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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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

God, grant that everywhere we may have hope and joy in the redemption you will bring in every situation. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



Schedule subject to change, please check the Activities Calendar for updates.

  • 1:00pm Golf: Boys Varsity Conference Tournament @ River Oaks Golf Course
  • 4:00pm Lacrosse: Girls JV Game Minnehaha/DeLaSalle vs. Breck @ Breck School
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Match vs. St. Anthony @ St. Anthony
  • 4:00pm Track & Field: Girls All Invitational @ Burnsville High School
  • 4:00pm Track & Field: Boys All Invitational @ Burnsville High School
  • 4:30pm Lacrosse: Boys JV Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Breck @ Breck School
  • 7:00pm Lacrosse: Girls Varsity Game Minnehaha/DeLaSalle vs. Breck @ Breck School

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.

  • 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.
    • Big Base game after school – come and join us for some community fun! All Are Welcome!

Good luck to 42 DeLaSalle students whose projects and research papers will compete in Minnesota State History Day on Saturday, April 28at the University of Minnesota. Once again, DeLaSalle is advancing more projects and more students to State History Day than any other high school in the Metro Region. Continue reading

Catholic Charities presents My Skin & Me: Exploring privilege, and the power to Do Something. Please join Catholic Charities on Sunday April 29th from 10:30am – Noon at Church of Christ the King on 5029 Zenith Ave S. in Minneapolis for an exploration and discussion on identity, privilege, and race in our community. Fresh fruit and homemade pastries are provided!

DeLaSalle will celebrate seniors and their postsecondary plans on National College Decision Day. Seniors may wear apparel representing their college or postsecondary decisions. During lunches, seniors may sign a Class of 2018 poster and enter a raffle for a chance to win a dorm refrigerator!

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.

The Lasallian Ministry office is still seeking participants for the trip to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation this summer. We need at least 10 to make it happen. If you would like more information and to sign up, please follow this link.

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!

Nomination forms for the Executive Board of Student Council are available in the main office and room B302. All nominations forms are due on Friday to Mr. Sczepanski in B302 by the end of the day. Elections will take place on Friday, May 4th. Make sure to follow all the directions on the nominations forms carefully.

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.

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.