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Thursday May 4, 2017

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

“We can enjoy life most fully only by letting it go, ‘kissing the joy as it flies into eternity’s sunrise’, sharing what we have with others while we have it, knowing that the only beauty worth having is a soul centered in compassion and lived in awareness of both time and eternity.”
– Reflection by Rev. Richard Feweke

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

CHEESE OMELETTE, HASH BROWN,  FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE

ENTREE: WHOLE WHEAT PASTA WITH MEAT OR MARINARA SAUCE, SIDE SPINACH SALAD, WHOLE WHEAT BREAD SLICE; A LA CARTE: ROAST BEEF ON  WHOLE GRAIN HOAGIE; BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

  • 3:40pm: Girls’ varsity golf vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity golf vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Ponds at Bottle Creek
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis vs. South @ Powderhorn Park
  • 4:00pm: Track and field varsity invitational @ St. Thomas Academy
  • 4:30pm: C softball @ St. Anthony
  • 4:30pm: JV softball @ St. Anthony
  • 6:00pm: Boys’ varsity lacrosse vs. Shattuck St. Mary’s @ Minnehaha Academy
  • 7:30pm: Varsity softball @ St. Anthony

In today’s news…

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are underway. The U.S. Government and Politics exam is at 8:30am in the LL Gray Gym and Chinese Language and Culture is at noon in the Thies Technology Lab. Tomorrow’s exam is U.S. History at 8:30am in the LL Gray Gym.

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.

Today is election day for the Student Council Executive Board. 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)

Secretary
Christine Ohenzuwa

Treasurer
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.

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:

Friday
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 today 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 tomorrow. 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.

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

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.