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Friday, October 5, 2018

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

Empower us to shape a world marked by ways of life that lead to justice and peace. Fashion in us a people who are more ready to grow in understanding than eager to judge those who are different from us. Form us, a people determined to heal wounds rather than inflict them.

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.

Next Week

Monday 10/8

  • Creighton University: 10:30am – 11:30am

Tuesday 10/9

  • Carleton College: 11:45am – 12:45pm

Friday 10/12

  • Loyola University – Chicago: 11:50am – 12:50pm

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

  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys C Game vs. Benilde – St. Margaret`s @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Volleyball: 9 Gold Match vs. Hiawatha Collegiate @ Hiawatha Collegiate High School
  • 5:30pm Volleyball: C Match vs. Hiawatha Collegiate @ Hiawatha Collegiate High School
  • 7:00pm Football: Varsity Game  vs. Park Center @ Park Center – Pride Stadium

In today’s news…

October is National Respect Life Month, a time to recognize the sacredness of all life from conception to natural death. Lasallian Ministry will host both a Baby Item and Sock Drive during the entire month. In addition to annual baby item drive for the Life Care Center, which will again take place in Albers Atrium beginning October 1, we are also having a sock drive for St. Stephen’s Shelter. Students may bring new adult socks into their first hour class and the class with the most socks collected will earn a free breakfast in November.

Learn about other ways in which Islanders can participate in Respect Life Month.

Every year, students in each grade participate in an all-day class retreat as part of their DeLaSalle education. These retreats, which are organized through Lasallian Ministry, help build class unity and allow students to deepen their faith and knowledge of their place in the world. The 11th grade retreat on Friday, October 5 will help students reflect on the themes of servant leadership, responsibility, and spirituality in a diverse world. Students must pack their own lunch for the day.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its first production of the 2018-19 season “The World’s Greatest Detective,” which is written and directed by James Buffington. Showtimes are October 5, 6, 11, and 12, at 7:30pm, on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Reserved tickets cost $15; general admission $10; seniors and non-DeLaSalle students $8 and De students are free with their school ID. You may buy reserved tickets here.

“There is a new criminal mastermind in London during the summer of 1888, but the Queen isn’t worried. Her Majesty and the people of London rest easy because Sherlock Holmes is on the case. But don’t be fooled, he’s NOT the greatest detective. In fact, he can barely spell. It’s not Dr. Watson, either. He’s not much better. What Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson do have is a young housekeeper. Her name is Ms. Elizabeth Hudson, The World’s Greatest Detective.” Click here to purchase reserved tickets for a show.

Due to the 11th grade retreat, there will be no LEAP meeting this week. LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) will resume on Friday, Oct. 12th.
All DeLaSalle parents and guardians are invited to join the Parent Association for its October meeting on Monday, October 8 from 6:30-8:00pm in room D104. Ppsychologist, Dr. Teresa Boatman, will be our guest speaker at the meeting. Dr. Boatman will present “Stress & Anxiety: What we need to know and How we can help” in which she will explore the impact that anxiety based thinking has on both our teen’s academic and social worlds. As always, there will be treats and social time with other parents.

Students will meet with their academic mentor after first period on Tuesday. The October mentor meetings are a chance to check in on classes before Parent-Student-Teacher conferences on October 17 and 18.

All ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students will take standardized tests on Wednesday, October 10. Ninth graders will take the Iowa Test of Educational Development; tenth graders will take the PLAN (preliminary ACT); and eleventh graders will take the PSAT (preliminary SAT). Students will dismiss at 12:20pm and afternoon transportation routes will leave at 12:30pm. Guidance counselors have or will be in classrooms to help prepare students in each grade for their respective test. Twelfth graders are excused from classes October 10 and are strongly encouraged to use the time to visit colleges.

DeLaSalle is always trying to provide our students with experiences that enhance our college preparatory mission. As part of that effort, Mr. C.J. Hallman is connecting with local businesses to establish internship and summer work opportunities. If you’re interested in hearing about opportunities as they arise, please contact Mr. Hallman; and he will add your name to the “interest” list.

A collaboration between the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and FilmNorth, Cine Latino’s Youth Social Media Team will be composed of 7-10 students, ages 13-19. The team will be directly involved at the Cine Latino Film Festival, to be held from November 8-11th at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis.

Across 3-4 meetings in October leading up to the Festival, the team will explore the world of media marketing in film, including social outreach, strategy and the creative process. The team will develop social media content related to the festival, including social posts and interviews. At the Festival, the team will operate as the “eyes and ears” of Cine Latino, crafting content that highlights the festival’s visiting filmmakers and audiences. The team will explore a diverse range of media-making, including video production, video documenting, crafting narratives, social engagement and more. For more information, click here.

To sign up, please complete this form or send an email to the Film Society Educational Programming Coordinator, Destiny Davison.

And the environment by placing your plastic plates and trays and metal silverware in the appropriate bins, and NOT in the trash.

As a school, we throw away over 400 metal spoons, 250 metal forks, and 75 plastic plates each year. That adds up to $550.00 worth of supplies annually, or $2,200.00 over four years. Those are costs that need to be covered by tuition or lunchroom fees. Furthermore, discarding these items in any of the waste bins poses problems for our waste-handling partners and our environment. So, save all of us some money and save the environment – place your reusable silverware, plates, and trays in the appropriate bins. And if you see silverware, plates, or trays in the waste bins, please reach in and relocate them to their proper bins, or notify a staff person to help.


We will have a yearbook information meeting on Tuesday, October 9th at 3:15pm in the Thies Lab D207.

9th Graders interested in running for Student Council can pick up Nomination Forms from the Main Office or Mr. Sczepanski in Room B302 starting this Friday, October 5th. Nomination Forms are due Thursday, October 11th, by 4:00, to Mr. Sczepanski in Room B302. Elections will be held Tuesday, October 16th. Please see Mr. Sczepanski if you have any questions.

On Friday, October 26th, during the Diversity Week Finale, there will be a fashion show of garments from various cultural traditions. If you would like to participate by wearing a garment, providing a garment or both, please complete this form.

Volunteers are needed for the Holy Name Fall Festival at Risen Christ School (3637 11th Ave S Mpls., MN) on Sunday, October 14. Students will help with serving food or children’s games. Volunteer shifts are from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm or 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm or both shifts. Lunch will be provided.
If interested, please contact Monica at

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

  • The Essay Writing Workshop that was scheduled for September 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 Wednesday, October 24.
  • 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.