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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Dear God, I thank you for waking me up today. You have given me another sunrise to enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful sounds of nature and the cool breeze brushing through the trees making the birds sing beautiful melodies. I praise You, Father, for allowing me to live another beautiful day in Your Kingdom. Amen.

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

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:30pm Cross Country: All Conference Championship @ Battle Creek Regional Park
  • 4:30pm Football: C Game vs. St. Louis Park  @ St. Louis Park HS Stadium
  • 5:30pm Volleyball: C Match vs. Nova Classical Academy  @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Volleyball: JV Match vs. Nova Classical Academy  @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Match vs. Nova Classical Academy  @ DeLaSalle High School

In today’s news…

IT’S OFFICIAL: We have Respect Life Month in October of each year. “The Church,” Pope Benedict said, “is called to proclaim the gift of life, to serve life, and to promote a culture of life.” So we remember all forms and all ages of life that God has given us.

FOR THE BABIES! You have pop, milk, and bottle water. How about the babies? Pick up some Similac formula for these hungry children. Bring items to the Atrium all month.

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress. Conferences are Wednesday, October 18, from 4:00-8:00pm and on Thursday, October 19, from 11:00am-7:00pm. Students will dismiss October 18 at 1:56pm and afternoon transportation routes will leave at 2:10pm. There are no classes on October 19 or 20.
DeLaSalle staff will participate in two consecutive school days of professional development – October 20 and October 23. On October 23, all DeLaSalle staff will join colleagues from other Lasallian high schools in the Twin Cities (Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Cretin-Derham Hall, Holy Family, and Totino-Grace) for a presentation by Dr. Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, who will speak about race and social justice.

DeLaSalle welcomes the following 9th graders to Student Council: Andre Dukes II, Esmé Eubanks, Nora Francois, Lily Getschow, Bolu Ilelaboye, Evie Kaznessis.

Sign-up is underway for winter sports like winter sideline and competitive cheer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ hockey, boys’ swimming, and wrestling. Students received an email October 11 from the Student Activities office with a link to sign up. Registration is as simple as students opening the email and selecting which winter sport they wish to participate in. Registration does not have any fees associated, and it is not binding. However, we do ask that all interested students sign up by Friday, October 20 if they are interested in playing a winter sport.

Quiz Bowl practices have begun, though we are always looking for more participants. We practice after school on Tuesdays and Thursday in B305 . Questions? Contact Mr. Marrin at

The introductory meeting for Math League will be Today at 3:15 in B307. All math enthusiasts (at all grade levels) are invited and encouraged to participate. See Mr. Newman with any questions or if you are interested, but cannot attend.

Come cheer on the Islander volleyball teams Tonight as they host Nova Classical Academy in their last regular season home games. In addition to Senior NIght, the volleyball program will hold a bake sale in the Main Gym starting at 5:30pm to raise funds for cancer awareness and research. October marks both Breast Cancer and Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you for your support!

There will be no NAHS after school on Wednesday. We will meet again on Wednesday, October 25th.

Art Club will not meet this Wednesday. We will meet again on Wednesday, October 25th.

Just because there are no classes because of Parent-Teacher conferences and MEA break doesn’t mean students can’t complete work-service hours. Work-service hours are scheduled:

Wednesday, Oct. 18: 2:15-5:15pm
Thursday, Oct. 19: 9:30am-3:00pm (5 hours with a 30-minute lunch)
Friday, Oct. 20: 9:30am-3:00pm (5 hours with a 30-minute lunch)
Monday, Oct. 23: No work service shifts available due to off-site staff development

To schedule work service, please contact Mr. Shelstad [] at 612.676.7614.

Three college representatives will share the college view of the application process in an informative panel on Wednesday, October 18, from 5:30-6:30pm in D104. Find answers to all of your questions from people who work directly in admissions. The representatives LOVE your questions; please bring them all.

Not doing a winter activity already? Come and tryout be a part of a National and State Title winning team!  Competition Cheer is an athletic, fun, and spirited sport that is comprised of dance, gymnastics, stunts, jumps, and cheer. No experience necessary!

When: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Who: Tryouts are open to all 9 – 12 Graders (boys and girls)
What: Please wear shorts and a t-shirt, gym shoes and have your hair pulled back out of your face. We will teach you all of the skills you need to know at tryouts – stunting, dance, jumps, and cheer. We want to see any tumbling you have, but you will not be scored on it! Please fill out the DLS Cheer Registration Form at the back of the DLS Cheer Information Packet and bring it to the Florance Center on the day of tryouts. It must be signed by a parent. If you have questions, please contact Head JV Coach, Jessica Luckett, at or 612-676-7687.

Current sophomores and juniors can apply for a Global Advantage student exchange. Tenth and eleventh graders will receive an email today with a link to the application. Students can learn more here about the exchanges in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, and Italy. Interviews for exchange students will begin next week.

The Global Advantage Program will have an information meeting for families interested in hosting international exchange students on Tuesday, October 24th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in D104. DeLaSalle will be welcoming students from Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany and Italy in the coming school year. These students go through an extensive application process and are chosen by their schools for their academics, behavior, and interest in experiencing America.

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.

DeLaSalle is taking a group of students to Value Village in Richfield on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to volunteer in the store. Get service hours while working with your friends – you can even dress up in costume and help organize their BOOtique (and maybe even do a little shopping yourself!) The bus will leave DE at 3:30 and return at 6:30 (we will work from 4-6). Please email Ms. Hank ( if you’d like to go!

On Wednesday, October 25th, Miss Barry is looking for 6-8 students to help serve the afternoon meal at Sharing and Caring Hands from 2:30-3:30 pm. Students will need to be able to miss the last 30 minutes of their 8th hour. If interested, please email Miss Barry. This will be limited to 8 students.

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.