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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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

O God,
Open our eyes that we may see the needs of others;
Open our ears that we may hear their cries;
Open our hearts that we may feel their anguish and their joy.
Let us not be afraid to defend the oppressed, the poor, the powerless,
because of the anger and might of the powerful.
Show us where love and hope and faith are needed, and use us to bring them to those places.
Open our ears and eyes, our hearts and lives, that we may in these coming days be able to do some work of justice and peace for you. 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.


  • St. Catherine University: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

In today’s news…

Interested in being a Eucharistic Minister during school Masses? Eucharistic Minister training will take place today during all lunches in the Lasallian Ministry office. Please get your lunch right away and bring it to the Campus Ministry office for a quick training.

Note: Eucharistic Ministers need to be confirmed in the Catholic faith.

On Saturday, November 3th, DeLaSalle will join other Lasallian high schools to recognize the reality of homelessness and help raise awareness and funds.

  • When: 7:00pm Saturday, November 3 – 7:00am Sunday, November 4
  • Participant Donation: $10
  • Donation will include a food, speaker, Mass, and activities.

Money collected will go to Simpson Shelter & Bridge for Youth!
**Bring warm clothes, sleeping bag, tents, etc. – we are going to do our best to sleep outside the entire night!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 31st
Permission Slip needed for this event
Questions: Contact Ms. Stecklein

Our discussion of American Street by Ibi Zoboi will be today during lunches in the Thies Creative Lab D207. Show this announcement to go to the front of the lunch line and bring your lunches up to the room. Ms. Post & I will have some treats for everyone.
Come even if you haven’t finished the book! Showing up for the meeting is important.

Come to the Thies Creative Lab D207, after school today from 3:10-4:00 to join Technovation.
We had 3 teams last year that each entered an app in the Appapalooza, one of which was a finalist. The club will be open to both boys and girls this year. If you can not make it Wednesday after school, please contact Mr. Pearson or Ms. Roggow. Come and join the fun and have some snacks as we discuss what apps we want to build this year.

DeLaSalle will observe the feast of All Saints’ Day with a school Mass on Thursday, November 1, following the first period class, in the Florance Center. School chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, will celebrate the Mass. The Mass will incorporate a traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ritual, as Lasallian Ministry has invited students and community members to bring a framed photo of a loved one who has passed away to be included in an ofrenda table. After the Mass, the photos will be moved to the display case on the second floor of the B building for the month of November. Students in Art and Spanish classes will also contribute to the Mass by providing colorful Dia de Los Muertos decorations in the Florance Center.

Attention Students: Give back to your school community by participating in DeLaSalle’s Day of Giving. Helping the school raise money for student scholarships, campus projects, and school programs is an important part of being an Islander. You may donate online or bring your money into school. There will be tables and donation boxes set up inside both entrances on Thursday. If students can raise at least $500, then EVERYONE will get a free dessert on Friday! Bring $1 or bring $10. Every dollar helps and brings us closer to ice cream cookie sandwiches!

Want to join a fun winter activity? Audition for Speech! Thursday, November 1st after school in the Schulz Lab (North side, by the blue wall). Bring something to read/perform, or use one of ours! First come first served. Questions? Email Coach James at or Coach Schu at

The TTGC will be playing Forbidden Island on Thursday, November 1st in B307. Come join a team to salvage valuable treasures in this cooperative game. See Mr. Newman or Mr. Banas with questions.

Don’t miss the chance to get inspired by women like you succeeding in STEM (Science, Math Engineering and Technology). Come to the Best Buy in Richfield, MN on Thursday, November 1, from 6:30- 8:30pm to meet a panel of women leading the way in these careers. There will be panelists from General Mills, TCH, Medtronic, Keyot, CH Robinson, Best Buy, Mayo clinic, Land O Lakes, US air Force, and Cirrus Aircraft. If you cannot attend this free event it will be live streamed. For more details on the event and how to register click here.

The Inklings book club will resume our every-other-week meeting schedule starting this Friday, November 2. The club meets in Mrs. Wojda’s room (B211) and this Friday will be a short informational meeting from 3:10 to 3:30 p.m. At this meeting, we will confirm what books we will be reading this year, get each other’s contact information, and have refreshments. (No Inklings meeting would be complete without food!) In the past, we have read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Chronicles of Narnia. Questions? Ask the moderators: Mrs. Arens, Mr. John, Mr. Newman or Mrs. Wojda.

All students need to clean out their athletic lockers (unless their fall sport is still in season for playoffs) by Friday, November 2. Students need to clean out their locker, even if they intend on participating in a winter sport.

Come support former DeLaSalle Star Gabe Kalscheur in his 1st collegiate game on Tuesday, November, 6th at 7pm! The Gophers will battle Nebraska-Omaha to tip-off the 2018-19 Basketball Season.

Use this link to purchase your Gopher tickets electronically. Enter the Promo Code: DeLaSalleMBB18 to receive a discount! For questions or more information, contact Dalton Stevens at (612) 626-0807 or GO GOPHERS!

All current 10th and 11th grade students are eligible to apply for this summer’s Global Advantage Program (GAP) trip to the diverse country of Costa Rica. This academic trip will focus on Biological and Cultural Studies and take place from June 16 to June 26, 2019. Students will be led by DeLaSalle staff members Mr. Paul Sczepanski, Ms. Mary Lenz, and Ms. Lucienne Nagel. Please read the Costa Rica-2019 Travel Brochure for more specific details and contact Mr. Sczepanski, if you have any questions regarding this learning opportunity. Your first step in the application process would be to respond to the email you received that includes a link to an online application and complete it. Applications and recommendations are due by November 9. Please note that this trip is limited to a maximum of 22 students plus the 3 DeLaSalle teachers/chaperones.

Applications are now being accepted for current sophomores or juniors who wish to participate in a student exchange in the summer of 2019 at a partner school in Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, or Slovakia. The deadline to apply is November 23 and students should check their Islander Apps email for the application link.

Yearbooks are now on sale for the 2018-2019 school year. You can order online at or pick up an order form in the Main Office or outside the IT Office.

If you are looking for a way to publicly recognize or pay tribute to your senior, putting a Parent Senior Ad in the yearbook is a great way to do it. The Senior Ads are a huge part of the yearbook that students turn to right away when they receive their book. There are two ways to order the ads:

You may design the ads yourself or have the yearbook staff design them. Please send photos and text you may want in your ad to and a proof will be emailed to you to approve.

Parent Senior Ads are due by November 30. Any order received after November 30th will be accepted based on availability and subject to a 10% late fee.