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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

God our Father, 

we offer you today

all that we think, and do, and say. 

We offer it for what was done

On Earth by Jesus Christ your son. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


Daily Digest

Period 1  8:30 AM – 9:08 AM

Mentor Meetings 9:13 AM – 10:17 AM (64 minutes)

Period 2  10:25 AM – 11:00 AM

Period 3  11:05 AM – 11:40 AM

Period 4  11:45 AM – 12:20 PM

Period 5  12:25 PM – 1:00 PM

Period 6  1:05 PM – 1:40 PM

Period 7  1:45 PM – 2:20 PM

Period 8  2:25 PM – 3:00 PM






In the news…

All students will meet with their academic mentor during the school day today 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 tonight, 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 today. Coaches will communicate with players how they can order team photos.

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 today. The process for selection involves an essay, so be sure to pick up your packet on the 4th 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 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.

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 today 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!

In an effort to recognize and celebrate various cultures and ethnicities at DeLaSalle and in our world, LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) is initiating awareness activities and will be starting with Latino Heritage Month, September 15- October 15. If you are interested in helping plan, please attend a lunchtime meeting in the Lasallian Ministry office tomorrow, Thursday, September 5. Bring your lunch.

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

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.

LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) will host its first meeting this Friday in D104 (Fishbowl) during lunches. We will discuss our plans for the school year as well as additional information. Open for everyone! We’ll have cookies!

The Inklings (formerly known as The Lord of the Rings Book Club) will begin to meet in later October when fall sports are concluded. We meet after school every other week in Ms. Wojda’s room, B211. Watch The Source for our first meeting date. IN THE MEANWHILE, grab a copy of The Fellowship of the Ring and read Book I, Chapters 1-12. If you have any questions, see Ms. Arens, Mr. Newman, Mr. John, or Ms. Wojda.

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

Do you know someone grades K-12 or have you yourself done some impactful work in the area of service? They/you might be eligible for a Give Award. The Kid Advisory Board of Simon Says Give is seeking nominations for outstanding youth leaders. Check out their website and nominate someone today. Nominations close September 22.

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.