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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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.

  • 4:00pm Tennis: Boys JV Match vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ Augsburg Park
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Match vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ Valley View Park

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle invites families and friends to join us at the annual Spring Concert and Art Show tonight at 7:00pm in the Florance Center. Honors II art students will display art work in the Schulze Lab (D104) starting at 5:30pm. Guests can participate in an interactive art project while waiting in line or before the concert. The finished project will be displayed in Albers Atrium after the concert. Unable to attend? Watch a livestream here

On Saturday, May 5 we will be hosting our 18th annual Starry Night prom for people with disabilities. 1,400+ guests from all over the greater Twin Cities area will be enjoying an evening of music, fun, and dancing. Over 200 DeLaSalle students have been involved in the planning, preparation and training that is required for such an event. This is entirely volunteer, no Christian Service hours are awarded for participation – so these students deserve to be applauded. Due to the importance of the training and preparation, only those students who have participated on the committee are allowed to attend.

On Saturday, May 5, from 9:00am-12:00pm DeLaSalle offers Honors Mastery Exams in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Geometry, Algebra II and Physical Science. These exams are required for any student who wishes Honors or advanced course placement as a 9th grader. All students may choose to take the exams simply to verify placement for fall. Each exam lasts up to 55 minutes. Contact Mike O’Keefe for more information.

Congratulations to senior midfielder, Ansley Atkinson ’18, who has been named DeLaSalle’s Athena Award winner. She will be honored at a luncheon May 4. The Athena Award is given to a senior female athlete and is based on excellence in individual sports or for participation and accomplishments in team sports. Continue reading.

All AP students were required to attend the AP pre-administration session on April 19th. You are required to make this up during your next available lunch period. Please see Ms. Carter or Ms. Braun in Counseling and College Advising for more information.

If you have participated in the CPR/AED blended learning class, please set up a time to test out with Mr. C. You will need to pay $5 to Ms. Smith in the business office and bring your certificate of completion to Mr. C. You can either email Mr. C or come to his office during your lunch to set up an appointment to test out. Please set an appointment by Friday this week. Testing will begin this Thursday and continue into next week. Thank you and have a great day.

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.

The TableTop Games Club will be playing Pandemic this Thursday, in B307. Come play this cooperative board game where you are CDC workers fighting multiple diseases across the globe. Watch Wil Wheaton’s TableTop for an introduction to the rules.

Our speaker who was scheduled for April 19th will be here on Thursday during all lunches in room D104. This meeting is mandatory. Lunch will be provided in order to maximize our time with the speaker so, please come directly to the room at the BEGINNING of your lunch period. Thank you!

Students who park in the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot (just south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge) should note the parking lot will be unavailable on two upcoming dates because the Nicollet Island Pavilion needs the parking for two scheduled events. The parking lot will be used for breakfast events on Tuesday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 15. Students are strongly encouraged to carpool, get a ride to and from school, or use public transportation on those dates. Thank you for your cooperation.

You will all recall the remarkable performance by Bernard Woma and the Saakumu Dance Troupe from Ghana on March 2nd. Bernard had been suffering with cancer but did not share that with us. We were informed on Friday that he passed away. Please keep Bernard, the dance troupe and all of his friends and family in your prayers. We were so blessed by his presence and that of his group. What an awesome experience for everyone in the school to dance together on the gym floor. May his soul rest in peace.

Registration is full for the June driver’s education class. There is a class being offered in late July and early August. Click here for registration details.

Volunteer to help at the Lundstrum Performing Arts Gala.

  • When: Saturday May 19, 2018
  • Where: Lundstrum Performing Arts- 1617 N 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Parking: Free in two surrounding lots and on the streets surrounding Lundstrum
  • Time of Volunteers needed: 5:00-8:30 or 5:00-10:00 pm Volunteer Duties will include: Food service and bussing, greeting and escorting guests, assisting with event logistics.
  • Time of Event: 6:00-10:00pm
  • Other things to know: Please wear black pants and a white shirt with no writing. Dinner will be provided.

If interested, please contact Nora Kreml at

This would be a summer program for students (16+) that have an interest in helping the families staying in our shelter. Time commitments would be a minimum of 2-4 hours per week volunteering in our early childhood classrooms. If you are interested, contact Tom Golembeck via email.

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.

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.

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.