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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

O St. Luke, you were chosen to reveal in preaching
and writing God’s love for the poor.Moved by the heavenly Spirit of Love, you detailed the
life of Jesus, showing His divinity and His genuine
compassion for all human beings.Help those who already glory in God’s name to
persevere in one heart and one mind, and inspire all people that they may hear the
Good News of Salvation. 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.

Next Week


  • Trinity College – Dublin: 10:15am – 11:15am


  • University of Denver: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Jesuit Excellence Tour: 6pm – 7pm


  • American University: 12:55pm – 1:55pm

In today’s news…

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.

Islanders are invited to a Mass of Solidarity on Sunday, September 21 at 5:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Paul. A celebration with Aztec dancers begins at 4:00pm. The Mass is part of the two-year Share the Journey campaign, launched by Pope Francis in 2017, to support those who have left, or have been displaced from, their home countries. All are encouraged to share the richness of their culture by wearing the clothes of their native culture or ethnicity. Click here for more information.

Each month, a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members gather on campus to lift up our community in prayer. All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate in the next De “Parents in Prayer” group on Monday, October 22, from 8:45-9:45am in D207. 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! You may submit prayer requests, which may remain anonymous, to prayer boxes located in the main office, Lasallian Ministry, or Theology classrooms.

During the month of November, Christians around the world remember their loved ones who have died. For our All Saints Day liturgy, we are putting together an ofrenda table, a traditional Day of the Dead ritual, and invite all students, teachers, and staff to bring in a framed picture of a loved one who has passed away. After the liturgy, we will move the pictures to the 2nd floor trophy case in B building so we can remember our loved ones throughout November.

We invite you to bring a framed picture of your loved one with a post-it note on the back with your name and your loved one’s name to Mr. Rogers in the Learning Center (D-105) so we can remember our loved ones who have died. We prefer that your framed photo be wallet sized, 4×6, or 5×7.

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing the Class of 2022 for the remainder of this school year:

  • Patience Akok
  • Ava Krocheski-Meyer
  • Amaya Rambacchus
  • Finn Smith
  • Kristen Stauffer
  • Robel Zewdie

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, 3:10 – 4:00pm. 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.

Students interested in playing boys’ or girls’ basketball at DeLaSalle can meet the coaches and learn more about the program at winter sports meetings on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00pm. DeLaSalle offers boys’ and girls’ hockey, wrestling, and boys’ swimming as a co-op program with other schools and those co-op programs host their own individual meetings.

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

Not doing a winter activity? Come and tryout be a part of a National and State Title winning team! Competition Cheer is an athletic, fun, and spirited sport that is comprised of dance, gymnastics, stunts, jumps, and cheer. No experience necessary!

  • When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Where: LL Gray Gym
  • Who: Tryouts are open to all 9 – 12 Graders (boys and girls)
  • What: Please wear shorts and a t-shirt, gym shoes and have your hair pulled back out of your face. We will teach you all of the skills you need to know at tryouts – stunting, dance, jumps, and cheer. We want to see any tumbling you have, but you will not be scored on it! Please review the DLS Cheer Information Packet for expectations, time commitment, and other information. If you have questions, please contact Program Director, Veronica Pettini, at

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.

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.