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Tuesday November 8, 2016 – Election Day

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

We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word, live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule, because of the late start.

  • Period 1: 10:30-11:02
  • Period 2: 11:07-11:36
  • Period 3: 11:41-12:10
  • Period 4: 12:15-12:44
  • Period 5: 12:49-1:18
  • Period 6: 1:23-1:52
  • Period 7: 1:57-2:26
  • Period 8: 2:31-3:00


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.

-2:00-3:00pm: U.S. Air Force Academy

-9:20-10:20am: Carleton College

-11:00am-12:00pm: Benedictine College


Today we had a 2-hour late start. That means classes began two hours later than normal, at 10:30am instead of 8:30am. Morning transportation routes also ran two hours later than usual.

The whole school participated in the “Students Vote 2016” initiative to cast a ballot for President. Now, students and anyone 18 or older can cast a real ballot in the general election today. Click here to learn how you can register on the same day in Minnesota. Don’t know where to vote? Find your polling place here.

And, show us that you are doing your civic duty. Take a picture of yourself with your “I voted” sticker and email it here. We may use it in a post on the DeLaSalle Facebook page, Twitter feed, or Instagram account.

All activity lockers need to be cleaned out no later than next Wednesday morning. Clean out your locker, and lock your locker with the lock provided for you. Failure to do so properly may result in loss of locker room privileges. If you do not clean out your locker by Nov. 9, your belongings will be removed and donated.

Around Christmas, for the past 24 years, DeLaSalle has spiritually adopted several families through Sponsor a Family Minnesota and the Aliveness Project.  These families have benefited greatly from our generous spirit. Last year the students and staff brought in around $4,000.  Several teachers have graciously agreed to be the money collection point for each grade level.  Donate money in 9th and 10th grade Theology Classes or 11th and 12th grade English Classes.  Money collection is daily and begins tomorrow and runs through Thursday, December 1.   Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Once a student arrives on campus, he/she may not leave the school building except with permission or for an event such as a scheduled school activity. Loitering in the gyms, locker rooms, school parking lot, fields, Founder’s Park, or on Nicollet Island is not allowed.  A student who exhibits uncooperative behavior before or after school loses the privilege of remaining on school grounds before or after school and parent(s) will be contacted. In severe cases, the student may also lose the privilege of participating in after-school activities.

To ensure a positive and uniform appearance of all DeLaSalle students, items of apparel must be in accordance with the guidelines provided in the Student-Parent handbook and are subject to administrative approval.

  • T-shirts worn under uniform shirts must be solid white, black, gray, or gold. They must be free from any graphics or lettering and may not hang out from outer garment at hemline or sleeve
  • Students may not wear a long-sleeved shirt under a short-sleeved uniform shirt.
  • For warmth, students may only wear a uniform sweater or uniform sweatshirt.
  • Hats, scarves and other head coverings are not permitted during the school day

DeLaSalle Theatre presents “Great Expectations” an original adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel created for the Florance Center stage. Great Expectations is the story of Pip, an orphan who rises to wealth, deserts his true friends, and becomes humbled by his own arrogance. Performances are this Friday and Saturday and again November 18 and 19, all at 7:30pm. The show is free for De students with school ID. You may also purchase tickets here.

Lasallian Ministry meets this Thursday from 7:30-8:20am in D117. Our topic of discussion this week is on equity in schools.  All are welcome. Don’t forget you get a raffle ticket for every time you participate in a Lasallian Ministry sponsored event and a drawing will be held at our Christmas Party in December.

The Lord of the Rings Book Club meets this Friday in B211 from 3:10-4:00pm. Read Two Towers, Book 1, Chapters 4-6 for this meeting. (Even if you didn’t get a chance to read, come anyway! We will catch you up!) Join us for a great discussion about life’s most important questions, a cuppa tea, and great food!

Are you interested in Speech but were unable to attend the auditions last week? No problem! We will be having another day of auditions this Friday in room A211. Stop by A211 to sign up for a time slot or email coach Schumacher.

There will be a signing ceremony Friday at 3:30pm in D104 for Goanar Mar ’17, who will sign a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at a university. You are invited to attend in support of Goanar and enjoy refreshments after.

Lasallian Ministry has coordinated with the Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) program, a Christian Service opportunity. The HOME program allows for volunteers to come to homes of the elderly to rake leaves / sweep their yards. This event is scheduled for Saturday November 19, from 9am-12pm. Transportation will be provided from DeLaSalle to the homes that we are assigned. We have room to take up to 10 students. If you are interested and want more information please email Ms. Ortiz no later than November 15th.

The University of Minnesota Theater Department is once again offering  students interested in theater an opportunity to spend a day on the University of Minnesota campus to take workshops, see a show and meet our faculty.  The BA Theater Experience takes place on Saturday, November 12 from 1:00-10:00pm and includes a complimentary dinner, show and workshops. Interested students should email Luverne Siefert.