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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Feast of Saint Denis and Companions
O God, who sent Saint Denis and his companions to preach your glory to the nations and strengthened them for their mission to spread your word in face of persecution, grant, we pray, that we may imitate them by having the strength and courage to stand up for what is right. Amen.

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.


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


  • Holy Cross College-IN · 2:15 – 3:00pm

No events are scheduled today.


*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…

All 11th graders will gather today 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.

Winter sports are just around the corner! DeLaSalle students who wish to participate in a winter sport must register for the sport before it holds its first practice. Students received an email with a registration link and season start dates. As a reminder, DeLaSalle students must have a current physical (current within the last three years) and Minnesota State High School League eligibility statement on file with the Activities Office before they can participate in a sport. DeLaSalle offers winter sports in boys’ and girls’ basketball, JV competition cheer, boys’ and girls’ hockey, sideline cheer, boys’ swimming, and wrestling. Our hockey, wrestling, and swimming teams are co-op programs with other schools.

Learn more about our athletic programs here. Contact the Activities Office with questions.

Parents, come learn about DeLaSalle’s comprehensive student activities program at our next monthly meeting! We’re excited to host a panel discussion with Director of Student Activities, Keelie Sorensen, and coaches and moderators from several programs, including athletics, Lasallian Ministry, Speech, Student Council, Theatre, and more. Panelists will discuss student participation, parent volunteer opportunities, good sportsmanship and how to balance activities and academics. As always, there will be good food and even better conversation.

Monday, October 14, 6:30-8:00pm · Schulze Lab (D104)

All ninth, tenth, and eleventh-grade students will take standardized tests on Wednesday, October 16.

Ninth graders will take the Iowa Test of Educational Development; tenth graders will take the PLAN (preliminary ACT); and eleventh graders will take the PSAT (preliminary SAT). Students will be dismissed at 12:20pm and afternoon transportation routes will leave at 12:30pm.

Twelfth graders are excused from classes October 16 and are strongly encouraged to use the time to visit colleges.

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress. You do not need an appointment to hold a conference with a teacher. Instead, you can meet with teachers at your own pace and whenever they are available. Please respect that teachers have many families who wish to meet with them and may limit your conference to 10-15 minutes.

Wednesday, October 16, 3:00-8:00pm

Thursday, October 17, 11:00am-7:00pm

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!

Are you interested in becoming a lawyer? Or testifying in a state courthouse? Mock Trial is open to all students, encouraging a growth-oriented and welcoming atmosphere. We’ll make supportive connections with experienced attorneys and students from all grade levels.

Feel free to stop by for our Introductory Meeting in B301 on Thursday, October 10 or Friday, October 11 after school from 3:15 – 4:30 P.M. If you are interested, please fill out this form.

For any questions, reach out to Mr. Larson, Diana Truong, or Jacoby Andrews.

Join us for LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) this Friday, Oct. 11th in D104 during all lunches. This week we will be discussing the Endangered Species Act and our call to care for all of creation.

Let the power of the dill pickle pucker inspire your essay or application.

If you’re just starting or just need the final touches, join our workshop on Friday, October 11th after school in the Guidance Office. This will be a College Prep Work Day with experts on-hand to review essays and assist with applications.

Come join the Green team on Tuesday, October 15 for a Movie afternoon. We will be showing the 2019 Sundance Film Festivals’ favorite movie “The Biggest Little Farm”. Director John Chester, his wife, dog Todd, and a very cute rooster, attempt to turn a 200 acre of land outside of L.A into a sustainable farm. We will be serving popcorn and have special cookies during intermission. We will start promptly at 3:00 in Ms. Longman’s Art room.

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