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Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

Dear Lord,

Help us to value the work of our hands, minds and hearts,
as a way of participating in your ongoing creation,
as a way of building relationships and building a more just society.
Give us the insight and courage to build a society
where everyone shares the riches of the earth and the wealth of our endeavors.


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.

  • 3:30pm Golf: Girls Varsity Match vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Ponds at Battle Creek
  • 3:30pm Golf: Boys JV Match Match vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 3:30pm Golf: Boys Varsity Match vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:30pm Softball: JV Game vs. Columbia Heights High School @ Columbia Heights
  • 4:30pm Softball: Varsity Game vs. Columbia Heights High School @ Columbia Heights
  • 5:30pm Lacrosse: Girls JV Game Minnehaha/DeLaSalle vs. Lakeville North @ Lakeville North
  • 7:00pm Lacrosse: Girls Varsity Game Minnehaha/DeLaSalle vs. Lakeville North @ Lakeville North


  • 12:00pm: AP European History ((LL Gray Gym)
    Students excused to eat lunch 4th period. Please note late end time (3:45pm) –students are responsible for communicating with moderators of activities and plan transportation and after school activities accordingly.
  • Hallway Closings:  The hallway leading to the LL Gray Gym will be closed all day until testing concludes around 3:45pm, students may not use the drinking fountain in that area unless they are in Phy. Ed.

In today’s news…

  • Senior Final Exams: Seniors will complete final exams and assessments Thursday and Friday. Final assessments are scheduled in periods 1-4 on Thursday and periods 5-8 on Friday. Seniors are excused from periods 1-4 on Friday.
  • Senior iPads: Seniors will return their iPads on Friday, after their last final. Seniors, you will find the iPad Collection Checklist in the Islanders Course under Technology in Canvas. Please print out a copy and bring it with you to iPad Collection on Friday in D104.
  • Senior Locker Clean-out: Seniors should begin cleaning out their lockers in preparation for the official locker clean-out on Thursday during 7th period. Please use trash and recycling bins located throughout the building. There is a box in the main office for anyone who would like to donate school supplies or locker decorations to students in need. Any senior who does not clean-out their locker by the end of the day on Thursday will need to complete additional work service hours.
  • Senior Uniform Donation Drop-Off:The Deans Office would like to invite graduating seniors to donate gently used and clean uniform items they no longer need. Items can be dropped in the main office at any time – there is no deadline for donations. Future Islanders thank you!

This is a last call for students who are completing the blended CPR/AED course to pay their $5 to Ms. Smith in the business office and to set up your test out with Mr. C. Please set up your test out by Friday, May 18.

Sales started Wednesday for the Metro Transit Student Summer Pass, which provides students with unlimited rides on buses or light rail this summer. Passes cost $29 and are valid June 1-September 4 from 5:00am-10:00pm. It’s perfect for summer jobs, sports leagues and all the other fun that summer brings. Click here for more about how to buy a pass. All you need to purchase a pass is the school name (DeLaSalle) and the student ID. If you’d rather use cash, you can buy a Summer Student Pass at a Metro Transit Service Center. Call 612-373-3333 or visit for locations.

The end of the school year is near, so let’s celebrate! Current DeLaSalle students are invited to an end-of-year party and yearbook signing on Friday, from 5:00-8:00pm on Christian Brothers’ Plaza and LL Gray Gym. Big Bell ice cream truck will be on site with treats available for purchase. We will be grilling as well, compliments of the Student Council. Students who bought a yearbook may pick up their copy. Students can also show off their karaoke skills, play lawn games, or even dunk their classmates or favorite teacher in a dunk tank.

Come hear a free concert of Sr. Duea’s musical compositions on Monday, May 21st, at 7:00pm in the band room. The concert will be about 1 hour and 10 minutes long and includes Sr. Duea on piano, Mr. Englund on Cello, Isaace Blaine-Sauer on violin, and Mr. Dirlam on saxophones. There will also be a surprise special guest.

The last day of after school snack service will be Wednesday, May 23.

On Wednesday, May 23, the evening before graduation, we will gather for our Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Awards, and Reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Gym.  Seniors are asked to arrive by 6:15 and report to the LL Gray Gym to line up for the processional.

Students who are 16 years or older are invited to volunteer with People Serving People’s Summer Program. This program helps families who are staying in the shelter. Time commitment would be a minimum of 2-4 hours per week volunteering in the early childhood classrooms. If you are interested, please contact Tom Golembeck via email.

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.