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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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

Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints. Please help me follow their footsteps, and yours, Jesus Christ. Please help me to conform myself to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints once did. Please help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of my neighbors. 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 class schedule today:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:06
  • Mass: 9:11-10:31
  • Period 2: 10:39-11:12
  • Period 3: 11:17-11:50
  • Period 4: 11:55-12:28
  • Period 5: 12:33-1:06
  • Period 6: 1:11-1:44
  • Period 7: 1:49-2:22
  • Period 8: 2:27-3:00

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will observe the feast of All Saints’ Day with a school Mass today, 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!

DeLaSalle will operate a fan bus to the volleyball section semifinal tonight at Watertown-Mayer. The bus will leave from the front of DeLaSalle at 5:45pm and return after the game. The bus is available on a first come, first served basis. Go Islanders!

Our wrestling head coach Ernie McNeal will be at lunches today to meet with potential wrestlers. Feel free to stop by and ask any questions on Islander wrestling!

Want to join a fun winter activity? Audition for Speech today 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 today in B307. Come join a team to salvage valuable treasures in this cooperative game. See Mr. Newman or Mr. Banas with questions.

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.

If you are interested in Law and would like an opportunity to work at a Law firm as an Intern after school, please contact Mr. Hallman right away. The internship starts now and would last throughout the school year.

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.