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Friday, May 4, 2018

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

God, we give thanks today for the gift of art. Bless all who use their artistic talents. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



We will follow the schedule below to accommodate Student Council Elections during 7th period.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:16
  • Period 2: 9:21-10:04
  • Period 3: 10:09-10:52
  • Period 4: 10:57-11:40
  • Period 5: 11:45-12:28
  • Period 6: 12:33-1:16
  • Period 7:1:21-2:12
  • Period 8:  2:17-3:00

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

  • 3:30pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Match vs. Minnehaha/DeLaSalle @ Minnehaha Academy North Campus Guido Kauls Field
  • 3:30pm Track & Field: Boys All Invitational @ St. Thomas Academy
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Boys JV Match vs. St. Anthony @ St. Anthony Village HS
  • 4:15pm Baseball: C Game vs. Park Center @ Qulici Field- Shingle Creek
  • 4:15pm Softball: JV Game vs. Minneapolis South @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:15pm Softball: Varsity Game vs. Minneapolis South @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:30pm Baseball: JV Game vs. Park Center @ Park Center High School
  • 5:30pm Lacrosse: Boys JV Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Cretin-Derham Hall @ Cretin Derham-Hall
  • 7:00pm Baseball: Varsity Game vs. Park Center @ Noble Sports Park
  • 7:00pm Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Cretin-Derham Hall @ Cretin Derham-Hall

In today’s news…

Candidates were invited to share a short video about themselves and why they are running. Click on a candidate’s name to view their video.

There will not be videos for president and vice president, as they will deliver speeches during lunches today.

President/Vice President:

  • Julia Brand/Aidan Scott
  • Zichen (Cardiff) Jiang/Christine Ohenzuwa


Public Relations:


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 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.

Mandatory Meeting for Potential Candidates: Class Representative candidates must attend an informational meeting on Tuesday morning, May 8th, at 7:45am in Room B302 with Mr. Sczepanski. If you do not show up to this meeting, and you have not already attended one of the other previous meetings on Tuesday May 1st, you will not get your name on the ballot. Please see Mr. Sczepanski if you have questions.

Monday, May 7

  • 8:00am: AP Chemistry (Rothweiler Room)
    Please note early start time and don’t forget your calculator! Students eat lunch at their regular lunch time, passes given to period 4 lunch eaters if needed. Students taking AP Psychology in the afternoon bring cold lunch or order box lunch and eat in the LL Gray Gym
  • 12:00pm: AP Psychology (Rothweiler Room)
    Students are excused 4th period to eat lunch and should report to testing 5th period.

Please click here for a complete schedule, including exam times and what time you should eat lunch, if you have an exam scheduled. As always, you should get a good night’s sleep before the exam, eat a good breakfast, arrive early, and bring two sharpened #2 pencils and two pens.

DeLaSalle Families,
There is still time to volunteer, donate and register your graduate for the All-Night Graduation Party. We need volunteers. If you’re a parent of a junior or underclassman, please pay-it-forward. We greatly appreciate your help.We have multiple shifts and jobs for all skill sets from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Click here to volunteer.

This is donations week! We’re seeking $5 gift cards  for gas, movies, food, Target, Starbucks, etc. and a variety of prizes such as new tech accessories (especially aux cords, ear buds and chargers), larger gift cards, cool gadgets/electronics or college gear. Please send gift card donations to the school by end of day, Monday, May 7, c/o “School Office: All-Night Senior Graduation Party Donations,” or drop off the prizes in the donation box in the office.

Lastly, as of last week, 50 seniors were signed-up for the party. Let’s make sure everyone is registered so sign-up here! There will be plenty of food, music and dancing, games, sports, swimming, ice skating, hockey and entertainment including a hypnotist, a psychic and a casino room. (They will need a bathing suit and towel. Skating/hockey equipment is encouraged. Valuables should be left at home.)

Thank you for the gift of your time and treasure to send our seniors off right.

Event Co-Chairs,

Cristine Patlan

Mary Steiner

Jared Clapper, a math and science tutor who has helped students in the Florance Center three days a week before school, will not be available for the rest of the school year. Students in need of tutoring may work with a National Honor Society tutor. Please contact Ms. Wojda to arrange a tutor.

A Research Analyst from Craig-Hallum Capital Group will be joining us this morning to talk about careers in finance and investing. Please join the Investment Club for this discussion if you are interested in a career in finance. Friday, May 4th – D-104 at 7:30 a.m.

Join the Ultimate Frisbee Club by signing up at the Activity Office this week! This club will not be for a league, but rather recreational. We will meet in the Gym on Wednesdays for the rest of the school year and then go to Boom Island to play a pick-up game. Miss Barry will be the moderator for this club and it should be a ton of fun. If you are interested, please sign your name and email on the sign up sheet on the Activity Office door. The first game is next Wednesday, May 9.

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.

On Saturday, 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.

During AP testing counselors are proctoring tests and not in the office space. Students wishing to access the counseling office are required to arrive with a pass and a specific task to work on that they need assistance with. There will be one counselor available to assist students who are in crisis.

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 today. Thank you and have a great day.

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.

On Thursday May 10th, we will serve the afternoon meal. If you would like to help out, please see or email Miss Barry.

Note: You need to be able to miss the last 25 minutes of 8th hour. We will be back by 3:50.

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

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.

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 May 15 because the Nicollet Island Pavilion needs the parking for a scheduled event. Students are strongly encouraged to carpool, get a ride to and from school, or use public transportation that day. Thank you for your cooperation.