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Tuesday April 4, 2017

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

Inhabit me, infuse me, reform me, that I may live only in Christ, and He in me. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will offer three elective courses through a Summer Academy pilot program in June. The courses are each 36 hours and will be spread over a three-week period between June 5-22. Students may earn a half credit per course. Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are eligible and received an email March 24 with registration instructions. Each course costs $300 and families may choose whether to make one payment in full or three separate payments over June, July, and August.

The following courses will be offered:

  • 3D Modeling and Advanced Python Programming
    M, T, W, Th, 9:00am-12:00pm (Maximum: 20 students)
    Students will use TinkerCAD to develop models for the 3D printer. Advanced Python Programming will include building video games by writing code. Students should have a strong math and science background. Coding experience, such as Intro to Python, preferred but not required. (Instructor: Adam Wolfe)
  • Art in the City
    T, W, Th, 10:00am-2:00pm (Maximum: 25 students)
    Students will be able to appreciate, tour and create art in the city by visiting museums, churches, murals and other structures, and by observing outdoor surroundings. With sketchbooks in hand, we will journey through the city, navigating on foot and using public transportation. There will be opportunities to critique the art we see and bring back ideas to create our own art in the city back in the classroom. (Instructors: Megan Longman, Christi Swords)
  • Filmmaking
    T, W, Th, 1:00-5:00pm (Maximum: 15 students)
    This is a hands on course that gets students involved in the filmmaking process. Students learn film techniques, collaborate on production and produce their own films. They will be taught the nomenclature of the types of camera shots, directing actors, and editing film through a combination of lessons, film screenings, creative and technical workshops. This course encourages collaboration, experimentation, critical and independent thinking. (Instructor: James Buffington)

Please join us in welcoming two visitors to DeLaSalle this week. Brother Michael Kadow from the Midwest District of Christian Brothers visits tomorrow. And, on Wednesday, Sister Joseph Andrew will be on campus. Brother and Sister will likely visit Theology classes, among other stops they plan to make. Please show them our warm Islander spirit if you see them and help them feel welcome in our community.

Student Council will be selling wristbands for Thursday’s out of uniform day. Wristbands will be sold for $1 during lunches today and tomorrow and for $2 before school on Thursday.


Any DeLaSalle student is invited to participate on the committee that organizes Starry Night Prom by attending the mandatory meetings. The event is a prom for people in the greater community living with disabilities and will be held here at DeLaSalle on Saturday, May 6. Please sign up here to participate and mark your calendars for the first training session during lunches today in the LL Gray Gym. Lunch will be provided in order to maximize our time with the speaker so, please come directly to the gym at the BEGINNING of your lunch period.

Are you interested in learning a survival skill that was started 40,000 years ago? Do you want to be able to feed yourself if you ever get lost in the wilderness? If so, we have just the activity for you! DeLaSalle Atlatl Society will be starting its 4th season, with the first meeting today in Mr. Sczepanski’s room, B302, at 3:10pm. Atlatl Society meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:10 to 4:10pm. Please see Mr. Sczepanski if you have any questions.

All are welcome to the Youth Leaders in Diversity meeting after school tomorrow.  Our guest speaker is Sawyer Plotz, the Education Coordinator with the Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis.  YLD meets from 3:20-5:00pm in B215.

Students are invited to hear from a sex trafficking survivor when she speaks about “A World for Girls: Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Social Justice” on Wednesday at 7:00pm at St. Catherine University. Rachel Lloyd helped pass New York’s Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Act of 2008. An author and documentary producer, she has addressed the United Nations and Congress advocating for the rights of victims of sexual trafficking. The event is free. However, tickets are required and you can reserve them here.

The next Lasallian Ministry meeting is Thursday from 7:45-8:20am in D117. We welcome to our meeting two guests who work with a mission in Costa Rica that includes a preschool where staff work with children and families in the community. Click here to read more about the mission. All are welcome to our meeting.

St. Mary’s University is hosting a student conference about equity in schools called “Youth Action Retreat: Break it Down – Build it Up.” The retreat includes breakout sessions focusing on building bridges together: within ourselves, our classrooms and our communities. If you are interested in attending, please send Ms. Hodapp an e-mail.  You would be attending the conference after our Founders Day Mass on Wednesday, April 29.

Game Day is still happening in the Lasallian Ministry office on Thursdays during lunches.  Stop over any time during your lunch period Thursday to play a board game or cards.  All are welcome.

TableTop Games Club: Can you survive your peers (and DRAGONS!) to rule to oceans? Come play Tsuro of the Seas and find out. Check out Wil Wheaton’s TableTop Tsuro of the Seas episode for a rules intro.

Join the DeLaSalle Cycling Club for an afternoon bike ride on Friday. Meet in room A206 from 3:15-3:30pm and ride from 3:30-4:30pm. We will enjoy the Spring weather and will explore Gold Medal Park and Boom Island Park. Bring your bike to school and lock it outside during the day. All participants will be required to wear a helmet in order to ride.

Student Activities is exploring a cross-country ski team. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this two question survey.

Tickets are now on sale for the Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday, April 29 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. Tickets are $65 if you buy them before April 17 or $75 after that date. Click here to buy your tickets online or you can buy them in the Business Office. De students may bring a non-DLS guest, but must complete this dance guest registration form.

Students with special dietary needs may email Ms. Brinson or stop by to see her in the Student Activities office before Friday, April 21.

The state champion Islanders wore them during the state tournament. And now you can buy your own “DeLaSalle Mentality” shirt. Click here to see design options. Click here for instructions about how to order yours today.

DID YOU KNOW!? There are only 100 yearbooks left to order! Order soon to make sure you will be able to have this memory to share for years to come. You can pick up an order form outside the IT office or the Activities Office. You can also order online

The three digital TV screens across from D104 went live over spring break. Our goal is to eventually feature major De activities and athletic accomplishments on these screens. Until that content is ready, the interactive touch technology has been disabled and students should not tamper or play around with any of the hardware on these or any of the on campus monitors. Thank you for your cooperation.

The next driver’s education class at DeLaSalle will be taught in June by Ray Kroll ’60. The classes are from 9:00am-12:20pm June 5-9 and 12-16. There is a mandatory parent meeting June 5 at 1:00pm. Click here for a registration form. You may return it to the Administration Office. Applications are due by May 1, though spots may be filled sooner, so don’t delay! Classroom instruction costs $110 and behind-the-wheel instruction costs $330; students who register for both the class and behind-the-wheel instruction will pay $399.

Any student who would like to be recognized at Founder’s Day for a Giving Tree Award, please complete the form found in the Campus Ministry office or online here and return it to Campus Ministry by Thursday, April 13. For more information on the Giving Tree, please click here or speak with Mr. CJ Hallman.

Coach CJ is looking for a few students who would be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade next school year to help with statistics this coming football season. You will get gear and a letter at the end of the year. Also you can be a part of the football team in a special way. If you are interested, please email Coach CJ or stop by the Lasallian Ministry office.

Leaf it to spring. Improve your health while helping a senior citizen remain independent in their home! Earn Christian Service hours as you rake and clean up the yard on a date and time that you choose. You can do this once or multiple times on weekdays or weekends. Contact Jeanne Rasmussen, the HOME Program Volunteer Coordinator, at 952-767-7894 for more information.