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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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

A message from Brother Larry Schatz, FSC, Provincial/Brother Visitor:

To Our Alumni & Friends in the Path of Hurricane Irma,

The Brothers are thinking of you. Whether the hurricane is a danger to you and your family or only a nuisance, know that you are in our thoughts. We ask Our Lord to keep you from harm, and we ask our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, to intercede on your behalf. We just want you to know that you are not alone.

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

On today’s calendar…



All college visits take place in the Guidance office B102, unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register for the visit through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit with the college rep.  The Guidance office will give students passes back to class if the visit does not take the whole period.


  • 10:15am – 11:15am Georgetown University
  • 11:50am – 12:50pm College of St Johns/St Bens


  • 11:40am – 12:40pm Villanova University
  • 7pm – 9pm Notre Dame Citywide Visit


  • 10:15am – 11:15am Northern Michigan University

  • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV tennis vs. St. Croix Lutheran
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity tennis @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ B soccer vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C soccer vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: 9 gold volleyball @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 5:30pm: C volleyball @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 5:30pm: JV volleyball @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 7:00pm: Varsity volleyball @ Academy of Holy Angels

In today’s news…

Homecoming is a chance for us to celebrate our tradition and history at DeLaSalle and acknowledge the thousands of alumni who have come before us.

  • Today’s Out of Uniform: Blackout Day
    All black everything. De students should dress head to toe in black, one of our school colors.
  • Tomorrow’s Out of Uniform: Class Color Day
    Students are invited to dress in the color of their graduating class: Freshmen-Orange; Sophomores- Green; Juniors- Pink; Seniors- Blue; Staff- Red

Click here to find more Homecoming Week information.

The Emergency Response team would like to continue the drills we are are doing, especially with the fact that it is National Preparedness Month. Today, we will be having a soft lock down drill where students will have to stay in class Period 2 until the all clear is given.

As a reminder, a soft lockdown implies that there is an incident or condition that does not pose an immediate threat to life or safety of students or staff, but there is an immediate need to secure the building so the incident or condition can be addressed in a timely manner. During a soft lockdown teachers will lock doors and close blinds. Classes will continue to run, but students must remain in the classroom until an “All Clear” is given over the PA system by an administrator.

Non-threatening incident examples include but are not limited to:

  • Bathroom floods into the hallway

  • Medical emergency

  • Violence or criminal activity in the neighborhood

  • Dangerous animal is loose outside of the school

If you are interested in participating on the retreat team this school year, please complete this survey by tomorrow.

Thank you,

Ms. Hodapp and Brother Ryan

Please note that we will not have Thursday morning prayer this week but, will resume weekly prayer on Thursday, September 21 at 7:50am in the Chapel. All are welcome.

DeLaSalle welcomes the University of Notre Dame and guests from the area for a presentation on application and attendance at Notre Dame. Students who are interested in applying to Notre Dame or any other highly selective college should attend this presentation to gain an understanding of what is needed to apply. The presentation is Wednesday, September 13, from 7:00-9:00pm in D104.

What is a JET college tour? The 28 Jesuit colleges are going on tour together and visiting our area. Twelve colleges and universities will be onsite at DeLaSalle on Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:00am-10:15am in D104. All are welcome! Please click on the links below to find more information. Students may sign up for this visit in Naviance, in addition all students attending must fill out an ANTICIPATED ABSENCE form Did you know that there are 28 Jesuit colleges and universities? If you are interested in checking into any of these institutions, please follow this link. Follow the tour on Facebook.

 The TableTop Games Club will have our introductory meeting on Thursday, at 3:15 in B307. We will conduct some set-up business and play something! See Mr. Newman with questions or if you are unable to attend.

Yearbooks and Senior Ads are now on sale for the 2017-2018 school year. You can order online at or order forms can be found in the main office and outside of the IT and Activities offices.

Come join DLS Cycling Club for our first ride of the year! We will ride after school on Friday, September 15. The route will be posted on the poster outside room A206. We will meet in room A206 from 3:15-3:30. Students can change during this time and can leave their bags safely inside. We will ride from 3:30-4:30 and will return to DeLaSalle at 4:30. Bring your bike to school and lock it outside during the day. All participants will be required to wear a helmet in order to ride. We hope to see you there!
UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour® program visits DeLaSalle on Saturday, from 9:00am-3:00pm. The event will be located in the north parking lot (immediately behind the press box). The program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of texting while driving and intoxicated driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired and distracted driving in a controlled environment. Continue reading

Do you love musical theatre productions? Would you like to attend the upcoming season on Hennepin Avenue at the Orpheum and State Theatres? Would you like to learn how to write a professional play review and other aspects of theatre in workshops? Then Critical Review is for you! Use this link to learn more and apply online. Deadline is September 18th! For more information contact Ms. Zawislak in B214.

