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Friday, September 15, 2017

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

Lord, help us to live this day well by loving you and our neighbors. 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 because of the Pepfest after 8th hour:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:11
  • Period 2: 9:16-9:54
  • Period 3: 9:59-10:37
  • Period 4: 10:42-11:20
  • Period 5: 11:25-12:03
  • Period 6: 12:08-12:46
  • Period 7: 12:51-1:29
  • Period 8: 1:34-2:12
  • Pepfest: 2:17-3:00

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.

Next Week:


  • Knox College: 10:15am – 11:15am
  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities: 11am – 12pm


  • La Salle University 11:00am – 1:30pm, Florance Center


  • Drake University: 1pm – 2pm

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: Islander Day
    Show off that Islander pride! Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts. You may also want to wear your brand-new Homecoming T-shirt that you can buy for $10 during lunches September 13-15.


  • Homecoming Pepfest: After 8th period, Main Gym
    The Spirit Stick is up for grabs…so Islanders should show up with their school spirit! This Pepfest typically features an alumni who will reflect on how the DeLaSalle experience shaped his or her life. 


  • Homecoming Activity: Coronation & Bonfire
    • Coronation: 6:30pm, Florance Center
      Come out and see the crowning of the DeLaSalle Homecoming Queen and her King. It will be a glamorous affair (Black tie optional)
    • Bonfire: after Coronation (about 7:30pm), Brothers’ Plaza
      The time honored tradition of hanging out by the roaring fire in Brother’s Plaza continues… stop down for some friendly conversation!

Click here to find more Homecoming Week information.

 Congratulations to the students chosen to represent their class on the Homecoming court at tomorrow’s Coronation. All Islanders are invited to Coronation, which happens in the Florance Center at 6:30pm.

9th grade

  • Andre Dukes
  • Dylan Hagg
  • John Henry Sullivan
  • Joe Mason

  • Brooke Burnett
  • Brianna Dahl
  • Nora Francois
  • LouLou Lambert

10th grade

  • Miles Camery
  • Calvin Mattson
  • James Pfarr
  • Chase Taylor

  • Maria Alvarado
  • Lucy Lyngen
  • Danielle Whiteside
  • Lucy Wojda

11th grade

  • Jamison Battle
  • Peter Ortiz
  • Matthew Yanz
  • Darlington Yonly

  • Julia Brand
  • Angelli Cedillo
  • Sanna Evans
  • Audrey Vidmar

12th grade

  • Josh Dolezal
  • Makete Fru
  • Harrison Rowe
  • Brady Thompson

  • Ansley Atkinson
  • Kemi Daniel
  • Karina Karbo-Wright
  • Kalaya Kilzer

So many people want to enjoy DeLaSalle football on Nicollet Island that traffic and parking congestion can increase on game days, particularly for this weekend’s Homecoming game. Plan ahead and give yourself extra time if you want to cheer on the Islanders. Parking is available in the DeLaSalle parking lot, the Nicollet Island Pavilion parking lot, and Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot (south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge). Parking is free in lots marked with a “DeLaSalle Event Parking” sign. Pay parking is available in the ramp on 2nd Avenue SE between University Avenue and 2nd Street SE. A free shuttle will operate, beginning at 1:00pm and then again after the game. Continue reading

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

Get all dressed up for our semi-formal Homecoming Dance on Saturday from 7:30-11:00pm in the Florance Center. Bring a date or come with friends for a night of dancing. Tickets sold at the door: $7 ($6 if you bring a canned good).Each DeLaSalle student may bring one guest to a school-sponsored dance. The host or guest student must pick up a Dance Guest Registration form from the Attendance Office and have it completed by the guest and faxed back to the DeLaSalle’s Student Activities Office at least one day prior to the date of the dance. The DeLaSalle student and guest must arrive together. The guest must present a picture ID. Prior to the dance, guests will be presented with guidelines and rules for DeLaSalle dances. With their signature, guests will confirm their understanding of the rules and give DeLaSalle school contact information to a parent or guardian.All guests are subject to the same rules as DeLaSalle students. If the rules are not followed the guest will be asked to leave.

Apple will be releasing a software update for the iPad called iOS 11. Students should NOT update their iPad with the new operating system until DeLaSalle’s technology team has tested school apps for iOS 11 compatibility and functionality in the school environment so we can transition smoothly to the new software. Please ignore any iOS 11 software update notifications or prompts that appear on your iPad until further notice from DeLaSalle. Students who update to iOS 11 before given permission will have restrictions placed on their device and all personal apps will be deleted for the remainder of the semester.

In case you missed the deadline for retreat team leadership, here is one more chance to apply! Please complete this application by Monday, September 18.

Thank you for considering,
Ms. Hodapp and Br. Ryan

Come join DLS Cycling Club for our first ride of the year! We will ride after school on Today, 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!

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.

To all Freshmen & Sophomore Students and Parents and/or Guardians, please join the College Planning Department on Monday, September 18 from 6:30-8:00pm for a meeting on Early College Awareness. Let our College Planning Department share simple steps for you & your students’ college journey. Learn how & why it is never too early to seek college scholarships. Discover NAVIANCE, your students online college planning tool.

All are welcome to attend an informational meeting for the new pro-life club moderated by our chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski. This will take place in the Lasallian Ministry office on Monday, September 18 during the last 20 minutes of each lunch period. Snacks will be provided.

In addition to all-school liturgies, students in each grade will gather as a class this fall to celebrate Mass. School chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will celebrate each Mass. Please note, the class Mass location has changed from Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Boniface in northeast Minneapolis because the main church sanctuary at Our Lady of Lourdes is undergoing renovations. Class Masses occur for the 11th grade on September 26 and 12th grade on October 3.

On Wednesday morning, from 8:15-9:15am, all De parents are welcome to coffee with the counselors and a “Navigating Naviance” parent forum in Room B102. Meet NAVIANCE, your student’s online tool managing the college search.

The DeLaSalle Cafe will continue the Meatless Monday and Minnesota Thursday initiatives this school year.

  • Meatless Mondays, on the first and third Mondays of each month, help raise awareness about the agricultural, ecological, and political impact caused by raising meat for human consumption. The Cafe will serve popular, nutritious, and delicious meatless meal options, such as grilled cheese and tomato soup, black bean burgers, cheese and veggie pizza, baked potato bar, waffles, and many other tasty entrees.

  • The Cafe will again partner this year with metro area farmers as part of a Farm-to-School initiative in which the farmers will provide us with their locally grown produce. Through this partnership, the Cafe will feature a harvest of the month menu item as well as a Minnesota Thursday menu, in which the main entree will consist of food produced right here in our state. The lunch menu for Thursday, September 21, for example, features hot dogs from the Ferndale Market, locally grown corn on the cob, and Johnny Pops.

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.