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Thursday, October 3, 2019

God of life and love, you created us in your image and sent your Son to bring us life.
Instill in us a respect for all life,
from conception to natural death.
Empower us to work for justice for the poor.
Nourish us that we may bring food to the hungry.
Inspire us to cherish the fragile life of the unborn.
Strengthen us to bring comfort to the chronically ill.
Teach us to treat the aging with dignity and respect.
Bring us one day into the glory of everlasting life.
We ask through Christ our Lord.

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.



  • Trinity College – Dublin · 12:30 – 1:30pm


  • Drexel University · 10:10 – 11:10am
  • American University · 1:30 – 2:15pm


  • Grinnel College · 11:00am – 12:00pm


  • University of St. Thomas · 1:45 – 2:45pm

4:00pm  Cross Country Invitational @ Fox Hollow

4:15pm  C Volleyball vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle

4:30pm  C Football @ Orono

4:30pm  Girls’ JV Soccer @ St. Croix Lutheran

4:30pm  Boys’ C Soccer @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s

4:30pm  Boys’ JV Soccer @ St. Croix Lutheran

5:00pm  Girls’ Varsity Soccer vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle

5:30pm  Girls’ Swimming and Diving Meet @ St. Catherine University

5:30pm  JV Volleyball vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle

7:00pm  Boys’ Varsity Soccer vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle

7:00pm  Varsity Volleyball vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle


*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…

Student Council invites DeLaSalle students and alumni to participate in Homecoming Week activities September 30-October 5. This year’s Homecoming theme “Black and Gold Never Folds” celebrates our unity and resiliency as a DeLaSalle community.

Homecoming t-shirts will be sold for $12. Shirts will be sold during lunches all week.

A new addition to the festivities, the Homecoming Raffle is an easy way for you to win some prizes – for free! All students received a raffle ticket on Monday morning in their first-hour class. Hold on to that ticket all week, and be sure to check back each day to see if you are the winner! In order to redeem your winning ticket, please visit the Main Office during lunch and present the ticket to Ms. Goeddeke. Did you miss your day or forget your ticket at home? No worries! You can redeem a winning ticket at any point during the week.


  • Jersey / Fan Day: Come to school showing your fan spirit for your favorite team. Wear a jersey or other apparel that represents your team.
  • After school activity: Students can help make signs to show their school spirit for DeLaSalle sports teams. Students should meet in Ms. Megan’s room (B110) after school.


  • Islander Day: Show off that Islander pride! Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts. You may also want to wear your brand-new Homecoming T-shirt.
  • Homecoming Pepfest: The Spirit Stick is up for grabs…so Islanders should show up with their school spirit! The Coronation ceremony will again be held during the Pepfest.
  • Homecoming Activities: Student Council has planned a full roster of fun Homecoming activities after school and invites students to stay, meet friends, and build community.
    • DeLaPalooza (3:00-5:30pm): Students are invited to participate in games, bouncy house, food and fun! (Students, please gather your belongings from your school locker because you will not be able to get them after 5:30pm).
    • Girls Friday Night Lights Flag Football (6:00-7:00pm); Watch as the junior girls take on the senior girls in the annual flag football game on the Athletic Field.
    • Outdoor Movie & Bonfire (7:00-9:30pm): Come warm up by the bonfire on Brothers’ Plaza and enjoy s’mores and treats served by the DeLaSalle Parent Association. Students can also watch a movie in the LL Gray Gym with friends.

The DeLaSalle community will come together in a special way to recognize three individuals who are fighting cancer.

Lucy Lyngen ’20 continues to receive treatment for lymphoma. She is a captain on the girls’ varsity soccer team and an active member of the team. Follow Lucy’s recovery on her Caring Bridge page.

Joeffre Kolosky is a longtime supporter of DeLaSalle and is the scoreboard operator for home volleyball and basketball games.

Jeremy Zavitz teaches in the Social Studies department but is on medical leave this year as he recovers from a successful surgery this summer to remove a brain tumor. You can follow updates about Mr. Zavitz’s recovery on his Caring Bridge page.

DeLaSalle students are invited to sign a banner during lunches to thank Orono for recognizing and supporting Mr. Zavitz at the DeLaSalle-Orono game August 29. The volleyball, soccer, and football programs will honor the three individuals during Homecoming games as part of our Dig – Kick – Tackle Cancer initiative. Randy Shaver, whose Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund supports cancer research, will be a guest at the football game on Saturday, October 5.

Get all dressed up for our semi-formal Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 5 from 7:30 – 10:30pm in the Florance Center. Bring a date or come with friends for a night of dancing. Tickets sold at the door: $7 ($5 if you bring a canned good).

Each DeLaSalle student may bring one guest to a school-sponsored dance. The host or guest student must pick up a Dance Guest Registration form from the Attendance Office and have it completed by the guest and faxed back to the DeLaSalle’s Student Activities Office at least one day prior to the date of the dance. The DeLaSalle student and guest must arrive together. The guest must present a picture ID. Prior to the dance, guests will be presented with guidelines and rules for DeLaSalle dances. With their signature, guests will confirm their understanding of the rules and give DeLaSalle school contact information to a parent or guardian.All guests are subject to the same rules as DeLaSalle students. If the rules are not followed the guest will be asked to leave.

Book Drive · Lasallian Ministry will hold a children’s book drive during National Respect for Life Month. During the month of October, 1st hour classes will collect books for infants through children in 3rd grade.

Baby Drive · Again this year, the DeLaSalle community hold a baby drive for Abria, a Minneapolis-based agency that supports expectant and new mothers. Needed items can be donated in the portable crib located in Albers Atrium.

Today, the entire junior class will be going to the Convention Center for the National College Fair.

Students will not be able to wear their Homecoming wear to the college fair but can change back into this attire when they return. All will return by 4th lunch.

If you have any specific questions, please ask any guidance staff.

Who: All current NHS chapter members

When: Friday, October 4th

Arrive and check-in: before 7:30 am

Meeting Begins at 7:30 am

Where: The Main Gym

Summer 2019 Health students are reminded to submit their PE work to Mr. C by the end of the day tomorrow.

Stuck on writing your college essay or submitting your college application?

Sticky Caramel Apple Night will get your creative juices flowing. We hope to see you tomorrow after school in the College Planning & Counseling Office. It will be a college prep workday with staff and experts on hand to review essays and assist with applications.

Robotics will kick off its pre-season next Tuesday, October 8th. We will meet in room B307 after school from 3:00-4:00. Whether you’re a veteran member, or you’re completely new to robotics, feel free to stop by. Talk to Mr. Banas if you have any questions.

There will be no after school snack available this Friday due to Homecoming.

Generally, students who participate in after school tutoring, athletics, and activities can get a free snack after school from the Cafe 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.

DeLaSalle Lasallian Ministry is exploring the possibility of bringing a student group to the March for Life in Washington, DC as part of a pilgrimage offered by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The pilgrimage will take place from January 21-26, 2020, and the cost is $520. The March for Life is an annual event that has taken place in Washington DC since 1974.

Students who have not yet signed up to officially express interest in attending the pilgrimage can do so by filling out this form by Friday, October 4. More details about the trip and a parent information session will follow shortly after a group of students is formed.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rogers or Ms. Hodapp