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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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

Dear Lord, Another day has come and I thank you for this new day. Help me to try my best, stay focused and see life clearer. Bring me to the end of the day with pride and joy at what I have achieved. We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord. 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.


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


  • Beloit College: 10:15 – 11:15am

  • 4:30pm Soccer: Boys B Game vs. Mahtomedi @ Mahtomedi High School

In today’s news…

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.
Students who receive free or reduced lunch benefits must apply to receive the benefit each year. This is the last week for students who had carryover benefits from last year. Students must have an updated application on file with the DeLaSalle Café before Monday, October 2, or they will return to full paid lunches. The application is available here in English and here in Spanish.

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.

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)

All are welcome for art club after school in Room B107 from 3:15-5:00 pm.

All students and staff are welcome to gather for prayer every Thursday morning in the “Upper Room” (Chapel) from 7:50-8:00 a.m. If you have a particular intention you would like included or if you would like to lead a prayer, please see Br. Ryan on Ms. Hodapp in the Lasallian Ministry office.

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 are welcome to join in the conversation on Thursday, during lunches in room B215. The topic for reflection and discussion is the recent events that happened in Charlottesville, VA. Please bring your lunch directly to the classroom.

The TableTop Games Club will meet on Thursday, at 3:15 in Rm B307. This week’s game will be Forbidden Island. Follow this link, to watch Wil Wheaton’s TableTop for an introduction to the rules and gameplay. New players always welcome!

Were last week’s 90-degree temperatures too hot for you? This week is supposed to be much cool, so come join Cycling Club on this Friday’s ride. We will explore the 5th Street NE bicycle boulevard and the new bike lane on 8th Street NE. We will meet in room A206 from 3:15-3:30 and will ride from 3:30 to 4:30. Students are encouraged to bring their bike to school and to lock it to a bike rack outside during the day. All participants must have a helmet in order to ride.

Seniors – stuck on writing your college essay or submitting your college application? Sticky Caramel Apple Nite will get your creative juices flowing.  Seniors are invited to this College Prep Work Day with staff and experts on hand to review essays and assist with applications. This event will take place on Friday, from 3:10-4:10pm in Room B103.

Seniors – It’s Your Time to Shine!  On Friday, from 3:10- 4:10 pm in Room D104, you will have the opportunity to gain a fresh and unique approach from a professional writer to make YOUR college essay memorable. Your college essay is certain to stand out to admission counselors!

DeLaSalle Theatre debuts its first performance of the 2017-18 season, with the fall musical “Xanadu.” Performances are September 29 and 30, and October 6 and 7, at 7:30pm in the Florance Center. Clio, the precocious Greek muse decides to put on some rollerskates, legwarmers and an Australian accent in order to help Sonny Malone, a chalk artist with half a brain and a heart of gold, rediscover his own creativity. With both help and hindrance from the other muses,Sonny and Clio work to rebuild their “apex of the arts”: a roller disco. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats; $10 for general admission; $8 for non-DeLaSalle students and seniors; and free for De students with current school ID.  Reserve your seat today!

The cost of riding a Metro Transit bus or light rail will increase Sunday, October 1, under a fare hike approved this summer by the Metropolitan Council. DeLaSalle sells Metro Transit bus passes for students. The cost of a 10-ride Student Go-To card will increase from $13.50 to $15.00. Unlimited Fare Student Go-To passes, which are purchased quarterly, will increase from $87.50 to $97.00 per quarter. Future quarters begin November 3, January 18, and April 3. Continue reading

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.

Reminder that the following are due on or before October 6, 2017:

  • 85 day fitness log
  • Paper about the fitness experience
  • 30 day fitness log
  • Fitness club assignment (don’t forget the page response)

Thank you and have a great year. Mr. C

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.