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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Sun and cloud, bless the Lord.
Dew and rain, bless the Lord.
Flower and weed, bless the Lord.
Breeze and bird, bless the Lord.
Mist and meadow, bless the Lord.
Sunrise and sunset, bless the Lord.
Light and darkness, bless the Lord.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

This week, the DeLaSalle community celebrates Founder’s Week. This week full of events affirms our Lasallian heritage and connection with the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Each day will emphasize one of the five Lasallian core principles, which are Inclusive Community; Concern for the Poor and Social Justice; Faith in the Presence of God; Quality Education; and Respect for All Persons.

  • Tuesday, April 24: Concern for the Poor and Social Justice
    • Prayer cards will be given out at the beginning of the day focusing on this theme.
  • Wednesday, April 25: Faith in the Presence of God
    • Founder’s Day Mass honoring Distinguished Lasallian Educator, Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, and Alumni scholarship award winners.
  • Thursday, April 26: Quality Education
    • Staff Appreciation Day
  • Friday, April 27: Respect for All Persons
    • Final Special L.E.A.P. meeting will be held during lunches. We will have a guest speaker, Mr. Sam Peterson, who will be speaking about his work at St. Stephens to house homeless veterans. Also the Big Base game will Be after school so come and join us for some community fun! All Are Welcome!

If you have a negative lunch account balance, you need to make it positive by Tuesday, May 1 in order to buy breakfast, lunch, or a la carte items from the DeLaSalle Cafe. Click here for information about how to access and deposit money into your account. Please deposit funds into your account by Tuesday, to ensure your account is positive by lunch time. If you receive free or reduced lunch benefits, your account cannot be negative either.

Students may dress out of uniform today, if they purchase a wristband. Wristbands will be sold for $2 before school today. This out of uniform day makes up for a previously scheduled day that was postponed. Students must follow out of uniform guidelines identified in the Student-Parent Handbook. DeLaSalle shares a portion of out of uniform wristband sales proceeds with Mwangaza College, our twin school in Kenya.

Today, DeLaSalle students are invited to meet with representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. DeLaSalle will provide free bus transportation that will leave from the front of school at 6:15pm and return around 8:45pm. Please email Beth Braun to sign up for the bus. This is a great opportunity for sophomore and junior students and families to explore potential college options.

Need Christian Services hours? Want to have fun with your friends while making a difference in the community? Join the GREEN Team for DeLaSalle’s Spring Waste Sort!

  • What: DeLaSalle’s Annual Fall Waste Sort in the Christian Brothers’ Parking Lot!
  • When: April 24th, 3:15PM – 5:15PM
  • Where: In the Brothers’ parking lot behind the school (between the football field and Christian Brothers Hall)

Questions? Contact Mr. Lynch at We look forward to seeing you there! ​Sincerely, Mr. Lynch and the GREEN Team​.

Tomorrow, we will gather in the Florance Center between first and second period to celebrate our annual Founder’s Day Mass. Founder’s Day is an event dedicated to recognizing the founder of the Christian Brothers and namesake of our school, St. John Baptist DeLaSalle.  We will take time to honor two staff members with the Lasallian Educator Award and the Liemandt Excellence in Teaching Award.

We will meet this Thursday at 3:15pm in Room B302. Come join us for a some pizza, beverages, and either dart making or throwing if the weather is nice! Please see Mr. Sczepanski if you have any questions.

Come join the TableTop Games Club for the Sheriff of Nottingham, a game of smuggling and bluffing. Can you amass the biggest fortune? We will play Thursday, after school in B307. See Mr. Newman with questions. Come have fun!

Pick up a nomination form from the Main Office or Mr. Sczepanski’s room, if you want to run for a position on the student council executive board! The nomination packet must be returned to Mr. Sczepanski by Thursday. The election will take place after a round of stump speeches from Presidential candidates, during lunches on May 4th. Best of luck to all candidates!

Are you interested in representing next year’s sophomore, junior, or senior class on Student Council? If so, stop by Mr. Sczepanski’s room or the main office and pick up a form! Interested students must attend an informational meeting on May 1st and complete all other requirements on the form to have their name on the ballot. All required materials must be turned in to Mr. Sczepanski by Tuesday, May 8th, by 3:15pm. Class Representative Elections will be held on Wednesday, May 16th in designated classes for each grade. Please contact Mr. Sczepanski if you have any questions.

Dear Islanders,

One of the Technovation teams at DeLaSalle is in the process of creating an app that would organize the current National Honor Society tutoring system. Team members would greatly appreciate it if you could take this survey that would provide input and allow you to voice any issues you have with the current system.


DeLaSalle Technovation Team

Students who participate in after school activities can get a healthy snack starting next Monday. Islanders who stay for after school tutoring, athletics, and activities qualify for the snack, which will rotate and include options like fruit, crackers, milk, juice, cheese sticks, and granola bars. You can also buy grab ‘n go items like chips, sports drinks and leftover a la carte items from lunch. Starting Monday, April 30, the Cafe will be open Mondays-Thursdays from 3:00-3:30pm.

Join the hundreds of students who build their skills and have fun learning new activities during one of nine Camp Islander camps offered through DeLaSalle this June and July. Registration is underway for Camp Islander 2018, with camps for boys’ and girls’ basketball, cheer, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, tennis, theatre, and volleyball. Click here for more information and to register.

Help the DeLaSalle Parent Association celebrate our terrific staff on the annual Staff Appreciation Day! All teachers, administrators, and support staff are recognized on this day. Plans call for a Welcome and Continental Breakfast for the staff when they arrive for the day, as well as a tasty lunch. Each staff member also receives a thank you gift. A committee of current parents — including Parent Association co-chairs, Jackie Schluter Johnson and Luann Mishler, –has been organizing the event. Now, we extend a call for other parents to help with the event.

TO VOLUNTEER OR DONATE: Click here to access an online form where you can indicate how you may wish to volunteer or contribute to the day. Many parents enjoy spending part of the day with each other – and all for a good cause! If you have questions, please contact Parent Association co-chairs, Jackie Schluter Johnson or Luann Mishler. If you prefer to make a cash donation toward the cost of meals and treats for the staff, please send your donation to Parent Association staff liaison, Mike O’Keefe, at DeLaSalle.

DeLaSalle, in partnership with ACT Ready, will offer a four-week class in June to help juniors achieve their best possible scores on the July ACT exam. The class will meet at DeLaSalle on MondayTuesday, and Wednesday mornings during the weeks of June 11, 18, 25 and July 9. The class costs $200; the cost is $40 for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch benefits. Interested juniors may read more here and are invited to complete and submit an application by May 1. Class size is limited and may be filled before May 1. Questions? Please contact Barbara McAdams in the DeLaSalle Guidance office at 612-676-7621 or Mary Ann Dorsher with ACT Ready at 612-250-8122.

Ticket sales continue for the April 28 Junior-Senior Prom. The theme for this year’s Prom is “Bright Lights, Big City-Hollywood” and you can gain “red carpet” access for $75 before Wednesday, April 18; prices rise to $85 after that date and ticket sales end on April 25. You can purchase tickets online or from Ms. Smith in the Business Office with cash or check payment (please make checks payable to DeLaSalle High School, with “Prom” listed in the check memo).