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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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

God, I give to you my anxiety and my fear, my depression and my doubt, for you have promised to take them if we only ask; and I take upon myself your burden, for it is light and your way is gentle. May I keep this in my heart and mind all this day. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • Period 1: 8:30-9:13
  • Period 2: 9:18-9:58
  • Period 3: 10:03-10:43
  • Period 4: 10:48-11:28
  • Period 5: 11:33-12:13
  • Period 6: 12:18-12:58
  • Period 7: 1:03-1:43
  • Period 8: 1:48-2:28
  • Pepfest: 2:33-3:00

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle celebrates student academic achievement at the annual Academic Awards reception and National Honor Society induction TONIGHT. The ceremony begins at 6:30pm in the Main Gym. DeLaSalle will induct 102 students into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, joining 88 returning members. At the same time, students will receive an academic pin if they earned a place on the Honor Roll during both semesters of the 2017-18 school year, and an academic letter if they have earned a place on the Honor Roll for four semesters.

The school community will also gather for a Pepfest at the end of the school day today to recognize students for their academic accomplishments.

Classes tomorrow will start at 10:30am, two hours later than normal, as staff participate in professional development. Morning transportation routes will also run two hours later than normal.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its fall musical “Evita” with six shows over the next two weekends. The production is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class—and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people.

Performances are November 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm and November 11 at 4:00pm in the Florance Center. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats, $10 for general admission; $8 for non-DeLaSalle students and seniors; and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID. Purchase your reserved tickets here.

The Robotics Team will meet every week on Wednesday from 3:00-4:00pm in room B314. If you would like to join the team, feel free to come by or speak to Mr. Banas.

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

Did you miss the Speech Audition date? Still want to join a fun winter activity? You have ONE LAST CHANCE – tomorrow 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 or Coach Schu.

There is a mandatory info meeting for ALL Speech Team members and parents this Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm in D117. Please bring a treat to share! See you all there.

Join us for LEAP on Friday during lunch periods in the Thies Lab. John Emery, a former translator and interrogator in the US Army, from the Islamic Resource Group will be speaking about building bridges of understanding between Minnesota Muslims and the broader Minnesota community.

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.

Applications are due this Friday for current sophomores or juniors who wish to participate in a student exchange next summer at a partner school in Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, or Slovakia. Students should check their Islander Apps email for the application link.

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 Friday, November 23, 2018. Please note that this trip is limited to a maximum of 22 students plus the 3 DeLaSalle teachers/chaperones.

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.

Thank you for bringing in socks! Together, we brought in 754 pairs of socks for those in need this winter season.

The winning classes for the sock drive were…
MR. ZAVITZ’S class with 117 pairs of socks (27 students)
Ms. RICHARDSON’s class with 26 pairs of socks (4 students)

Runners up were Mr. Wessman-Conroy and Mr. Banas’s classes (88 pairs of socks each!)

Great job everyone!!