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Thursday April 6, 2017

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

As we prepare to celebrate the anniversary of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s death tomorrow, we pray in thanksgiving today for the Brothers of the Christian Schools. May we continue to celebrate our Lasallian association, our love of mission, our rich tradition, and our unique spirituality and charism. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:00pm: Boys’ JV tennis match vs. St. Paul Johnson @ Kenwood Park
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis match vs. St. Paul Johnson @ Kenwood Park
  • 4:15pm: C softball @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 4:15pm: Varsity softball vs. Holy Family @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:30pm: C baseball vs. St. Louis Park @ Carlson Field
  • 4:30pm: JV baseball vs. St. Louis Park @ Dakota Park
  • 7:00pm: Varsity baseball vs. St. Louis Park @ Dakota Park

In today’s news…

Today is an out of uniform day. Students must have purchased and wear a wristband to be out of uniform. Wristbands are on sale for $2 before school.

Good luck to the 17 DeLaSalle Speech team members who will compete tomorrow at sections at Eastview High School. Many of the students who are competing have earned first and second place as well as honorable mention in their categories at tournaments throughout the season. The Islanders earned 2nd place as a team at the conference tournament last month, the first team award in at least five years. Go Islanders!

There is a mandatory NAHS meeting today, either before school at 8:05am or after school at 3:10pm in the Art room, B110. If you do not make it to this meeting and sign in you need to talk to Ms. Megan beforehand. This is end of the year information and very, very, important!!!!!!  The meeting will last approximately 15-20 minutes.

Lasallian Ministry meets this morning 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.

Game Day is still happening in the Lasallian Ministry office on Thursdays during lunches.  Stop over any time during your lunch period 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.

It’s supposed to be a beautiful, sunny day tomorrow. So….grab your bike and join the DeLaSalle Cycling Club for an afternoon bike ride tomorrow. 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.

You are invited to join us for prayer in the Upper Room school chapel on Monday at 7:45am. The chapel is located on the second floor of Christian Brothers’ Hall and you can access it from the Lasallian Ministry office.

Eight students are invited to volunteer serving the afternoon meal at Sharing & Caring Hands on Wednesday. The group will serve from 2:35-3:50, so students who say they are interested must be OK with missing their 8th hour class. Please email Miss Barry if you are interested.

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.

Please bring your lunch to the Rothweiler room in Christian Brothers Hall during your lunch period on Monday, April 10 for an orientation session. This session is required for all students who have not participated in a Starry Night Prom in previous years. Please let Ms. Hodapp know if you have any questions.

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.

Students are invited to take advantage of a fantastic opportunity to get some face time with an admissions representatives who may be reviewing your college application in the future. Start building these relationships now and it will benefit you in the future! Attend a college fair at Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Tuesday, April 25 from 7:00-8:30pm.

Click here to sign up for a free bus to and from the event. A bus will leave DLS at 6:30pm sharp and return to De at the end of the fair, 8:30pm.

You may also drive to the fair on your own. Parents and caretakers are welcome to go with you, they can even ride the bus with us. Check in at the table with Ms. Carter and Ms. McAdams when you arrive.

Click here to find a list of participating colleges.

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

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.