by cswords | | Source

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

Dear Lord, help us to love one another and let us open our eyes to see all the right and wrong that we have done.  Let us open our lips to speak what is right and not wrong.  Help us to make good decisions, be strong and not give up and live our lives as we should, in your image. 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

  • 4:00pm Tennis: Girls JV Match vs. Visitation  @ Visitation H.S.
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Girls Varsity Match vs. Visitation  @ Visitation HS
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls C Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels  @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls JV Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels  @ Fort Snelling
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys C Game DeLaSalle vs. Academy of Holy Angels  @ Taft Park Richfield
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys B Game DeLaSalle vs. Academy of Holy Angels  @ Washington Park – Richfield
  • 4:30pm Volleyball: 9 Gold Match vs. Hiawatha Collegiate  @ Hiawatha Collegiate High School
  • 4:30pm Volleyball: C Game vs. Brooklyn Center  @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 4:30pm Volleyball: JV Game vs. Brooklyn Center  @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 5:30pm Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels  @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 6:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Game vs. Brooklyn Center  @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 7:00pm Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels  @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:30pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels  @ Academy of Holy Angels

In today’s news…

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.

If you have lost an item this year, please stop by the Dean’s Office B-209 to check the lost and found. All unclaimed lost and found items will donated at the mid-semester point on October 19th.

Do you know someone grades K-12 or have you yourself done some impactful work in the area of service? They/you might be eligible for a Give Award. The Kid Advisory Board of Simon Says Give is seeking nominations for “Superheroes” Check out their website here and nominate someone today. The award ceremony will take place on January 13 but nominations are due by September 30th.

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

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. Today. 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)

Earn Christian Service Hours! – Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 3:15PM DeLaSalle’s Annual Fall Waste Sort in the Christian Brothers’ Parking Lot! Sort’n It Out on the Island! Need Christian Services hours? Want to have fun with your friends while making a difference in the community? Join the GREEN Team for this fall’s DeLaSalle Waste Sort! ​

Questions? Contact Mr. Lynch at, or stop by the office he uses in Christian Brothers Hall (right across from Lasallian Ministries). We look forward to seeing you at the waste sort!

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 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!

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.

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.

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.