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Monday, October 15, 2018

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

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



We will follow this adjusted schedule today.

Period 1: 8:30-9:13
ASSEMBLY 9:18-9:45
Period 2 9:50-10:30
Period 3 10:35-11:15
Period 4 11:20-12:00
Period 5 12:05-12:45
Period 6 12:50-1:30
Period 7 1:35-2:15
Period 8 2:20-3:00

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.


  • University of Kansas: 10:15am – 11:15am


  • Boston College: 9:15am – 10:15am


  • Notre Dame on the Road: 7pm – 9pm

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle and Jostens will share important information about graduation with all seniors between periods 1 and 2 today. Students will submit their cap and gown size and how they want their name pronounced at graduation. A Jostens representative will also present about graduation memorabilia, including graduation announcements and party invitations. The meeting will take place in the Florance Center.

9-11th graders will go through a 25 minute exercise today as part of first hour class to provide feedback on their current experience with our 8 period – 44 minute per class day. The conversations from the 9-11 grade will provide valuable information to the scheduling committee who are researching possible scheduling options for the future. Please be prepared to discuss your likes and dislikes of the current format and the affect this format has on your learning.

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress. Classes will dismiss early – at 12:52pm – on Wednesday, October 17 and afternoon transportation routes will leave at 1:05pm. Conferences are October 17 from 3:00-8:00pm and October 18 from 11:00am-7:00pm. There are no classes on October 18 or 19.

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.

DeLaSalle students who need help studying for a quiz or test or drafting a writing assignment can meet with a National Honor Society tutor. NHS tutors are available in the Library (D201) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, starting at 3:15pm. Students do not need an appointment and can “drop in” to get the support they need from a peer tutor. Please contact NHS advisor, Brenda Wagner, with any questions.

Do you enjoy playing chess? Do you want to learn how to play chess? Please join us for drop-in chess games on Tuesdays 3:00-4:15 in Room A208. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kocourek.

The top official of a nonprofit that helped DeLaSalle place honeybee hives on campus this fall will present about the hives and answer questions at an information meeting. The GREEN Team will host Pollinate MN executive director Erin Rupp at its weekly meeting Tuesday, October 16 at 3:15pm in Founder’s Park. The City of Minneapolis granted DeLaSalle a honeybee permit for the hives, which are located near Brothers’ Plaza.

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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.