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Friday August 25, 2017

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

Holy Spirit of light and love, you are the substantial love of the Father and the Son; hear my prayer. Grant me a strong and living faith which makes me accept all revealed truths and shape my conduct in accord with them. Infuse into me a love of goodwill, and act according to God’s least desires. Make me love not only my friends but my enemies as well, in imitation of Jesus Christ who through you offered himself on the Cross for all people. Holy Spirit, animate, inspire, and guide me, and help me to be always a true follower of you. 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 because of our Mass of the Holy Spirit:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:08
  • Mass: 9:13-10:17
  • Period 2: 10:25-11:00
  • Period 3: 11:05-11:40
  • Period 4: 11:45-12:20
  • Period 5: 12:25-1:00
  • Period 6: 1:05-1:40
  • Period 7: 1:45-2:20
  • Period 8: 2:25-3:00

  • 2:00 pm Boys’ Varsity Soccer @ St. Cloud Apollo
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV Tennis @ Washington Technology Secondary
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ Varsity Tennis @ Washington Technology Secondary
  • 5:00pm: Boys’ C Team Soccer vs. St. Paul Como Park @ McMurray Field East
  • 5:00pm: Boys’ B Team Soccer vs. St. Paul Como Park @ McMurray Field West

In today’s news…

Today, we will be joining together as a community for our first all school Mass of the Holy Spirit 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.

 The GREEN Team is seeking environmental superstars (or just average Janes and Joes like the rest of us) to ​help make the world a more sustainable and vibrant place to live​. If you like working with others to eliminate hunger, protect and promote pollinators, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address environmental racism, and/or​ advocate for clean energy policies th​e​n look no further!

Our first meeting will be Tuesday, August 29th at 3:10PM in room B311 (and, if you miss that meeting, feel free to join us on any other Tuesday afternoon right after school in Mr. Banas’ room).

If you’re still not sure after all of that – we’re also a great option for those who enjoy occasional afternoon snacks, who are interested in field trips to cool places like aquaponics labs and bee labs, and/or who have great ideas on projects to make our school an even more fantastic place to be – now and in the future.  Bring your ideas and energy to GREEN Team!​

Get prepared with this presentation Monday at 6:30pm in D104 for students and parents/guardians on the many options for paying for college. Take away tools for navigating the new FAFSA; applying to colleges, researching scholarships, grants and loan options; completing college applications; writing essays.

Just a reminder that the Campus “Lasallian” Ministry office is located in the lower level of
Christian Brother’s Hall. Don’t hesitate to venture outside the doors to Founder’s Park and comefor a visit. We have our own entrance to the building and welcome you any time.

John Paul II is looking for some students to help with their Septemberfest. If you are looking to get some Christian service hours see Mr. CJ Hallman in the main office for further details. Septemberfest is Sunday September 10th.

Our fall show was unveiled at the Theatre Info Meeting on 8/24. The audition dates for this show are August 29th or August 30th, from 3pm-5pm. Call backs are on August 31st from 3pm-5pm. Auditioners will be required to read from slides and may be asked to sing. If you have any questions, email Mr. Buffington at

Students must in one of the following supervised spaces before or after school if they are not working with a teacher, staff member or coach.

  • The Florance Center: Open before school for students to gather, study and eat breakfast.
  • Library: Open before school and after school until 6pm, Monday-Thursday, and until 5pm on Fridays for quiet study only. No food is allowed in the library at any time.
  • Schulze Learning Lab/D-104: Open before school and after school until 6pm for individual or group study. Food is allowed in D-104 on the side that is closest to the parking lot.

Students should review pages 11-12 of the Student-Parent Handbook to ensure they understand how to properly wear their uniform. Random uniform checks in classes will begin next week and behavioral consequences will be given if a student is out of uniform.

Unless special permission is granted, food or drink, with the exception of water, is not allowed in the classrooms. If you wish to bring water to school it must be in a clear water bottle.

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. Deposits that are placed in the box inside the Main Office by 9am will be credited to the account before lunches begin that day.

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