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Friday April 7, 2017

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

As we remember the anniversary today of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s death, we pray…

St. La Salle, through your intercession, help us grow in virtue every day. As we follow your example, may you lead us in the truth. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:30pm: JV baseball vs. Bloomington Kennedy @ Kelly Fields
  • 4:30pm: Varsity baseball vs. Bloomington Kennedy @ Red Haddox Field

In today’s news…

Good luck to the 17 DeLaSalle Speech team members who will compete today 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!

They’ve put in hours and hours of hard work – and today the DeLaSalle Robotics team will participate in the state robotics competition at the University of Minnesota with the robot they’ve been building since January. Good luck to the Islanders as they square off against robotics teams from other schools.

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

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.

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.

The meeting scheduled for Monday for first-year Starry Night Prom volunteers has been canceled and will be rescheduled. Please look for an update Monday about the new meeting time. Please let Ms. Hodapp know if you have any questions.

On Monday, we will hold a Pepfest to recognize our spring sports athletes. We will gather in the Main Gym after 8th hour. Get ready to show your school spirit and let us hear your battle cry!

Our last mentor meeting of the year is scheduled on Tuesday after 1st period. Please meet with your mentor in your assigned location. As always, please bring class materials to work on while you are not meeting with your mentor.

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.

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.