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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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

God, Help me to live this day with wisdom and discretion so that I may not fall short of Your glory. Amen

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

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:00pm Cross Country: Varsity Invitational @ Gale Woods Farm-Minnetrista
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls C Game vs. Visitation  @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls JV Game vs. Visitation  @ Visitation High School
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys C Game vs. Minneapolis South  @ Fort Snelling
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys B Game vs. Minneapolis South  @ Fort Snelling
  • 4:15pm Tennis: Girls JV Match vs. Columbia Heights High School  @ Columbia Heights High School
  • 4:15pm Tennis: Girls Varsity Match vs. Columbia Heights High School  @ Columbia Heights High School
  • 4:30pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Game vs. Brooklyn Center  @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 4:30pm Volleyball: 9 Gold Match vs. SPA  @ SPA – Randolph Campus
  • 5:00pm Volleyball: C Game vs. St. Agnes  @ Saint Agnes School
  • 5:00pm Volleyball: JV Game vs. St. Agnes  @ Saint Agnes School
  • 6:30pm Volleyball: Varsity Game vs. St. Agnes  @ Saint Agnes School
  • 7:00pm Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs. Visitation  @ DeLaSalle High School

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.


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


Drake University: 1pm – 2pm

In today’s news…

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 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.

Four DeLaSalle students competed at the National History Day competition in June in Washington, D.C. These students’ projects won either first or second place at the state competition in April, qualifying them to advance to the national competition. DeLaSalle had more projects advance to the national competition than any other school in Minnesota! Please congratulate: Erin Boehme (Paper – Silent Spring: Changing the Minds of America) – Won 5th place in the nation! Julia Gerloff (Website – Willmar 8) Nadia Johnson (Website – Denver Principles) Ava Methner (Documentary – Righteous, Harmonious: The Boxer Rebellion)

Join your classmates from De and a thousand teens from across the Twin Cities at the next NET Lifeline Mass on Saturday, October 7. This is for you if you are looking for a Mass with GREAT music and a message geared to you. Please sign up here to let us know you are coming. We will stay for the talk after Mass, which means that we will be at Davanni’s for pizza by about 9:15 and wrap up about 10:00pm. De provides transportation so meet in the De parking lot at 4:30pm or in the St. Mark’s Catholic Church parking lot in St. Paul about 4:50pm. Or just meet us at the NET Center in West St. Paul by 5:30pm.

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.

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.

Do you like to think creatively? Is art a passion of yours? Are you looking for a fun place to hangout with your friends while working on art? If you answered yes to any of these, then art club is the place for you! Art Club will have it’s first meeting on Wednesday after school from 3:15-5:00pm in room B107. All are welcome! Please see Ms. Swords with any questions.

NAHS will have it’s first meeting after school on Wednesday at 3:15 in Room B110. If you are a junior or senior come check out what’s going on. You need to have taken at least one semester of a visual art class and have a B average or higher. The smART students hang out in the art rooms 🙂

The first topic of discussion for L.E.A.P. will be DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). DACA is a program that protects eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation and provides a work permit. In 2017, about 800,000 Dreamers were enrolled in DACA. We are inviting everyone who wants to learn more about the changes being made against this program or who has information about it that they would like to share. All are invited to the meeting in B215 on Thursday, during lunches. We hope to see you there!

Looking for an activity where arguing is not only required, but encouraged? Enjoy playing a character role? Want to learn more about the law, while preparing and arguing a case in front of real judges? Then Mock Trial is for you! Our first meeting of the year is this Thursday at 3:30 in Room B302. Come find out more about Mock Trial and see if this activity is for you! If you have any questions, contact Ms. Hank at

Feel free to join DLS Cycling Club for our second weekly ride of the 2017-2018 school year. We will be riding on Friday and will meet in Room A206 from 3:15 to 3:30. We will then ride from 3:30 to 4:30 and return to De at 4:30. This week’s route will enjoy the fall weather as we explore West River Parkway, East River Parkway, and the protected bike lane on the Plymouth Avenue Bridge! All riders must have a helmet in order to ride. Students are encouraged to bring their bike to school and to lock it to a bike rack outside during the school day.

There is still time to sign up to serve lunch at the Special Olympics Flag Football Tournament this Saturday in South St. Paul. A bus will leave from DeLaSalle at 10:00 am and return at approximately 2:00 pm. Free lunch and t-shirt to all volunteers! Contact Ms. Hank at if you’d like to sign up!

Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classroom. Prayer requests may remain anonymous.The Parent Association sponsored group will gather on campus monthly to lift up the school community in prayer. Their first gathering is Monday, September 25, from 8:30-9:30am in the Florance Center.