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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Saint Gregory the Great

O God, who care for your people with gentleness and rule them in love, through the intercession of Pope Saint Gregory, endow, we pray, with a spirit of wisdom those to whom you have given authority to govern, that the flourishing of a holy flock may become the eternal joy of the shepherds. We ask this in your name, Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


Daily Digest





4:15pm  Soccer: Girls JV Game vs Waconia High School @ Waconia High School

4:15pm  Soccer: Boys C Game vs. Minneapolis South @ Fort Snelling/Nieman Soccer Fields

4:15pm  Soccer: Boys B Game vs. Minneapolis South @ Fort Snelling/Nieman Soccer Fields

4:15pm  Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. Minneapolis South @ Fort Snelling/Nieman Soccer Fields

4:15pm  Volleyball: Girls C Game vs. Nova Classical Academy @ DeLaSalle High School

4:30pm  Soccer: Girls C Game vs. Waconia High School @ Waconia High School

5:30pm  Volleyball: Girls JV Game vs. Nova Classical Academy @ DeLaSalle High School

7:00pm  Soccer: Boys Varsity Game vs. Minneapolis South @ DeLaSalle High School

7:00pm  Volleyball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Nova Classical Academy @ DeLaSalle High School


In the news…

This fall, students in each grade will gather as a class for Mass at the nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Church with school chaplain, Fr. Bruno. Seniors will have the first class Mass today. Students should check in to their first hour teacher for attendance then report to the Florance Center for a grade level meeting before leaving for Mass.

All students will meet with their academic mentor during the school day tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4 to check in and identify academic goals for the year. Students will also sign documents that help DeLaSalle receive assistance for textbooks and other academic support.

Please join us on Wednesday, September 4 for the annual Parent Back-to-School Night at De. This is a great opportunity to learn from teachers, mentors, and administrators of the academic expectations for each student this year.

We welcome parents to check in starting at 5:30pm. Our evening begins at 6:00pm in the Main Gym with a presentation by administrators about broad academic goals and practices for the year. Parents then meet with their son’s or daughter’s academic mentors for 20 minutes. The bulk of the evening is an opportunity for parents to walk through their son’s or daughter’s actual class schedule:

Parking is available in the main school parking lot. Overflow parking is available in the Nicollet Island Pavilion main parking and overflow lots (south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge).

Students participating in a fall sport will have their team photo taken tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4. Coaches will communicate with players how they can order team photos.

DeLaSalle encourages students to sign up to participate in an activity this year. Students should check their Islander Apps email for a link to sign up and may register for one or more activities. Click here to learn more about DeLaSalle.

Juniors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and Seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 who are not currently in National Honor Society are invited to pick up an eligibility packet from Ms. Wagner or Ms. Wojda (see below) starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4. The process for selection involves an essay, so be sure to pick up your packet tomorrow so you will have an entire week to get it completed. Completed packets are due on Wednesday, September 11 no later than 4 PM. Last names begin with A-L: Pick up and return packets to Ms. Wagner in A207. Last names begin with M-Z: Pick up and return packets to Ms. Wojda in B211.

DeLaSalle is bringing back the student-led newspaper! We are looking for writers, photographers, artists, designers (Adobe InDesign) and more. Have a creative idea for an ongoing column? Want to interview student-athletes after a big game? Interested in a current events issue that needs reporting? Join our newspaper and get it into print! There will be an informational session tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4th before and after school. The meeting before school will be in A210 from 8:00-8:20am. The meeting after school will be A210 from 3-3:20pm. Bring your friends!

E-mail Ms. Apperson or Mr. Homan if you have further questions! Thanks!

DeLaSalle Theatre is excited to announce auditions for the fall play, TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. Adapted and directed by James Buffington, based on the novel by Jules Verne

Auditions: Tuesday, September 3rd 3:15pm – 6pm in D117.

Callbacks: Thursday, September 5th 3:15pm – 6pm in D117.

Rehearsal Dates: 8/9 – 11/8. Tech week is 11/9 – 11/13

Performance Dates: November 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd at 7:30pm

Cast Size: The director is looking for 10 – 20 on stage performers: actors, puppeteers, and musicians.

About Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: Professor Aronnax, and her assistant, Conseil, are tasked by the US government to discover what kind of creature is attacking ships across the oceans in 1866. Along with Ned Land, king of harpooners, they are quickly introduced to the cause of all the destruction – The uncanny submarine, Nautilus, and it’s captain, the mysterious Nemo. What begins as a hunt becomes an undersea journey where our heroes must battle countless adversaries both human and monstrous along the way, all while witnessing the possibilities of science and the dark depths of the human mind.

Audition Preparation: Twenty Thousand Leagues is an adventure tale and the director is looking for students to bring energy and fun to their audition. No need to prepare as audition sides will be available the day of the audition. If you prefer to prepare a monologue, please limit your piece to two minutes.

For questions, email Mr. Buffington.

DeLaSalle Theatre is actively seeking students for tech crew our fall play TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. This production is going to be full of practical and special effects and we’re looking to add to our award-winning technical team. Sign-ups are Tuesday, September 3rd, 3:15pm in D117. Tech meets Monday – Thursday, 3pm – 5:30pm, starting 9/9. If you have any questions or want more information, Email Mrs. Buffington.

DeLaSalle’s athletic trainer, Cindy Schlafmann, is available to meet with and provide training support to student athletes. She works in the athletic training office in the Main Gym. Her fall athletic training hours are:

  • Monday: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 5:00-7:00pm (Cindy will be outside working home soccer games)
  • Wednesday: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Thursday: 5:00-7:00pm (Cindy will be outside working home soccer games)
  • Friday: 3:00- 5:00pm then heading to all home and away football games

Get prepared with this presentation for students and parents/guardians on the many options for paying for college. Take away tools for navigating the new FAFSA; applying to colleges, researching scholarships, grants and loan options; all in a way that makes sense for your family. Resources from the Minnesota Offices of Higher Education will be available.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:30pm-7:30pm in Room D104 (Schulze Lab)

The University of Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins University, and Emory University admission representatives look forward to seeing you soon! During our program for ​students and parents, our universities will host a presentation and then be available for individual conversation afterward. In August and September 2019, admission officers from our universities will host a group presentation and then be available for questions during an hour and a half program for you and your family in the following areas.

Please be sure to RSVP.

Sunday, September 15 at 1:00 PM | St Paul Academy and Summit School – St. Paul, MN

Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 PM | Minneapolis Marriott West – Minneapolis, MN

The Guidance office receives information about scholarship opportunities available for students and families. Scholarships, such as the following, exist at every grade level:

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.