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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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

O God, in a spirit of faith and confidence and with a profound sense of humility, we earnestly ask You to give us the grace necessary to be one in mind and heart with all in the Lasallian Family and to inspire in others a deep and sincere love of You. We beg You to make our hearts and those of our brothers and sisters in our world-wide Lasallian Family, one in the heart of our Brother, Jesus. 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: Girls Varsity Conference Tournament @ Goodrich Golf Course
  • 3:30pm Track & Field: Girls All Invitational @ Minnetonka H.S.
  • 3:30pm Track & Field: Boys All Invitational @ Minnetonka H.S.

In today’s news…

All graduates and their families will join the school tonight at 6:30pm to celebrate and bless the end of high school years at the Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Recognition Ceremony. We welcome school chaplain, Father Joe Kuharski, as our Mass celebrant. The evening also includes the complete Senior Awards program and recognition of each senior, as well as a reception hosted by our Alumni Association. Seniors must line up in the hallway near the North Entrance of the D building by 6:15pm, dressed in their “Sunday best” clothes.

PLEASE NOTE: The Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot will NOT be available for guests. If the main school parking lot is full, guests may park in the 301 on Main parking lot at 301 Main Street NE. A shuttle will be available beginning at 6:00pm to bring guests to the school.

The DeLaSalle Class of 2018 – with 175 students – will graduate Thursday, May 24 during Commencement Exercises at the Basilica of Saint Mary. Commencement will begin promptly at 6:45pm. Seniors must be present on the east side of the Basilica by 6:10pm. DeLaSalle welcomes Jeff Cavins, a dynamic public speaker and author, who created the popular Great Adventure Bible Study series, as our Commencement speaker. Seniors are required to attend graduation practice on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:00am at the Basilica of Saint Mary. The practice will last one-and-a-half to two hours and seniors will receive their cap, gown, and graduation tickets during the practice. Thanks to the hard work of Basilica staff, DeLaSalle will again livestream the graduation ceremony. Click here to watch.

Weather permitting, DeLaSalle will set up a black backdrop with the school name and logo on the west side of the steps of the Basilica that will be available for graduates and families to use for post-ceremony photos. A staff photographer will be present to assist as needed.

All unclaimed lost and found items will be donated on Friday, June 1st. Stop by the Deans’ Office B-209 to check for any personal items you have lost recently.

If you are interested in Cross Country, please come to a runner interest meeting today at 8am in Coach Pearson’s room, A213.

The last day of after school snack service is today.

There are no classes on Friday, May 25, following the Class of 2018 graduation or on Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The school will be closed on Memorial Day.

Final assessments are scheduled over three half days May 29, 30, and 31 for underclass students. You can find the finals schedule here. All students will return their iPad after their last final.

Students are reminded that they should be dressed in uniform for final exams on May 29th-31st.

With seasons compressed due to the extreme weather conditions of April, the Islander spring sports programs have been on a hectic schedule to complete as much of their regular season schedules as possible. The teams have been doing well as playoffs near. Click here to follow the Islanders in action.

Students can receive unlimited rides on buses or trains – perfect for getting to summer jobs, sports leagues, or other activities – on the Metro Transit Student Summer Pass. The pass is available for $29 and valid June 1-September 4 from 5:00am-10:00pm. Click here 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.

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.