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Monday, September 17, 2018

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

God our Father, you gave Saint Robert Bellarmine wisdom and goodness
to defend the faith of your Church. By his prayers
may we always rejoice in the profession of our faith.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



All college visits take place in the Guidance office B102, unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register for the visit through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit with the college rep.  The Guidance office will give students passes back to class if the visit does not take the whole period.


  • St John’s University/College of St Benedict: 11am – 12pm
  • Lake Forest College: 12:00pm – 12:45pm


  • University of Puget Sound: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

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

  • 4:15pm Tennis: Girls Varsity Match vs. St. Paul Como Park @ St. Paul Como Park H.S.

In today’s news…

Tonight from 6:30-8:00pm, in Room D117, parents of 9th and 10th grade students are invited to learn simple steps for you and your students’ college journey.  Learn how & why it is never too early to seek college scholarships. Discover NAVIANCE, the online college planning tool used by DLS students.

Attention all 9-11th graders! DeLaSalle test day will be Wednesday, October 10 this year. Counselors from the guidance office will be in your English or Social Studies classes to give you more information.

9th grade IOWA test:
Ms. Stipkovits will be in classes September 19th, 20th and October 3rd
10th grade Pre-ACT:
Mrs. Carter will be in classes the week of October 1-5th
11th grade PSAT:
Ms. Braun will be in classes September 25th and 27th

Apple will be releasing a software update for the iPad called iOS 12. Students should NOT update their iPad with the new operating system until DeLaSalle’s technology team has tested school apps for iOS 12 compatibility and functionality in the school environment so we can transition smoothly to the new software. Please ignore any iOS 12 software update notifications or prompts that appear on your iPad until further notice from DeLaSalle. Students who update to iOS 12 before given permission will have restrictions placed on their device and all personal apps will be deleted for the remainder of the semester.

DeLaSalle students have the opportunity now to sign up and express their interest in participating in a student activity or winter sport. Students received an email this week with a link to share their interest in various clubs and organizations on campus. We encourage them to respond by Friday, September 21. An email with a link to register for winter sports will be sent next week. Signing up does not require a student to participate, though coaches and moderators will use the information to reach out and share more information about their activity or sport. Please contact the Student Activities office with any further questions.
In addition to all-school liturgies, students in each grade will gather as a class this fall to celebrate Mass. School chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, will celebrate each Mass at nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Class Masses occur for 10th grade on Sept. 18; and 9th grade on October 2. Students should report to their first hour class and then will dismiss to the Florance Center for a grade level meeting before departing for Mass.

Please join us on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Room A208 for chess club. All ability levels are welcome. Come learn how to play chess or come to challenge the best chess players at De. Feel free to drop-in for part or all of the hour. It is not necessary to attend each week. Join us when you can!

Sign up to join the girls book group Women of Words (W.O.W.) please fill out the form to join our book discussion group. We read 3-4 books a year and meet during lunches to discuss our books.

Art club will begin on Wednesday. Students who are interested should meet in Room B107 after school on Wednesday. Art club will meet from 3:00-4:30 p.m. most Wednesdays throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Swords. All students are welcome!

Juniors and Seniors who have had at least one full semester of art are invited to a mandatory NAHS meeting on Wednesday, September 19 in the Art Room B110. Please come to the informational meeting in the morning at 8:15 a.m. or after school at 3:15 p.m. and pick up a contract to fill out.

The Atlatl Society will meet for the first time this fall on Wednesday after school from 3:15-4:15 p.m. We’ll meet in Mr. Sczepanski’s Room, B302, and go outside and throw at targets behind the school. If the weather is rainy, we’ll repair darts inside. Come and check out the nation’s only high school Atlatl group!

David Bank Studios will be on campus on Wednesday, September 26th to take senior portraits for free that will be used in the yearbook and on the wall composite. They will be in the Thies Lab during lunches. Please bring a top to change into if you do not wish to wear your Out of Uniform top.

On Saturday, September 22, DeLaSalle community members are invited to attend the annual powwow in Mankato, Minnesota. We will depart DLS at 9:00 a.m. and will return by 6:30 p.m. Please complete this form if you would like to participate.

Students, are you looking for ways to earn Christian Service hours? This resource provides some opportunities organized by DeLaSalle teachers and staff. You can check back periodically to see as service opportunities are added. Don’t forget, you can always contact Mr. Hallman if you need help finding other possible service opportunities.