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Monday August 21, 2017 – First Day of School

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

Dear God,

Thank you for the gift of education in every form. As we prepare to start a new school year, may confidence be our foundation, may grace be our guide, and may hope be our compass toward a bright future.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

We will follow an adjusted class schedule for our first day of school:

  • Assembly/Period 1: 8:30-9:45
  • Period 2: 9:50-10:30
  • Period 3: 10:35-11:15
  • Period 4: 11:20-12:00
  • Period 5: 12:05-12:45
  • Period 6: 12:50-1:30
  • Period 7: 1:35-2:15
  • Period 8: 2:20-3:00



In today’s news…

All students and staff should report to the Main Gym by 8:30am for an all school assembly to open our new year. Students should sit with classmates in their grade (e.g. 9th grade, 10th grade, etc.).

The assembly will include a prayer and introduction by Mr. Lieske and Mr. Benson.

Students will be dismissed to their first hour class from the all school assembly.

Students will be assigned lockers near their 1st period classes. Ninth graders will get their locks in their 1st period classes. If tenth, eleventh, or twelfth graders need a lock, they should bring $5 to the main office or dean’s office. If they have their lock, but have forgotten their combo they can exchange the lock for free (in the Main Office or Dean’s Office).

A student or parent may deposit cash or check payment into a student’s cafeteria account in the Main Office at the school during normal business hours. If you are depositing money via check, please include the student’s last name and ID number in the check memo.

Families may also deposit electronically. Click here for more information and to get started.

The DeLaSalle Guidance office hosts two separate college planning nights this week – on Tuesday for seniors and on Thursday for juniors. The events are from 6:30-7:30pm in D104. Each night contains specific grade-level information that will help students and families in their college planning efforts. Visit the Guidance office for more information.

Lifetouch photographers will be on campus Thursday to take pictures of all students, including seniors, and staff for the current school ID card. Students must be dressed in school uniform. Parents may review,  select, and pay for a photo package through the Lifetouch website. Parents will have up to 48 hours after Picture Day to complete their online order. Please refer to DeLaSalle’s Picture Day ID MI197053Y0

Theatre will hold an informational meeting on Thursday from 3:00-4:30pm in D117. This is our big kick-off meeting for the season. Actors, Technicians, and students interested in the shows – All are welcome.

We will be joining together as a community for our first all school Mass of the Holy Spirit on Friday, August 25 immediately following 1st period. This Mass is traditionally celebrated as a way to commence a new year together and ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our academics, co-curricular activities, and daily life. Fr. Dale Korogi, pastor at Ascension Parish in North Minneapolis, will be our celebrant. Students are asked to leave all personal items, including iPads, secured in their first hour classroom and move to the Florance Center to be seated with your class in a designated location. Please move quickly and quietly and move all the way into the row. No food, drink or gum is allowed during all school assemblies.