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Wednesday May 3, 2017

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

God, we give thanks today for the gift of music. Bless all who sing, play, or use their musical talents. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis vs. Patrick Henry @ Webber Park

In today’s news…

The Spring Concert is tonight at 7:00pm in the Florance Center. We encourage you to attend and support your classmates in the band, choir, and orchestra. Doors to the Florance Center will open on concert night at 6:30pm.

New this year, AP Studio Art and Honors Art students will feature their work in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104), as well as the hallways near Albers Atrium and the Florance Center. You may begin viewing pieces as early as 5:30pm. Please join us in appreciating the time and talent that so many students exhibit in their work.

Free additional parking is available from 6:00-10:00pm in the Nicollet Island Pavilion Overflow parking lot (south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge).

DeLaSalle is planning a livestream broadcast of the concert. Please visit here before the concert to find a video player on which you can watch the broadcast.

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are underway. The English Literature & Composition exam is at 8:00am in the LL Gray Gym. Test takers will eat lunch after the exam. Tomorrow’s exams are U.S. Government and Politics at 8:30am in the LL Gray Gym and Chinese Language and Culture at noon in the Thies Technology Lab.

Please click here for a complete schedule, including exam times and what time you should eat lunch, if you have an exam scheduled. As always, you should get a good night’s sleep before the exam, eat a good breakfast, arrive early, and bring two sharpened #2 pencils and two pens.

The election will be held tomorrow for the 2017-18 Student Council Executive Board. The following candidates will appear on the ballot. Each candidate had the opportunity to record a short video to help you get to know them and their plans, if elected.

President and Vice President
Josh Dolezal (P) and Kellan Moore (VP)
Julia Eubanks (P) and Amani Samuels (VP)
Peter Wild Crea (P) and Aidan Scott (VP)

Christine Ohenzuwa

Liam Hennessy

Public Relations
Jacob Brouillard
Joanna Sylvain

Voting will take place in 10th and 11th grade Social Studies classes. Ninth graders will vote in either their Physical Education or Social Studies class. The ballot uses the approval voting process, which lets you vote for one or more candidates by circling the entire name of your selection/s. The candidate(s) with the most approval votes will win the office.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in running for Class Representative and did not attend the mandatory meeting yesterday before school, we’ll see you after school at 3:15pm in B302. Please see Mr. Sczepanski with any questions.

Students with a negative account balance may not purchase any items from the Cafe. Click here for instructions on how to check your child’s account balance or deposit money electronically to their account.

Spring sports team pictures continue. Team coaches will have picture forms. Pictures are scheduled:

Softball at Bryn Mawr

Friday, May 5
JV and varsity baseball at Parade Stadium

Monday, May 8
Boys’ tennis at Kenwood Park

Are you interested in current events in our country and the world? Do you like to talk about and debate political issues? Are you a Democrat, Republican, or unsure? No matter your political background and interests there’s a place for you at DeLaSalle’s Political Affairs Club! This is a new club at DE that is starting this spring. The organizational meeting is tomorrow at 3:15pm in D207. There will be food, open discussion, and important debates – come join us to help form this new activity!

The DeLaSalle Cycling Club will ride after school on Friday. Come enjoy some beautiful spring weather as we ride along a bike boulevard on 5th Street SE. We will explore the Dinkytown neighborhood and then return to campus. If you picked up a waiver in the past, please get it signed by your parent or guardian and bring it back this week.

Students are encouraged to bring their bike to school that day and to lock it to a bike rack outside the building. All participants will be required to wear a helmet in order to ride. We will meet in A206 from 3:15-3:30pm and will ride from 3:30-4:30pm.

This Saturday, we will host our 17th annual Starry Night prom for people with disabilities. More than 1,400 guests from all over the greater Twin Cities area will enjoy an evening of music, fun, and dancing.  Over 200 DeLaSalle students have been involved in the planning, preparation and training that is required for such an event.  This is entirely volunteer, no Christian Service hours are awarded for participation – so these students deserve to be applauded.  Due to the importance of the training and preparation, only those students who have participated on the committee are allowed to attend.

Congratulations to four DeLaSalle projects, which qualified for National History Day in Washington, D.C. in early June.

  • Erin Boehme took 1st place in Senior Research Paper for “Silent Spring: Changing the Minds of America”
  • Nadia Johnson took 1st place in Individual Websites for “Denver Principles”
  • Julia Gerloff took 2nd place in Individual Websites for “Willmar 8”
  • Ava Methner took 2nd place in Individual Documentary for “Righteous, Harmonious: The Boxer Rebellion”

27,000 students participate in History Day throughout Minnesota. 1,200 advance to State History Day. About 65 students will represent Minnesota in June. We also congratulate several other juniors whose History Day projects placed or received honorable mention or a topical scholarship in Saturday’s Minnesota History Day competition.

Special Olympics is looking for high school students to help them out with their Track & Field event on Saturday, May 13, at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis.  Get some of your service hours done while doing good!  Click here to get more information and sign up.

Students are invited to an evening information program with the admission representatives of Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University on Sunday, May 21 at 7:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (7800 Normandale Boulevard). Please click here to register.

The June driver’s education class is full. Thank you to those who have registered.

The next driver’s ed class will be taught in late July and early August. The class is scheduled July 31-August 4 and Aug. 7-11, from 9:00am-12:20pm. There is a mandatory parent meeting on July 31 from 1:00-2:30pm. Click here for an application. Please note, the classroom only option is no longer offered. Applicants must now sign up for both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, which costs $399.