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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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

Wondrous God, thank you for blessing us with hearts and minds to serve one another. Let us always be mindful that we love each other because you first loved us. We rejoice in that by serving one another, we are able to show that love for each other and for you, LORD. Help us continue in that spirit, that your will may be done and your kingdom may come. We ask that you continue to bless us and strengthen us as we try to be more like you. In your holy name we pray, 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.


  • University of Notre Dame: 11am – 12pm
  • University of Kansas: 11:50am – 12:50pm
  • University of Wisc – Eau Claire: 2:15pm – 3:15pm

  • 7:00pm Football: Varsity Section Tournament vs. Columbia Heights High School @ Columbia Heights 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.

RESPECT LIFE MONTH: FOR THE BABIES!  What’s the bottom line? These babies need lotion, wipes, bottom cream. Oh, what a difference your donation can make! Bring items to the Atrium all month.

This week we will be celebrating and honoring the rich diversity that is present at DeLaSalle High School and in the world.  It is our hope that the events and programs that are planned for the week will provide a springboard into a yearlong and life long appreciation of the beauty that exists in every aspect of diversity.

Today our 9th, 11th and 12th graders will have classroom workshops on equity and inclusion in 9th and 12th grade English and 11th grade Social Studies

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

The Global Advantage Program will have an information meeting for families interested in hosting international exchange students Tonight, 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.

Students can meet representatives from different service agencies in the Twin Cities during the annual Lasallian Ministry Service Fair, held during lunches at booths in the hallway by the Florance Center and in Albers Atrium. Students may gather information, sign up to volunteer, and work toward completing their 60-hour Christian Service graduation requirement.

NAHS meets tomorrow in Room B110.

Art Club meets tomorrow in Room B107 from 3:15-5:00pm. All are welcome. Please contact Ms. Swords with questions.

Please join us Thursday morning at 7:50am in the Brothers Chapel, for a short prayer service. There will be a Lasallian themed prayer every Thursday morning at 7:50am in the Brothers Chapel, please feel free to join us!

Chess club will meet on Thursdays beginning this week. Please join us whether you are a beginning chess player or practically a pro! Drop in any time between 3:00-4:30 on Thursdays in room A208. See Ms. Kocourek if you have any questions.

Please click here to sign up to be part one of DeLaSalle’s Technovation teams for this year. We will hold an information meeting after school on Thursday in the Thies Lab (D207).

To access our new ebook collection go the Library page in Canvas and select ebooks from the Digital Collections page (you can use the Overdrive app or go through Safari).

Once you get to the Overdrive site, search for ISLDA Shared Collection.

  1. Select De La Salle High School from the list of participating schools.
  2. Students : Your login ID is the year you graduate followed by your student ID number.
    • For example — Graduation year 2021, ID 03645
    • Your login would be 20213645 (Note if your student ID starts with a zero omit that zero in the login)

This Parent Association sponsored group will meet Friday from 1:45-2:45pm in the Florance Center, to lift up the school community in prayer. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classroom. Prayer requests may remain anonymous.

DLS Cycling Club will ride again on Friday. We will meet in Room A206 from 3:15-3:30, and we will ride from 3:30-4:30. This week we will explore the Cedar Lake Trail through Target Field and out to Cedar Lake. Come out and enjoy what remains of the fall weather! Please bring your bike to school and lock it outside during the day. All participants must have a helmet in order to ride.

The Fellowship Book Club (formerly Lord of the Rings Book Club) will have its first meeting on Friday. We will meet for 15 minutes right after school in Ms. Wojda’s room (B211) to discuss a reading schedule and meeting dates/times. We will read all of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia this year and possibly one or more of Lewis’ works after that. As usual, refreshments will be provided. If you are unable to make the meeting but are still interested in the club, please fill out this survey.

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.

DeLaSalle is taking a group of students to Value Village in Richfield Tomorrow, 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!

Miss Barry is looking for 6-8 students to help serve the afternoon meal at Sharing and Caring Hands Tomorrow, 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.