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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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

Dear Lord, may I live every moment in the light of Your love. When I am filled with doubt or fear remind me that no matter what I need, Your spirit can touch my heart and fill me with peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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

On today’s calendar…



We will follow this adjusted class schedule Today:

  • Period 1: 8:30 – 9:09
  • Period 2: 9:14 – 9:50
  • Period 3: 9:55 – 10:31
  • Period 7: 10:36 – 11:12
  • Period 4: 11:17 – 11:53
  • Period 5: 11:58 – 12:34
  • Period 6: 12:39 – 1:15
  • Period 8: 1:20 – 1:56

  • 7:00pm Football: Varsity Game vs. St. Louis Park @ 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.

Our 20th annual Diversity Week is October 23-27.  On Monday, there is no school for students as DeLaSalle Staff members will join with area Lasallian schools for workshops on racial equity. The day will be facilitated by Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Other highlights of the week include classroom presentations and our always anticipated Diversity Week Finale.

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 Tonight, 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.

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

We have our first out of uniform day Wednesday, October 25. Students can purchase out of uniform wrist bands Tuesday, October 24 during lunches and Wednesday, October 25 before school. Wristband sales will help support the Student Council, and a portion of the proceeds will go to our sister school in Kenya.

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

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

Art Club will not meet Today because of conferences. We will meet again on Wednesday, October 25th.

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.

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.