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October 17-21, 2019

Blessed are you, O God,
Creator of the universe,
who has made all things good
and given the earth, for us to cultivate.
Grant that we may always use created things gratefully
and share your gift with those in need,
out of the love of Christ our Lord, Amen.

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


In the news…

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.

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

Each month, a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members gather on campus to lift up our community in prayer. All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate. We hope students, staff, families, and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! You may submit prayer requests, which may remain anonymous, to prayer boxes located in the main office, Lasallian Ministry, or Theology classrooms.

Tuesday, October 22, 12:00-1:00pm · Thies Creative Lab (D207)

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.

Math League practices begin on Tuesday, October 22 at 3:15pm. Please see Mr. Newman if you are interested but could not attend the informational meeting.

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

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.

9th Graders interested in running for Student Council can pick up Nomination Forms from the Main Office or by clicking here. Nomination Forms are due Tuesday, October 22nd, by 4:00, to Mr. Glanville in Christian Brothers’ Hall. Elections will be held on Friday, October 25th. Please see Mr. Glanville if you have any questions.

Students and families can learn about admission to the University of Notre Dame and other selective colleges when Notre Dame hosts a citywide presentation this month. The university’s Minneapolis area admissions representative, Matthew Greene, will present and answer questions. Whether you are interested in Notre Dame or another highly selective college or university this event will help you to understand how the admissions process works at this type of school.

All are welcome and we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 23, 6:30-8:30pm · Schulze Lab (D104)

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!

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.

Students, the Activities office wants to hear from you about what activities (sports and clubs) you are interested in. Check your email for a link to the survey and fill it out today!

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.