A photographer from David Bank Studios will be at DeLaSalle during lunches on Wednesday in the Thies Lab – Creative side, to take free senior pictures for those who have not had their picture taken at the studio. All seniors must have a senior picture taken by David Bank Studios to be included in the 2017-18 yearbook and the class composite picture that hangs in the hallways of DeLaSalle. Students who do not get their senior picture taken September 13 must get a senior picture taken at the studio by October 31. Seniors and parents should look for details in a separate email. Please contact with questions. Other yearbook information can be found here.

Diversity Week is coming up October 23-27. Are you aware of any multicultural performance groups that may be willing to perform at our celebration event or do you perform? If so, please see Ms. Hodapp in the Campus Ministry office soon or send her an e-mail with more information.

On Wednesday, September 20, DeLaSalle students and chaperones will be going to the Target Field to pack food for Feed My Starving Children (Pack at the Park). We will be departing at 5:00 p.m. and will return by 9:00 p.m. Please complete this form if you would like to participate. Only serious volunteers should apply. You must have transportation home from DeLaSalle after the event. 3 Christian Service Hours will be awarded.

Holy Name Catholic Church in Mpls. (3637 11th Ave South) are having their annual Fall Festival on October 8, 2017 from 10:30 – 4:30 and are looking for student volunteers who may want to earn some service hours.  The volunteers would be primarily working at the food booth (called Eat Street) and helping with serving food, desserts and cleanup. They also need help with children’s games.  If students are interested, please contact Monica Miles at or 651-451-8303.

Leaves do fall. Improve your health while helping a senior citizen remain independent in their home! You choose the date and time to rake and clean up the yard. Perfect for individuals, groups, and families. Seasonal: starting mid-October (depending upon the weather). This is a one-time fun unpaid activity available weekdays and weekends. Feel free to sign up multiple times!

Elders are located in Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County, raking depends upon where the senior citizen resides. Ongoing unpaid volunteer opportunities are also available. Please contact the Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) Program’s Volunteer Coordinator at or call 952-767-7894 for more information.

The HOME Program number is 952-746-4046 or , if a senior age 60+ needs raking or other services in Hennepin County. Senior Community Services is a nonprofit organization with five programs serving elders and caregivers statewide. For more information please visit or call 952-541-1019. Seniors outside of Hennepin County should contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 for information about services in their area. Thank you!

DeLaSalle has signed up to cover the lunch volunteer duties for the Special Olympics Minnesota Flag Football tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10:30 to 1:30 in South St. Paul.  A bus will be leaving DeLaSalle at 10:00, returning at 2:00.  We need at least 10-12 students to sign up!  Please email Ms. Hank ( if you’d like to volunteer!

There are other positions available during the weekend as well – those are listed below.  Please note that if you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions you need to contact Special Olympics Minnesota directly, please email Kaylee Shieldsat at As a reminder, if you use your school email the Organization cannot email you back (use a personal email address if you need to hear back from her).

Volunteer Shifts: Saturday, September 23rd

  • Areas 12/13 Unified Flag Football
  • Where: West St. Paul Sports Center
  • Scorer/Timer (10): 8:30am-11:30am
  • Referee *Must have general football knowledge (10): 8:30am-11:30am
  • Individual Skills Assistant (8): 8:30am-10:30am
  • Lunch Server (8): 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Scorer/Timer (10): 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Referee *Must have general football knowledge (10): 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Awards Assistant (6): 10:30am-3:00pm

Volunteer Shifts: Sunday, September 24th

  • Areas 7/11 Unified Flag Football
  • Where: St. Anthony Village High School
  • Scorer/Timer (4): 8:30am-11:00pm
  • Referee *Must have general football knowledge (12): 8:30am-1:00pm
  • Individual Skills Assistant (7): 8:30am-11:30am
  • Lunch Server (8): 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Scorer/Timer (11): 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Referee *Must have general football knowledge (12): 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Awards Assistant (5): 1:30pm-5:00pm