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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (opens in a new window)

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

Lord God, spread Your blessing over the happy and the sad, over the courageous and the weak. Shepherd them in Your love, in the great grace You have given through Jesus Christ, confirmed in us through the Holy Spirit. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 1:00pm Golf: Boys Varsity Conference Tournament @ River Oaks Golf Course
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Boys Varsity Match vs. Bloomington Kennedy @ Bloomington Kennedy High School
  • 4:15pm Baseball: C Game vs. Minnehaha Academy @ Neiman Athletic Complex (Fort Snelling)
  • 7:00pm Baseball: Varsity Game vs. Minnehaha Academy @ Seibert Field – U of Minnesota

In today’s news…

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.

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

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.

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 D104. This weeks topic is Feminism and how it is needed in 2019 in the US. All are welcome!

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.

If you have gently-used uniform items that you would like to donate to the loaner closet, please bring them to the Administration Office D-200 at any time. Donations can be dropped off throughout the summer as well. Future generations of Islanders thank you!

Attention Seniors: Come celebrate your last day of school on Friday with a water balloon fight between staff and seniors. Any senior who is interested should gather on the athletic field right after school – no sign up needed! The battle will begin around 3:45pm. The staff is ready and they hope you are too!

The DeLaSalle O.N.Y.X. Step Team will be showcasing their 2019 step routine on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30pm. The performance will last about 10 minutes and will take place in the Florence Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Attention 9th graders: Mark your calendars for Monday, May 20 after-school! All 9th graders are invited to go bowling at Elsie’s and then come back to school for pizza and a discussion on how to get ready for finals. More details to follow.

The Student Council will host “DeChella”, an end of the year celebration for students, on Friday, May 17, from 3:00-10:00pm. The event includes a talent show at 5:00pm in the LL Grey Gym. 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.

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.