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Monday, May 13, 2019 (opens in a new window)

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

Lord our God, Whose light shines out of the darkness and gleams brightly into our hearts, we thank You for all the goodness You allow us to see. We want to see Your goodness clearly and have confidence in it, no matter how much around us is dark and disquieting. We want to remain firm and full of trust, looking to what You have put into our hearts so that we may come to know You. Be with us with Your Spirit. Lead us to realize ever more clearly that we are made for Your honor. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • Period 1: 8:30-9:07
  • Period 2: 9:12-9:46
  • Period 3: 9:51-10:25
  • Period 4: 10:30-11:04
  • Period 5: 11:09-11:43
  • Period 6: 11:48-12:22
  • Period 7: 12:27-1:01
  • Period 8: 1:06-1:40
  • Assembly: 1:45-3:00

  • 3:45pm Golf: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Minneapolis Southwest @ Wirth Golf Course
  • 3:45pm Golf: Boys Varsity Meet vs. Minneapolis Southwest @ Wirth Golf Course
  • 4:10pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Match vs. Providence Academy @ Providence Academy
  • 4:15pm Softball: JV Game vs. Irondale @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:15pm Softball: Varsity Game vs. Irondale @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:30pm Lacrosse: Boys JV Game vs. Henry Sibley @ Heritage Middle School
  • 5:30pm Tennis: Boys JV Match vs. Providence Academy @ Providence Academy
  • 6:00pm Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Game vs. Henry Sibley @ Heritage Middle School

In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will host an end of year convocation today to honor the student recipients of the DeLaSalle Award and Islander Award, the most prestigious awards earned by graduating seniors. These awards recognize significant and broad contributions to the community and school’s legacy in areas of exemplary performance, personal character, and service to school and community. 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.

Advanced Placement exams, which offer DeLaSalle students the opportunity to earn college credit by showing their mastery of college-level material, continue this week. DeLaSalle has already held nine AP exams; remaining exams are scheduled May 13-15 in Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and English Language. The exam schedule is available here. Students who missed their AP test due to emergency circumstances, unforeseen circumstances or school related activities may be able to take their exam in the late testing period. These students should check with Ms. Stacey Carter in the Guidance office (B102) to order their late AP exam before 12:00pm on Thursday, May 16.

Seniors will take final exams on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17, and be released from school after finals, assuming there are no missed or unscheduled days off in the last semester. Exams will be held in periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 on Thursday and in periods 5, 6, 7, and 8 on Friday. Seniors are excused from the first four class periods on Friday.

School chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, will offer Mass in the school chapel on Tuesdays in May, starting at 8:00am. The brief Mass will be celebrated in time for students to arrive to their first hour class. All are welcome to attend.

The Student Council will host “DeChella”, an end of the year celebration for students, on Friday, May 17, from 5:00-10:00pm. The event includes a talent show at 5:00pm on a stage by the firepit in Christian Brothers’ Plaza. DeChella also features a dunk tank and 9 square in the sky, as well as other yard and carnival games on the Athletic Field. There will be a movie at 7:30pm in LL Gray Gym and a bonfire on the plaza. The Parent Association will grill and have hot dogs and other food available for purchase.

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

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!

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.

DeLaSalle students may receive unlimited rides on Metro Transit buses and light rail trains this summer by purchasing a Student Summer Pass. Sales begin Wednesday, May 15. Passes cost $29 and are valid June 1-September 3 from 5:00am-10:00pm. It’s perfect for summer jobs, sports leagues and all the other fun that summer brings. All you need to purchase a pass is the school name (DeLaSalle) and the student ID. Summer passes are not available for purchase at DeLaSalle. You may purchase them online here or at a Metro Transit Service Center.

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.

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