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Friday, September 28, 2018

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

O good Saint Wenceslaus, Saint and Martyr, help us to be good Christians and neighbors. Help us to find the same compassion and mercy that you freely gave to others. We pray that we may live full and complete lives on Earth to prepare us for the heavenly kingdom that awaits us. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



We will follow the adjusted schedule, due to the pepfest at the end of the day. Please note the change in class order – we will go Periods 1, 2, 3, 7, 4, 5, 6, 8:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:07
  • Period 2: 9:12-9:46
  • Period 3: 9:51-10:25
  • Period 7: 10:30-11:04
  • Period 4: 11:09-11:43
  • Period 5: 11:48-12:22
  • Period 6: 12:27-1:01
  • Period 8: 1:06-1:40
  • Pepfest: 1:45-3:00

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

  • 4:00pm Football: C Game vs. Hill-Murray @ Hill Murray
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. St. Anthony Village @ Fort Snelling

In today’s news…

Homecoming is a chance for us to celebrate our tradition and history at DeLaSalle and acknowledge the thousands of alumni who have come before us.

  • Today’s Out of Uniform:  Islander Day
    Show off that Islander pride! Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts. You may also want to wear your brand-new Homecoming T-shirt.

Click here to find more Homecoming Week information.

The DeLaSalle community is invited to buy a donut for $2 in a fundraiser that supports the boys’ soccer program. Donuts will be sold before school from 7:30am- 8:30am, in the Florance Center. If you love donuts and soccer, come to the 11:00am Varsity game tomorrow morning for more donuts to buy.

Student Council has planned a full roster of fun Homecoming activities after school and invites students to stay, meet friends, and build community.

  • DeLaPalooza (3:00-5:30pm): Students are invited to participate in games, food, and fun! (Students, please gather your belongings from your school locker because you will not be able to get them after 5:30pm). The game 9 Square in the Air will be set up for all students to join in and play!
  • Powderpuff Football (5:30-7:30pm); Watch as the junior girls take on the senior girls in the annual powderpuff football game on the Athletic Field.
  • Outdoor Movie & Bonfire (5:00-9:30pm): Come warm up by the bonfire on Brothers’ Plaza and enjoy s’mores and treats served by the DeLaSalle Parent Association. We will light the fire much earlier than anticipated, at 5:00pm, and the fire will continue through the end of the evening. Students can also watch an outdoor movie on the Athletic Field with friends. Dress warm – it could be a chilly night.

The school building will be closed on Friday at 5:30pm. Students will need to bring their belongings with them, as they will not be able to access their locker after that time.

Join the Guidance office for some “October Madness” and get help on your college application!

  • The Essay Writing Workshop that was scheduled for today (Sept. 28) has been rescheduled to Friday, October 12.
  • Seniors are invited each Friday in october to gather in the college advising office (B102) after school to work on their college applications. During October Madness 4 Seniors, counselors will be on hand to help and answer questions as well as provide some nourishment to get students through the late afternoon. Seniors are encouraged to come, stay, and enjoy a relaxed and supportive atmosphere with their friends and work on their applications together! This is a great way to make progress toward November 1 deadlines.
  • The University of Notre Dame will hold a citywide information meeting at DeLaSalle on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:00-9:30pm in D104. Matthew Greene, an admissions representative for the Minneapolis area, will present and hold a question-and-answer session. We encourage you to attend to better understand how the admission process works at Notre Dame or other highly selective schools.
  • Juniors will attend the National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center the morning of Thursday, October 25.
  • DeLaSalle students and families are invited to meet with representatives from Jesuit colleges as part of the Jesuit Excellence Tour. Representatives will be at De on Thursday, October 25, from 6:00-7:00pm in D104.

Please see a college advisor with questions.

Due to homecoming festivities, there will be no LEAP meeting this week. LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) will resume on Friday, October 12.

The last day to turn in your contract and money for NAHS is Friday, September 28.

