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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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

Lord Jesus,
As Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque once prayed, please let my heart never rest until it finds You, who are its center, its love, and its happiness. By the wound in Your heart, pardon the sins that I have committed whether out of malice or out of evil desires. 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.


  • Boston College: 9:15am – 10:15am


  • Notre Dame on the Road: 7pm – 9pm

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

  • 4:30pm Cross Country: All Conference Championship @ Battle Creek Regional Park
  • 4:30pm Football: C Game vs. St. Louis Park @ St. Louis Park High School Track
  • 5:00pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Section Tournament vs. Totino-Grace @ Breck School
  • 5:30pm Swim & Dive: Girls All Meet vs. St. Anthony Swim Team @ St. Anthony Village HS
  • 7:00pm Soccer: Girls Varsity Section Tournament vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s @ Breck School

In today’s news…

Join LEAP, the GREEN Team, and Respect Life Group for a special combined meeting about mining in the Boundary Waters today during 4th, 5th, and 6th lunch hours in the Thies Lab (across from the library).

During the first half of the meeting we will learn more about the plans for mining in the Boundary Waters and how our elected officials stand on this issue. The second part of the meeting will be spent writing letters to Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith asking them to support policies that will protect the environment and the Boundary Waters.

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. All are invited to join us as we welcome the new bees on campus this afternoon. Erin Rupp, a beekeeper with Pollinate MN, will be here to introduce us to our new bee neighbors and to answer any questions people have about bees and beekeeping. Students, staff, and parents are welcome to join the GREEN Team in B311 at 3:10PM or meet us at the beehive at Brothers’ Plaza at 3:30PM today to learn all about our new bees.

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.

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.

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.

Help Risen Christ school distribute jackets to students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades this Wednesday and Thursday, from 1pm – 4:30pm. They need 2-3 volunteers each day. If interested, please contact Maggie McCarrick at as soon as possible.

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.

Interested in being a part of the the Robotics Team? We will have our first meeting on October 24th in room B314 from 3:10-4:00. Please see Mr. Banas if you have any questions.

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.