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Friday, October 4, 2019

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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


Daily Digest

Today, we’ll gather as a community for our Homecoming Pepfest.

Hour 18:30am9:09am
Hour 29:14am9:50am
Hour 39:55am10:30am
Hour 410:36am11:12am
Hour 511:17am11:53am
Hour 611:58am12:34pm
Hour 712:39pm1:15pm
Hour 81:20pm1:56pm



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.


  • 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


  • Winona State University · 12:45 – 1:45pm


  • 4:00pm  Girls’ C Soccer vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ Taft Park
  • 4:00pm  Girls’ JV Tennis @ Fridley
  • 4:00pm  Girls’ Varsity Tennis @ Fridley
  • 4:15pm  Girls’ JV Soccer vs. Breck @ Ft. Snelling


  • 8:45am  Boys’ C Coccer jamboree @ Mound Westonka
  • 9:00am  Boys’ varsity soccer vs. Lakeville South @ DeLaSalle
  • 11:00am  Girls’ Varsity soccer vs. Breck @ DeLaSalle
  • 1:30pm  Girls’ C Soccer Jamboree @ Mound Westonka
  • 2:00pm  Varsity Football vs. Orono @ DeLaSalle
  • 4:00pm  Boys’ JV Soccer vs. Lakeville South @ Ft. Snelling


*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.


  • 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.

All 11th graders will gather Wednesday for their class retreat. This is a full-day event where students will have the opportunity to meet with classmates, build class unity and share.

  • Attendance is mandatory for all class retreats. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up your absence through the guidance of the Lasallian Ministry department.
  • Students must be in uniform on retreat day. Please leave all books, bags, headphones, cell phones, iPads, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • Bring a bag lunch, one beverage will be provided. The retreat will run during the school day only.
  • You will check in to first hour for attendance and then bring your jacket and lunch with you to Albers Atrium to board buses, which will bring you to the retreat site.
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun. Please see Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry with any questions.

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.

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 today.

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 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.

Join us for another round of Latin Dance Class on Tuesday, October 8th from 7:00-8:30pm!! So we can plan accordingly, please sign up using this form.

The Lasallian Service Club is a group of students who get together to plan and execute various service activities and events throughout the year. Please join us for our first meeting on, Tuesday, October 8th at 3:15pm in the Lasallian Ministry office to brainstorm service opportunities for the year.

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

Unity Minneapolis is celebrating 100 years and needs help with their event on October 12th at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. We are looking for up to 15 students to assist with Greeting and Checking guests into the event and assistance with staffing some informational and event tables. For those who can stay late, help with clean up.

Whole event assistance could be 5pm – midnight, or shifts of 5pm-9pm, 8pm-midnight. Bonus for this service opportunity: awesome people, great music and a simple dinner.

Please contact Judith Kilian at 612.272.2577 or