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Friday, May 10, 2019 (opens in a new window)

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

Father of mercy, who gave us in Saint Damien a shining witness of love for the poorest and most abandoned, grant that, by his intercession, as faithful witnesses of the heart of your Son Jesus, we too may be servants of the most needy and rejected. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 3:30pm Golf: Boys Varsity Match vs. Minnehaha Academy @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:15pm Baseball: C Game vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ Frank Quilici Field at Shingle Creek Park
  • 4:15pm Baseball: JV Game vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ Parade Stadium
  • 7:00pm Baseball: Varsity Game vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ Parade Stadium

In today’s news…

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.

AP testing hallway closures: Today, the second floor hallway of the A building between the Thies Lab and the Library will be closed for AP testing, students will pass on the first floor. The library will be open for students with passes. All students should be reminded to be quiet and respectful of testers.

DeLaSalle Student Council is excited to announce the winners of the Executive Board elections! Thank you to all those who participated. The runners-up will all be made class representatives for the upcoming school year.

The new Executive Board will be:

  • Co-Presidents: Jalen Travis and Rayo Daniel
  • Secretary: Evie Kaznessis
  • Treasurer: Bolu Ilelaboye
  • Public Relations: Hannah Omodt


The gym will be closed for lunchtime activities until further notice.

Have a talent you want to share? Want a chance at winning some prizes? Come show what you’ve got at the Dechella talent show. Auditions will be this Thursday and Friday after school from 3:05-4:00pm both days. If you cannot make one of the auditions, please send an email of you performing your talent to Calvin Mattson. We hope to see you there!

Hi Everybody! Green Team has some great opportunities for Fun, Gardening and Christian Service Hours.

  • Monday, May 13: Green Team will be hitting the gardens after school for about an hour to put in veggies and plants in our De Gardens.
  • Tuesday May 14: Green team will be joining Friends of the Mississippi to plant some native plants around the Island to help make Nicollet Island a healthier place for the River.

If you’d like to join us, please email Brother Ryan. We hope to see you there!

On Monday, May 13, at 2:00pm, in the Florance Center, the school community will honor the student recipients of the DeLaSalle Award and Islander Award, the most prestigious awards earned by graduating seniors which recognize significant and broad contributions to the community and school’s legacy. The school will also receive a small bone chip of Saint John Baptist de La Salle as part of a pilgrimage that the first-class relic is making to Lasallian schools and ministries throughout the Midwest District of Christian Brothers. The convocation will be followed by a Pepfest recognizing spring sports athletes and activity program participants.

Attention 9th Graders: Please keep Monday, May 20 open for an after-school class event! More details to follow. Please see Miss Barry, if you have questions.

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 disabilities, and more.

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

The Service Days/link to registration:

*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)
• Financial aid available, see Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive

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

All seniors must complete the Alumni Information Form that was sent to them on Monday, April 13. 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.

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.

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.

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.