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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Lord help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can’t handle.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


Daily Digest



All college visits take place in the Guidance Office (B102) unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. (Follow this guide for more information.)You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit. The Guidance Office will give students passes back to class if the visit does not take the whole class period.


  • St Olaf College · 10:10am – 11:10am
  • Boston College · 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Occidental College · 12:00pm – 1:00pm


  • Williamette University · 12:30 – 1:30pm

Monday, September 23

  • Northern Arizona University · 10:10 – 11:10am
  • Pomona College · 11:50am – 12:50pm

4:15pm  Soccer: Boys C Game vs. St. Anthony Village @ Wilshire Park


*For the most up-to-date information about athletic competitions, matches, or games, please refer to the DeLaSalle’s Activities website and calendar.


In the news…

Students and staff should update to the newest iPad operating system — iOS 12.4.1. This update contains a vital security update for all devices. Please do this by the end of this week. This should be done at home and not at school. If you do not have access to wi-fi at home, please drop your device off at the IT Office and they can update your device for you.

DeLaSalle and Jostens will share important information about graduation with all seniors during student lunches on Thursday, September 19. Students will submit their cap and gown size and how they want their name pronounced at graduation. A Jostens representative will also present about graduation memorabilia, including graduation announcements and party invitations.

Ms. Stipkovits from the Guidance Office will be doing 9th grade classroom presentations during the weeks of September 16th and September 23rd.

Students will:
– be introduced to the guidance staff and resources
– learn about the importance of transcripts
– get IOWA test information
– have an introduction to Naviance (our web-based college planning tool)

During National Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Latinos have had a profound and positive influence on the United States through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their communities. Latino Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period. Stay tuned for more activities and information throughout the month.

Do you need help working on an individual assignment, developing an essay, studying for a test, or simply organizing your materials? National Honor Society students will host drop-in homework help and study groups this week during each lunch Wednesday-Friday and after school Wednesday and Thursday from 3:10-4:00 in the Thies Creative Lab.

Do you need to burn off some energy? Come workout with Mr. C! The Fitness center will be open during lunches as follows:

  • Mondays: 4th Lunch
  • Tuesdays: 5th Lunch
  • Thursdays: 6th Lunch

Please join us today and go outside to test your primitive survival skills! We meet at 3:15 in Mr. Sczepanski’s Room, B302. We will throw darts outside until 4:15. Stay for a portion or all of the fun!

Art club will begin today! Students who are interested should meet in Room B107 after school. Art club will meet from 3:00-4:30 p.m. most Wednesdays throughout the school year. All students are welcome!

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Swords.

NAHS (National ART Honor Society) will be having a mandatory informational meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 19 after school in room B110. If you are a Junior or Senior and would like to be a part of this incredible experience and have taken an art class here at De come see what is going on.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Longman.

Join us for LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) Friday in room D104 during all lunches. LEAP is a student-led organization promoting spiritual development, leadership, service, and inclusion by instilling Lasallian values and providing a place of acceptance at DeLaSalle High School and the greater community. Come check it out! All are welcome!

Lasallian Ministry is looking for new music to incorporate into our Prayer Services and Masses. Please take a moment to fill out a survey to share some of your ideas, favorite songs, and ways you might like to be involved (solos, ensembles, gospel choirs, etc.).

You are cordially invited to the Walk for Planet Peace: Honoring Gandhi’s Vision for His 150th Birthday, on Saturday, September 21st. We will convene at the St. Paul Cathedral steps at 9:30am to walk to the State Capitol. Our speaker will be Rev. James Lawson, whose vision of nonviolent strategy inspired the Freedom Riders and students at lunch counters during the Civil Rights Movement. Rev. Lawson will be joined by activist and author, Fr. John Dear, who started the national Nonviolent Cities Movement—and who has inspired us to work resolutely for Twin Cities free from violence.

The Walk for Planet Peace is our opening event for the 2nd Annual 10 Days Free from Violence, a community-based effort to weave together best practices in violence prevention and recovery from Sept. 20-29th.

We would love to have DeLaSalle represented at this event. You do not need to commit to the whole morning, if you just wish to see the speakers, you should arrive at the capital by 10:30 a.m. Please let Ms Hodapp know if you are interested in attending.

Sunday, September 22 · Doing Good Together Day of Giving
12:00-4:00pm at the Nicollet Island Pavillion.

Thursday, September 26th · St. Olaf Ministry of Music Fundraiser
5:30-8:30pm at St. Olaf Church (215 S 8th St, Minneapolis)
Contact Amber Guthmiller at 612-767-7627 or for more information.

Friday, September 27th · Aim Higher Foundation’s Night of Light Gala
Join Mr. Rogers and other students as they great guests at this fun event. Transportation provided.

Wednesday, October 16th (Seniors Only) and Thursday, October 17th · Habitat for Humanity
Sign up: Wednesday, October 16th · Seniors Only and/or Thursday, October 17th · Ages 16+
9 Christian Service Hours/day. Space is limited.
Lasallian Ministry will be taking a group of students to paint, build and repair a Minneapolis home. Students must be at least 16 years old to volunteer.

Contact Ms. Stecklein for more information.

Creighton will be hosting a prospective student reception in the Twin Cities next month. Students will learn more about Creighton and meet and mingle with admissions professionals, faculty, alumni and Creighton parents.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 · 2:00 p.m.

Eagan Community Center 1501
Central Parkway Eagan, MN 55121

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 here and nominate someone today.

Nominations close September 22.

Do you love superheroes, art or STEM? The STEM Superheroes campaign, powered by 3M and, brings these elements together – along with a unique opportunity for students to win a scholarship.

STEM superheroes overview Students (ages 13-25) design posters that feature creative and diverse superheroes who save the day using STEM superpowers. By submitting their design to, students will be entered to win one of two $2,500 scholarships.

The goal of this campaign is to inspire and (super)empower younger students’ love for STEM. Participating students are encouraged to display their superhero posters in places where younger kids will see them, such as schools and libraries, to spark interest in STEM at an early age.

Any student in grades 9-12 are encouraged to participate. Go to for more information. September 15 is the submission deadline for the first scholarship and November 30 for the second scholarship.