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Friday, September 6, 2019

Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


Daily Digest






  • University of Miami  ·  2:15 – 3:00pm

7:00pm  Football vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s @ Benilde-St. Margaret


In the news…

Students can learn more about postsecondary options when representatives from dozens of colleges and universities hold on-campus visits at DeLaSalle. Visits are typically held in the Guidance office (B102) and most last the whole class period. We will list which colleges are visiting here in “The Source.” Students may sign up for visits in Naviance and must notify their teacher at least one day before the visit by showing the teacher their registration in Naviance. Students are responsible for any work they miss during the college rep visit. The Guidance office will give students passes back to class if the visit does not take the whole period.

LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) will host its first meeting today 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!

Everyone is welcome at the Student Council’s first Town Hall Meeting! Student council representatives are eager to gather your ideas and feedback about Homecoming and other activities for first semester. There will be a meeting during each lunch period on Monday, September 9 in Ms. Longman’s room, B110.

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. Juniors will have Mass on Tuesday. 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.

DeLaSalle students and families can apply for free and reduced lunch benefits. Benefits continue through October 8 for those students who received free or reduced lunch in the 2018-19 school year at DeLaSalle. Students must submit a new application each school year. You can now complete the application online through LunchTime Net. Click here for more information and to start your application today.  If you have already turned in a paper application, then Pam Beckman, DeLaSalle’s food services director, will be in touch with you shortly about your application status.

Students who participate in after school tutoring, athletics, and activities can get a free snack from the Cafe after school each day through a federally funded program. The DeLaSalle Cafe will be open Mondays through Fridays, from 3:00-3:30pm. Students must enter their ID number to receive the snack or purchase an item, which is the same number they would enter if they bought items during breakfast or lunch. The healthy snack will rotate and options include fruit, crackers, milk, juice, cheese sticks, and granola bars. Grab ‘n go a la carte items such as chips, sports drinks, yogurt, and more will also be available for purchase.

If you are interested in being on the step team this school year please attend an informational meeting in the Lasallian Ministry office (Christian Brothers Hall) at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10. The first practice will be on Saturday, September 14 from 1-3. Please see Ms. Hodapp with any questions.

Are you interested in a sustainable lifestyle, organic gardening, green technologies, greening up your school and the surrounding community? Come join us after school on Tuesday, September 10. We will meet in the kitchen then go to the garden (we might even have a “green” snack).

LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) is sponsoring a movie night for all interested students and staff on Tuesday, September 10, at the St. Anthony Main Theater. We will walk from DLS at 3:30 p.m. for a 4:15 showing and return between 6:30-7:00. the cost is $5.00 The feature film is The Farewell, and you can view the official website to learn more.

If you are interested in participating please complete this form.

Political Affairs Club is back! Political affairs is a safe, open space to voice your opinions and views on a current topic and to have open dialogue with classmates. There will be food, too! Proctored by Ms. Post and Br. Dylan, we’ll meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 in Ms. Post’s room, B206. Everyone is welcome.

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 11 and will be about gun control.

Be a part of one of the most unique after-school clubs in the United States! Atlatl Society will meet after school on Wednesdays until the snow flies. You may show up some or all of the days. We meet in Mr. Sczepanski’s Room, B302 at 3:15. We will walk behind the school to throw darts at various targets until 4:15. Contact Mr. Sczepanski if you have any questions.

Our first meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 11th!

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. 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 beginning with A-L: Pick up and return packets to Ms. Wagner in A207. Last names beginning with M-Z: Pick up and return packets to Ms. Wojda in B211.

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 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 activities at DeLaSalle.

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

DeLaSalle students looking to enroll in a U.S. service academy can learn more at an information night on Tuesday, September 10. Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy will participate in the program from 6:00-8:00pm at the Providence Academy Performing Arts Center. The event – hosted by the office of Congressman Dean Phillips – is open to the public and it does not matter which congressional district you live in.

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 from 6:30pm-7:30pm · 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

Holy Cross/Saint John Paul II is looking for DeLaSalle Scholars who would be willing to volunteer on Sunday, September 15th – Family Fun Day! They would love as many volunteers as possible during 2-hour shifts to manage game stations, engage the crowd, and have fun!

Shifts available:

  • 9:30am-11:30am
  • 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm

Contact if interested.

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.