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Monday, October 22, 2018

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

O Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the Church with Saint Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your fatherly care, the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love to shine through him. He has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you. Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we implore, through Christ our Lord. 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: 8:30-9:09
Assembly: 9:14-10:10
Period 2: 10:18-10:54
Period 3: 10:59-11:35
Period 4: 11:40-12:16
Period 5: 12:21-12:57
Period 6: 1:02-1:38
Period 7: 1:43-2:19
Period 8: 2:24-3:00

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.


  • 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…

Our 21st annual Diversity Week is October 22-26. This week we will be celebrating and honoring the rich diversity that is present at DeLaSalle High School and in the world. It is our hope that the events and programs that are planned for the week will provide a springboard into a yearlong and life long appreciation of the beauty that exists in every aspect of diversity.

Today, we will gather as a school community between first and second period to witness excerpts from a production by the Minnesota History Theatre that chronicles the lives of four Catholic nuns and real life sisters Jane, Brigid, Kate and Rita McDonald. Additionally, 10th grade English classes will have a special guest speaker who will conduct a workshop on equity and inclusion.

Other highlights of the week include classroom presentations, our always anticipated Diversity Week Finale, movie night and live production night.

A special thank you goes out to Ms. Kristin Lundstrum, Liam Brubaker ’19 and many volunteers from our LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) club who dedicated their time and talents to preparing the school for diversity week. Please honor them by showing the greatest respect for the signs and posters throughout the school.

Two evening events are happening during Diversity Week. Please sign up using the links below if you would like to attend.

  • The Hate U Give Tuesday, October 23 – 3:30-7:00 p.m.
    Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.
  • 12 Angry Jurors Thursday, October 25 – 6:15-9:00 p.m.
    On a hot summer day after a long trial, 12 jurors must decide whether to convict a man for murdering his father. One juror holds out on a conviction and a unanimous verdict is the only one that convicts.

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.

On Tuesday, October 23 you will be attending a play at the Basilica as part of Diversity Week. The play chronicles the life of the first African American Priest Augustine Tolton. We will be spending the day at the Basilica engaging in dialogue with the actor, learning about the Basilica, touring the facility and more. Please make sure you pack a bag lunch on that day.

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.

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.

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

The initial meeting for Math League will be on Wednesday, October 24 at 3:15pm in B307. We will discuss the season’s schedule, practices, and other business. See Mr. Newman if you are interested but unable to attend.

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

Juniors will attend thNational College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center the morning of Thursday, October 25. Juniors should check in to their 1st hour class for attendance on Thursday and then go to Albers Atrium. DeLaSalle will provide transportation to and from the event for students. The fair is also open Wednesday, October 24 from 9:00am-12:00pm and from 5:00-8:00pm.

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.
  • 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.