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Friday, October 11, 2019

Feast of Saint John XXIII
Saint John the XXIII, Your simplicity and meekness carried the scent of God and sparked in people’s hearts the desire for goodness. You spoke often of the beauty of the family gathered around the table to share bread and faith: pray for us that once again true families would live in our homes.

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.


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


  • University of Minnesota – Rochester · 1:00 – 2:00pm


  • University of Kansas · 1:30 – 2:15pm



  • 7:00pm  Football: Varsity Game vs. St. Louis Park @ St. Louis Park High School Track



  • 9:00am  Volleyball: Girls Varsity Tournament vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Centennial, Holy Family Catholic, Mahtomedi, New Life Academy, Simley, St. Paul Highland Park @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 9:00am  Volleyball: C Tournament vs. Academy of Holy Angels, Columbia Heights High School, Fridley High School, Richfield, St. Anthony Village, St. Croix Lutheran, Visitation @ Fridley High School
  • 11:00am  Soccer: Boys Varsity Section Game vs. TBD @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 2:00pm  Swimming & Diving: Girls Varsity Section Meet @ Stillwater Junior High School


*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…

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 will 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

This year we will kick off Diversity Week on Tuesday, October 22nd with cultural performances and a fashion show.

If you are wishing to perform and have not reached out to Ms. Hodapp or Ms. Stecklein, please do so by Tuesday, October 15. If you are interested in participating in the Fashion Show component of the event, please complete this survey.

Do you have questions about school or life? Do you need advice? Ask the staff of the DeLaSalle newspaper, The Islander!

Through the Islander course in Canvas, find the Student Life section then click “The Islander”. Here, you can submit an anonymous response with your questions or concerns to our Google Form and we will publish your questions and our advice to you in each edition. We will read and respond to as many as we can!

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

W.O.W. members today during lunch we are meeting to discuss the book Binti. Go to the front of the lunch line and then come straight to the Thies Creative Room for our discussion.

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 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.

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 today 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.

Quiz Bowl is a game in which two teams of four compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. Interested? Introductory meeting on Tuesday, October 15 in room B305. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:25pm. Bring a friend and meet a friend. Meets are scheduled for November 14, December 19 and January 30. If you are interested but unable to attend this meeting, or will not be able to join us until your fall activity is completed, contact Mr. Marrin.

LEAP is starting an initiative to encourage mental health awareness in the community. If you are interested in helping plan these activities, please come to the Lasallian Ministry office on Tuesday, October 22 at 3:15pm. If you are interested and not able to attend, please e-mail Ms. Stecklein.

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.

Every year, the Ethics Bowl season starts when the year’s Case Studies are released. Students then have time to read through the cases, learn about ethics, and develop their views. They have until the regional competition, which is held in February, to prepare.

Our regional bowl will be part of the National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) and will follow the same rules. During the match, each team will be given one of the Case Studies they’ve been preparing during the school year. They’ll present their view as a team and respond to questions from both the other team and the judges. Points are awarded for clarity of discussion, quality of ethical analysis, consideration of alternative viewpoints, and respectful competition.

Cases are developed every year, often with current ethical issues in mind. Ethics Bowl cases cover a wide range of issues, from broad social questions concerning immigration, monument preservation, healthcare access, and the like to interpersonal questions about bullying, the interaction between ethics and etiquette, and social media. Here’s an archive past cases.

DeLaSalle will host informational sessions with the Coach who is helping us from the University of Minnesota’s Philosophy Department. Sessions will be Tuesday, October 22nd and Monday, October 28th in B214 at 3:15pm.

If you’re interested in participating here at DeLaSalle, please see Br. Dylan.

Join Lasallian Ministry for a day or house building and repair with Habitat for Humanity.

Two spots are available next Wednesday, October 16 (seniors only) and two spots are available Thursday, October 17 (must be 16 years or older).

8:00am-4:30pm; 9 Christian Service Hours.

Contact Ms. Stecklein for more info.