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Monday, September 25, 2017

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

Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to depend on you to help me through the day and all it will bring my way. Help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision and protection. Help me live today in a way that brings honor to Your holy name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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.


  • Marquette: 10:15 – 11:15 am
  • Loyola University Chicago: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


  • University of Iowa : 10:15 – 11:15 am
  • Drexel University: 12:00 – 1:00 pm


  • Rensselear Polytechnic Institute: 12:45 – 1:45 pm


  • Beloit College: 10:15 – 11:15am

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.

Ms. Stipkovits will be presenting in 9th grade classrooms this week.

Students will:
*be introduced to the guidance staff and resources
*learn about the importance of transcripts
*get IOWA test information
*have an introduction to Naviance (our web-based college planning tool)

Ninth Graders, here’s your chance to run for Student Council. Nomination forms are now available in the Attendance Office or in Mr. Sczepanski’s Room, B302. You must turn in your completed nomination form, your one page, typed, double-spaced essay and your photo, to Mr. Sczepanski by 4:00 p.m.on Thursday, September 28th. As a member of Student Council, you will be able to represent your class and have a say in decisions for events and other activities in meetings that have an effect on the student body. The election will be held on October 12. See Mr. Sczepanski if you have any questions.

The group will meet Today at 7:50 a.m. in the Campus Ministry office.

If you are interested in having your school picture retaken or if you were absent for the first one, Tuesday is your day! Picture Retake Day will take place on Tuesday, September 26th during lunches in the Thies Lab (creative side). If you are planning on having your picture retaken, you will need to bring the entire packet back for the photo. If you do not, you will have to pay for the second set as well.
If you have not picked up the first set of photos, you may collect them in the main office at De.

Join us after school on Tuesday in room A208. All ability levels are welcome. Whether you are just learning how to play chess or are a chess champion, we look forward to having you join us!

Quiz Bowl season approaches. Quiz Bowl is a fast-paced question and answer competition of academic, cultural and social knowledge. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in B305 from 3:10 to 4:30. Come to a few practices to see if this is for you. Bring a friend. Questions? Contact Mr. Marrin:

All juniors will attend the National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, September 27, from 9:00-11:00am. DeLaSalle will provide transportation to and from the event for students. School counselors have visited classrooms to give juniors instructions on how to make the best of the college fair experience.  Doing a criteria search on Naviance (the organizational tool used for college planning) will help students narrow down which colleges to visit at the fair.  Please encourage your student to do this before the fair. The fair will also occur September 27, from 5:00-8:00pm, for those parents who would like to attend the fair with students. Please contact Beth Braun (for students with last names A-L) or Barbara McAdams (last names M-Z) with questions.
St. Mary’s University has invited DeLaSalle students to join their YES! Team. This is a group of young people who will become leaders in a movement to liberate and improve classrooms through the use of advocacy, art and narrative. Meetings will occur monthly on Wednesday evenings on the Twin Cities Campus of St. Mary’s University from 6-8 (dinner is included) If you are interested and would like more information. Please e-mail Ms. Hodapp or stop by the Campus Ministry office. The first meeting is on Wednesday but, you are welcome to join after the first meeting. There is an application process as well.

WE Day Minnesota will take place Wednesday, November 08 at the Xcel Energy Center from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please email Mr. C.J. Hallman to be added to the raffle. There are only 28 spots/Tickets for WE Day this year.

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.
If you are interested in checking into any of these institutions please follow this link.
Follow the tour on Facebook.

The community of DeLaSalle will gather to bless our beloved pets on the Feast of St. Francis! Join us on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Founder’s Park. Our chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will bless our pets in the tradition of St. Francis who preached to the birds and talked to “brother wolf.” Animals must be on a 6′ lease (retractable leashes must be locked) or in a pet carrier. Humans must bring the attached permission form, signed by a parent or guardian. Bring animal treats to share!

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.

All are invited to join us as we begin our third year of Parents in Prayer, Today, from 8:30-9:30am in the Florance Center. Parents in prayer is group of parents/family members who gather together once a month to pray over the requests and praises of the DeLaSalle community. All month long, students, staff, and family members have the opportunity to anonymously place their prayers in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classrooms.

All prayers will be collected and our group will pray together for these joys and concerns. There will be refreshments and fellowship to be shared. This is a very welcoming experience where blessings are not only given, but also received. We hope to see you there.

Questions: Please contact Jackie Schluter Johnson at