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Thursday, April 18, 2019 (opens in a new window)

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

Jesus, in these last few days leading up to Easter, as I recall your passion and death, let me remember that, above all, I am called to feed your sheep. You have given me a model of how to live; may I strive to be all that you created me for, spreading the love of God and the truth of our Catholic faith wherever I am able. You are the way, the truth, and the life. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • Period 1: 8:30-9:11
  • Prayer Service: 9:16-9:56
  • Period 2: 10:04-10:42
  • Period 3: 10:47-11:25
  • Period 4: 11:30-12:08
  • Period 5: 12:13-12:51
  • Period 6: 12:56-1:34
  • Period 7: 1:39-2:17
  • Period 8: 2:22-3:00

  • 3:30pm Golf: Boys JV Match vs. SPA @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 3:30pm Golf: Boys Varsity Match vs. SPA @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Match vs. Brooklyn Center @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 6:00pm Lacrosse: Boys JV Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Blake @ The Blake School-Hopkins
  • 7:30pm Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Game Minnehaha Co-op vs. Blake @ The Blake School-Hopkins

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will bring to a close its observance of the 40-day season of Lent with a school-wide prayer service today. The prayer service, which occurs on Holy Thursday, also marks the beginning of the Easter Triduum, the three holiest days for Catholics, who acknowledge the celebration of the first Eucharist, Christ’s death on the Cross on Good Friday, and the vigil that leads to His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

The Library will be closed during the school day, because ninth grade English classes will be working on a project. This means that students who are in class, study hall, or lunch may not get a pass to the library. The library will reopen for its normal after school hours.

There are no classes and the school will be closed on Friday, April 19; there are also no classes on Monday, April 22.

Students, you can buy a wristband for the chance to dress out of uniform on Tuesday, April 23. Wristbands will be sold during lunches today and before school on Tuesday for $1. Remember, all out of uniform guidelines apply. DeLaSalle shares a portion of out of uniform wristband sales proceeds with Mwangaza College, our twin school in Kenya.

Come figure out which fruit produces the brightest light, today after school in room B309!

Join the Political Affairs club! We offer a safe environment for students to exchange opinions and dialogue with each other about a range of current events and topics. The club meets Thursdays from 3:15-4:15pm in the Thies Lab. All are welcome.

Join Lasallian Ministry in prayer on Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00am as we begin the Easter season and Founder’s Week. All are welcome to pray, reflect on the day’s scripture, and receive Holy Communion. The chapel is located in Christian Brothers Hall.

Who needs a Chipotle break to help power through the remaining weeks of school? Join us at Chipotle on Tuesday, April 23 to support Lasallian Ministry’s 19th annual Starry Night Prom.

Come in to the Chipotle at 225 Hennepin Avenue East by DeLaSalle between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Be sure to tell the cashier you’re supporting Starry Night Prom to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Lasallian Ministry’s Starry Night Prom to help buy snacks for our student volunteers.

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Do you watch TV shows or movies where someone has saved a life through CPR or AED? Have you thought about what it would feel like to be able to save a life yourself? If you are interested in learning how to perform CPR and use an AED, than Mr. C has an opportunity for you. Mr. C is a certified American Red Cross Instructor. Mr. C is offering an Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Blended course. A blended course allows you as the participant to complete activities online at you convenience and a in person skills test administered by Mr. C. If interested email Mr. C and a link for access to the course will be emailed back to you from Mr. C. Cost: $5 – This is a fee from the American Red Cross Time: Now until May 20th. Skills test are administered when you come with your completed certificate. Questions: Contact Mr. C in person or by email at

Those interested in running for Student Council Executive Board will need to get an Application Form from Mr. Sczepanski or the Main Office. Each position has its unique form and these forms will be available starting Thursday, April 18th. The Executive Board positions are the following: President & Vice President(These two people run together and must have at least one year of Student Council experience at DeLaSalle.), Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer. The application forms are due to Mr. Sczepanski by 3:15pm on Thursday, April 25th. Please see Mr. Sczepanski or Mr. Glanville if you have any questions.

It’s Prom season at DeLaSale – and this year’s Junior/Senior Prom will honor Prince with a “Purple Reign” theme. The Prom is Saturday, April 27, from 7;30pm-12:00am, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. A Grand March will be held in the Florance Center at 6:30pm. Individual tickets cost $85 and must be purchased  before Wednesday, April 24. Tickets include a buffet dinner at the Pavilion. Visit the Prom webpage for more information.

The 2019 Senior Graduation Party will take place following graduation, Thursday, May 23 to Friday, May 24. The evening will include transportation, food, fun, games, more food, gift bags, and fabulous prizes! Cost is $75 (scholarships are available from Ms. Halbach).

Have you signed up yet?  Don’t delay, do it now: Sign-up

Do you want to volunteer?  There are multiple shifts and jobs to fit anyone’s ability and availability from 9:00p to 4:30a.  Check it out here: Volunteer

Consider making a donation in the form of a gift certificate, merchandise from your company, or monetary donation to be used to purchase prizes.  If you would like to show your support, please send your gift to the school office – c/o “All-night Senior Graduation Party Donations” or drop off prizes in the donation box in the office.

Event Contacts: Luann Mishler and Denise Mueffelman

DeLaSalle parents are gathering together to celebrate our terrific school staff on Thursday, April 25 – but they need your help! Organizers are planning a warm welcome and continental breakfast as staff arrive for the school day, followed by a catered lunch.  Plans also include a thank you gift for each staff member. Parents, we need your help with set-up, greeting, food service and clean-up, and most importantly, food and beverage donations. TO VOLUNTEER AND/OR DONATE, click here to access a SignUpGenius form where you can indicate how you may wish to participate in the day. Please contact Laura Paine with questions at 612-865-6396. If you prefer to make a cash donation toward the cost of meals and treats for the staff, please send your donation to Parent Association staff liaison, Mike O’Keefe, at DeLaSalle.

Students, are you looking for a way to earn some money and experience? You can find job opportunities posted in the Islanders course in Canvas. Look under Student Life and click on Job Opportunities. Good luck!

Students, do you want to learn how to drive? Driver’s Education Inc. offers driver’s education classes at DeLaSalle. The next driver’s ed class is offered in early June and there is another class offered in late July/early August. Click here for more information, including an application.