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Thursday May 11, 2017

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

Dear Jesus, I can open up my heart to you. I can tell you everything that troubles me. I know you care about all the concerns in my life. Teach me to live in the knowledge that you who care for me today, will care for me tomorrow and all the days of my life. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

We will follow this adjusted class schedule today:

  • Period 3: 10:31-11:15
  • Period 4: 11:20-12:04
  • Period 5: 12:09-12:48
  • Period 6: 12:53-1:32
  • Period 7: 1:37-2:16
  • Period 8: 2:21-3:00


Today’s lunch was chosen by popular vote of the senior class in honor of this being their last official lunch at DeLaSalle:


  • 2:45pm: Track & field varsity true team sections @ Fridley
  • 3:45pm: Girls’ varsity golf vs. Visitation @ Mendakota Country Club
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV lacrosse vs. St. Louis Park @ Minnehaha Academy
  • 4:15pm: C baseball vs. Minnehaha Academy @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: C softball vs. St. Paul Harding @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:15pm: JV softball vs. St. Paul Harding @ Bryn Mawr
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ varsity lacrosse vs. St. Louis Park @ Minnehaha Academy

In today’s news…

Senior finals are scheduled today and tomorrow. Exams are scheduled today in periods 1-4 and tomorrow in periods 5-8. Seniors are excused from periods 1-4 tomorrow.

Seniors will have the last 10 minutes of their 7th period class today to clean out lockers and may bring their backpack with items to their 8th period class.

All seniors are required to go through the end of the year iPad checkout process in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104) on Friday between 3:00-4:30pm. The iPad Return Checklist must be completed, signed by a parent/guardian, and turned in with the iPad. The Checklist is in the Islanders Canvas course under Technology. Students may turn in their iPad to the Thies Creative Lab (D207West) during lunch on May 12 if they no longer need it for testing during periods after lunch. Students must allow at least 15 minutes for the iPad return process. Students must remember to logout of their iCloud and iTunes accounts, turn off pass codes, and return the device along with their school issued power cord, adapter and case.

Founder’s Park is now open during lunches. Students must wait for an announcement from the lunch supervisors before they can head outside. If a student is found in Founder’s Park before the announcement is made they will be issued a Minor Violation for Off Limits.

Come for a night of fun with your classmates and friends! The End of Year Bonfire is tomorrow from 7:00-10:00pm and includes music, games, and refreshments. Join us on Brothers’ Plaza. Yearbooks will be also be distributed for those who bought one.

Did you know the yearbooks are in and they look great? There are only 50 yearbooks left to order. We will be accepting on campus orders until we are sold out. Online orders will close on Wednesday, May 10th. Order soon so you will be able to pick it up at the Farewell Bonfire on Friday.

Advanced Placement exams wrap up tomorrow, with the AP European History exam at 12:00pm in the Rothweiler Room. 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.

There will be a short prayer service in the Upper Room school chapel on Monday at 7:45am. All are welcome. The chapel is located on the 2nd floor of Christian Brothers’ Hall, and you can get to it from the Lasallian Ministry office.

Seniors – on Wednesday, May 17, the evening before graduation, we will gather for our Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Awards and Reception at 6:30pm in the Main Gym.  Seniors are asked to arrive by 6:15 and report to the LL Gray Gym to line up for the processional.

Seniors, please check your Student Islander Apps email for a form where you can share helpful information with the Alumni Relations office. Thank you for your attention and for responding.

Students, are you looking for summer work? Companies and organizations sometimes ask us to post their job opportunities. You can find this in the Islander Canvas course under Student Life.

St. Mary’s University, Minnesota is hosting the 2017 Lasallian Youth Gathering during the week of June 25-29. This is a week-long immersion experience centered on the Lasallian components of Faith, Service and Community. Students are encouraged to use their talents and are challenged to make an impact in their local communities. The time in Winona will feature several service opportunities; times to gather in prayer and reflection; and social outings. Students receive 30 Christian Service Hours upon completion of this week. Any current 9th, 10th or 11th grade student at DeLaSalle is invited to participate.

The cost for this trip is $350 plus travel (TBD) Please complete this form if you are interested and see Mr. CJ Hallman if you need more information.

Special Olympics is looking for high school students to help them out with their Track & Field event on Saturday 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.

Organizers of the All Night Graduation Party are finalizing plans for the All Night Graduation Party for the Class of 2017, which will be held after graduation on Thursday, May 18.

Parent volunteers are still needed and those interested in volunteering may sign up here. Please contact Anne Geddes (mother of Cassidy) or Mary Kane (mother of Emma) with questions.

Thank you so much for considering a donation of your time, money, or goods! All donations can be dropped off in the Main Office at school during normal business hours before Tuesday, May 16.

PRIZES: Part of the fun for our seniors includes a raffle throughout the night. For prize donation ideas, think 18 year olds! Gift cards/entertainment packages including:

  • Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, Punch, Cane’s, Panera Bread, Subway, Target, Macy’s, iTunes, Best Buy, Movie theaters, Go Karting, Bowling, dorm room accessories, headphones, speakers, and so much more.

SWEETS:  The food donations have been very generous-thank you!! If we could ask for one final thing it would be sweets to top off the meals!

  • Bags of candy would be ideal, store-bought baked goods also great.


Please contact Jennifer Phillips with questions regarding donations.

Seniors may still register to participate. Checks payable to DeLaSalle in the amount of $75 may be turned in to the main office. Please contact Ms. Halbach if your child needs financial assistance.