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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (opens in a new window)

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

Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker. Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support. Teach me to see in my fellow workers the Christ who desires to be in them, that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm Baseball: C Game vs. Saint Agnes @ McMurray Field
  • 4:15pm Baseball: JV Game vs. Saint Agnes @ Frank Quilici Field at Shingle Creek Park
  • 4:15pm Baseball: Varsity Game vs. Saint Agnes @ West Mini
  • 4:30pm Softball: JV Game vs. Fridley High School @ Fridley High School
  • 4:30pm Softball: Varsity Game vs. Fridley High School @ Fridley High School

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will celebrate seniors and their postsecondary plans on National College Decision Day Wednesday, May 1. Seniors may wear a top representing their college or postsecondary decisions with the school uniform pant, shorts, or skirt. During lunches today, seniors may sign a Class of 2019 poster and enter a raffle to win a prize!

All seniors must complete the Alumni Information Form that was sent to them on Monday, April 15. This form must be completed before you can receive your cap and gown for graduation. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Rucker in the Advancement Office.

Elections for the 2019-20 Student Council Executive Board will happen Friday. Students will vote in their Social Studies classes; ninth graders who do not have Social Studies this semester will vote in their Phy Ed class. The Executive Board includes the Student Council President and Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer.

Candidates had the opportunity to record a short video introducing themselves to you and Student Council encourages you to watch the videos before casting your vote. There is no video for President/Vice President as there is only one set of candidates on the ballot in that race.

Public Relations Officer



Students interested in representing their class for the 2019-2020 school year may pick up application forms in the main office or from Mr. Sczepanski. These forms will be due on Tuesday, May 7 at 3:10pm. Student Council Class Representative elections will take place Friday, May 10. Please see Mr. Sczepanski or Mr. Glanville if you have any questions.

Islanders, we know you’re hungry after school. Punch Pizza let us know that they are offering DeLaSalle students, teachers, and staff a 50 percent off discount on any pizza or salad this week at its location by the school (210 E. Hennepin Ave.). Show your school ID for the discount – valid through Friday, May 3.

This summer DeLaSalle will refresh the devices for its IslePad one-to-one program with the purchase of new iPads. Based on feedback from students and faculty, the new devices will include a keyboard with a rugged case. As part of this transition, DeLaSalle is offering students the opportunity to purchase their current iPad Air for $100.00 from May 3rd through May 17th.  This purchase price includes the case and charger that is currently assigned to the student. Please find the iPad Purchase Form here.

Devices that are not purchased will need to be returned on the last day of classes. Charges will be incurred for any damage to the device or charger.

The Student Activities office invites students and families who participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities at DeLaSalle to share their feedback via a program evaluation. Some of you may have already taken the survey this year. If you would be so kind to complete it once more, that would be greatly appreciated. This way we can make sure we have gathered all the necessary information in order to continue to provide quality activity programs at DeLaSalle.

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.

Atlatl Society meets after school from 3:15 to 4:15, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Have fun and work on your primitive survival skills!

Starry Night Prom, a prom for people with disabilities and the largest student service project at DeLaSalle, will take place at the school the evening of Saturday, May 4. Students have been training and preparing for weeks for the 19th annual event. Parent chaperones are still 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. A special thank you to all who participated in a fundraiser for the event April 23 at the Chipotle on East Hennepin Avenue by DeLaSalle. The restaurant donated more than $400 to the event, or a third of the sales it generated from dinner that evening.

To see the AP exam schedule and logistical information, please click here. 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.

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.

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