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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices. 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.


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

4:30pm  Cross Country: All-Conference Championship vs. Academy of Holy Angels, Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights High School, Fridley High School, Richfield, St. Anthony Village, St. Croix Lutheran, Visitation @ Battle Creek Regional Park (Girls Race @ 4:30pm, Boys Race @ 5:10pm)

4:30pm  Football C Game vs. Robbinsdale Cooper @ Robbinsdale Cooper 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.

Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades will participate in All School Testing tomorrow while 12th-grade students are excused from school and are strongly encouraged to use the day for college visits.

9th graders will take the Iowa Test of Educational Development; 10th graders the PRE ACT, and 11th graders the PSAT.

This is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 12:20pm and afternoon transportation routes will leave DeLaSalle at 12:30pm.

Please note the following helpful reminders:

  • Students should eat a good breakfast the morning of the test, with protein.
  • The DeLaSalle Cafe will serve breakfast items as normal that day. The Cafe will not serve lunch.
  • Students should find their testing room assignment in the lists posted around campus.
  • All students must be in their testing locations promptly at 8:30am.
  • Students should bring two #2 pencils, a calculator with fresh batteries
  • Students should leave all other electronics at home. No phones in test room. iPads may be used after testing, only for homework.

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

There are no classes on Thursday, October 17 because of Parent-Student-Teacher conferences or on October 18 and 21 due to staff professional development.

All DeLaSalle faculty and staff will join colleagues from other Lasallian high schools in the Twin Cities on October 21 for professional development at Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

Several DeLaSalle teams and athletes are competing in sections. Show your Islander spirit and cheer them on as they continue their playoff run. Find a sport-by-sport schedule here.

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.

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.

All students must have their keyboards on their iPads as much as possible. If you choose to take the keyboard off to use the device, you must put it back on when you put it in your cinch bag or carrying it from class to class.

All damaged devices that have come in are due to the keyboard not being on the device.

There is currently a bug in the Canvas Student app which prevents users from clearing items from their To-Do list. However, students are able to clear items from their To-Do list through a browser, like Safari. The changes in Safari will be reflected in the app.

This issue should be resolved in the next update to the Canvas Student app.

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!

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 today 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.

Math League kicks off our season with an informational meeting tomorrow at 3:15pm in B307. Then practices begin on Tuesday, October 22 at 3:15pm. Please see Mr. Newman if you are interested but cannot attend the informational meeting.

Our first meet will be Monday, October 28 at the Academy of Holy Angels.

Come join the Green team tomorrow 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.