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Thursday, April 25, 2019 (opens in a new window)

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

Lord, sometimes your words in the gospels seem almost impossible to believe. Turn the other cheek? Love our enemies? Sell all we have to give to the poor? And yet we know you give us the grace and help to do what you ask of us for a greater good. Help us to be generous, like Saint John Baptist de la Salle, in following you. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • TBD Golf: Boys Varsity Match vs. Concordia Academy
  • 3:30pm Golf: Boys JV Match vs. Breck @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 3:45pm Golf: Girls JV Match vs. Fridley High School @ Majestic Oaks Golf Club
  • 3:45pm Golf: Girls Varsity Match vs. Fridley High School @ Majestic Oaks Golf Club
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Boys JV Match vs. St. Anthony Village @ St. Anthony Village HS
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Match vs. St. Anthony Village @ St. Anthony Village
  • 4:15pm Softball: JV Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:15pm Softball: Varsity Game vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:30pm Lacrosse: Boys JV Game Breck vs. Minnehaha Co-op @ Minnehaha Academy South Campus
  • 6:00pm Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Game Breck vs. Minnehaha Co-op @ Minnehaha Academy South Campus

In today’s news…

The year of Lasallian Vocations marks the 300th anniversary of Saint John Baptist de La Salle’s entry into eternal life and celebrates the impact of the mission he started. Together, Lasallians give thanks for our common heritage, renew our commitment to respond to the educational needs of today’s youth, and share our hope for the future of the mission.

Movie Night

  • “Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary School”: Thursday, April 26, 4:00pm at St. Anthony Main. Sign up here.

Classroom Activities
Throughout the week and into May, every department will be sharing information about the Founder through special prayers, activities, personal stories and historical perspectives.

DeLaSalle parents organizing the annual Staff Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 25 are asking for your help. Volunteers are needed to help set up, greet, serve breakfast or lunch, and clean up. 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.

All students taking AP exams are REQUIRED to attend a pre-administration session in the LL Gray during their lunch period today. During the session, students will complete important forms and paperwork for the AP exams that begin on Monday, May 6. Students will need a #2 pencil. AP students can bring lunch to the gym and should go through the lunch line first.

Please read this attachment to see the AP exam schedule and logistical information. Extended time testers will receive an email with their AP schedule, because they will be testing in alternate locations.

Do you have a math confusion? We can help! Stop by the NHS Math table with your problems, and we can help you solve them.

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 a unique form). 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 today! Please see Mr. Sczepanski or Mr. Glanville if you have any questions.

Have you always wanted to learn how to play guitar? In just a few free lessons on the DeLaSalle campus, you can become a guitarist! Senior De student Nate Walker is giving lessons as part of his Explore.Impact. Project. For more information on lessons and what you can learn, check out this link. Sign up here.

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 Schulze Lab (D104). All are welcome. This week’s topic is the death penalty.

Only 15 spots left remain to participate in this service opportunity!

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have the opportunity to serve and learn at local Minneapolis and St. Paul service organizations. Students will break into groups and serve at various locations including Sharing and Caring Hands, Open Arms, Crisis Nursery, Second Harvest, Benedictine Health Center, House of Charity and more. Projects include preparing and serving meals to the homeless, playing with kids at Crisis Nursery, packaging food for distribution, connecting with the elderly, hosting bingo for adults with developmental disabilities, and more.

20 Christian Service Hours will be earned over the course of three days.

The Service Days are:

*Students must be present all three days from 8:00am-4:45pm.

Cost: $40 (includes project supplies, grab&go breakfast, snacks, transportation, day 3 lunch and Skyzone)
• Payment due Monday, May 6th to Pam Smith in the business office
• Financial aid available, see Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive

Questions: Contact Nicole Stecklein at: or 612-676-7608

DeLaSalle will host the 19th annual Starry Night Prom, a prom for people with disabilities, on Saturday May 4. Students have already volunteered and begun their training and preparation for the largest service project at the school. Parent chaperones are needed to volunteer for full or half shifts between 5:30-10:00pm. Please contact Nicole Stecklein at 612-676-7608 if you can help.

Do you have questions about faith, church, Catholicism, and more? Then you should attend “Ask Me Anything” night at St. Helena’s this Saturday from 7:30-10:00pm. Dr. Arthur Hippler, a religion teacher at Providence Academy, and Fr. Nick Hagen, the parochial vicar at Nativity of Our Lord Church in St. Paul, will answer your questions. Open to high school students. Free refreshments and music are from 7:30-8:00; Ask Me Anything from 8:00-9:00pm; and music with optional line dancing from 9:00-10:00m. The event takes place in the St. Helena school gym 3200 E 44th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406).

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

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