.

Today our 9th graders will have classroom workshops on equity and inclusion in their English classes.

Diversity Week Movie Night will be held tomorrow from 7:00-9:00pm in D104. The featured movie, When the Game Stands Tall, is about another Lasallian school in California whose legendary football coach, Bob Ladoucheur, took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. It is a story of team work, family and community. All are welcome. Bring a blanket or pillow if you wish, we will be sitting on the floor. Free snacks.

Robotics will have its introductory meeting for all interested members after school at 3:15pm in D207.

Do you like math?  Like taking tests?  (And who doesn’t?!)  Come to the introductory Math League meeting at 3:15pm in Mr. Newman’s room, B307.  We will discuss practice and meet schedules.  If you are interested but have a conflict, please see Mr. Newman.

Lasallian Ministry will NOT meet this week but will resume meeting on Thursday, November 4 from 7:30-8:20am in D117.

De Parents in Prayer, a Parent Association-sponsored group, meets in the Florance Center this Friday from 1:45-2:45pm. The group gathers monthly to lift up the school community in prayer. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, and Theology classrooms. Requests may remain anonymous.

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 are Friday and Saturday 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.

Last year, De had two teams enter in the regional competition. This year, we hope to have double that and send a team on to state or further.  Come to an informational meeting on Monday right after school in the Thies Lab. Sign up to join the club now at  For more information contact, Ms. Roggow, Mr. Wolfe, or Mr. Pearson.

Students can earn Christian Service hours at the fall Island Cleanup this Saturday from 9:30am-12:00pm. Help us take care of Nicollet Island and the DeLaSalle campus, be good neighbors, and provide service to our school community. Co-sponsored by the DeLaSalle Parent Association and the GREEN Team, we invite parents, students, staff and friends of De to join us for a morning of service, working together in small groups.  We’ll finish the morning with a community cook-out on Christian Brothers’ Plaza, organized by the Parent Association.  Bring a rake and gloves if you have them.  For more information, please contact either Tim Lynch, moderator of the Green Team, or Mike O’Keefe, liaison to the Parent Association.

You may have noticed that St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development utilizes Room B107 after school Mondaythrough Friday to facilitate an after school program for people with disabilities.  If you would be interested in volunteering on a particular day, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp to set up at date.  Even better, if you would like to volunteer every week on a certain day of the week, you can do that as well.  The program is from 3:30-6:00pm daily.

You can earn Christian Service hours this week by volunteering to help Marcy Open School with their annual Fall Fun Fest. Volunteers are needed after school Wednesday and Thursday and during the fest on Friday from 5:00-8:00pm. Tasks include wrapping gift baskets, setting up, running games, and cleaning up. Click here to sign up to volunteer.

There are yearbooks available from the 2015-2016 school year for $56. If you are interested in purchasing one, please see Ms. Bryson-Tucker in the Tech Office, D217.

Parent Senior Ads are due today. Any order received after October 24 will be accepted based on availability and subject to a 10% late fee. There are two ways to order an ad:

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.