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support DeLaSalle Softball. Come in to the Chipotle by campus on 225 Hennepin Ave East in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 29th after the Homecoming football game between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring this flyer, show it on your phone or tell the cashier you are supporting DeLaSalle.

Get all dressed up for our semi-formal Homecoming Dance this Saturday from 7:30-11:00pm in the Florance Center. Bring a date or come with friends for a night of dancing. Tickets sold at the door: $8 ($6 if you bring a canned good).Each DeLaSalle student may bring one guest to a school-sponsored dance. The host or guest student must pick up a Dance Guest Registration form from the Attendance Office and have it completed by the guest and faxed back to the DeLaSalle’s Student Activities Office at least one day prior to the date of the dance. The DeLaSalle student and guest must arrive together. The guest must present a picture ID. Prior to the dance, guests will be presented with guidelines and rules for DeLaSalle dances. With their signature, guests will confirm their understanding of the rules and give DeLaSalle school contact information to a parent or guardian. All guests are subject to the same rules as DeLaSalle students. If the rules are not followed the guest will be asked to leave.

Students must bring their Student I.D. to make entering the dance a speedy process. Please remember to bring your Student I.D. to the Homecoming Dance.

The Parent Association once again will sponsor De “Parents in Prayer,” a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members who will gather on campus once a month to lift up our community in prayer. Please join us at our first gathering of the school year. We will meet today from 12:30-1:30pm in the creative side of the Thies Lab (D207). Come during your lunch hour if you can make it. We hope students, staff, families and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate.

Families must apply each year for their child to be considered for free and reduced lunch benefits. The application is available here. Students who were approved for benefits at DeLaSalle in 2017-18 will have a carryover until October 1. Students without an approved 2018-19 application on file by October 1 will pay full price for food items.

During the month of October (National Respect Life Month) we will be collecting baby items for the Life Care Center and warm socks for the men at St. Stephen’s Shelter. Baby items can be dropped off in the pack n play located in the atrium and socks can be delivered to the boxes in your first hour class. The class that collects the most socks will win a class breakfast!

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 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.

Just a reminder that the Campus “Lasallian” Ministry office is located in the lower level of Christian Brother’s Hall.  Don’t hesitate to venture outside the doors to Founder’s Park and come for a visit.  We have our own entrance to the building and welcome you any time.

Diversity Week is coming up October 22-26.  Are you aware of any multicultural performance groups that may be willing to perform at our celebration event or do you perform?   If so, please see Ms. Hodapp in the Campus Ministry office soon or send her an e-mail with more information.

The Church of St. Francis Cabrini in Minneapolis is hosting their 2nd annual Tegeder Talk at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. Dr. Michael E. Lee, professor of Theology and Latin American and Latino studies at Fordham University, will be speaking about the Intersection of Faith and Politics. Please sign up here. There is a $15 suggested free will offering. If that is prohibitive to your attendance, please see Ms. Hodapp.

Lasallian Ministry is looking for creative students to help us design a logo that represents all of the programs and events that we do throughout the year.

Your logo can include the following suggested aspects, but feel free to put your own creative spin on your design.

  • A globe and a star
  • Multiple hands reaching towards the globe representing different races
  • Other peace symbols
  • The words Lasallian Ministry written in the logo

Submit your design via email to Mr. Rogers by Tuesday, October 9, and the winning logo will receive a $10 Chipotle gift card.

Do you like to argue? Do you like to play different character roles? Are you interested in the law? If so, Mock Trial is for you! We will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 3:15 in Room B206. Come find out what Mock Trial is all about, talk to veteran team members, get your questions answered! Please contact Ms. Hank if you have any questions!

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

DeLaSalle students are invited to join Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens for Archdiocesan Youth Day on Saturday, October 27 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre from 1:30-9:00PM. The day will include faith sharing opportunities, breakout sessions, Mass and Reconciliation, dinner, and many other activities. This is a great way to meet and share our faith with other high school students across the Archdiocese. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please see or email Mr. Rogers in the Learning Center (D-105). The cost of attending is $10 if you print and submit your permission slip (attached) by October 5 and $15 if you submit by October 11.